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Apr 17 by

25 Tattoos Inspired by The World’s Most Famous Works of Art

25 Tattoos Inspired by The World’s Most Famous Works of Art

If there’s one good thing about having a tattoo done in the likeness of a famous work of art, it’s that no one can ever make fun of it. It’s not your own design, or even your tattooist’s, but that of a world-renowned artist that scholars celebrate on a daily basis.

When you hear the phrase “famous works of art,” there are surprisingly few paintings and sculptures that immediately come to mind (art historians aside). Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, and Klimt’s golden portraits are among the handful of artworks that get the majority of attention when it comes to ink time. As for tattoos inspired by well known works of art, there really isn’t as diverse of a selection as you would assume. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.

We’ve searched high and low to put together a list of the best art-inspired tattoo designs for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to save and share your favorites!

From Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Van Gogh The Starry Night inspired tattoo(Source)

From Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo tattoo by Mowgli(Source)

From Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Edvard Munch's The Scream by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa by Sanghyuk Ko(Source)

From Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali clock tattoo by Austin Liebst(Source)

From Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam.

Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Banksy’s Girl With a Balloon.

Banksy's Girl With a Balloon by Melany Ariza(Source)

From Kadinsky.

Kadinsky inspired tattoo by Kapala Tattoo(Source)

From Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali inspired tattoo by Ksu Arrow(Source)

From Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss.

Gustav Klimt's The Kiss by Aisha Hadejia(Source)

From Andy Warhol.

Warhol's banana by Diego Alvarez(Source)

From Mark Rothko.

Rothko tattoo by Ivy Saruzi(Source)

From Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh tattoo by Ksu Arrow(Source)

From Pablo Picasso.

Pablo Picasso inspired tattoo by Jose Palacios(Source)

From Gustav Klimt’s Mother and Child.

Gustav Klimt's Mother and Child by Deborah Genchi(Source)

From Banksy.

Banksy Throwing up Hearts by Joseph Gutshall(Source)

From Picasso’s Guernica.

Picasso's Guernica tattoo by Melek Tastekin(Source)

From Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Emily Kay(Source)

From Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Van Gogh's The Starry Night by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Monet’s Water Lilies.

Inspired by Monet's Water Lilies(Source)

From Michelangelo’s famous fresco.

Creation of Adam tattoo by Carin Silver(Source)

From Picasso’s The Dream.

From Pablo Picasso's The Dream by Gillian Marie(Source)

From Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali inspired tattoo by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Banksy’s Rage, Flower Thrower.

Banksy's Rage, Flower Thrower by Hudini(Source)

From Klimt’s The Kiss.

Klimt's The Kiss by Eva Krbdk(Source)


Jan 17 by

30 Lovely Venetian Mask Tattoos to Celebrate Carnival

30 Lovely Venetian Mask Tattoos to Celebrate Carnival

From the Carnival of Binche to the bead bonanza known as Mardi Gras, Carnival is celebrated by countless cultures around the world.

Taking place between February and early March, Carnival is a sort of “final hooray” before the coming of Lent. Public celebrations, parades, and mischievous games, are just a few of the much-anticipated events that make up this age old tradition. For outsiders looking in, Carnival is mainly remembered for it’s elaborate costumes, a long-standing holiday tradition that dates back to medieval Europe. Among the most memorable festival attire, is the venetian mask— an object as creepy as it is cool. The various types of masks can be ornamental and mysterious, or down right terrifying. In the spirt of Carnival, we’ve put together a collection of tattoos imagined by folks who, well, let’s just say are looking forward to Carnival more than you are. Below are 30, creative examples of venetian mask tattoos put together especially for you. Enjoy! 

Vintage portrait.

Vintage carnival tattoo design by Tretyakoff(Source)

Watercolor mask.

Watercolor venetian mask tattoo by Kylie Gibson(Source)

Splash of red ink.

Venetian mask tattoo by David Mushaney(Source)

Split face design.

Split face carnival tattoo by Iron Bunny Tattoo(Source)

Dotwork venetian mask.

Dotwork venetian mask tattoo by Fanny(Source)

Epic chest piece.

Carnival themed chest piece by Magnus Tufvesson(Source)

Black and grey ink reflection.

Black and grey ink carnival piece by Rodrigo Zermeno(Source)

Colorful upper arm piece.

Colorful carnival tattoo by Natalia Sliusareva(Source)

Eyes only.

Venetian mask tattoo by Jerome James(Source)

Venetian mask with rose.

Venetian carnival mask with linework rose by Iain Sellar(Source)

Sprawling thigh design with bees.

Sprawling carnival tattoo on thigh by Tony Mancia(Source)

Colorful carnival mask.

Colorful carnival mask by Maura Bisacchi(Source)

Lace venetian mask.

Lace venetian mask by Fanny(Source)

Stunning venetian mask sleeve.

Venetian mask sleeve by Rember Orellana(Source)

Beaded venetian mask.

Beaded venetian mask tattoo by Derek Paradis(Source)

Winged stomach piece.

Winged stomach piece by Kirky Maree Donnelly(Source)

Beautiful blackwork design.

Beautiful blackwork carnival tattoo via Ana-Maria Burducea(Source)

Carnival collage.

Carnival collage tattoo by Michele De Luca(Source)

Abstract carnival tattoo.

Abstract carnival tattoo by Dynoz(Source)

Neo traditional design.

Neo traditional carnival tattoo by Chris Sutton(Source)

Masquerade half sleeve.

Masquerade half sleeve via Kendra Mahaffey(Source)

Tiny ankle tattoo.

Tiny venetian mask tattoo by Needles Love Tattoo(Source)

Musical carnival tattoo.

Musical carnival tattoo by Moni Marino(Source)

Dark venetian mask tattoo.

Dark venetian mask tattoo by Imperial Tattoo(Source)

Vibrant venetian mask.

Vibrant venetian mask by Mr Williams Tattoo(Source)

Full-face venetian mask.

Full-face venetian mask by Dylan Lisle(Source)

Masks on thigh.

Venetian masks on thigh by Francisco Sanchez(Source)

Red and black ink venetian mask.

Red and black ink venetian mask by Jessica Channer(Source)

Noir scene.

Venetian mask noir design by Benji Roketlaucha(Source)

Feather-framed portrait.

Venetian mask carnival tattoo by Melissa Valiquette(Source)


Nov 16 by

7 Reasons to Date Tattooed Men and Why They are Irresistible

Make no mistake about it, the only thing sexier than a man with a beard is a guy with a body full of tattoos. Guys with tattoos offer up a little peek behind the curtain if you understand how to read between the lines. Many ladies have their own images in their minds about their ideal man, and those traits often can be confirmed when they stumble upon a guy who is covered in ink.

Tattooed men are irrestistable

Photo from: Odyssey.com

Here are 7 reasons to date tattooed men and why they are irresistible, and how there is more that what meets the eyes with a guy covered in body art.

1. A Committed Man

Poll a group of women about one trait they all want in a man, and commitment will be in the top three of the majority of these ladies. Many women will spend their entire lives searching for that one guy who is willing to step up and put a ring on her finger.

Commitment is becoming a lost art these days, replaced with one-liners and stories of big promises with little results. A guy who has tattoos reveals that he does have that commitment gene somewhere inside, because if he is willing to devote his body to ink, he may be willing to go one step further.

There is no turning back once you decide to get inked, and if he is willing to keep his word in this area, she might be able to get him to a long-lasting relationship.

2. The Impulsive Man

There are some women who see impulsiveness as a bad thing, thinking it can sour and destroy a relationship if she takes a chance on this guy. The guy who is willing to get inked on impulse actually reveals a part of himself than can be quite appealing if you look a little past the obvious.

Sure, he may have second thoughts about that tattoo years down the road, but at least he stepped up to the plate and took a swing. How many guys are so wish-washy that they talk all about the things they want to do but never get the job done?

The guy with the tattoos is unafraid to make mistakes, he is easy-going, and he is willing to stand by his choices.

3. The Bad Boy

There is something about the bad boy that really gets those juices flowing in the female species. There are some women who say it is fine to fool around with a bad boy but don’t get too serious or he will break your heart.

Those women must already be married to boring guys and they are just jealous, because dating a bad boy has its benefits. Guys with tattoos ooze that bad boy persona, and this troublemaker around your arm could make you feel safer, vulnerable, and may even help you let out that wild child inside.

Sexy tattooed man on motorbike

Photo from: WeHeartIt.com

Even if he changes his ways for you, those tattoos send out a signal to those around not to mess with either of you.

4. A Compelling Story

The guy with tattoos is a complicated man, he is dynamic, he lives fast, and that multi-layer on the outside is actually harboring a very interesting man inside.

Those ink designs only tell part of the story, he has lived the rest and could fill years talking about what and why he was inspired to get inked. He may be a dreamer at heart, but he is also a doer who steps up to the plate and takes chances.

He knows what he wants, he sticks to the plan, and he allows his imperfections to be there right out in the open. He may even have that dark and passionate side that gets you all warm and fuzzy inside, you just need to help him to release his inner child.

5. Definitely Not a Boring Guy

Take one look at his tattoos and you know right away that this is not a boring guy. When other guys are sitting home watching sports or playing video games with their friends, this guy got inspiration and motivation to head to the tattoo parlor to get inked up.

He is not the guy that sits home and watches Dancing with the Stars with you, he is dragging your to outdoor concerts, a bike rally, or some type of weird convention. Bottom line, you will never be bored when this guy has his way.

His creativity is evident in his body ink, and his colorful visions are only the tip of the iceberg. This guy craves adventure, even in the most laid back and mundane settings.

6. The True Romantic

If romance is something missing from your life, the guy with those tattoos might have the cure to what ails you. The guy that is loaded with tattoos on his body approaches romance is a twisted and knee-bucking manner.

He is mysterious, kind, sensitive, and this only adds to his romantic side. Those tattoos on his body might be covering external and internal scars, so he is bound to be passionate at a level you could only dream about.

Man with text 'Family' tattoed on his arm

Photo from: Slodive.com

Guys today have no idea how to be romantic because they are getting all their advice from the poker tables or gaming sites where they sped most of their time. The guy with tattoos is willing to focus all his attention on what he wants, and if you are in his sights, you better hold on with both hands and enjoy the ride.

7. The Honest Man

For some women, an honest man is all they need in order to be happy. Now take a close look at this guy with the tattoos, it is hard to imagine this guy being anything but honest in everything that he does.

Every tattoo on his body tells a story that is near and dear to his heart, he isn’t going to invest time, money, and space on his body to ink up with lies. He is already in the habit of putting himself out there, so you can bet when he talk or acts, he is coming from a place of sincerity.

This guy with tattoos is already aware of any mistakes that he has made in his life and he can own up to them. These tattoos are part of his unique story, and they in turn have made his the man you see today.

Tattoed men are honnest                                              Photo from: s21.postimg.org

So we have briefly touched on the 7 reasons to date tattooed men and why they are irresistible. By now you may either be looking at these tattooed guys with a different perspective or it has only confirmed what you knew all along.

These tattoos are giving you a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of the man without him having to speak a word, allowing you the chance to proceed from a distance with caution before you fall in too deep.

Written by Travis