Art History Inspired Tattoos
While art is most definitely subjective, the beauty and cultural significance of the most amazing pieces of artwork ever made transcend the artists who created them
Extraordinary artworks are timeless and inspire us every day. Their beauty and cultural significance are so great that many choose to honor them in ways one might not expect. As the popularity of tattoos grows worldwide, people are using their skin to honor art history. What could be cooler than using your skin to take your favorite piece of artwork with you everywhere?
For a tattooer, recreating a design that is not her own isn’t always as easy as you'd imagine. If the piece to be recreated is a world famous masterpiece that transcends the artist who created it, the tattoo artist has to live up to the original design, and this adds a great deal of pressure to the process.
As long as you find the right tattooer, choosing an artwork from one of the most important museums or art galleries around the world is a sure bet. And if your tattoo artist can add her own touch of creativity, it might even be better than the original.
Check out the collection of tattoos below based on some of the most famous works of art.
Sunflowers (1888) by Vincent van Gogh
L'Amour et Psyché, enfants (1890) by William Adolphe Bouguereau
David (1501-1504) by Michelangelo
The Scream (1893) by Edvard Munch
Guernica (1937) by Picasso
Bust of Neptune (1725–1727) by Lambert Sigisbert
The Kiss (197-1908) by Gustav Klimt
The Birth of Venus (1484–1486) by Sandro Botticelli
Girl with a Pearl Earring (1655) by Johannes Vermeer
Dance (1910) by Henri Matisse
Praying Hands (1508) Albrecht Dürer
The Creation of Adam (1508-1552) by Michelangelo
La Décalcomanie (1966) by Rene Magritte
Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) by Andy Warhol
Rage, Flower Thrower (2005) by Banksy
Life doesn't frighten me T-Rex (1993) by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled (1987) by Keith Haring
Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow (1930) by Mondrian
The Starry Night (1989) by Vincent van Gogh
The Last Supper (1495-1498) by Leonardo da Vinci
The bride (1861) by Raffaele Monti
Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1901) by Gustav Klimt
Leda atomica (1949) by Salvador Dalí
The Son of a Man (1964) by René Magritte
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1829-1832) by Hokusai
Mona Lisa (1503) by Leonardo Da Vinci
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí (1931)
The Moon and the Stars (1902) by Alfons Mucha
The lovers (1928) by René Magritte
Madonna Sixtina (1512) by Rafael Sanzio
Twilight or Dusk or Evening Mood (1882) by William Adolphe Bouguereau
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