When Tattoos meet Fine Arts

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Masterpieces are not only found on museums walls!

Art’s lovers sometimes wish to carry their favourite piece of art with them, keeping them forever into their own skin. Copying great paintings and sculptures requires some talent, and to equal Paint Masters, tattooers need to be themselves Ink Masters … But, after all, Tattooing is an art like any other …
If you are looking for some out the box ideas, Fine Arts can be a great medium for tattoo inspiration, for religious themes indeed but also for beautiful women’s portraits and realistic scenes.

Soccer player David Beckham has chosen an angel by French painter Bouguereau  for a tattoo on his shoulder, and even Miley Cyrus have shown her interest on Leonardo da Vinci with some ink …
Tattoo art has even inspired Fine Arts : you may know this piece of American painter Norman Rockwell called The Tattooer, an humorous yet vibrant tribute to old-school sailors tattoos. It’s not surprising then that Tattoo returns the favor by using Fine Arts too …

This is probably the most famous painting in the world : Mona Lisa. Joaquim Cruz (Portugal) successfully recreated her malicious look.

Leonardo Da Vinci Miss Ariana
Leonardo Da Vinci Miss Ariana

Another painting of Leonardo da Vinci : here, the Lady with an Ermine got the old-school treatment by Miss Ariana (Italy).

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Another Italian masterpiece by an Italian tattoo artist : David with Goliath’s head of Caravaggio by Elisa Tattoo (Italy).

By Timothy B Boor (US, Indiana)
By Timothy B Boor (US, Indiana)

Paintings feet everywhere : here, the Medusa of Caravaggio looks great on that hand, by Timothy B Boor (US, Indiana).

Rembrandt Sophie Lewis
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Amazing rendition of a Rembrandt portrait by Sophie Lewis (Australia).

By Mez Love (US, California)
By Mez Love (US, California)

This Christ by painter El Greco looks so close to the real painting : by Mez Love (US, California).

Artist unknown
Artist unknown

Another El Greco, combinating two different paintings and old-school roses (Artist unknown, if you know please contact us).

By Lacie Frain (US, North Carolina)
By Lacie Frain (US, North Carolina)

Czech artist Alfons Mucha is often used in tattoos, due to his sensual and graphic style : here, a back tattoo by Lacie Frain (US, North Carolina).

By Andrea Liggett
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Another great Mucha back tattoo done by Andrea Liggett.

By Nikko Hurtado
By Nikko Hurtado

Sculptures are also great models for tattooers : this close-up on Michelangelo’s Pieta is just stunning. Done by the amazing Nikko Hurtado.

Norman Rockwell St Marq
Norman Rockwell St Marq

Fun close-up of Norman Rockwell’s Tattooer by St Marq (US, Indiana).

And you ? What is your favourite painting, sculpture ... and would you ink it ?

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@JenTheRipper

Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.

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