50 Surreal Salvador Dalí Inspired Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

You may not exactly know who Salvador Dalí is, but you have definitely already witnessed the artistic heritage of this one of a kind genius.

I could bet a thousand bucks that you have already seen his crazy moustaches at least once.
Dalí was a revolution by himself. Born in 1904 in Spain, the creative artist (painter, sculptor and much more) has soon impressed the world with surrealism, a type of art close to the dreams and sometimes, madness. His melting clocks, misshapen elephants and esoteric 3D and optical effects designs have influenced the world of art, design, fashion and pop culture to a unique level. His death in 1989 left a void, but he still inspires artists all over the world, allowing them a boundless imagination and creativity. And of course, this oddball has got an huge impact on tattoo art, with his intricate and unusual compositions, bright colors and also the many funny photographies he left, with his iconic moustaches and mischievous eyes...
His fans continue to celebrate his passion, uniqueness and genius through amazing tattoos, as impressive by their originality as by their number. A Fine Art lover yourself or just curious for some crazy piece of ink, take a look at these 50 outstanding Salvador Dalí inspired tattoos...

Close-up on the cult staches by Adam Barton.
Close-up on the cult staches by Adam Barton.

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    Classic portrait by tattoo veteran and Tattoo Titans judge Bob Tyrrell.
    Classic portrait by tattoo veteran and Tattoo Titans judge Bob Tyrrell.
    The famous melting clock by Cecil Porter.
    The famous melting clock by Cecil Porter.

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    Funky portrait, also by Cecil Porter.
    Funky portrait, also by Cecil Porter.
    And this one, also by Porter, is even crazier!
    And this one, also by Porter, is even crazier!
    A full sleeve mixing some of his most famous paintings, by Chad Chase.
    A full sleeve mixing some of his most famous paintings, by Chad Chase.
    Great tattoo by Cris Gherman.
    Great tattoo by Cris Gherman.
    Biomech Salvador Dalí by Coşkun Şakre.
    Biomech Salvador Dalí by Coşkun Şakre.
    Creepy realism here by Csaba Müllner.
    Creepy realism here by Csaba Müllner.
    This one is totally nut! Haha, fun foot finger tat by Daemion Goodwin.
    This one is totally nut! Haha, fun foot finger tat by Daemion Goodwin.
    Colorful piece by Darwin Enriquez recreating the painting called The temptation of St Anthony.
    Colorful piece by Darwin Enriquez recreating the painting called The temptation of St Anthony.
    A version of the famous elephant by David Hale.
    A version of the famous elephant by David Hale.
    Brilliant realistic portrait by Denis Sivak!
    Brilliant realistic portrait by Denis Sivak!
    The melting clock by Dmitriy Samohin.
    The melting clock by Dmitriy Samohin.
    Gorgeous tattoo, also by Samohin! The colors are so vivid!
    Gorgeous tattoo, also by Samohin! The colors are so vivid!
    St Anthony's visions again, by Electric Linda.
    St Anthony's visions again, by Electric Linda.
    An amazing version of the elephant with dotwork and geometry, by Gregorio Marangoni!
    An amazing version of the elephant with dotwork and geometry, by Gregorio Marangoni!
    Creative tattoo by Hector.
    Creative tattoo by Hector.
    Haha! Star Wars tattoo inspired by a painting of Salvador Dalí ??? Why not ??? By Heinz Graynd.
    Haha! Star Wars tattoo inspired by a painting of Salvador Dalí ??? Why not ??? By Heinz Graynd.
    Intricate half sleeve by Hori Shou.
    Intricate half sleeve by Hori Shou.
    Unique graphic watercolor tattoo by InkXS.
    Unique graphic watercolor tattoo by InkXS.
    Great tattoo by Khan.
    Great tattoo by Khan.
    Dia de la Muerte Salvador Dalí by Logan Aguilar!
    Dia de la Muerte Salvador Dalí by Logan Aguilar!
    Colorful sleeve by Lonis Ink.
    Colorful sleeve by Lonis Ink.
    Famous Salvador Dalí's portrait of Mae West by Megan Jean Morris.
    Famous Salvador Dalí's portrait of Mae West by Megan Jean Morris.
    Impressive 3D tattoo inspired by Salvador Dalí's famous cross, by Miguel Angel.
    Impressive 3D tattoo inspired by Salvador Dalí's famous cross, by Miguel Angel.
    This sleeve by Mike DeVries is just so so cool!!!
    This sleeve by Mike DeVries is just so so cool!!!
    Great composition for a crazy tat by Mike Gantelme.
    Great composition for a crazy tat by Mike Gantelme.
    Funky colors by Mini.
    Funky colors by Mini.
    A temptation of St Anthony's piece on male model Tyler Riggs, for the pleasure of the eyes... I'm refering to the tattoo of course!
    A temptation of St Anthony's piece on male model Tyler Riggs, for the pleasure of the eyes... I'm refering to the tattoo of course!
    Creative tattoo by Nick Potter.
    Creative tattoo by Nick Potter.
    Close-up on a Dali portrait by Niki Norberg.
    Close-up on a Dali portrait by Niki Norberg.
    A nutty breath-taking tattoo by master Nikko Hurtado. Wow!
    A nutty breath-taking tattoo by master Nikko Hurtado. Wow!
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    Hand tattoo by Robert Hernandez.
    Hand tattoo by Robert Hernandez.
    A full black and grey sleeve.
    A full black and grey sleeve.
    Love this skull made of naked women.
    Love this skull made of naked women.
    Another famous Salvador Dalí's painting detail.
    Another famous Salvador Dalí's painting detail.
    Another sleeve.
    Another sleeve.
    Crazy and hot sidepiece.
    Crazy and hot sidepiece.
    The drawers woman.
    The drawers woman.
    Two elephants on the back: smoking hot tattoos!
    Two elephants on the back: smoking hot tattoos!
    Great tattoo inspired by Salvador Dalí's butterflies.
    Great tattoo inspired by Salvador Dalí's butterflies.
    Gorgeous portrait by Stefano Alcantara.
    Gorgeous portrait by Stefano Alcantara.
    Watercolor tattoo by Victor Octaviano.
    Watercolor tattoo by Victor Octaviano.
    This painting is called the Meditative Rose. We couldn't find the credits, can you tell us who is the artist?
    This painting is called the Meditative Rose. We couldn't find the credits, can you tell us who is the artist?

    For more original rose tattoos that Salvador Dalí wouldn't have denied, check this article.

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