25 Banksy Inspired Tattoos
Who doesn’t know the name and work of mysterious street artist Banksy? Who is behind the ironic and powerful stencils spread on the walls?
His influence is tangible, especially when it comes to tattoo art. With its readable drawings, often using strong tint areas of black and red and its trashy paint effects, the work of Banksy is easily transferable to tattoos, as it is or with a reappropriation of tattoo artists. With their political, social messages, dark humor and sometimes touching poetry, the designs of Banksy are coveted for graphic and trash polka inspired tattoos to make statement ink.
Some designs are more popular than others, even inked by pop stars, but some others, more cynical, are also a great source of inspiration to stand out and to show love for contemporary art and free speech.
In a world where our freedom of expression is regularly threatened, artists like Banksy are fighting back with inspirational messages, touching people in their heart but also in their skin. For liberty, for love. Because we are Banksy, we are Charlie but we are also humans with right to create and enjoy art, to make jokes and to express our feelings and opinions. And also with tattoos. Why not Banksy tattoos?
Banksy is an artist known for his fight against war and violence. After the dramatic attack in France the 7 January 2015, many artists have reacted, including Banksy, with the slogan We are Charlie (Charlie is the name of the newspaper attacked).
Do you love witty street art with deep messages? Check those tattoos inspired by the anti-establishment work of Banksy.