14 Vibrant and Detailed Psychedelic Tattoos Inspired by Alex Grey
Visual Artist & Spiritual Leader Alex Grey's colorful, unique & psychedelic artworks are more than just Art & psychedelics per se.
His works speak on a higher & deeper level, where the message of cosmic creativity are reflected amongst all of his detailed, life-sized master pieces. He taught in various schools in New York and he continues to teach us that we are all born from One Creator... The Source of all Creativity... and that we should adopt that creativity into our lives because we are creators ourselves! More and more people are beginning to awaken to this reality and find his works an inspiration that would make great tattoos! So let's check out these 15 insanely vibrant and detailed Psychedelic tattoos inspired by Alex Grey and learn more about this mad artist along the way. Enjoy! ;)
Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 29, 1953. His father was a graphic designer and encouraged his son's drawing abilities. Even from the beginning, the themes of Death and transcendence are weaved through-out his works. Until it grew into these amazing & unique pieces of timeless Art... See more of Alex Grey's Biography by clicking this!
Alex Grey's "Dying" piece rendered by Anil Gupta.
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Did you know? Alex Grey grants permission to anyone who want his works tattooed. He advises though (and we would advise the same) that whoever wants his work tattooed, one must: "1. Employ the best possible artist who is capable of rendering the best reproduction of the work, 2. Give him a copy of the finished tattoo (email him at firstname.lastname@example.org) and 3. Grand free use of the photo to any subsequent publication approved by Alex Grey." To read more about his terms, check out this website.
"Galactic Resonance" rendered by Tomasz Tofi at Ink-ognito (Rybnik, Poland)
"It is the Prayer of my Innermost being to realize my Supreme Identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the vast expanse. Now is the moment. Here is the place of liberation." ~Alex Grey. "The Sacred Heart" tattooed by Jamie Santos
Grey worked in medical school studying the human body and its subtle healing abilities and inspired him into doing these amazing master pieces! The Doctors in Harvard were amazed as well and hired him later on as a Medical Illustrator. Tattoo by Andy K, Omega Point Tattoo
"Grey’s unique series of 21 life-sized paintings, the Sacred Mirrors, which took 10 years to complete, take the viewer on a journey toward their own divine nature by examining, in detail, the body, mind, and spirit. The Sacred Mirrors, present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution." Tattoo by James Kern
"It was during this period that Alex developed depictions of the human body that “x-ray” the multiple layers of reality, and reveal the interplay of anatomical and spiritual forces. After painting the Sacred Mirrors, he applied this multidimensional perspective to such archetypal human experiences as praying, meditation, kissing, copulating, pregnancy, birth, nursing and dying. Grey’s recent work explores the subject of consciousness from the perspective of “universal beings” whose bodies are grids of fire, eyes and infinite galactic swirls." Tattoo by Anil Gupta
"For 2011 an 2012, the Watkins Review named Alex Grey one of the top twenty spiritual leaders alive today, in the company of such towering luminaries as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Eckhardt Tolle, and Oprah Winfrey. The Temple of Understanding awarded and sighted both the Grey’s as two of the world’s top fifty Interfaith leaders." Tattoo by James Kern
Tattoo by Carlos Fernandez
“I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.”~Alex Grey
Inspired by Tool's "Lateralus" album cover.
“The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness.” ~Alex Grey
To learn more about Alex Grey, visit http://www.AlexGrey.com We hope you enjoyed this article! Have a magical, galactic day! Make peace with the world and be the change you wish to see. ;)