15 Various Mask Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Masks have always been mysterious, and mask tattoos are often coveted to answer this fascinating objects.

From the beginning of humanity, masks have been used for spiritual purpose, giving a temporary incarnation to gods through costumes and craft. Warriors were using them to impress their enemies too, just like samurais. Later, masks began to be employed in less sacred and serious purpose, especially in theater and carnivals, to entertain and to allow people to hide their identity while doing things moral would condamn. Masks are thus also linked to libertinism and eroticism, and fans of books (and now movie) Fifty Shades of Grey are knowing for sure another use of Venetian masks... The latter are popular in tattoo art as you can see in this article, but mask tattoos in general are often seen in popular tattoo artists portfolios... From the peaceful masks of Japanese Kabuki theater to gorgeous masked ladies and anti-establishment gas masks, mask tattoos are widespread and full of creativity. If you are looking for ideas for mask tattoos, either to reveal your hidden personality or to celebrate this beautiful cultural object, here is a range of possibilities, executed with care, taste and talent...

A precious Venetian mask by Turyanskiy for party and mystery.
A precious Venetian mask by Turyanskiy for party and mystery.
Gorgeous masked lady by Rember Orellana for fantasy.
Gorgeous masked lady by Rember Orellana for fantasy.
A realistic lady by Pepper for sensuality...
A realistic lady by Pepper for sensuality...
A badass Leyak mask by Mike DeVries, to celebrate your roots.
A badass Leyak mask by Mike DeVries, to celebrate your roots.
Another beautiful masked lady by Paolo Murtas.
Another beautiful masked lady by Paolo Murtas.

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Beautiful masked angel by Levgen...
Colorful Legend of Zelda's Majoras Masks (by KP on left, unknown artist on right, please comment) for gamers and geeks.
Colorful Legend of Zelda's Majoras Masks (by KP on left, unknown artist on right, please comment) for gamers and geeks.
A beautiful Samurai mask sleeve by Kostas Tzikalagias for Japanese art lovers.
A beautiful Samurai mask sleeve by Kostas Tzikalagias for Japanese art lovers.
An odd clown girl mask by Kjetils.
An odd clown girl mask by Kjetils.
The beautiful art of Emily Rose Murray...
The beautiful art of Emily Rose Murray...
Rad gas mask tattoo by AD Pancho!
Rad gas mask tattoo by AD Pancho!
And bonus: do you have tattoos related to the 50 shades of Grey's phenomenon??? Some mask tattoos from the books here (Black Eye Studio left, unknown artist right).
And bonus: do you have tattoos related to the 50 shades of Grey's phenomenon??? Some mask tattoos from the books here (Black Eye Studio left, unknown artist right).

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