Music tattoos: G key musictattoo

42 Stirring Music Tattoos

For many of us, it's difficult to picture life without music. Let these music tattoos be a reminder of that....

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

It's the tune we wake up to in the morning, the songs we hum in the shower, the melody we hear when we hear as our hearts fall and the blues that fill us when we're down. It's everywhere as long as you keep your ears open.

The same way tattoo artists flow into their own rhythm; the buzz of the machine, the noise in the streets as people walk and pass by and the sound only they can hear when they've finished a good piece. It all falls in harmony with art and music. All it takes is for one to find the sound that makes it alright and makes your heart scream and sing at the right times.

Because music is composed of a wide variety of elements, there are many symbols and depictions one can choose from to incorporate music in a tattoo. From the musical notes, to the audio equipment, thrown into black and white or a spectrum of colors, bringing music to life on skin with music tattoos...

by Christy Charernnam tattooing tattoomachine
by Christy Charernnam #tattooing #tattoomachine

Let's start with the classic musical notes:

tattoo of blowholehidieho heart music
tattoo of blowholehidieho #heart #music
Music tattoos on knuckles knuckletattoo musictattoo musictattoos
Music tattoos on knuckles #knuckletattoo #musictattoo #musictattoos

A musical knuckle tattoo set looks ready to make some melodies.

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Watercolor music tattoo watecolor music gkey musictattoo
Watercolor music tattoo #watecolor #music #gkey #musictattoo

Watercolor style and music.

Music tattoos by Kelsey musictattoo musictattoos watercolor
Music tattoos by Kelsey #musictattoo #musictattoos #watercolor
Paint drip tattoo, G key. Artist unknown musictattoos gkey trebleclef
Paint drip tattoo, G key. Artist unknown #musictattoos #gkey #trebleclef

Wicked paint drip tattoo.

Music tattoos in trash polka style by truemmertattoo musictattoo trashpolka music bassclef
Music tattoos in trash polka style by truemmertattoo #musictattoo #trashpolka #music #bassclef

Trash polka and musical notes can produce pretty good results.

Stylish music tattoos. Photo by unleashed210 of deviantart musictattoo notesheet
Stylish music tattoos. Photo by unleashed210 of deviantart #musictattoo #notesheet

The way your musical notes are wrapped around your sleeves is something you should really consider. After all, placement matters a lot.

Music tattoo. Aritst unknown musictattoo
Music tattoo. Aritst unknown #musictattoo
Musical thigh garter tattoo. Artist unknown music musictattoos gartertattoo garter
Musical thigh garter tattoo. Artist unknown #music #musictattoos #gartertattoo #garter

Channel a more feminine tattoo with a musical thigh garter.

Musical tribal design tribal music musictattoo chest gclef
Musical tribal design #tribal #music #musictattoo #chest #gclef

A musical touch on a tribal design.

A cute bass clef and G-clef heart tattoo trebleclef bassclef heartshaped
A cute bass clef and G-clef heart tattoo #trebleclef #bassclef #heartshaped
Freehand, cover-up, music tattoo
Freehand, cover-up, music tattoo
Explosive arm piece with mashup of music tattoos musictattoo music tattoos
Explosive arm piece with mashup of music tattoos #musictattoo #music tattoos
A nice variation of the usual feather-into-birds tattoo musictattoos trebleclef
A nice variation of the usual feather-into-birds tattoo #musictattoos #trebleclef
Wicked sleeve covered in music tattoos. This one's for the musician in heart and soul sleeve music musictattoos
Wicked sleeve covered in music tattoos. This one's for the musician in heart and soul #sleeve #music #musictattoos
There's just something about paint dripping style that make tattoos stand out trebleclef gkey music
There's just something about paint dripping style that make tattoos stand out #trebleclef #gkey #music

And now, the musical instruments and equipment:

Violin tattoo violin viola music musictattoo
Violin tattoo #violin #viola #music #musictattoo

Some get tattoos of the instruments they play.

Guitar tattoo guitar music  musictattoo electricguitar backpiece
Guitar tattoo #guitar #music # musictattoo #electricguitar #backpiece

Amazing guitar back piece. Again, with those paint drips!

Colorful musical instrument tattoo. Artist unknown rose microphone vintagemicrophone music musictattoo
Colorful musical instrument tattoo. Artist unknown #rose #microphone #vintagemicrophone #music #musictattoo

Bursting colors and floral elements is also another way to go with music tattoos.

Pegbox and music sheets tattoo. Artist unknown music musictattoos pegbox
Pegbox and music sheets tattoo. Artist unknown #music #musictattoos #pegbox

A really good half-sleeve, showcasing a pegbox and some musical sheets.

Retro mixtapes tattoo. Artist unknown tape mixedtape music musictattoos
Retro mixtapes tattoo. Artist unknown #tape #mixedtape #music #musictattoos

Going retro with the good ol' mixtapes and trusty the trusty trads.

Guitar tattoo by Nick King guitar music musictattoos
Guitar tattoo by Nick King #guitar #music #musictattoos
Music tattoo by Nick King musictattoo music microphone vintagemicrophone rose
Music tattoo by Nick King #musictattoo #music #microphone #vintagemicrophone #rose
Guitar tattoo. Artist unknown guitar music musictattoo strings blackandgrey
Guitar tattoo. Artist unknown #guitar #music #musictattoo #strings #blackandgrey
Trash polka music tattoos. Artist unknown trashpolka musictattoo music gibson lespaul electricguitar guitar
Trash polka music tattoos. Artist unknown #trashpolka #musictattoo #music #gibson #lespaul #electricguitar #guitar
Creative music and heart tattoo heart anatomicalheart music musictattoo piano trumpet
Creative music and heart tattoo #heart #anatomicalheart #music #musictattoo #piano #trumpet

Not bad, a really creative design.

A gibson Les Paul tattoo. Unknown artist music gibson lespaul guitar
A gibson Les Paul tattoo. Unknown artist #music #gibson #lespaul #guitar
Retro music tattoo musictattoo musica tape tapes retro  casette
Retro music tattoo #musictattoo #musica #tape #tapes #retro #casette
Retro music tattoo tape casette
Retro music tattoo #tape #casette
tattoo of ek1991 music blackwork musictattoo
tattoo of ek1991 #music #blackwork #musictattoo
Guitar tattoo. Artist unknown guitar gibson music musictattoo
Guitar tattoo. Artist unknown #guitar #gibson #music #musictattoo
Music tattoos by XOIL mixtape casette music musictattoo retro Xoil Xoiltattoos
Music tattoos by XOIL #mixtape #casette #music #musictattoo #retro #Xoil #Xoiltattoos
Boom box tattoo. Artist unknown boomblaster boombox rose music musictattoo
Boom box tattoo. Artist unknown #boomblaster #boombox #rose #music #musictattoo

Relive that summer boom box feel.

Music tattoo, artist uknown music microphone vintagemicrophone musictattoo recording
Music tattoo, artist uknown #music #microphone #vintagemicrophone #musictattoo #recording
Music tattoo. Unknown artist blackandgrey realism music musictattoo
Music tattoo. Unknown artist #blackandgrey #realism #music #musictattoo
Guitar tattoo by Mikki Bold Fender Jazzbass guitar guitartattoo musictattoo
Guitar tattoo by Mikki Bold #Fender #Jazzbass #guitar #guitartattoo #musictattoo

Others:

Music tattoos of buttons. Unknown artist musictattoo play music button icons
Music tattoos of buttons. Unknown artist #musictattoo #play #music #button #icons
Music tattoo on chest. Unknown artist sound soundwaves music musictattoo
Music tattoo on chest. Unknown artist #sound #soundwaves #music #musictattoo
Music tattoo. Unknown artist sound music city skyline
Music tattoo. Unknown artist #sound #music #city #skyline

Celebrity music tattoos:

Christofer Drew gclef basscleff music musictattoos ChristoferDrew
Christofer Drew #gclef #basscleff #music #musictattoos #ChristoferDrew

Never Shout Never's Christofer Drew pulls off cool music tattoos of a G-clef and a bass clef on both his thighs.

Lea Michele LeaMichele music notes note
Lea Michele #LeaMichele #music #notes #note

Lea Michele has tiny musical notes on the upper left of her back.

Travis Barker travisbarker blink182 music musictattoos
Travis Barker #travisbarker #blink182 #music #musictattoos

Check out Blink-182's Travis Barker's boombox tattoo (and his belt buckle btw!) 

[Disclaimer: photos and tattoos that are shown here belong to their respective owners.]

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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