Badass one by Mike Stockings!

20 Great Ship in a Bottle Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Have you ever seen a ship in a bottle? The precision of the details on the miniature ship, the skills it takes to put it inside the glass bottle... It's not surprising to learn that they are also called "patience bottle"... Sailors and merchants were building them while they were at sea, killing time before coming back to home. The bottles were precious gifts for lovers, family or friends, because of their patient craft but also the materials used: precious woods, ivory, etc. Indeed, ship in a bottle tattoos are inspired by this fascinating object of collection. Their nautical theme was coveted by sailors and was commonly used by old school tattoo artists. But unlike their real version, ship in a bottle tattoos are not only containing miniature ships. With the imagination of artists, bottles have been filled up with tiny landscapes, surrealistic scenes, historical events and even modern twists, such as Star Wars themes! Tattoo artists know how to put the genius in the bottle... And their clients are choosing the message! Whatever you want to put inside your own ship in a bottle tattoo, the meaning is yours. They are your little piece of traveller's dream, your secret protected place. So what do you want to capture in your ink bottle? Find some very skillful inspiration with these admirable ship in a bottle tattoos...

Amazing realistic piece by Antony Flemming!
Amazing realistic piece by Antony Flemming!
Love the skull detail on this cool tattoo by Barrymore...
Love the skull detail on this cool tattoo by Barrymore...
Lovely piece by Ink by Baker.
Lovely piece by Ink by Baker.
Great Ship in a bottle tattoo with a female ocean goddess by Jason Minauro.
Great Ship in a bottle tattoo with a female ocean goddess by Jason Minauro.
When you say Ship in a Bottle tattoos, you don't necessarily get nautical ink... You can fit spaceships in it too! Cool tattoo by Joshua Ross with the Millennium Falcon!
When you say Ship in a Bottle tattoos, you don't necessarily get nautical ink... You can fit spaceships in it too! Cool tattoo by Joshua Ross with the Millennium Falcon!
Octopus shipwreck by Kina Turner.
Octopus shipwreck by Kina Turner.

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Badass one by Mike Stockings!
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I guess that's the luxury version, with a perfume bottle and the Titanic! By Pit fun Fun.
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Another fun Star Wars one by Richard Smith.
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Rhum bottle, matey! Please credit the artist in comments.
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Epic sidepiece with an octopus wrecking a ship in a bottle! Made at tattoo alchemy tattoo shop.
Epic sidepiece with an octopus wrecking a ship in a bottle! Made at tattoo alchemy tattoo shop.
Gorgeous engraving style tattoo by Thomas Cardiff.
Gorgeous engraving style tattoo by Thomas Cardiff.
Fantastic work by Timur Rumit!
Fantastic work by Timur Rumit!
Do you have Ship in a bottle tattoos? Show them to us! Here, by Xam.
Do you have Ship in a bottle tattoos? Show them to us! Here, by Xam.

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Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.

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