Gorgeous work by Roman Abrego!

16 Luminous Stained Glass Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

For many people, stained-glass windows are associated with Christian churches. But stained glass is not necessarily religious. This type of art is made with colored glass, invented in the Antiquity and soon used to decorate sacred places such as temples, mosque and churches. Stained-glass windows, using lead setting, became very popular in Europe in the Middle Age, to illustrate scenes of religion, history or important persons such as saints and kings. With the development of Gothic architecture, stained-glass windows became more and more ambitious, and the impressive rose windows are still amazing contemporary people. Soon, stained glass art extended to non-religious landmarks: banks, castles, train stations, city halls and indeed private properties of rich people. Some artistic movements such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco have exploited the glass aesthetic to create pieces of art dedicated to Nature or feminine beauty. Many famous artists and painters have used the stained glass technique, including Alphonse Mucha, Marc Chagall and Louis Comfort Tiffany, for windows but also many glass objects now displayed in museums or coveted by rich collectors. Stained glass tattoos are recreating the refinement of the genuine art, imitating the light penetrating the glass and vividly increasing its colors. The clean and strong lines of old school tattoo are fitting the lead setting, making eye-catching and solid designs. Stained glass tattoos will last as long as the church windows! If you are looking for inspiration, for both religious, artistic or Nature tattoos (and even for Disney tattoos!), you could see the light through these magnificent stained glass tattoos...

Precious rose inspired by The Beauty and the Beast by Andrew John Smith.
Precious rose inspired by The Beauty and the Beast by Andrew John Smith.
Gorgeous Art Nouveau heron by Chantel Harris.
Gorgeous Art Nouveau heron by Chantel Harris.
Badass backpiece by Daniel at Art Force Tattoo!
Badass backpiece by Daniel at Art Force Tattoo!
Religious stained glass tattoo with Daniel and the lions by Donny Manco.
Religious stained glass tattoo with Daniel and the lions by Donny Manco.
Terrific hand tattoos by Jacob Rutz!
Terrific hand tattoos by Jacob Rutz!
Luxurious details by Jeb Maykut...
Luxurious details by Jeb Maykut...

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A full backpiece by Tracy D (in progress).

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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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