20 Vintage Gramophone Tattoos

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Gramophone, phonograph or old time music machine, whatever the name this vintage innovation for the recording and reproduction of sound holds a very important place in the birth of modern music. The name gramophone became the general term around 1900 and for ease sake it is best to stick with it! Now, as we all know classic and vintage images make awesome tattoo subjects, there is something very poignant than a tattoo of an antique instrument that was once the cutting edge of invention.

The very first phonograph was invented in 1877 by the great Thomas Edison and was later improved Alexandra Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory. In the 1890's inventor Emile Berliner developed the disc record and the gramophone as we know it was born. A groundbreaking machine for its time the gramophone brought music into the homes of thousands, or those that could afford one! Nevertheless the gramophone even today remains a popular item, people collect them, restore them, use them as was done over a hundred years ago and of course there are those that get them tattooed! For any lover of music and tattoos a gramophone is a classy way to go, it's not your everyday tattoo but is recognizable enough for people to not constantly ask you what it is!

New school gramophone tattoo by Emily Rose Murray
New school gramophone tattoo by Emily Rose Murray
Flower style gramophone by Ace Of Sword Tattoo
Flower style gramophone by Ace Of Sword Tattoo
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Beautiful flower and gramophone by Customize Arte
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Dotwork by Tin Tin Tattoos
Colourful gramophone by Zoi Tattoo
Colourful gramophone by Zoi Tattoo

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