40 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Joy Division Tattoos
Let love tear you apart once again with these Joy Division tattoos that are bound to make you feel all the post-punk vibes.
Joy Division is arguably one of the most influential post-punk bands from the 80's, along with The Smiths, New Order, and The Cure. They brought us their signature eclectic taste well-blended with their tuned resonance and Ian Curtis' deep vocals which then influenced several indie acts and bands who broke into mainstream rock such as Radiohead and The Killers.
And I'm sure I'm not the first one to point out that like the cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, their album cover for Unknown Pleasures is still one of the most-used imagery in pop culture—from shirts to tattoos. The minimalist, electrocardiogram-esque design of that particular Joy Division album is both tasteful and distinctive yet not overdoing it. It's a great design to rock not just on shirts but also on skin.
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Tattoo artist Chaim Machlev took inspiration from Unknown Pleasures to create stunning tattoos like the following, using the distinct wavelines featured in the iconic album cover.