Rule Britannia! 10 Tattoos Of British Icons

beccyrimmer in Tattoo Ideas

From singers to movie stars, literary characters and rock legends, here are 10 beautiful tattoos of British icons!

Celebrity and pop culture tattoos are extremely popular - showing how much you adore someone by getting their portrait on your body forever in the form of a glorious tattoo.

Perhaps the most common form of these tattoos are realistic, but I also love to see interesting and original takes on famous faces in other abstract and neo-traditional styles.

All the tattoos below have taken on British legends in different ways, and all succeed!

Alex Turner, lead singer of British indie rock band The Arctic Monkeys, by Bobby Johnson (Instagram @bobbyjohnsontattoo).
Alex Turner, lead singer of British indie rock band The Arctic Monkeys, by Bobby Johnson (Instagram @bobbyjohnsontattoo).
Freddie Mercury from British rock band Queen, as he looks in the 'I Want To Break Free' music video. Tattoo by Adam Knowles, Manchester, UK (Instagram @babyknowles).
Freddie Mercury from British rock band Queen, as he looks in the 'I Want To Break Free' music video. Tattoo by Adam Knowles, Manchester, UK (Instagram @babyknowles).
John Lennon (English singer and songwriter and co-founder of The Beatles) tattoo by Bart Janus, Dundee, UK (Instagram @bartjanus).
John Lennon (English singer and songwriter and co-founder of The Beatles) tattoo by Bart Janus, Dundee, UK (Instagram @bartjanus).
Amy Winehouse tattoo by Cass Bramley (Instagram @cassbramley).
Amy Winehouse tattoo by Cass Bramley (Instagram @cassbramley).

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Harry Potter, the famous boy wizard by Instagram @elilusionista.cl.
Harry Potter, the famous boy wizard by Instagram @elilusionista.cl.
English singer Adele, by Instagram @jamestattooart.
English singer Adele, by Instagram @jamestattooart.
Daniel Craig, aka James Bond, by Mick Squires, Australia (Instagram @micksquires).
Daniel Craig, aka James Bond, by Mick Squires, Australia (Instagram @micksquires).
Matt Smith, as the 11th Doctor, in Doctor Who, in lego form! Tattoo by Ryan Lucas, Obsession Tattoos, Ipswich, UK (Instagram @ryanlucas_obsessiontattoos).
Matt Smith, as the 11th Doctor, in Doctor Who, in lego form! Tattoo by Ryan Lucas, Obsession Tattoos, Ipswich, UK (Instagram @ryanlucas_obsessiontattoos).
Perhaps THE most impotant British celebrity, Queen Elizabeth II, by Silviazed, Shall Adore Tattoo, London (Instagram @silviazed).
Perhaps THE most impotant British celebrity, Queen Elizabeth II, by Silviazed, Shall Adore Tattoo, London (Instagram @silviazed).
Del Boy (Only Fools and Horses) tattoo by Steve Jarvis (from Instagram @stevemonkido).
Del Boy (Only Fools and Horses) tattoo by Steve Jarvis (from Instagram @stevemonkido).

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