Music has been described as "the food of life" by William Shakespeare. Friedrich Nietzsche said, "without music, life would be a mistake." Even Plato said, "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
As you probably understand by now, music is pretty fuckin' important to living a happy life. Without music, the world just seems so empty, and the raw passion and joy you can get from listening to your favorite music can lift you out of the darkest times in your life.
Joakim Petersson is a tattoo artist who recognizes the importance of music in life and wants to share his talents with the world of music lovers. Sure, he might not be playing music himself, but through his tattooing, he can let people celebrate their favorite artists via realistic portraitures.
Petersson has been tattooing since 2013, and it hasn't taken him long to gain a following. His realistic tattoos have put him on the map as one of the most talented artists you can visit in Sweden.
One look at Petersson's musical tattoos makes us want to crank the stereo and bang our heads. From Amy Winehouse to Slipknot and beyond, Petersson's tattoos truly rock.
Follow Petersson on Instagram to enjoy more of his works and if you're in Sweden, try to get a tattoo by this talented artist.