He may have passed to the afterlife over a hundred years ago, but Van Gogh's legacy continues on through his incredible oeuvre, his poetic words, and the strength of his emotional convictions. Considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, Van Gogh's story is one of difficulty, instability, and vitality. As the 1956 biopic film Lust for Life shows, his artistic conviction may have caused laughter and incredulous critics, but his paintings are now some of the most sought after in the fine art world. Only yesterday one of his landscape pieces sold for over eight million dollars at auction. So, to celebrate this marvelous person we brought together these Van Gogh tattoos to show how he continues to inspire.
Perhaps why Van Gogh tattoos continue to be a charming trend is that no matter the difficulty of his life, Van Gogh continued to wholeheartedly believe in his work. He devoted all of his time, and money, to creating what he felt in his heart. This mirrors many of the greatest tattoo artists today: they dedicate their lives to upholding the highest quality of artistry. Not only does Van Gogh motivate artists to continue their craft, the clients who get these wonderful Van Gogh tattoos are clearly also inspired by his moving portfolio of words and paintings.
Fine art tattoos, including these Van Gogh tattoos, keep popping up in the tattoo community and we couldn't be happier. The beautiful connection between art forms, past and present, the inclusive touch of bringing art, clients and artists together is something we love to support and be a part of. We hope the Tattoodo community is a place where you can feel uplifted, inspired and motivated to fill your life with the best tattoos out there, and we're always here to help. If you'd like to get a Van Gogh tattoo of your own, feel free to contact us and we'll get you in touch with the artist of your dreams.