Tattoos aren't often thought of as genius works of art...which is totally crazy in our opinion, but famous painting tattoos? Those are kind of hard to write off as just homage's to sailor culture.
It looks to us that the different types of famous paintings turned cool tattoos is just as diverse as the style of art to begin with!! Which...obviously makes sense...there's surrealism, impressionism, watercolor, scratchy illustrative, and even lux black and grey realism.
The thing about some of these famed works of art is that they capture something, a feeling or a memory, deep within us. These pieces resonate with us because they capture the essence of being human in all of its diverse elements.