Do you have a deep appreciation for classic and well known art pieces? Have you ever just stared at a photo of an art piece in complete and utter awe? Owning the original art piece is practically impossible. Owning a copy cat version of the art piece just doesn't feel right. So why not get a tattoo that translates your favorite artwork onto your skin?
Classic art and tattoos may not initially sound like they go together but don't make up your mind so quickly! With some creativity and out of the box thinking, you could end up with a really beautiful and unique tattoo. Or if you want an exact replica of the art piece, the tattoo looks just as great!
Check out all the classic art-inspired tattoos below that might inspire you.
#1. The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai
A beautiful recreation of the most well-known waves with stippling added into the background and shading.
#2. Frida Kahlo
A geometric black and grey take on the famous Frida Khalo. The added triangles and circles definitely gives the piece a unique look.
#3. Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
A colorless black outline only version of Starry Night depicted in a perfect circle. A simplified version of a masterpiece.
#4. Water Serpents I And II by Gustav Klimt
A big extravagant and colorful recreation of Water Serpents I and II. The back was definitely the perfect body part for this grand of a piece.
#5. Water Serpents by Gustav Klimt
A super modern take on Water Serpents as it’s split into two different geometric shapes. The black offset in the triangle definitely makes the piece stand out even more.
#6. Leonardo Da Vinci
A combination of various Leonardo Da Vinci pieces put together all in black and grey ink.
#7. Elephant by Salvador Dali
A black and grey version of Elephant. The omission of color definitely gives the piece a certain elegance.
#8. The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo
A sacred geometric version of The Creation of Adam where the circle is comprised out of dotting and surrounded by outlined dots.
#9. Le Chat by Pablo Picasso
An exact replica of Le Chat inked onto the skin. Kudos to the artist who did a great job on the lines and shading.
#10. Starry Night and Fight Club
A combination of Van Gogh's Starry Night and the last scene from the movie Fight Club mixed together.
#11. Primrose by Alphonse Mucha
A vibrant recreation of "Primrose" done beautifully onto the back. The tattoo piece is including just the right amount of content from the original art piece.
#12. Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
Starry Night depicted inside an anatomical heart with flowers blooming out of the veins.
#13. Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
An interesting take on Mona Lisa where the piece is zoomed into the left half of her face and broken into three equal rectangular pieces.
#14. The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
A highly detailed replica of The Kiss with all the tiniest intricate parts and various colors on point.
#15. The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo
Another version of The Creation of Adam, but taken down a different route where color and shapes are added.
#16. The Times Of The Day by Alfons Mucha
A gorgeous recreation of The Times of the Day with tweaked colors where the border of the piece is more blush toned than gold.
#17. Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet
An almost exact replica of Monet translated straight onto the skin. The colors and artwork look spot on.
#18. Guernica by Pablo Picasso
The abstract Guernica reinterpreted onto the skin with some blacked out parts and stippling added to the background.
#19. Jackson Pollock
A reinterpretation of typical Jackson Pollock work onto the skin with the same abstract and colorful paint strokes.
#20. Birth Of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
A black and grey version of Birth of Venus. Without color, the outlines look so much more graceful and delicate.