15 Amazing Tattoos of Famous Paintings

15 Amazing Tattoos of Famous Paintings

Tattoo artists are transforming famous paintings into walking artworks by inking them as permanent body art.

Vincent van Gogh tattoos

Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) is famous for his painting style of bold brush strokes and vivid color. Van Gogh’s paintings have an appealing sense of movement in them, created by the direction of the brush work. He is also famous for cutting off part of his ear after an argument with his brother.

Tattoo of Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”

Tattoo of Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-portrait”

Tattoo of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

Salvador Dali tattoos

Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) was an eccentric Surrealist artist who often behaved in a bizarre manner to draw attention to himself. His paintings are famous for their imaginative and unusual imagery. 

Tattoo of Salvador Dali’s “Swans Reflecting Elephants”

Tattoo of Salvador Dali’s “In Voluptate Mors”

Tattoo of Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory” popularly called “Melting Clocks”

Tattoo of Salvador Dali’s “Les Elephants”

Tattooed Portrait of Salvador Dali

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was a painter and sculptor who was one of the artists who founded the Cubist movement. His paintings incorporate a warped sense of perspective and sharp angles where there are naturally occurring smooth curves.

Tattoo of Pablo Picasso’s “The Guitarist”

Tattoo of Picasso’s “Colombe Avec Fleurs” (Dove with flowers)

Tattoo of Picasso’s “Guernica”

M.C. Escher

Mauritz Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist. His art is an exploration of concepts such as impossible objects, infinity and spacial dimensions. Many of his works use different perspectives in the same space to create optical illusions.

Tattoo of M.C. Escher’s “Liberation”

Tattoo of M.C. Escher’s “Relativity”

Tattoo of M.C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere”

Tattoo of M.C. Escher’s “Bond of Union”

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Eldridge, posted this comment on Nov 3rd, 2010

interesting artwork

Sangeeta Chaudhary, posted this comment on Nov 3rd, 2010

Thanks for the share.

BluSphere, posted this comment on Nov 3rd, 2010

I’ve never seen anyone with art-tattoos. These were really great. Thanks for sharing. I like articles like these. Very random but very interesting and entertaining!

Best regards,
BluSphere :-)

Chris Stonecipher, posted this comment on Nov 3rd, 2010

The details in these tattoos are amazing. Thanks for sharing your interesting article. I enjoyed reading it. Blessings, Chris

Ruby Hawk, posted this comment on Nov 3rd, 2010

Oh, I just hate to see anyone ruin their skin like this.

Catherine South, posted this comment on Nov 4th, 2010

:) Ruby, your comments always make me smile…

Steven R Croot, posted this comment on Nov 4th, 2010

Very interesting. I can’t say I’m going to run out and get an art tattoo but if I did I think I’d have to shave my head and get a Crystal Ball imprinted on it so I could see my future every time I looked in the mirror. :)

Jerry Bradford aka Jerry Atrixx, posted this comment on Nov 4th, 2010

THAT WAS BEYOND AWESOME! THANKS FOR SHARING. i PARTICULARLY LIKE THE DALIESQUE TATTS!

ALTHOUGH STARRY NIGHT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAV PAINTING OF MINE

researchanalyst, posted this comment on Nov 4th, 2010

thanks so much

Tom Silex, posted this comment on Nov 6th, 2010

The value of our shared reward will and must be measured by the joyful peace which will triumph, because the common humanity that bonds both black and white into one human race, will have said to each one of us that we shall all live like the children of paradise.
Thus shall we live, because we will have created a society which recognizes that all people are born equal, with each entitled in equal measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights and good governance.
Such a society should never allow again that there should be prisoners of conscience nor that any person’s human right should be violated.

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