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 (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”
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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