Looking through the search terms from a couple of weeks ago I started thinking about tattoos. I want to start looking at different arts, getting out of my comfort zone and exploring a bit more. My comfort zone is expressive painting and drawing, it’s what I love and know, but really, my taste is so ridiculously broad that you could almost say I have no taste.
So, here’s some famous paintings as tattoos. I don’t have any tattoos and probably never will, my taste is like the wind, changing everyday, but if I did ever get a tattoo it would have to be something that I drew.
Vincent van Gogh’s starry night painting as a tattoo. I have been told that the soft underbelly of the arm is quite painful to have tattooed.
Banksy tattoo of a girl holding a bomb. There’s a whole bunch of Banksy paintings tattooed on people. They generally work well as tattoos I think.
Hokusai’s great wave painting as a tattoo. I really like this one.
The god and man touching scene from Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel ceiling fresco.
I’m guessing there are not too many Max Beckmann tattoos around. This is his Fisherwomen painting.
I drew this a couple of years ago. If I ever did decide to get a tattoo, it would be something like the arm at the bottom with the faces on it. Lots of loose and expressive lines and marks. I don’t mind the crazy looking flowers too. I think I’ll remain ink free though