Some Art History Tattoo Inspiration

I’ve wanted a tattoo for a long time, and as a super enthusiastic art history lover, it makes sense for me to want something inspired by my favorite works of art.  So as any millennial, I looked to the internet to find some good ideas.

After hours of browsing Pinterest and Google Images and lists on BuzzFeed, I started to compile a list of favorites. These aren’t necessarily tattoos that I would get, but it’s more of a list of shout-outs to other art lovers and their incredible ink.

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A super realistic Andean Tumi knife

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Nike of Samothrace

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The Birth of Venus…

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…or the Birth of Venus AND Son of Man

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This incredibly dedicated combo of da Vinci works

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The prefect art history bestie tattoo

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Or just get the whole image to yourself

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Michelangelo’s Moses

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Artemesia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes

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A mystical scene from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

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A colorful Starry Night

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Or a cute portrait of Van Gogh

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This amazing sleeve of Picasso’s Guernica

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The minimalist Kiss by Klimt

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An homage to Frida

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Tough yet sweet Georgia O’Keefe

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A crisp Marcel Duchamp

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This playful Keith Haring

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Whimsical Banksy

I love them all! I would personally go with something a lot smaller than all of these, and I haven’t decided on what to get yet. Because it’s permanent, I think I’ll wait until I really feel connected with a particular work of art, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate these!

Any recommendations? Would you get any of these?

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