#41031
    Pixel1
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      @pixel1

    As an Artist a lot of the ideas I have for possible future tattoos are based on actual works I Art, so therefore differ from what you (I guess me) would expect to see as a tattoo. I was wondering if anyone here has any tattoos that are based on works of Art… whether they be street art or old masters. Any images or thoughts would be great.

    #149026
    GrayCatLove
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      @graycatlove

    The guy who does my tattoos is also a painter.

    Also, tattoos are “actual art.” 😉

    #149028
    Pixel1
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      @pixel1

    I know tattoos are Art, it wasn’t meant to be derogatory… I was just meaning a ‘work of Art’ that was intended for a gallery or wall.

    #149029
    peterpoose
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      @peterpoose

    Lots of people get tattoos like this.

    Carlos Torres sprang to mind for some reason for this piece he is working on 🙂

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    #149031
    Greyhound
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      @greyhound

    Traditional Japanese tattoos are interpretations of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, some of which are hundreds of years old.

    #149036
    Sam-I-Am
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      @sam-i-am

    Welcome to the forum!

    My tattoos were designed to suit my body. I guess since my body it’s self is a work of art all mine qualify.


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    #149039
    Call_me_Lola
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      @call_me_lola

    I have one based on a photo taken by an British photographer (Kimberly Joanne Sinclair) who takes just amazing self portraits. She does stunning work. (I got her permission to use the image for the tattoo.) I also have a hummingbird with some hibiscus that was inspired by a Lina Liu porcelain plate.

    One artist I have gotten work from takes beatiful pictures of statues, often in old graveyards, during his travels around the world so he can use them as reference when a client wants something like that. He even did a reference book of some of them.

    If you look, many people people have tattoos based on a work by painter who’s art they love. There are tons of Dali and Escher tattoos out there, as well as less well known artists.


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    #149047
    poxphobia
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      @poxphobia

    I have a Sylvia ji tattoo 🙂 And I’m planning a Picasso one.. I’ve seen quite a lot of tattoos based on classical art, paintings etc, some chose to just do small pieces or elements from a painting, others want the entire thing. I saw a Mona Lisa one once! Haha, pretty cool.

    #149061
    Pixel1
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      @pixel1

    @poxphobia 137780 wrote:

    I have a Sylvia ji tattoo 🙂 And I’m planning a Picasso one.. I’ve seen quite a lot of tattoos based on classical art, paintings etc, some chose to just do small pieces or elements from a painting, others want the entire thing. I saw a Mona Lisa one once! Haha, pretty cool.

    Funny enough Sylvia Ji was on my list 🙂 I found some great b&g examples of her work. Il post some images of the kind of thing I’m looking to get.

    #150430
    Pixel1
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      @pixel1

    I ended up makings booking or a half sleeve with a guy called Paul Davies at Loki ink in Devon. He mainly does dotwork/sacred geometry and I’m getting something along the lines of that. My appointment is tomorow, so il report back with an image once it’s done.

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