29 Museum-Worthy Tattoos Inspired by Art History

Are you a lover of tattoos?  These are sure to be sighted for you to admire, then.  These are recreations of all kinds of art throughout history, some of which are realistic to the designs that they were inspired by, and others are modern recreations with fracturing and color distortion amongst other things.  Done with a great amount of detail and made so that it is visually going to grab your attention, art lovers, tattoo artists, and tattoo lovers are all finding themselves totally engaged with these photos.

Taken from all over the world by all sorts of different tattoos and artists, these are certainly something incredible to see and admire for yourself.  Which one is your favorite?  What would you get tattooed on your arm?

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

Tattoo: Rita “Rit Kit” Zolotukhina

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

Tattoo: Oozy

Based on The Creation of Adam by Michaelangeo

Tattoo: Phellipe Rodrigues

Guernica by Picasso

Tattoo: Okan Uckun


Tattoo: Jamie Luna

Mutter und Tochter by Egon Schiele

Tattoo: Tattooist Eheon

Water Serpents I by Gustav Klimt

Tattoo: Alexey Buzunov

Picasso (left) and Matisse (right)

Photo credit: Cristina Folsom

Jackson Pollock

Tattoo: Anton Senkov

Keith Harring

Tattoo: Megan Oliver

Starry Night by Van Gogh

Tattoo: Bob Price

Water Serpents I and II by Gustav Klimt

Tattoo: Amanda Wachob

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

Tattoo: Fredao Oliveira

Inspired by Cubis

Tattoo: Peter Aurisch