The tattoo process of applying ink in pleasing colors and designs has been an art form for centuries, yet is taken to an entirely different level when paired with classical fine art. Famous classical paintings such as The Last Supper and Birth of Venus, jump from the canvas and come to life on the body. The workmanship, detail, and obvious talent these tattoo artists possess is almost palpable. Whether you stopped by for tattoo inspiration or simply to oggle some beautiful tattoo art, we hope you enjoy the selection of classical art tattoo designs we’ve featured below.
Despite the fact that this Mona Lisa graces the back of a large, hairy man, the colors and details are admirable not to mention the sheer size of the tattoo design.
Artist BUGS, a native of London, is world-famous for his fine art designs AND his fine art tattoo work.
Andy Warhol’s simple, vibrant pop art make for perfect tattoos. Who wouldn’t want a banana on their foot, anyway?
Though this elegant and beautiful tattoo is only a portion of the wildly beloved Birth of Venus painting, Botticelli’s dreamy works of art are commonly commissioned into tattoos. Interested in the lilies in the tattoo? Then we’re sure you’ll love our Lily Tattoo gallery for inspiration!
This da Vinci favorite can be found in many tattoo forms. This client chose to immortalize the classic sketch as a large back tattoo.
A super realistic tattoo of Dali’s melting clock with the addition of Dali’s wonderful portrait and an owl as well. Interested in owl tattoo’s? Then feel free to check out our collection of owl tattoos in the Owl Tattoo gallery for inspiration.
This detailed and serene tattoo portrait of Frida Kahlo is exquisite and commemorates one of the most famous, strong, female artists in modern history.
Gorgeous tattoo inspired by Kandinsky’s works– a wispy concoction of colors, swirls, and lines.
A beautiful rendition of da Vinci’s Last Supper on an arm.
A top shelf print-like copy of one of Roy Lichtenstein’s finest works in vibrant colors and textures.
Gorgeous tattoo design taken from one of Miro’s famous art works. Vivid colors and sharp, clean lines make this tattoo a delight to look at.
Simple and iconic Picasso flower tattoo design.
A beautiful tattoo rendition of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, frothy lines and heart-achingly wonderful colors and all.
Wonderful arm tattoo of Van Gogh’s Sunflower piece inked with true-to-form vivid colors and abstract “paint brush strokes”.