The Gallery You Wear: Art History Inspired Tattoos

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt Tattoo: Rita “Rit Kit” Zolotukhina

Great works of art are timeless, transcending the artists who created them. Sometimes stepping in a museum to view them simply isn’t enough. These art history inspired tattoos prove that for some, canvasing the art – embedding it into flesh, was their passion made tangible.

Each tattoo finds me putting much thought into what the significance is for the wearer; wanting to connect with them on culturally personal level. I’ve never been one for tattoos, but after seeing how these art lovers infused their world with beauty and cultural history, I might just be a believer yet.

Art History Inspired Tattoos_Rothko

Rothko Tattoo: Jamie Luna

Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp Tattoo: Lucas Cordeiro

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai Tattoo: Oozy

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock Tattoo: Anton Senkov

Vincent Van Gogh's "Night Cafe"

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Night Cafe” Tattoo:99Tattoo Design

Starry Night by Van Gogh

Starry Night by Van Gogh Tattoo: Bob Price

Water Serpents I and II by Gustav Klimt

Water Serpents I and II by Gustav Klimt
Tattoo: Amanda Wachob

Picasso (left) and Matisse (right)

Picasso (left) and Matisse (right) Photo credit: Cristina Folsom

Keith Harring

Keith Harring Tattoo: Megan Oliver

Banana by Andy Warhol

Banana by Andy Warhol Photo source: Postmodernism Ruined Me

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein Tattoo: Deanna Wardin

Via [My Modern Met]