20 museum-worthy tattoos honouring iconic works of art history Art / Featured / Tattoos

Are you a tattoo lover who also admires historical artworks? If yes, then you’re surely going to admire these museum-worthy tattoos that are paying tribute to some of the iconic works of art history. Probably Picasso, Da Vinci, or Van Gogh comes to your mind when you think some of the world-renowned artists. Keeping the famous artwork alive, people are recreating historic art pieces in form of tattoos.

From ‘The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai’ to Van Gogh’s Starry Night, here are some of the modern tattoo designs featuring historical artworks, which make these tattoos totally worthy of being displayed in a museum.

You can see that each tattoo has been done with a great amount of detail, making each one visually-appealing. These tattoos are certainly going to grab the attention of many art lovers, tattoo artists, and tattoo lovers.

If you’re looking for a design inspiration for your next tattoo, then you may get unique ink ideas by looking at these coloured as well as black-and-grey tattoos that are made by different tattoo artists from all over the world.

Feast your eyes on these 20 scorching hot tattoos inspired by famous artworks. Which one is your favorite that you’d like to get inked on your body? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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


The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
Tattoo: Oozy


Guernica by Picasso
Tattoo: Okan Uckun


Mutter und Tochter by Egon Schiele
Tattoo: Tattooist Eheon


Based on The Creation of Adam by Michaelangeo
Tattoo: Phellipe Rodrigues


Water Serpents I by Gustav Klimt
Tattoo: Alexey Buzunov


Inspired by Cubism
Tattoo: Peter Aurisch


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


Starry Night by Van Gogh
Tattoo: Bob Price


The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
Tattoo: Fredão Oliveira


Jackson Pollock
Tattoo: Anton Senkov


Mona Lisa by Da Vinci
Tattoo: Mr. K


Inspired by classical sculpture
Tattoo: Tanya De Souza-Meally


Alphonse Mucha
Tattoo: Natan Alexander


Wheatfield with Crows by Van Gogh
Tattoo: Chris Walkin


Da Vinci
Tattoo: Oozy


Birthday by Marc Chagall
Photo credit: @alinavstrkv


Inspired by classical sculpture
Tattoo: Mr. K


Roy Lichtenstein
Tattoo: Deanna Wardin


Kim Hong Do
Tattoo: Oozy

Monika has been writing about trending artifacts across diverse platforms for over three years. Her all-time fascination with both traditional and non-traditional artworks led her to explore the world of art and humanities. She founded EdgyMinds in 2016 to discover emerging artists and indulge her passion for creativity. Connect with her at Facebook I Twitter I G Plus