12 Amazing Painting Tattoos

1Munch's The Scream

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" by tattoo artist 540.

2Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is one of the most popular artworks in History, and it is not surprising people trying to imitate it in one form or another, but this huge Back Tattoo seems like a really painful way to show your love for art. Tattoo artist HeadOvMetal has posted this Mona Lisa back tattoo from the Seattle Tattoo convention of 1995. Even though it is a tattoo, it is still amazing that such detail, effort and patience was spent on recreating the historical masterpiece.

3Dali's Disintegration of The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali's Disintegration Of The Persistence Of Memory, and others. This amazing ink work was done by Salt Lake City Utah artist Vic Back.

4Picasso's Guernica

Yann's style of tattooing completely ignore years of body ink tradition and it's almost as if he treats the people he tattoos like over-sized fleshy doodle pads for him to leave his considered scribbles all over. In this photo you can see his Picasso 'Guernica' Tattoo.

5Van Gogh's Starry Night

6Beardley's The Peacock Skirt

Brandon Boyd's Aubrey Beardley tattoo.

7Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait

Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser (1940)

8Modigliani's Red Nude

Red Nude, 1917. Made in PLUMA SAGRADA STUDIO by artist Ely.

9Michelangelo's Hand of God

The iconic image of the Hand of God giving life to Adam (God creates Adam).

10Beckmann's Fisherwomen

Look at this tattoo of Max Beckmann's “Fisherwomen” on the arm of this guy named Sal. Not only is it huge, it's personalized: the two figures on the right have been made to look like him and his girlfriend! That is some serious devotion. Wow.

Note: this tattoo was also done by David Page from Nautilus Tattoo in Newington, CT. (Thanks, Stephanie D.).

11Klimt's The Kiss

This tattoo is a beautiful recreation of “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt with the colors, shapes and passion drawn from the painting.

12Monet's Water Liles

Monet's tattoo by David Page @ Nautilus Tattoo, Newington, CT.