Time to take a quick break from guitars and take a look at something a little different! Last night someone on Twitter sent me a photo of their less than impressive guitar tattoo, and so today I’ve decided to take a look at some god-awful tattoo designs featuring guitars. Should be good for a laugh!
Personally i’m a big fan of art and design in general, and so naturally I love the idea behind getting a tattoo. Unfotunately the majority of people who get inked do it purely because it’s the ‘in’ thing to do, they don’t think it through and come out of the shop with a tattoo they will regret later on in life.With a tattoo design as intricate as a guitar the tattoo is never going to stand up to the tests of time and so if you are really set on it you will need to come up with a design that won’t degrade over the years. Personally I feel that with a ‘product’ tattoo you’d need to figure out a fairly abstract design for it to work.
Do It Yourself?
I have a feeling that a few of the chumps below may have gone down the ‘do it yourself’ route. After all, why pay a professional when you can pick up a full tattoo kit for under 40 bucks?
|Guitar and Eagle Tattoo|| Gibson Neck Tattoo|| No Strings Guitar Tattoo|
|The eagle isn’t desperately bad. Certainly looks like it has dropped the guitar a few times though!||Sponsored tattoos? I hope Gibson paid him well for this tacky idea. Part of an employee scheme perhaps?||Is it just me or does this look more like “Six Stung Belief”? And what’s the deal with stringless guitars?|
|Fire and Lightning|| Crayon Shoulder Tattoo|| WTF Butterfly Guitar Tattoo|
|Rather than burning the guitar, the lightning has just singed off the strings. Attack of the stringless guitar again||I’m hoping this one isn’t real, looks like his kid drew it on with a crayon. He seems happy though!||Lopsided butterfly telecaster freaky tattoo. Could have been nice enough if done separately.|
| Gibson on Fire Tattoo|| Kurt Cobain Tribute Tattoo|| More Broken Gibson Tatoos|
|People certainly don’t seem to like their Gibsons. Here’s another one which has been set on fire!||The best way to pay tribute to your favorite dead artist is with a poorly drawn, weird-ass tattoo.||Another person who hates their Gibson guitars! This one has been snapped in half at the neck! Ouch…|
| Guitar Cover-up Tattoo||A Tribute To Offspring|| Amnesia Tattoo|
|It’s fairly hard to tell if the guitar is trying to cover up the thing behind or vice versa. OR maybe its intentional…||This guy named his kid Gibson and decided to botch his guitar tattoo into a tribute. Didn’t really work out…||For the lazy bastard guitarist too dim to learn the fretboard notes! 5th and 10th frets don’t have strings apparently…|
| Guitar Hero Tattoo||Why God Why!?|
|Her next step is to have electronics implanted under her skin so she can use her arm as a controller…||This one is just extraordinarily bad, so it gets a bigger image to show off its full FAIL. Hopefully it isn’t real. Probably done by a friend using the beginner tattoo kit I talked about!|
So what has been learned from perusing these monstrosities? There are some BAD tattoo artists out there! Of course, if you actually took the time to seek out a good one…
Do you have a great musical tattoo or a story to share? Leave a comment!