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.
I have a few tattoos myself, but unlike the people below I actually took the time to find a reputable artist before committing to the artwork. So let this article act as a warning people, do your research first!
|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!||I really hope that’s just pen, what a tacky idea for a tattoo. Maybe he’s renting out the space to Gibson…||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 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 to them. Didn’t really work did it…||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. Could possibly be saved if it isn’t finished yet, perhaps could become a sleeve…|
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!