Music has the power to move us. It gives us pleasure and pain. It makes us feel love, hate, and every other human emotion you can think of, so it is no wonder that it is also the inspiration for tattoos. Many people want to show their deep appreciation for music by getting a music tattoo. Music tattoos are becoming increasingly popular with both men and women alike. Since the term “music tattoo” can bring very vague images to mind, in this article, we will discuss particular tattoo designs inspired by the love of musical things.
Who Gets Music Tattoos?
Although anyone can choose a music tattoo, certain people are more likely to choose a musical design for their body art.
- People who are avid listeners of music may choose to show their love of this art by adding art to their bodies.
- Those in the music business are the most likely candidates for getting music tattoos.
- A person who plays a particular instrument may choose a tattoo that symbolizes something musical. This can be a professional artist or someone who plays an instrument as a hobby. For example, I have played the flute since Jr. High School. I am not a professional by any means, but I love the flute, so I have a tattoo of a small flute with music notes rising out of the holes.
- Those who write music may get a tattoo to symbolize their love of their profession.
- Even music teachers may get one of the amazing tats!
Popular Music Tattoos
You may be wondering exactly what a music tattoo may look like. There is no straight answer for this, as tattoos are personal work of art and can be anything the wearer chooses them to be. However, to give you an idea (and maybe some inspiration), the following are some of the more popular types of music tattoos.
- Crosses are trendy tattoos, so it is no surprise that many people incorporate them into their musical tattoo design. One of the most beautiful designs I have ever seen is a wooden cross with music notes whimsically surrounding it as if an invisible wind was blowing them.
- One of the most personal instruments that one can play is one’s voice. Yes, your voice is a musical instrument that can move mountains and strike emotional cords on every level. If you are a singer, you may want to consider getting a tattoo of a microphone!
- Tangible instruments are also a great choice for music tattoos. Horns, woodwinds, guitars, drums, etc., are great choices for the music lover in you!
- Though it is more unusual, some people get tattoos of music artists on their bodies. This is especially true of a singer who has passed away. There are thousands of people walking around with tattoos of their favorite music artists on their bodies. This shows a love of music and the loved one has for their favorite artist.
Music Tattoos and Color
The majority of music tattoos I have seen are plain black/blue ink. I think this is the most popular way to do a tattoo of this sort, but not all people like the plain nature of one sole color. The great thing about tattoos is that they can be anything you want them to be! Some people like to add some color to their music tattoos. There are even some who get a set of music notes that are all colors of the rainbow. If getting an instrument tattooed on you, consider using the color that your instrument is. Music is creative, so music tattoos should be as well!
This is a hard thing to estimate. There are so many types of music tattoos that where you can put them vary greatly. Musical notes can be put on the shoulder blade, the leg, the wrist, the neck, the foot, the ankle, the chest, and the arms. You can put a larger tattoo in the middle of the back. Again, it all depends upon the exact tattoo you are getting as to where it will go. For women, the most popular place is on the lower back, where they can extend out in either direction.