You don't have to be an architect to appreciate the beauty of architecturally inspired body art. Check out this list of stunning tattoos compiled By Bored Panda to see what we mean. In it you'll find a plethora of examples of how architecture can influence body art in ways you wouldn't imagine. From intricate inkings of buildings and minimalist lines to beautiful geometric designs and panoramas of well-known cityscapes, the tattoos below will give you plenty of ideas if you're thinking about getting some new ink done. Which one do you like the best? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to vote.

#1

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Ana-Maria Dan
Community Member
3 years ago

Sailor Moon?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bBpiHJm3t0

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#2

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Prince-Nux
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful tattoo, but it's not gonna age well. Small ink tends to bleed together over time.

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#3

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Yashica Sadam
Community Member
3 years ago

This is just gorgeous.

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#4

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Nene Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

BUT YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO CUT ME OFF

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#5

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

Fade effect, or wearing a watch effect?

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#6

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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HauntedForests
Community Member
3 years ago

So simple, yet so pretty.

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#7

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Annabell
Community Member
3 years ago

For a photo like this I would have cleaned my fingernails 🙈

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#8

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful colors

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#9

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Danny Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok I need to get something like this! I was raised in Pittsburgh (or you can say the city is my "roots") But now I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, which I believe will forever be my home. :)

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#10

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Cobraul2
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a body like that. :))

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#11

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Ana-Maria Dan
Community Member
3 years ago

Double exposure for the win - I love how the turets almost become a crown...

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#12

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Potato Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I love all the colors and intricate designs. So pretty!

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#13

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a world-class tatt.

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#14

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Alicja T
Community Member
3 years ago

St. Mary's Basilica in Kraków? :)

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#15

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Sandra La Madeleine
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is my favourite so far.

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#16

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Selina Ali
Community Member
3 years ago

Fraser lol

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#17

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
3 years ago

Such joy in this picture, love the whole thing!

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#18

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Christine Della Rocco
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the picture!!

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#19

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Ana-Maria Dan
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope that's henna otherwise I would hate to think of all the pain she endured only to have them fade away! Very cool anyway...

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#20

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TOG/ACOTAR😍
Community Member
3 years ago

Shaved off the arm hair for this pic ;)

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#21

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

Suits her well, but some odd shading and lines

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#22

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Annabell
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this the same motive like the tattoo on the feet and the hands a few posts above?

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#23

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Simon Barbara
Community Member
3 years ago

Stockholm 😍

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#24

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Cam Almeida
Community Member
3 years ago

Notre Dame <3

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#25

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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#26

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

Empire State Building

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#27

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a Simpson character's face on the left side of the staircase

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#28

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
3 years ago

I love boob chandeliers

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#29

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

All that "pretty" colours will fade away.

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#30

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Clem Hespel
Community Member
7 months ago

it's not cling film people, it's a special type of plaster made to stick to the skin, so the tattoo underneath can start healing without risk of anything getting into it. as a tattoo artist, I NEVER use antibiotic creams, just natural coco butter or simply vaseline... adding too much stuff isn't good for a tattoo, the best is to let your body heal up mostly by itself.

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#31

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Melissa Kuskowski
Community Member
3 years ago

Nasty toenails geez

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#32

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Helen Burgess
Community Member
3 years ago

frank lloyd wright?

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#33

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Marina
Community Member
7 months ago

Really cute and minimalist one

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#34

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Jt Michael
Community Member
7 months ago

At least they don’t have to see it.

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#35

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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#36

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Joe Kelley
Community Member
3 years ago

If only it had started with "no sleep till..."

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#37

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous!!

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#38

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
3 years ago

If I had the budget, I would love to do my back in this style, I love these!

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#39

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Charlie Jallans-Daly
Community Member
3 years ago

London Baby!!

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#40

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Lillukka79
Community Member
7 months ago

Duomo.

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#41

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone couldn't stop sneezing?

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#42

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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MagNat
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow!

#43

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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FeyStar
Community Member
2 years ago

That break between the two should have been on the elbow but apart from that - lovely.

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#44

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Dawn Frank
Community Member
3 years ago

The arm make the tattoo more round which looks more life like

#45

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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#46

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Dawn Frank
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is beautiful!! I love how it's in a box!!!

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#47

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Dawn Frank
Community Member
3 years ago

I like the Statue of Liberty sticking out as the stem, this tattoo is very creative

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#48

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me a little of an Escher painting

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#49

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Wendy
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting, but topography is not architecture.

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#50

Architecture Tattoo Ideas

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Donna Mixon
Community Member
3 years ago

Way off balance

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