If not so long ago tattoos were frowned upon, then now almost a third of the US population has at least one them. And if your body art choices used to consist of crudely drawn half-naked ladies and everything nautical themed, then now a skillful tattoo artist can get you inked with any tattoo designs of your liking. 

Tattooing is genuinely a form of modern art; the creativity and skill involved can doubtlessly be compared to drawings and paintings. Of course, there are tattooists and tattoo artists or people who trace a sketch and color it and those who create astonishing works of tattoo art using creative ideas, shading, color blending, light sources and the body itself. We here at Bored Panda have collected a one of a kind tattoo gallery, featuring artsy and exceptionally executed tattoo ideas from various artists. From realistic large-scale 3D drawings, to abstract, minimal and playful, all of the examples are truly unique tattoo ideas, that you've probably never seen before. 

So if you're looking for inspiration for the next addition to your tattoo collection, this gallery will definitely help you. Scroll down and check it out for yourself! 

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Dolicious 8 months ago

Yeah, great UV-idea!

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Lilyan 8 months ago

If Khaleesi got a tattoo....

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

The simplicity & movement are very effective in this design.

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Dolicious 8 months ago

Haha, great!

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Maria Windsor 1 month ago

Wow, so wispy and realistic like smoke. That's a really good look

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Dolicious 8 months ago

OMG, new member of my personal Top10 tattoolist

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Douglas Campbell 7 months ago

Very cool, very original.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

The detail that this artist has managed to get into this design is incredible! The frost looks so real! This tattoo artist is amazingly talented!

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A Rose Among Thorns 7 months ago

Hey it's me! Or my profile pic at least

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Iris Engler 8 months ago

Amazing work. Looks so real

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

A great example of this style of tattoo. The colours really work together.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

So sweet & simple!

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

A wonderfully detailed design!

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Sierra Hall 8 months ago

This is an amazing work of art.

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Victoria Rey Piuma 6 months ago

Too dark for me personally, but fucking beautiful artwork.

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D r e a m l a n d s 5 months ago

I'm not too into the design itself, but I must say it's really well done and high-quality. Very impressive!

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

Gorgeous! Inspiration taken from many artists & styles, but they all work together really well!

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Maria Windsor 1 month ago

I love that, that would be the sort of tattoo I would want to get! So beautiful you can just imagine it really being painted on. Incredible work

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Brodie 8 months ago

Awh my godddddd. I love this so so muchhhh.

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Hilarious 8 months ago

Amazing detail!

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Mama Panda 6 months ago

Was this one an iron on? lol

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Douglas Campbell 7 months ago

Nice.

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Chelle Jones 7 months ago

Tributes to the World Fair's .. Ferris Wheel .. Space Needle .. Big Ben.. etc.

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Chelle Jones 7 months ago

Generations. How beautiful.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

Battling his Demons!

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 5 months ago

Single Line Elephant. Clever and cute.

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Luis Milian 7 months ago

this is amazing! I love the colors

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

I like the traditional style tattoos on the merman, counterpointing the newer techniques used in the design as a whole.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

The qualities of light are stunning!

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Katherine Cor 7 months ago

love this one

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Barbara Berg 5 months ago

Love this one

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✎Kinda_Scarlett 5 months ago

This one looks so magical :)

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cryingcat 5 months ago

I like the colors =)

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Ruby Brook 7 months ago

That's coool!

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Douglas Campbell 7 months ago

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A poppy on your shooting up arm? How subtle....

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

Wow! You can sense the tension in the muscles. The folds of the fabric are expertly done. I like the way the colours from the tattoo on the left side bleed slightly into the new work & blend the two pieces.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

The use of light & shadow is really well executed!

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Person2638 6 months ago

I love this! If it were a painting on a canvas, I would buy it.

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Kyana Winter 7 months ago

This would be absolutely perfect for my friend.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

Beautiful!

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cryingcat 5 months ago

Very cute, coloring in cat is very well done

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Ruby Brook 7 months ago

That's literally a work of art! Make a print of that and sell it. i'd buy it.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 5 months ago

Nice. For some reason it makes me think of cover art for 1990's Cyberpunk novels.

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PandaPiñata 6 months ago

This guy is a player! :)

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Chelle Jones 7 months ago

Toys .. Robin Williams .. Miss him.

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Maria Windsor 1 month ago

Is that thing accurate? Bet you could plan your vacation on that. "Hey, why don't we take a trip to that spot on the bottom of your ribcage"

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D r e a m l a n d s 5 months ago

The shimmer in the owl's eye on the bottom half is so realistic!

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Phi 7 months ago

Simple and beautiful. I never thought about a tattoo there before...

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PandaPiñata 6 months ago

Does anyone else think that Luke looks a little like Michael Jackson in this? Thriller comes to mind. But nice tattoo anyway.

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Chelle Jones 7 months ago

Great relationship tattoo. The heart of a snake.

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Nostalgic Hyena 7 months ago

I actually had to spend some time wondering where that hand was coming from, haha!

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Captain Marvel 8 months ago

Gorgeous ♥️

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PandaPiñata 6 months ago

It messes with my brain and I like it.

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PandaPiñata 6 months ago

Very nicely done. Great color work!

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catnip 2 months ago

heart of a lion

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Petra Christovová 7 months ago

I admire the tattooer´s precision. But I wonder how the tattoo will look after the girl gets older and certain parts will become a bit loose.

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Chelle Jones 7 months ago

Ouch. The toes would have hurt like a mother.

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Luis Milian 7 months ago

R.I.P Stan Lee

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

I like the fact they work well as stand alone pieces, as well as blending well together. That must be hard to achieve, especially on a piece this large.

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yikes 7 months ago

oh man it looks so real. the lips and the makeup and everything look amazing!

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elise breedveld 6 months ago

when you are too much into Pokemon and always run out of Poke Balls

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cryingcat 5 months ago (edited)

They tried to put me in the cover of Vogue, but my legs were too long! Everyday is leg day, monday, tuesday, wednesday Thighs, caffs all the way. Thursday, friday, saturday

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Aaron Watts 5 months ago

Twin Peaks! I love this!

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Douglas Campbell 7 months ago

Oh, Fornasetti! Brilliant!

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Aunt Messy 7 months ago

Lichtenstein.

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Anand Halbhavi 5 months ago

wow

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Dear Veronica Peggy Mell 5 months ago

smoke??

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

Fantastic example of a geometric tattoo.

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recoveryforeva 3 months ago

beautiful!

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Sara Kate MacFarland 7 months ago

almost three dimensional

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PandaPiñata 6 months ago

I like the contrast of going from soft to sharp. Nicely done.

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Sophie Warner 8 months ago

So much detail! Each scale is so well captured! This must have taken a few sessions to complete to this standard!

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