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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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

The simplicity & movement are very effective in this design.

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Dolicious 1 month ago

OMG, new member of my personal Top10 tattoolist

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Iris Engler 1 month ago

Amazing work. Looks so real

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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

Pretty cool

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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

Kinda cliche....

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Dolicious 1 month ago

Haha, great!

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

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

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Lilyan 1 month ago

If Khaleesi got a tattoo....

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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

Very cool, very original.

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#10 Tattoo Ideas

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Sophie Warner 1 month 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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Dolicious 1 month ago

Yeah, great UV-idea!

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A Rose Among Thorns 2 weeks ago

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

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

Battling his Demons!

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#14 Tattoo Ideas

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Brodie 1 month ago

Awh my godddddd. I love this so so muchhhh.

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Hilarious 1 month ago

Amazing detail!

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Sierra Hall 1 month ago

This is an amazing work of art.

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

A wonderfully detailed design!

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Generations. How beautiful.

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

A splash of color here and another there.

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Honey, I am coming home.

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Sophie Warner 1 month 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 1 month ago

So sweet & simple!

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#23 Tattoo Ideas

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

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

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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

Nice.

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anarkzie 3 weeks ago

Is this based on a famous print?

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#26 Tattoo Ideas

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Katherine Cor 2 weeks ago

love this one

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

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

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Ruby Brook 3 weeks ago

simple, but adorable. That's tasteful and I like it!

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Kyana Winter 1 month ago

This would be absolutely perfect for my friend.

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Ruby Brook 3 weeks ago

That's coool!

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

this is amazing! I love the colors

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Sophie Warner 1 month 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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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

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

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Petra Christovová 3 weeks 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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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

The use of light & shadow is really well executed!

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

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Should have gone with the Cheshire cat.

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

A sure way to always guide you correctly. The human globe.

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Ruby Brook 3 weeks ago

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

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Mama Panda 2 days ago

Was this one an iron on? lol

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

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Someone had to much to smoke when creating this.

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Captain Marvel 1 month ago

Gorgeous ♥️

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Aunt Messy 2 weeks ago

That's a LOT of sessions, big bucks (my artist charges $125.00 an hour. and big ouchies. I LOVE that.

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Toys .. Robin Williams .. Miss him.

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Sophie Warner 1 month 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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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Great relationship tattoo. The heart of a snake.

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yikes 2 weeks ago

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

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Poke'man

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Ouch. The toes would have hurt like a mother.

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Merlyn Emrys 2 weeks ago

fairly sure this one's an example of painting, not tattooing. Most people's tattoos don't include highlights on their fingernails.

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Aunt Messy 2 weeks ago

Smarmy.

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

Beautiful!

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Ruby Brook 3 weeks ago

Wow. SO realistic

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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

Oh, Fornasetti! Brilliant!

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

He wanted two tattoos but just had enough money for one. So combined them both.

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Douglas Campbell 3 weeks ago

Lolita

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

Fantastic example of a geometric tattoo.

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Sophie Warner 1 month ago

The qualities of light are stunning!

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

R.I.P Stan Lee

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

Evolution of a pointless tattoo?

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Nostalgic Hyena 1 month ago

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

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anisub 3 days ago

i'm wondering what the story behind this is..

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Sara Kate MacFarland 2 weeks ago

almost three dimensional

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Dolicious 1 month ago

Wow!

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