Classical art is called so not without reason - the master artists behind the creations have made sure that their works will be and still are unforgettable. And though you might be accustomed to seeing them in museums or art galleries, no one ever said that you couldn't get your favorite classical paintings inked.

So, are you thinking about getting your first, or looking to add to your collection of unique tattoos? Then why not turn your skin into a canvas for your favorite piece of famous paintings? Check out this list of awesome art-inspired tattoo ideas to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, it's full of brilliant inking tattoo designs. How about adding a Matisse to your arm? Or a van Gogh to your shoulder perhaps? Maybe you'd prefer a Klimt on your back or a Picasso on your ankle? Whatever your preference for famous artists, you're sure to find some inspiration in the collection of tattoos below. Don't forget to vote for the best! (h/t: mymodernmet)

#1

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

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lunatiq123 2 years ago

fibonachi's spiral

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#2

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Mow 2 years ago

What a beautiful ...no absolutely great Frida tattoo! Love love looooove it!

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#3

Starry Night, Van Gogh

Starry Night, Van Gogh

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Álvaro Andrés Palacios Lara 2 years ago

Must have been extremely painful

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#4

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Noa Slickers 2 years ago

this is amazing

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#5

Water Serpents I And II, Gustav Klimt

Water Serpents I And II, Gustav Klimt

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Chippy Gangjee 2 years ago

SSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUPERRRRRRBBBBBBBBBB!!!

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#6

Elephant, Salvador Dali

Elephant, Salvador Dali

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Michelle Morin 2 years ago

love it

#7

Water Serpents, Gustav Klimt

Water Serpents, Gustav Klimt

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Fanny Kurniawaty 2 years ago

i really love this!

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#8

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

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Tracy Moorhead 2 years ago

So much detail in a circle!

#9

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

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Johan Karlsson 2 years ago

Pull my finger!

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#10

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

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Alejandro Vega Magallanes 2 years ago

This is a mix of Starry Night and the last scene of Fight Club

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#11

Primrose, Alphonse Mucha

Primrose, Alphonse Mucha

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

This beautiful!! I love the colours and the details...My favourite by far..

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#12

Le Chat, Pablo Picasso

Le Chat, Pablo Picasso

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Mow 2 years ago

Wonderful

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#13

Van Gogh Tattoo

Van Gogh Tattoo

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Leslie Hoenig 2 years ago

I love this! He took too much digoxin (for his heart), which made him see his light sources as bold.and yellow... Remember his entire period of yellows and greens?! He was taking too much digoxin during that period. I love this tattoo!!! GENIUS!!!

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#14

Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci

Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci

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Megan Wells 2 years ago

awe-some blend of new and old!!

#15

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

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#16

The Times Of The Day, Alfons Mucha

The Times Of The Day, Alfons Mucha

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#17

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

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#18

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

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#19

Monet

Monet

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Martz Migraña 2 years ago

Beautiful painting and very well done tattoo, but it just doesn't look good on the skin.

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#20

Guernica, Picasso

Guernica, Picasso

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Sara 2 years ago

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He has three legs?... Lolol

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#21

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

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Nicolas Letarte 2 years ago

Wow, awesome!

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#22

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

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Marcelo Passos 2 years ago

Wonderful!

#23

The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali

The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali

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Mow 2 years ago

Like a tiny painting hanging on the skin...

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#24

Dove Of Peace, Pablo Picasso

Dove Of Peace, Pablo Picasso

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Tracy Moorhead 2 years ago

That is "simply" beautiful!

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#25

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

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#26

Van Gogh

Van Gogh

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Elisabete Silva 2 years ago

It looks like Mitch from Modern Family.

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#27

Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha

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Måriøn Iđkerdø 2 years ago

Hoooo wooooooaaaaawwwww!!!

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#28

Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

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#29

Don Quixote, Pablo Picasso

Don Quixote, Pablo Picasso

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#30

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

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#31

Guitar, Pablo Picasso

Guitar, Pablo Picasso

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#32

Frida Kahlo Tattoo

Frida Kahlo Tattoo

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Ashilay Dillow 2 years ago

Pretty sure its a her and her KNEE is the big nose. But regardless, I agree! Dont really care for the placement of this one

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#33

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

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Marvie Bailey 2 years ago

The placement is odd

#34

Inspired By Cubism

Inspired By Cubism

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Lisa Lambrechts 2 years ago

nice

#35

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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KateandAllison HW 2 years ago

Amazing mashup, very creative

#36

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

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Кonstantin 2 years ago

Fits in perfectly!!!

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#37

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

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Susan Milam 2 years ago

Ouch!!

#38

Picasso And Matisse

Picasso And Matisse

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#39

Mother And Child, Gustav Klimt

Mother And Child, Gustav Klimt

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#40

The Temptation Of St. Anthony, Salvador Dali

The Temptation Of St. Anthony, Salvador Dali

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#41

Keith Harring

Keith Harring

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bork_laser 2 years ago

I have this on a diaper bag lol

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#42

In Bed, The Kiss, Toulouse Lautrec

In Bed, The Kiss, Toulouse Lautrec

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Psotny Puk 2 years ago

The tattooist is an absolute master for tattooing a painting so well!

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#43

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

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Aurora albin 2 years ago

It covers self harm doesnt it? beautiful idea

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#44

Inspired By Caesar Sculpture

Inspired By Caesar Sculpture

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#45

Judith And The Head Of Holofernes, Gustav Klimt

Judith And The Head Of Holofernes, Gustav Klimt

Ville Prinsen Report

Nicolas Letarte 2 years ago

Very well inked!

#46

Inspired By Gustav Klimt

Inspired By Gustav Klimt

Peter Aurisch Report

Lisa Lambrechts 2 years ago

nice interpretation !

#47

Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh

Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh

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#48

Pablo Picasso Tattoo

Pablo Picasso Tattoo

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KateandAllison HW 2 years ago

Beautiful

#49

Dance, Matisse

Dance, Matisse

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Lisa Lambrechts 2 years ago

love the effect on this one

#50

Starry Night, Van Gogh

Starry Night, Van Gogh

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#51

Head Of A Woman, Pablo Picasso

Head Of A Woman, Pablo Picasso

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Tracy Moorhead 2 years ago

I like the watercolor effect!

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#52

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

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#53

Danaë, Gustav Klimt

Danaë, Gustav Klimt

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Álvaro Andrés Palacios Lara 2 years ago

Now that is a sexy and beautiful tattoo

#54

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau

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Vera Deme 2 years ago

very good

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#55

La Lecture, Pablo Picasso

La Lecture, Pablo Picasso

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#56

Banana, Andy Warhol

Banana, Andy Warhol

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Tatiana DeLima Thompson 2 years ago

Banana for scale

#57

Rene Magritte Adaptation

Rene Magritte Adaptation

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#58

The Dog, Pablo Picasso

The Dog, Pablo Picasso

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#59

Kim Hong Do

Kim Hong Do

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Dracule Mihawk 2 years ago

Cool cat.

#60

Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp

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John 2 years ago

Why would you defile your body with anything by Duchamp!? Possibly the worst artist of the 20th century.

#61

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

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#62

David, Michelangelo

David, Michelangelo

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KateandAllison HW 2 years ago

Out of the triangleLove the shading on this and the way the nose sticks 🙂

#63

The Wounded Deer, Frida Kahlo

The Wounded Deer, Frida Kahlo

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Aurora albin 2 years ago

My mum would love this, biggest frida fan!

#64

Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh

Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh

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#65

Self-portrait, Vincent Van Gogh

Self-portrait, Vincent Van Gogh

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#66

Café Terrace At Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Café Terrace At Night, Vincent Van Gogh

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#67

The Birth Of Venus, Adolphe William Bouguereau

The Birth Of Venus, Adolphe William Bouguereau

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Megan Wells 2 years ago

well done, but these all would be odd to have permanent

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#68

Portrait Of Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso

Portrait Of Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso

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Kelly 2 years ago

Tattoo is ok but love the shoe

#69

Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci

Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci

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Aurora albin 2 years ago

Ew trypophobia

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#70

The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee, Rembrandt Van Rijn

The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee, Rembrandt Van Rijn

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KateandAllison HW 2 years ago

Fantastic tattoo!

#71

The Last Supper By Leonardo Da Vinci Inspired Tattoo

The Last Supper By Leonardo Da Vinci Inspired Tattoo

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#72

Mutter Und Tochter, Egon Schiele

Mutter Und Tochter, Egon Schiele

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Psotny Puk 2 years ago

Oh my forest gods, Schiele, by absolute favourite artist <3

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#73

Picasso

Picasso

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#74

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

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#75

The Birth Of Venus, Alexandre Cabanel

The Birth Of Venus, Alexandre Cabanel

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#76

Picasso Tattoo

Picasso Tattoo

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#77

The Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

The Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

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#78

Nude With Calla Lilies, Diego Rivera

Nude With Calla Lilies, Diego Rivera

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#79

Guernica, Pablo Picasso

Guernica, Pablo Picasso

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Lisa Lambrechts 2 years ago

Love

#80

Salvador Dali Tattoo

Salvador Dali Tattoo

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#81

The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali

The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali

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#82

Vitruvian Man Leonardo Da Vinci

Vitruvian Man Leonardo Da Vinci

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#83

Slightly Modified Salvador Dali Sketch

Slightly Modified Salvador Dali Sketch

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#84

Graces, Botticelli

Graces, Botticelli

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KateandAllison HW 2 years ago

Beautiful

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#85

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

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#86

Vitruvian Man, Leonardo Da Vinci

Vitruvian Man, Leonardo Da Vinci

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