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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#2

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Fredão Oliveira Report

Mow
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#5

Water Serpents I And II, Gustav Klimt

Water Serpents I And II, Gustav Klimt

Amanda Wachob Report

#7

Water Serpents, Gustav Klimt

Water Serpents, Gustav Klimt

Alexey Buzunov Report

#8

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

Oozy Report

#10

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Serkan Demirboğa Report

#11

Primrose, Alphonse Mucha

Primrose, Alphonse Mucha

Leanne Cole Report

Ashley Reardon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg! Now THIS is also one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen as well!

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#12

Le Chat, Pablo Picasso

Le Chat, Pablo Picasso

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#13

Van Gogh Tattoo

Van Gogh Tattoo

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Leslie Hoenig
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Mr. K. Report

#15

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

Rita Report

#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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#22

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

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#23

The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali

The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali

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Mow
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#25

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

The Creation Of Adam, Michelangelo

Victor J. Webster Report

Magpie
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wish I could up vote this still.

#28

Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

Oozy Report

#29

Don Quixote, Pablo Picasso

Don Quixote, Pablo Picasso

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#30

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

Sol art Report

#31

Guitar, Pablo Picasso

Guitar, Pablo Picasso

deanschubert Report

#33

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

Lena Report

#35

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

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#36

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, Hokusai

rachellchengg Report

#38

Picasso And Matisse

Picasso And Matisse

Cristina Folsom Report

#39

Mother And Child, Gustav Klimt

Mother And Child, Gustav Klimt

Guido Perrotta Report

#40

The Temptation Of St. Anthony, Salvador Dali

The Temptation Of St. Anthony, Salvador Dali

Emre Dizici Report

#41

Keith Harring

Keith Harring

Megan Oliver Report

#42

In Bed, The Kiss, Toulouse Lautrec

In Bed, The Kiss, Toulouse Lautrec

michaelmedusa Report

Psotny Puk
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#43

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

Jamie Luna Report

Aurora albin
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It covers self harm doesnt it? beautiful idea

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#44

Inspired By Caesar Sculpture

Inspired By Caesar Sculpture

Mr. K. Report

#45

Judith And The Head Of Holofernes, Gustav Klimt

Judith And The Head Of Holofernes, Gustav Klimt

Ville Prinsen Report

#46

Inspired By Gustav Klimt

Inspired By Gustav Klimt

Peter Aurisch Report

#47

Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh

Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh

Réka Ferenczi Report

#49

Dance, Matisse

Dance, Matisse

OmegAlfa Report

#50

Starry Night, Van Gogh

Starry Night, Van Gogh

winkt Report

#51

Head Of A Woman, Pablo Picasso

Head Of A Woman, Pablo Picasso

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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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#55

La Lecture, Pablo Picasso

La Lecture, Pablo Picasso

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#57

Rene Magritte Adaptation

Rene Magritte Adaptation

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#58

The Dog, Pablo Picasso

The Dog, Pablo Picasso

Gisken Sofie Report

#60

Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp

Bicycle Wheel, Marcel Duchamp

Lucas Cordeiro Report

John
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5 years ago

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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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Erin Guntis Report

Aurora albin
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Jada Dennis
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017