Music runs in the soul of all individuals but only the enlightened few will take the time to browse through music tattoo designs. Of course, the main intention of looking through these ink designs is to find one that best suits the sense of musicality within the individual. After all, when the auditory and visual forms of art combine in a music tattoo, the effect is expressive, to say the least.
You have many choices in music tattoos. As with all other designs, your choice is a matter of personal considerations for the simple reason that tattoos are personal expressions of art with the body as the canvas.
As can be expected, the most popular of all music tattoo designs are the musical notes and the clefs, which can stand on their own or can be combined into sheet music. The beauty of the musical notes and clefs as tattoos is the almost endless possibilities that come with these basic shapes.
For example, instead of the usual black dot, a heart is substituted. Or the musical note can have angel wings on its sides. Or the treble clef can be combined with other images like angels and harps. Or perhaps a whole scale of sheet music is tattooed on your shoulder.
Just as long as you are happy with the music tattoo designs, you can have it inked on any part of your body. Of course, you will want to consider factors like the placement, size and color of the tattoo.
Now, if you want something more graphic, in a manner of speaking, then we suggest choosing a particular line from a song. The words are easily understandable to others reading your text tattoo but the meaning can be kept hidden from them. Your choice of song lyrics to tattoo can have a deeply personal meaning, be it from a happy or a painful memory.
For example, you can have the first few verses of John Lennon’s iconic song Imagine inked on your skin because you are a pacifist. Or your favorite words from the Bohemian Rhapsody. In fact, text tattoos are becoming popular so getting music tattoo designs in text is a trendy thing to do.
If you have a favorite band, its logo can be tattooed on any part of your skin. This is with the assumption that the band indeed has an identifying logo to begin with. For example, the Rolling Stones logo is the iconic big red lips with the long tongue protruding out of it.
There are cases when the band does not have a logo. In this case, we recommend having one of the band’s album covers tattooed on your shoulder – or any other part of the body, for that matter.
And of course, your music tattoo can be that of an instrument. Guitars, violins, pianos and other musical instruments are all great subjects for a tattoo for as long as you are happy with the design.
In the end, your choice of music tattoo designs boils down to how much you love the music and how much the tattoo represents your love for music. All other factors pale into insignificance.