20 Awesome Album Cover Art-Inspired Tattoos


The best tattoos have a deeply personal meaning for the person whose body they adorn. So it makes sense that music fans would want to decorate their skin with lyrics to their best-loved songs — or the art from their favorite album. After the jump, we round up 20 fantastic tattoos inspired by equally wonderful album covers, from Bob Dylan and The Smiths to PJ Harvey and Kanye West.

Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [via Stereogum]

Björk, Homogenic [via]

Led Zeppelin, Four Symbols

The Velvet Underground and Nico [via]

David Bowie, Aladdin Sane [via]

Nirvana, In Utero by Larry Brogan at Tattoo City Skin Art

The Clash, London Calling [via]

PJ Harvey, Rid of Me [via]

The Beatles, Abbey Road

Captain Beefheart, Trout Mask Replica by Myles Karr of Three Kings Tattoo [via]

Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon [via]

Kanye West, Graduation [via]

Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde

Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation [via]

Iggy and the Stooges, Raw Power [via]

Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True [via]

The Smiths, Meat Is Murder [via]

Beck, Sea Change [via]

Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols [via]

Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures [via]