Let’s be honest, the feeling of a tattoo needle on skin can be downright addicting. And there’s almost nothing more satisfying than showing off some new art to all your friends. But before you make an appointment at your local shop, you have to figure out exactly what you want. You can let your tattoo artist bring your idea to life, design something yourself or simply press play on your favorite song and pick the line that speaks to you the most—just like these music-fiends did. There’s never a bad time to start brainstorming, so let these lyric-based tats serve as inspiration for your next session.
Prince - “Sometimes It Snows In April”
By Henry Big at Rain City Tattoo Collective in Manchester, England.
Panic! At The Disco - “Northern Downpour”
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By Mike Meech Roehrich at The Tattoo Factory 2 in Wayne, New NJ.
Jack’s Mannequin - “There, There Katie”
By Joey Gonyea at Eternal Tattoo in Livonia, MI.
PVRIS - “St. Patrick”
By @guns_one at Ink Art Tattoo in Lima, Peru.
The Wonder Years - “Passing Through A Screen Door”
By Jason Perry at Forever Underground Ink in Spring, TX.
David Bowie - “Changes”
By Gareth Hawkins at Sovereign Arms Tattoo in Grand Rapids, MI.
The 1975 - “Heart Out”
By Rebecca G at Twelve Ounce Studios in Deptford, NJ.
Fall Out Boy - “Save Rock And Roll”
Ever since I was a little girl I've had such a huge love for Fall Out Boy. They've been my all time favorite band for a few years now, and I see them every chance I get. 2 weeks ago from today was one of the best days of my life so far. I finally got to meet them and talk to them face to face. Pete Wentz is one of the people in the world that I look up to the most, and he wrote out my favorite lyric of theirs for me, even after security said he couldn't. I've met a lot of bands and singers in the last few years, and none of them will ever have as big of an impact on me as this one did. You are what you love, not who loves you.
At Sinister Production Tattoo in Mount Pleasant, MI.
Neutral Milk Hotel - “In An Aeroplane Over The Sea”
Courtesy of sasodudic on tumblr.
Paramore - “Last Hope”
By Brett Eberhard at LDF Tattoo in Sydney, Australia.
Allison Weiss - “Out Of This Alive”
By Allie Marie at Revolution Tattoo and Gallery in Chicago.
Twenty One Pilots - “Doubt”
Fun. - “The Gambler”
By Jen Munford at Name Brand Tattoo in Ann Arbor, MI.
Against Me! - “Two Coffins”
By Nicole Nowicki at Tattoo Zoo in British Columbia, Canada.
What do you think of these lyric tattoos? Have any of them inspired your next trip to the shop? Sound off in the comments!