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Music Tattoos And Designs; Music Tattoos And Meanings

Updated on May 29, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.



For anyone that has a love or passion for music, you may want to symbolize that love with a music tattoo. There are several different symbols that are appropriate for music tattoos. Actually, anything that is associated with music may be used, such as a piano, guitar, music notes, or a microphone. In this article, we will discuss music tattoo designs, view music tattoos, and hopefully give you some inspiration for your next tattoo.

When it comes to music tattoos, anything associated to music is appropriate. Men and women usually choose music tattoos for a few different reasons. One, they play an instrument, sing, or write music and lyrics. Two, those who have an appreciation for music or the history of music. Third, they may like the art that is designed in music tattoos. In all cases, music tattoos can be very unique and creative in design.

In some way or another, music has touched us all, over the entire world. Music is a big part of many people's life. We listen to music when we are sad, mad, happy, confused, or scared. Music plays a big part in our lives. We play music at home, work, school, or on the town. We play music at important events, such as weddings and even funerals. In one way or another, music can relate to us all.

One of the most popular music tattoos are music note tattoos. Music notes are creative and they have a mysterious look about them. Music note tattoos can portray a single music note or it can portray an entire line of sheet music. Music notes may be spread out within the tattoo design or they can be designed in artistic styles. In most cases, music notes are used to create beautiful art and designs. You can view the photos in the article to see the many ways that music notes are used in such tattoos.

Music notes are not the only music tattoos that are available as tattoos. In total, there are several that can be tattooed. Below, you can find the most common symbols used in music tattoos.

  • Piano/Piano Keys
  • Guitars
  • Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Drums
  • Jukebox/Boombox
  • Harps
  • Violins
  • Harmonicas



There are a variety of different music notes that men and women choose in music tattoo designs. In most cases, they are for artistic purposes and are not in any order. As you can see in the photos on the right, they are mainly used for artistic decorating. This makes many music tattoos stand out among other tattoo designs. As you can see in the photos, there are some very creative ways to use music notes. Also, there are usually several different colors that are used in the artistic designs. This adds color to the design and gives it a unique look.

There are also several different symbols that are used in music tattoos. These are also used as a decorative in music tattoo designs. Below, you can find a list of symbols that can be used in music tattoo designs.

  • Stars
  • Roses
  • Swallows
  • Butterflies
  • Dragonflies
  • Vines
  • Ribbons
  • Diamonds
  • Daisies

Music tattoos can come in several different designs and sizes. Music tattoos can be nearly tattooed anywhere on the body. It all just depends on how big your tattoo design is and what design you choose. Once you figure out which design you want to go with, you can then figure out where to get tattooed. Men usually get tattooed on the arms, upper back, or chest. Women will typically get tattooed on the neck, lower back, sides, or stomach.

Before you choose a final tattoo, there are some important things you need to remember. Make sure you take the time to research the tattoo you want and make sure you fully understand what it means and represents. Make sure you view as many designs as you can. This will give you a better idea of what is available, plus you may pick up a few ideas. Don't rush to get inked. You would be surprised how many people choose a tattoo on impulse. These people usually regret their tattoo soon after. Take your time and make sure you have what you want. If you feel that music tattoos are not for you, please feel free to follow the links below to view more tattoo designs, ideas, symbols, and meanings. Thanks for your visit.



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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      *Kelley, thanks for taking the time to drop by. It is greatly appreciated. Frank/Rosemay, I agree. They do look much better smaller. I couldn't imagine a large music note tattoo. Max, b Malin, and Ruby, thanks for everything my friends. Will see you all soon.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I liked the one on the chest with the rose in the middle. Music makes the world go around. A musical tattoo is neat..Thank's for sharing..

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      I Love the Music tattoos! I'd be tempted to get a "Note"...Most of them are such Happy Ones...Except for the last one...I guess Something for Everyone! Very Entertaining Hub, Lyric.

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      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I especially loved the first picture, it's like some expressive abstract painting! To be honest, (I didn't expect it) but some of them just scared the living daylights out of me.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Wow these are varied and creative. Like Frank I would prefer the smaller ones and would certainly give the one with the skull a miss.

      Awesome job Ricky and voting up

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      you're not kidding when you say some come in different shapes and sizes.. i can deal with the small notes.. staying away from what looks like sheet music voted up and awesome!

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      7 years ago

      Wow you provided a great list of music tattoos! Voted up! Take care, Kelley


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