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Salvador Dali Tattoos
Salvador Dali 1904-1989 (2 Vols.)
- Hourglass Tattoo Designs and Meanings
Even though the practical use of the hourglass - other than a novelty item - has long been removed from the pages of history, it continues to remain a powerful symbol of time, hundreds of years after it became obsolete. That means artists continue...
- Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo
The tattoo of the Phoenix is one of the most fantastic to work with, and whether you do it in dark ink, bright colors, or in some cases the combination of both, you've really got to have a poor tattoo artist to screw this one up, as the body and...
The Eccentric Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali was one of the more eccentric characters in history, and a major megalomaniac to boot. Even so, some of that was for show, and he was in reality a master marketer of himself, and many of his strange and odd behavior was performed in that context.
Dali is credited with over 1,500 hundred paintings during his lifetime, and the majority of them were of course surrealist, although some works weren't, and he also expressed himself in other mediums as well, such as sculpture, fashion and photography.
As a result, a number of fans have decided to ink not only the works of Dali on their bodies, but his image as well, and so here are a number of those creations for you to enjoy.
I thought I would start us off with some portrait tattoos of Salvador Dali, as even though you can tell it's him in all of them, they're quite uniquely done, and very well done as well.
The first one below shows some of his antics in the way his eyes hold surprise and shock, a tactic he used many times to garner attention.
Portrait Tattoo Salvador Dali
Cow Skull Tattoos
- Cow Skull Tattoo Designs
One of the more memorial objects in the minds of people envisioning the old west is that of cow skulls scattered among the plains or desert. Many of these were the result of droughts where cattle had trouble finding water, or of tough cattle...
The portrait tattoo of Salvador Dali below has a similar feel to the one above as far as the eyes go, but I like the addition of the color, and of course the mustache ends.
You get the feeling that Dali is being portrayed in a surrealistic way as he painted.
Another eccentric Salvador Dali Tattoo
Skull Wearing Hat Tattoos
- Skull Wearing Hat Tattoo Designs
Tattoos of skulls wearing hats are awesome, and include a little bit of everything in the way of hats, including cowboy hats, top hats, jester and baseball hats. But it doesn't end there. While wearing a variety of hats, the skulls, for the most...
This tattoo is really well made, and fantastic in my opinion. What's great about it is how the tattoo artist took the body canvas he was offered and wrapped Salvador Dali's portrait around it.
I particularly like the eyes and the way the mustache was designed.
Unique Salvador Dali Portrait Tattoo
Weeping Willow Tattoos
- Weeping Willow Tattoo Designs
The weeping willow is among the more unique and beautiful trees. They are placed near ponds and other areas to help stem erosion, as well as barriers to stop heavy winds. Add to that the amazing look of the tree, and you have a gorgeous and...
I think the reason you can do so much with Salvador Dali as far as portrait tattoos go is because he had so many expressions, as you can see below.
While the hat was a nice touch, as well as the bird, you still get those wide-opened eyes and curled up mustache that always remind you of the consummate showman.
Salvador Dali Portrait Tattoo with Hat
Fire and Flame Tattoos
- Fire and Flame Tattoos
Tattoos incorporating fire or flame into the design look fantastic, and with the occasional exception, are part of a combination of tattoo themes, rather than a standalone image of fire. But even on those occasions, the tattoo is designed in such...
Salvador Dali Tattoos based on his paintings
I'm going to include a number of works of Salvador Dali reproduced as tattoos over the next several photos, and as you can see, they represent all strata's of his paintings, and are as fascinating today as they were years ago.
Salvador Dali Cross Tattoo
Salvador Dali Arm Tattoo
Zombie Tattoo Designs
- Zombie Tattoo Designs
There is no doubt one of the more popular themes of the entertainment industry over the last several years has been vampires, werewolves and zombies, among a variety of other roles and characters representing a number of bad creatures. Zombie...
This tattoo of a music note with an eye is vintage Salvador Dali. Even in its simplicity the surrealism comes out strongly and effectively. Very nice.
Music Note with Eye Salvador Dali Tattoo
Hair Tattoo Designs
- Hair Tattoo Designs
Technically hair tattoos really aren't tattoos, as they have nothing to do with ink, although they do have a similar characteristic with temporary tattoos in that they are meant to be a work of art employed for a short period of time. Hair tattoos...
Salvador Dali was famous and well known for his painting of clocks, and here's a tattoo celebrating that fact.
I'm not into this one as much, but it's nice to see the Dali influence in it, and it's a lot harder to do than at first glance.
Dali Style Clock Tattoo
Tool Metal Band Tattoos
- Tool Metal Band Tattoos
"Tool" is an alternative metal band that started off as a heavy metal group. The band has clashed with the general public and the music industry itself, but has a strong fan base that has been extremely loyal. Some have labeled them
Salvador Dali Back Tattoo
This is one of my favorite tattoos influenced by Salvador Dali, and I love those drawers coming out of the clothes; they look great.
Great back tattoo influenced by Salvador Dali
Dark Jester Tattoos
- Dark Jester Tattoos
A Jester, or Court Jester, was largely a product of European culture, and was employed to provide a variety of entertainment, and also in some cases, to provide advise to political leaders, especially the king or queen. Another role was that of...
This one is done very effectively, and the positioning on the arm and the choice of the image to use were just right for the canvas area.
Nice Salvador Dali Arm Tattoo
Halloween Tattoo Designs and Ideas
- Halloween Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Halloween is one of the most popular days of the year, generating close to the amount of interest that Christmas brings. That has resulted in a growing interest in tattoo designs associated with the special day. Tattoos celebrating Halloween...
These figures influenced by Salvador Dali are really neat to me. While they all have similar lines and you can tell he did them, they also are very different, which makes them even more appealing to me. Great tat.
Another Salvador Dali Figure
Disturbing Mask Tattoos
- Disturbing Mask Tattoos
When you begin to think about mask tattoos, you're almost exclusively going to encounter the dark side of life, as very few tattoo designs including masks are represented by the light. There are some exceptions, and I've included a couple of those...
This is very unique, and the fish eating the tiger fantastic. You can be sure you're not going to find a copy of this anywhere on someone else's body.
Fish Eating Tigers Tattoo
Salvador Dali Tattoos a lot of fun
This was a lot of fun showing these Salvador Dali tattoos, and I could have went on and on, as there's a lot of them people have done. But considering Dali did over 1,500 paintings, I didn't want to press the limits of how far to take this.
But the tattoos included of Dali and his work are as unique as the man himself, and very enjoyable to look at.