Music Tattoo Ideas
Music tattoos are for flaunting your love for the music and the therapy it does to you while you feel any kind of low emotions or enhance your happiness while something good happens in your life. There is a song for every emotion and feeling. Also, famous musicians and singers often choose to have a music tattoo on their bodies to showcase their passion for music. Here is a list of 25 music tattoo ideas with placement ideas. Also, make sure to check out some cool minimalist tattoo ideas.
Music Tattoo Ideas Small
Here is a list of small music tattoo ideas including some basic designs like music notes, guitar tattoo designs, etc. along with placement ideas. Make sure to check them out thoroughly and we are sure that you will be able to pick the right one for yourself.
1. Music Player Tattoo
A music player tattoo is the best pick for you f you wish to have a meaningful and small music tattoo with deep meaning. To illustrate, here is a music player tattoo on the inner side of the wrist. The design of this tattoo is based on a music player on an iPhone or an iPod. The buttons represent different phases and elements of life. The forward and backward buttons are for signifying the highs and lows of life, a pause button signifies a little pause in the process of development in one’s life. Lastly, a play button signifies nostalgia and self-control.
2. Small Guitar Tattoo
3. Small Music Note Tattoo
Musical note tattoos are small and simple, but still an excellent tattoo design that shows your love of music. Tattoos of this size can be applied anywhere, but the most popular areas are the ankles, wrists, on the shoulders and behind the ears. To illustrate, here is an image showing a small music note tattoo on the left shoulder. Another elegant place for small notes is the back of the neck.
Music Tattoos For Guys
Guys often choose to have quirky designs of music tattoos to flaunt their love for music. There are many music tattoos for guys to choose from. Here is a list of music tattoos categorised according to the current trend. Take a look!!
4. Mic Tattoo
A microphone symbolizes one’s creativity and a love for art. This should mean all forms of art, not just the meaning of music. The microphone is just a single symbol, but it makes more sense to the person wearing the microphone. But in many cases, it symbolizes the love for music and their love of art. For example, here is a picture featuring a mic tattoo design with some added elements like a music sheet design and a music note.
5. Trumpet Tattoo
Did you know? Lady Gaga broke her father’s promise not to apply ink to her right side of the body by inking a trumpet on the inside of her right forearm. Well, the significance of a trumpet tattoo is just the love for music. The picture below depicts a trumpet tattoo on the forearm with intriguing details and shades of black.
6. Soundwave Tattoo
Well, you can describe a soundwave tattoo design as the tattoo that created a revolutionary trend that enables you to recollect and remind yourself about a sound that holds a place in the fondest of your memories. The structure is as follows. You need to upload or record your voice file to the app. Speech waves are generated by the app. Those sound waves are tattooed on your skin in the place preferred by you. To illustrate, here is an image featuring a soundwave tattoo on the inner side of the left arm.
Half Sleeve Music Tattoo Ideas
Half sleeve tattoo designs are the current trend picked up by a major chunk of youth and guys specifically. The list of half sleeve music tattoos below includes skull tattoo designs, floral sleeve tattoos, etc. Check them out and see if you can pick one from them!
7. Music And Skull Tattoo
A Skull tattoo design is a very popular symbolic form that can be seen in both cultural body art and fashion statements. This tattoo can represent both positive and negative, good and evil, life and death. In most cases, the skull shows a kind of positive side that comes from the negative side. Well, there are different genres of music you listen to on a daily basis. To illustrate, here is an image showing a music and skull tattoo on his left upper sleeve. You can choose to have it anywhere on the body depending on the size.
8. Guitar And Rose Tattoo
9. Mic And Rose Sleeve Tattoo
Music Tattoo Ideas For Wrist
Wrist tattoos are the most popular tattoo designs in terms of their designs and placement. Here is a list of music tattoo ideas for wrist. Check them for reference and tentative placement ideas.
10. Music Note Wrist Tattoo
11. Infinity Music Tattoo
An infinity tattoo is a popular tattoo design because it can add unique symbolism for the wearer. The infinity symbol represents eternity, timelessness, and the endless loop. Well, there are people who listen to only one song and a single playlist for a long time on the loop! If you belong to this category and searching for a tattoo design to flaunt your love for the music, the infinity music tattoo below is the right pick for you.
12. Radio Tattoo
Lastly, here is the most unique tattoo design to showcase your love for the music and vintage music players. The picture below depicts a radio tattoo on the wrist with a minimalist and subtle design with only black ink. There are different radio tattoo designs to choose from. This one is for minimalism lovers!!
Unique Music Tattoo Ideas
Make sure to check out these unique music tattoo ideas placed on the upper sleeve, calf muscle, etc. to flaunt your never ending relationship with music. Each tattoo design below has a deeper meaning than you can ever imagine. Do not miss to check them out!
13. Song Lyrics Tattoo
People say that a picture can describe a thousand words, but for each listener, a song can have a thousand other meanings. Also, they are the perfect way to express your undying love and loyalty to the band or musician, whose work has helped you through difficult times. Therefore, if you relate to a song’s lyrics and wish to have it as a tattoo design, a song lyrics tattoo is the correct choice for you.
14. Nightingale Tattoo
The nightingale has a long history and has symbolic associations all the way down to creative thinking, purity of nature, and goddesses. A few people further see the nightingale as an example of nature’s poetic creation. A Nightingale is always considered as the sound of nature. Therefore, a nightingale tattoo is a correct choice as a tattoo design for flaunting your love of music and nature at the same time.
15. Watercolor Music Notes
Cool Music Tattoo Ideas
Here is a list of cool music tattoo ideas for different places on the body like something as common as wrist, or a place as interesting as the inner side of an upper sleeve. Check them out and see if you can pick one from the list!!
16. Music Playlist Tattoo
To illustrate, here is a music playlist tattoo on the inner side of the wrist. The design of this tattoo is based on a music player on an iPhone or an iPod. The buttons represent different phases and elements of life. The forward and backward buttons are for signifying the highs and lows of life, a pause button signifies a little pause in the process of development in one’s life. Lastly, a play button signifies nostalgia and self-control. We are sure you will fall in love with it!!
17. Saxophone Tattoo
A saxophone is an instrument that involves a lot of effort to excel at. You must breathe deeply and exhale in a certain way to achieve the desired outcome. This one is the right pick if you want to show to the world that you give everything you have to excel at whatever you try and aim for in life. There are many saxophone tattoo designs to choose from. For example, here is a saxophone tattoo on the forearm with a minimalist design. Take a look!
18. Headphones Tattoo
Your headphones are an extension of the person you have in your heart, just like you step into your own beat and rhythm. Life without music is pretty boring and your tattoo tells the world that it always lets you listen to music, even in quiet places. There are many headphone tattoo designs to choose from. For example, the image below features a headphones tattoo on the inner side of the upper sleeve.
Cute Music Tattoo Ideas
Girls often choose to have tattoo designs with simple and cute designs with deep meanings. If you are looking for cute tattoo designs to showcase your love for music to the whole wide world using a cute tattoo, here are some of the best options for you!! Here is a list of cute music tattoo ideas for you to check out!!
19. Scattered Music Note Tattoo
Well, who doesn’t love music? If you are looking for a cute music tattoo design, we hope you will fall in love with the design below. To illustrate, here is a picture showing a scattered music note tattoo on the shoulder with simple and cute design. You can choose to have it anywhere on the body depending on the size of the tattoo and the area available for inking.
20. Minimalist Music Tattoo
The beauty of small tattoos is that they don’t look too busy and the details are often very basic. If you are a music lover and are searching for tattoo designs with subtle, simple, yet meaningful designs, to flaunt your never-ending love for music, here is the right pick for you. To illustrate, here is a minimalistic music tattoo with a music note design on the side of the wrist.
21. Heart Music Note Tattoo
Music lovers and people who play music tend to be more creative. This is why there are so many variations of treble clef tattoos. As one of the most recognized symbols in music scores, the treble clef represents a person’s love of playing music and the universality of musical language. Here is an image featuring one of the most popular variations of a treble clef tattoo, i.e; a heart music note tattoo behind the ear. Make sure to check it out and see if it works for you
Meaningful Music Tattoo Designs
Lastly, here is a list of music tattoos for females who love small yet meaningful tattoos relating to music and their love for music. We hope you will be able to choose one for yourself!!
22. Guitar Tattoo With Name
As a classic musical instrument, the guitar is often represented as a tattoo design in honour of musicians and guitarists. You can also use this tattoo design for expressing your love for your favourite musician or a person with whom you once loved playing the guitar. Therefore, a guitar tattoo with name of your loved one’s is all you need if you are looking for a tattoo design with a name.
23. Flower And Music Note Tattoos
Flaunt your love for the art of music and your belief in the magic of mother nature with this simple yet unique tattoo design depicting both music and nature at the same time. To illustrate, here is an image featuring one of the most creative flower and music note tattoos. Take a look at it and we are sure that you are going to fall in love with the design.
24. Sheet Music Tattoo
25. Drum Kit Tattoo
Do you love drums? Or are you a professional drummer? Okay!! Let me put it this way…. Do you love playing the drums? Then music tattoo design is the best choice for you to flaunt your love and passion for the skill of playing the drums. Make sure to check out the drum kit tattoo in the image below for some reference.
What does a music note tattoo mean?
Some tattoo designs use music notes and symbols to create words like “love” and “hope” or “music”. Designs like these symbolize the place of music within the individual and its necessity in their lives.
What is a music tattoo?
A symbol of their true passion. It’s a way for people who love music to express themselves.
What does a treble clef symbolize?
A symbol indicating that the second line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of G above middle C.