5 of the best tattoos inspired by album covers

Art is art, and album covers can sometimes bring out the very best in artists. 

Choosing an album cover is important for a band, because getting it right might bring with it iconic status, making the cover more memorable than the actual songs within.

The really memorable ones take on a life of their own, and of course, many people will have them as tattoos.

We’ve picked 5 of our favourites from the internet to you to admire, and of course, all credit goes to the original artists.

Joy Division - Unknown treasures

You’ve probably seen this one on a T-shirt, but having a back piece takes dedication!


Nirvana - In Utero

Not exactly the same as the album cover, but with some additional details, this tattoo smells like teen spirit.


The Beatles - Abbey Road

Possibly the most recognisable album cover of all time, this masterpiece recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with thousands of people walking across the famous zebra crossing.


The Clash - London Calling

It may not be the most famous album cover of all time, but the Clash’s London Calling photograph might just be the coolest.


David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

We all miss Bowie of course, but for those of us who want to remember him with a tattoo, then there are plenty of options to choose from. The Aladdin Sane cover lends itself to a great minimalist tattoo.