skELETON VELVET VOCABULARY

Having trouble deciding what to get tattooed? Not "an artist", but want to express your interests through permanent corporeal adornment? Here are some keywords to get the creativity going! If you enjoy this method, please include 3-5 terms in your email when booking an appointment:

SUBJECT MATTER
-window
-egg
-decorative bottle
-Pierrot clown

-staircase
-medical instruments/models
-human oddities
-insect(s)
-reptile(s)

-flora/fauna
-human anatomy

-animal skulls
-porcelain doll
-alchemy

-mind/body/spirit
-psychology
-mysticism
-hand(s)
-hair

-antique toy(s)

-haunted house

-campy

-torture device(s)

-circus performers
-twigs/branches

-mycology

-botany
-mirror(s)/reflection(s)
-dagger(s)
-reliquary
-eye(s)
-tombstone(s)
-microbiology

-Halloween

-ghosts
-tarot
-dreams

-saint

-devil

-smoke

-clouds

-classical elements (fire/water/earth/air)

 

ARTISTS
-Hieronymus Bosch
-Max Ernst
-Francis Bacon
-Dario Argento
-Junji Ito
-Ernst Haeckel
-Man Ray
-Remedios Varo
-Frida Kahlo
-Hannah Hoch
-Leonora Carrington
-James Ensor
-Albrecht Durer
-Rene Magritte

-Ben Corday

-Sailor Jerry

-Doc King

-Bert Grimm

-Francisco Goya

-Alphonse Mucha

-Claude Paradin

ART/TATTOO TERMS
-american traditional

-neotraditional

-blackwork

-vanitas
-euro guro
-surrealism
-dada
-etching

-stippled
-collage
-illustration
-symbolism
-automatic drawings
-readymade sculpture
-found object

-geometry
 

OTHER KEYWORDS

-life/death

-protection

-balance

-pain/pleasure

-past/future

-memento mori

-fantasy

-eroticism

-supernatural

-good/evil

-beauty

-Victorian

-scientific

-antique

-atmospheric

-macabre

-horror

-sci-fi