‘Moulin Rouge’ Tattoo Inspiration

Co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge was released in 2001 and starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

The romance and drama musical followed the love story between Christian (a writer) and Satine (a performer). Despite being set in 1900, Moulin Rouge had a modern soundtrack, with certain song lyrics changed to fit the narrative.

Moulin Rouge features elaborate, decorative and colourful set dressing and costumes which you may wish to embrace for your tattoo, or go in the opposite direction with a colour realism portrait of your favourite character.

We’ve not yet watched this film (we’ll get around to it eventually), but we have listened to the cover of Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” hundreds of times over the years. If you’re a huge fan of P!nk, Mya, Lil’ Kim or Christina Aguilera, then perhaps you could add a Moulin Rouge spin to a tattoo of one of them.

Use the below Moulin Rouge tattoos to spark your imagination, but remember: Be Inspired. Never Copy.

Neo trad Moulin Rouge tattoo by @nicolereidtattoo
Moulin Rouge themed decorative love heart tattoo by @gabbievasquezart
Moulin Rouge tattoo by @laura_craver
Moulin Rouge tattoo by @isobelmortontattoo
Illustrative Moulin Rouge tattoo by @princessraytattoo
Moulin Rouge inspired windmill and macarons tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Stylised neo trad Moulin Rouge tattoo by @abbiewilliamstattoo
Blackwork Moulin Rouge inspired windmill tattoo by @ruthredtattoo
Sparkly Moulin Rouge themed love heart tattoo by @goldlagrimas