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Top 25 Prince Tattoos

When Prince passed away suddenly, in such dramatic circumstances almost three years ago, the music world was in shock. With such an extensive song catalog, his words and his music will forever live on, but for some it was important to go that one step further and get a Prince tribute tattoo.

The majority of the Prince tattoos you’ll find online are of his signature glyph (a mix of Mars-male and Venus-female symbols), although (sadly) they’re not the best quality work.

When Prince made the decision to use this glyph, rather than his name, the media came to refer to him as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince from 1993 to 2000. The symbol has such a deep meaning beyond the music – we suggest giving this article from wired.com a read.

The glyph may not resonate with you as much as Prince’s music and lyrics and that is perfectly fine. With such a long career, there’s so much from which you can draw inspiration for your tattoo: his song lyrics, imagery inspired by a song, or a portrait of Prince in your chosen tattoo style.

For someone as unique and eclectic as Prince, he deserves to be memorialised in tattoo form much in the same fashion. Remember: Be Inspired. Never Copy.

Traditional style Prince tattoo by @jimmy_snaz
Prince tattoo by @babyknowles
Illustrative neo trad Prince tattoo by @lucybluetattoo
Prince tattoo by @clemmo_tattoo
Stylised neo trad Prince tattoo by @paulacastletattoos
Colour realism Prince tattoo by @thealexwright
Black and grey Prince portrait tattoo by @nickferris_tattoo
Neo trad Prince and glyph tattoo by @earthgrasper
Prince and lyric tattoo by @tonytrustworthy
Prince song inspired tattoo by @aimeeloutattoo
Dove and glyph Prince tattoo by @elbowaho_tattoos
Black and grey Prince tattoo by Edgar at @oldlondonroadtattoos
Colourful gradient Prince tattoo by @ry_tang_tattooer
Stylised realism Prince tattoo by @thejorell
Black and grey Prince portrait tattoo by @lustylutattoo
Traditional style heart and dagger Prince inspired tattoo by @andyhefner
Prince tattoo by @karolina.sylwia
Black and grey realism Prince tattoo by @iam__sir
Colour realism Prince and glyph tattoo by @timchildstattoo
Colour realism Prince portrait tattoo by @davidcorden

Updated: May 7, 2020

Traditional style Prince portrait tattoo by @badmanazzz
Traditional Prince themed tattoo by @drewlinden
Sparkly Prince tattoo by @hollietoldmeto
Prince kewpie tattoo by @staceymartintattoos
Sketchy watercolour Prince x Stitch tattoo by @findyoursmile

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