The legendary singer, Elton John has won or been awarded just about every honour there is: a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, multiple Grammy awards, a Tony award, and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Can You Feel The Love Tonight’.
Aside from music, he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to support those living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the disease, and fund prevention programs. His musical and charity achievements saw Elton receive his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.
Elton is currently on a 300 date farewell tour, so in celebration of his fifty year career we’ve gone looking for the best Elton John themed tattoos. This was actually a far more difficult task than we had anticipated – there are few Elton John tattoos in existence.
For a man with such a decorated career and over 300 million records sold, it is weird how few people have decorated their own bodies with a portrait of the man himself, compared to other far less successful musicians.
If you’ve missed out on tickets to Elton’s tour, or are unable to attend any of the dates, then a tattoo could be the next best thing. Once you’re in that chair or on that table use the buzz of the tattoo machine to hum along to your favourite Elton John tune, to distract you from the discomfort.
Colourful abstract Elton John tattoo by @kshocs
Stylised Elton John tattoo by @jakehickstattoo
Cross hatched/etching Elton John portrait tattoo by @eddylou
Abstract Elton John tattoo by @__roy.g.biv__
Elton John and David Bowie tattoo by @clareclarity
Elton John’s sunglasses from the “I’m Still Standing” music video. Tattoo by @kirabishoppp
Double exposure Elton John tattoo by @jayjoree
Rainbow Elton John tattoo by @lukovnikovtattoo
Updated: February 13, 2020
Super sparkly Elton John tattoo by @keelyglitters
Elton John kewpie tattoo by @lizzietattoo
Neo trad Elton John tattoo by @theyoul
Elton John kewpie tattoo by @staceymartintattoos
Elton John – Crocodile Rock tattoo by @corijamestattoo
Mixed style Elton John tattoo by @david_giersch_tattooist
Chibi style Elton John tattoo by @nekrowe