Taylor Swift is more than just a pop icon; she’s a cultural phenomenon with millions of fans around the world. Her music has touched countless hearts and inspired many to be their authentic selves. It’s no surprise, then, that many fans have chosen to permanently show their love for Taylor in the form of tattoos. From lyrics to album art to memorable moments from her concerts, Taylor Swift-inspired tattoos are a testament to the impact she has had on her fans.
We’ll be showcasing 25 incredible Taylor Swift-inspired tattoos that range from subtle to extravagant. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or appreciate her music, these tattoos will inspire and impress you. Each tattoo tells a unique story and captures a memorable moment from Taylor’s career, making them a tribute to her influence on pop culture. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy these stunning works of body art.
The feminist ballad about gaslighting, “Mad Woman,” proves popular among Taylor Swift tattoos. Just two simple words tell a complex story.
“To live for the hope of it all” is a lyric from the song “August.” The song is a favorite from Swift’s Folklore album and many tattoos are inspired by it.
“Your heart was glass” is a line from “Champagne Problems.” Despite being a Taylor Swift hit, the song does not inspire a great number of tattoos. That makes this one a unique find among Taylor Swift tattoos.
Portrait with Snake
We must tell you that portrait tattoos are a risk. If you want an image in the likeness of Taylor Swift on your body, research before pulling the trigger. Find an artist with a proven track record of success.
This is one of our favorite Taylor Swift tattoos on the list. It’s a potion tattoo inspired by the song “Mastermind” from Midnights. Specifically the image references “And the touch of a hand lit the fuse / Of a chain reaction of countermoves / To assess the equation of you / Checkmate, I couldn’t lose.”
Taylor Swift Meets Artemis
Okay! We have a goddess-inspired Taylor Swift tattoo here that imagines her as Artemis. It’s a clever concept as she is the goddess of wild animals and the hunt. Do you see the bow and arrow incorporated into the design? It’s a reference to Swift’s song, “The Archer.”
“I’ll stare directly at the sun but never in the mirror,” is a line from the hit “Anti-Hero.” We find that lyric replicated in visual form in this darling Taylor Swift tattoo.
By far, the most popular style of Taylor Swift tattoo is of a disco ball. The image references the song “Mirrorball.” While researching this piece, we saw countless mirrorball tattoos, and the words “try, try, try” are a popular accompaniment.
Forever and Always
“Oh, and it rains in your bedroom / Everything is wrong / It rains when you’re here, and it rains when you’re gone / ‘Cause I was there when you said, ‘Forever and always,’ seems to be the specific lyric that inspired this Taylor Swift tattoo. Isn’t it gorgeous?
The album, Fearless, inspires this tattoo. Swift was just 20 years old when she recorded it, proving that she was young and fearless.
All Too Well
“Just between us, did the love affair maim you too?” Swift asks in the song “All Too Well.” This haunting match tattoo with a blue flame is inspired by it.
The Other Side of the Door
“T.O.S.O.T.D.” can be found in a banner on these matching record tattoos. The abbreviation references “The Other Side of the Door.” If you are part of a Swiftie squad, consider getting matching designs to celebrate your favorite artist.
There are so many Taylor Swift tattoos inspired by “Karma.” In this example, we find the letters morphing into a cool shape. If you are going to get a word or phrase tattooed, work with your artist to come up with creative ways to make the lettering look fresh.
Long Story Short
How about these beautifully tattooed koi fish? We think they are the perfect pairing for this Swift tattoo inspired by “Long Story Short.”
Cowboy Like Me
While many of the Taylor Swift-inspired tattoos on this list are pretty direct with what they reference, you can go the subtle route. A skull wearing a cowboy hat is a fun design that references “Cowboy Like Me.” Cowboy boots are also popular!
“My house of stone, your ivy grows… and now I’m covered in you,” is a lyric from “Ivy.” If tattoos are any indication, this song is one of Swift’s that profoundly resonates with fans. There are so many ivy tattoos out there! This is the first on this list, but it won’t be the last.
We told you there were a bunch of mirrorball tattoos out there. Here’s one that dials up the color and is improved with a funky cowboy hat. Your tattoo, your rules.
Here’s another Taylor Swift tattoo inspired by “Karma.” Tarot card tattoos are wildly popular today and Swifties are fond of them. We also saw a card inspired by “The Archer.”
How gorgeous is this ivy tattoo? We’re blown away! This is another one of the Taylor Swift tattoos that is not explicitly about the artist and her music. It’s an understated nod to the beloved song.
Taylor Swift portraits are mildly popular, but many artists swing and miss. So, please be careful when you go to get one.
Taylor Swift famously re-recorded her early albums to have control over her body of work. So many “Taylor’s version” tattoos are out there that remark about it.
Why, yes, you can get right to the point by getting the artist’s name tattooed on you. This one is part of a traditional heart design. This fan is clearly in love.
How clever! We find a license plate that says “GTAWYCR,” referencing the hit “Getaway Car.” Flowers never hurt and they help sweeten the whole deal.
A Cup of Anti-Hero
“It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me,” is a lyric from “Anti-Hero” used to inspire this teacup design. We are head-over-heels for this very sweet and pretty design.
This is the best Taylor Swift portrait tattoo that we encountered. It has been expertly tattooed with so much attention to detail. Find yourself a skilled artist who can pull off something similar and tip them very well.
These Taylor Swift-inspired tattoos are a testament to the profound impact that she has had on her fans. From lyrics that resonate with our deepest emotions to unforgettable moments at her concerts, each tattoo represents a special connection to Taylor’s music and persona.
These tattoos are not only beautiful but also serve as a reminder of the power of music to unite people from all walks of life. As Taylor Swift continues to inspire us with her music, we have no doubt that her influence will continue to be reflected in the artistry of her fans.
For even more music-inspired tattoos, keep reading. We’ve rounded up the musicians and bands that are inspiring the most tattoos today.
According to Ticketsource, the 25th most popular band or solo artist to inspire tattoos is the Grateful Dead. In the above example, we find a Peter Max inspired bolt.
Heavy metal band Motorhead, from England, rank as the 24th band to inspire tattoos. With the band’s signature metal imagery, it should come as no surprise that there are many tattoos in honor of them.
Now, for our first solo artist on this list, Michael Jackson. The King of Pop ranks 23rd among the most frequently gotten artist-inspired tattoos. How cool is this portrait?
In 22nd place, we have Halsey who inspires a great deal of tattoos. Her lyrics are always poignant and make a real statement and they are the most popular kind of tattoo inspired by Halsey.
Next up, we have rock band AC/DC, ranking in 21st place. For AC/DC fans, it’s the band’s logo that gets the most love. Following it, tattoos inspired by “Hell’s Bells” are also a favorite.
Music lovers and Eminem fans are all about a portrait when it comes to tattoos regarding him. The many different looks of Slim Shady earned him the rank of 20th place.
For the Beliebers of the world, portrait and lyric tattoos are highly favored. Further, Justin Bieber has a bunch of tattoos himself that many fans try and copy. That puts him in 19th place.
Lady Gaga’s little monsters love portraits of the singer as well as lyrics, especially “Born This Way.” According to Ticketsource, Gaga tattoos rank 18th in popularity today.
For Blink 182 fans, it’s the band’s logo that’s getting inked more than anything else. The many people with the logo tattooed on them have helped rank the band 17th.
Only time will tell if the horrific abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson will slow the popularity of tattoos in his likeness. For now, he ranks 16th.
For Rammstein fans, it’s the band’s “ramming stone” logo that gets the most tattoo love. Many people have tattoos similar to this one, making the band the 15th most popular on this list.
You will find this image tattooed on a whole bunch of Led Zeppelin fans, but symbols associated with the band are also a popular choice. For the thousands of folks with a tattoo celebrating the band, they have pushed it to the 14th place.
Late legend, Amy Winehouse lives on in tattoo form, inspiring countless designs in her likeness. She had such an iconic look that it comes as no surprise that portraits of her are currently most popular. Winehouse tattoos rank in 13th place.
Another artist we lost far too soon, Bob Marley, is the subject of many tattoos. As with Winehouse, Bob Marley tattoos tend to be portraits. He ranks 12th place.
Lana Del Rey
Next up, we have Lana Del Rey who is celebrated in ink mostly in portraits but also the words “Born to die,” decorate a lot of bodies. Her fans make tattoos of the singer rank in 11th place.
This symbol right here is the most popular style of Metallica tattoo today. Tons of people have it. We’ve made it to the top ten and we’re not really shocked about this one.
David Bowie’s signature lightening bolt is, by far, the most popular style of tattoo in honor of the artist. All manner of bolts are out there. That puts Bowie tattoos in the 9th spot.
The stylized W and symbol for the band, Wu-Tang Clan, is one of the most easily recognizable images associated with any band or solo artist. It inspires tons of tattoos each year. It’s the 8th spot for this hip-hop collective.
There are countless portrait tattoos of Rihanna in the wold today. The superstar, who gave one of the most memorable half-time performances at the Super Bowl, will likely continue to rise but for now, tattoos of her rank in 7th place.
One thing is certain: Iron Maiden fans are dedicated. More than any other band inspiring thousands of tattoos, Iron Maiden fans boast the largest pieces. This giant back-piece in homage to the band is but one example of the very big tattoos out their in their honor. It’s 6th place for these tattoos.
Sure, you will stumble across many portraits of Kurt Cobain and the band’s smiley face logo, but the album art for In Utero is also beloved. The grunge band ranks in 5th place.
Portraits of one of the most influential artists in a generation, Tupac Shakur, are widely beloved. The person who shared this image explained that it is based on All Eyez on Me. Tupac tattoos are in the 4th spot.
At first we were surprised that Slipknot ranked in 3rd place, but then we thought about the people who know who love the band and it clicked. Fans of the group are as dedicated as they come. The S symbol is the most popular among fans.
In 2nd place, we have Pink Floyd tattoos which are on tens of thousands of folks today. Especially popular is the Dark Side of the Moon imagery as well as Wish You Were Here. With many album covers mirroring the band’s psychedelic style, all of the covers can be found in ink.
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We knew BTS to be a worldwide sensation but we did not expect them to inspire the most tattoos of any band or solo musician. We expected to see more portraits of the band members but those were surprisingly rare. This line drawing or the words “Love Yourself” are currently the trendiest.
- 1 Mad Woman
- 2 August
- 3 Champagne Problems
- 4 Portrait with Snake
- 5 Mastermind
- 6 Taylor Swift Meets Artemis
- 7 Anti-Hero
- 8 Mirrorball
- 9 Forever and Always
- 10 Fearless
- 11 All Too Well
- 12 The Other Side of the Door
- 13 Karma
- 14 Long Story Short
- 15 Cowboy Like Me
- 16 Ivy
- 17 More Mirrorball
- 18 Karma Card
- 19 More Ivy
- 20 Portrait Mode
- 21 Taylor’s Version
- 22 With Love
- 23 Getaway Car
- 24 A Cup of Anti-Hero
- 25 That Face
- 26 Grateful Dead
- 27 Motorhead
- 28 Michael Jackson
- 29 Halsey
- 30 AC/DC
- 31 Eminem
- 32 Justin Bieber
- 33 Lady Gaga
- 34 Blink 182
- 35 Marilyn Manson
- 36 Rammstein
- 37 Led Zeppelin
- 38 Amy Winehouse
- 39 Bob Marley
- 40 Lana Del Rey
- 41 Metallica
- 42 David Bowie
- 43 Wu-Tang Clan
- 44 Rihanna
- 45 Iron Maiden
- 46 Nirvana
- 47 Tupac Shakur
- 48 Slipknot
- 49 Pink Floyd
- 50 BTS
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