Reviewed & updated: October 20, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking to get a perfect banjo design tattoo to liven up your everyday style? Then this list of tattoo ideas would be ideal for you.
Banjo tattoo designs have been quite popular since the earliest of times irrespective of the fact whether you can play the instrument or not.
Banjo is evidently a musical instrument and if you’re looking for a simple banjo tattoo to get for the first time, these cool ideas will be surely welcome. If you love playing the banjo then you have all the more reason to get a traditional banjo tattoo.
Banjo is always associated with green frogs, and if you’re wondering the frog playing banjo tattoo meaning, then it stands for the similar sounds both make and also stand as a symbol of jolliness and transformation. If your country offers you great tattoo shops like Sanctuary Tattoos then you can pick your design, check with the artists, and you’re all set for your first banjo design tattoo.
Stunning Blackwork Banjo Tattoo
This banjo design tattoo presents a skeleton sitting under a mushroom and playing the banjo completely in line-art with beautiful gradient shading on the mushroom, land, and the body of the banjo in black ink. The intricate lines of the skeleton and banjo work out great to make this one of the most incredible designs.
Colourful Banjo And Bear Tattoo
You can find videos online of animals playing the banjo, and this banjo design shows a bear done entirely in coloured pigments of dark and light brown for the fur and red, white, and purple for the tie-dye shirt. The details are incredible, from the teeth to the sunglasses and the banjo itself. Ghost Light Tattoo shop will offer you artists that will make this tattoo work out perfectly for you.
T-Rex Playing Banjo Tattoo
Unique designs aren’t uncommon and this one gives you a dinosaur done in greenish-yellow ink decked in a black suit and hat rounded off white and dark blue highlights to give a shiny finish playing a classic banjo done in off-white, brown and black. You can check if your skin is allergy-free and get this pigmented tattoo at Ghost Light Tattoo shop.
Banjo Skeletal Tattoo
This skeleton playing the banjo is done in yellow and black ink, covered in bright red cloth. The skin left blank in places is done to accentuate the fabric and the banjo is not pigmented, letting the skin colour it. This elaborate banjo design might not be recommended as your first one, but if you love a spooky vibe, go for it!
Opossum Playing Banjo Design Tattoo
Opossums are also associated with a banjo because of their similar sounds and this banjo design shows a cute opossum done in grey and pink playing the banjo done in yellowish-brown. The addition of green grass and a red flower also offers a lovely touch.
Black Cat Playing Banjo Design Tattoo
Artists love working on customized designs and this banjo design will work pretty great. It shows a stark black cat, complete with blank skin spaces with thick black borders on both the banjo and the cat. At Ghost Light Tattoo you can get your desired banjo cat tattoo, which is actually a quite popular design, that will look great anywhere on your body.
Flowery Banjo Design Tattoo
Tattoo artists always prefer working with blackwork tattoos, and this banjo design presents a beautiful fine-line artwork of a banjo done in extremely ornate designs, with a chickadee perched on top and coneflowers blooming at the bottom. All three objects are done in great realistic detail, and blackwork tattoos are also known to cause the least amount of complications.
Blackwork Banjo Opossum Tattoo
As seen before, opossum and banjo tattoos are quite in demand and this design shows a blackwork tattoo that artists always love working on and presents the animal done is ornate and smooth fine line-art on the fur, with gradient shading on the ears and underside of the opossum. The line designs of the banjo offer marvellous intricacy that makes this a wonderful tattoo idea.
Banjo And Baby Doll Tattoo
This design tattoo showcases a kewpie (a baby doll) playing the instrument with a reddish-orange pigmented hat, studded with diamonds where the skin is left blank to highlight the shine of the stone. The greyish-white dress, the white smoke whistle, the peach skin the sweet red blush and the blond hair with simplistic spotted design on the instrument makes this one of the loveliest pigmented tattoo ideas you’ll come across.
Classic Frog Banjo Tattoo
There are several articles and videos on the popularity of banjo and frog tattoos across any country and this vibrant tattoo presents to us a green frog done in teal ink, with red and a light white covering its underside playing the instrument happily. The addition of the golden moon and stars, the green grass, and the red-spotted mushroom as well as the white clouds add a nice touch to the original character. At Ghost Light Tattoo shop you can get this tattoo in perfect detail and show off your colourful arm tattoo.
Banjo tattoos, the single instrument or the ones associated with animals has been popular ever since these associations were traced back as early as the Victorian era. Music made from banjos are usually attached to the country vibe and if you’re a sucker for such music and you’re a fun-loving person then these tattoo ideas would click well with you.
Banjos are a fun instrument that people of all ages can enjoy all across the globe and getting a tattoo to showcase your love for it will be an idea appreciated everywhere.
If your country offers you, good artists, like at the Milwaukee Tattoo Shop called Ghost Light Tattoo, then some other tattoo ideas will work out great, like:
- Banjo kazooie tattoo
- Singular musical instrument tattoo
- Single colourful banjo design tattoo
- Human playing a banjo design tattoo
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