Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking out for tattoo ideas? Here are some brilliant door tattoos and designs for you to check out. Scroll down to select your favourite door art tattoo.
Doors often offer themselves as interesting symbols of entrances or exits.
Many learn how open doors can be read as new future opportunities and challenges. Hence, closed doors, we learn, would be read as removing all the negativity from one’s mind and decluttering.
Door tattoo meaning and symbols offer ideas like the transition in time and often remind one of a middle ground between extreme decisions, providing an escape route to the reality or fantasy to learn from. Down below are some door tattoo designs curated for you. Read on to take your pick.
Flower Door Tattoo
Art by the tattoo artists shows through this beautiful arm tattoo of a simple door encompassed with flowers. The detailed design and smooth inkwork by the artists on the flowers, almost like a bower of roses, leaves and others, added with a splash of colourful faded inks is the ultimate showstopper here. These pretty door tattoos are here to stay!
Victorian Door Tattoo
This classic Victorian Door tattoo on the arm, a favourite of artists, features the typical imperial modernity of a woodcut door with intensely intricate designs of glass and railings. This arm tattoo can be customized in colours for especially the designer glass and railing, although time and again the beautiful shades of black and its deep fill by the artists offer a truly chic edge to the tattoo.
Classic Wooden Door Tattoo
The classic wooden furniture door is here- ready to be tattooed onto the arm. The wooden design and inkwork with deep hues of brown, ochre and yellowish shades are impeccable and the artists get full credit for this one. The log-like cut and rectangular shape along with the knob are kept perfectly in place.
Cabin Door Tattoo
Another tattoo in the genre of classic door tattoos, this arm tattoo is a cabin door, wooden in form with a circular glass-cut hole and handles in place. The different black, deep arrows inked on the door design done by the artists, and the curved tattoo design are indicative of a cabin door. Once again, colourful shading with lighter hues of brown and yellow, in contrast to the deep black fill of the arrows, provides a very subtle and yet elegant vibe to the design.
Log-cut Door Tattoo
This door tattoo is a return to nature through the visual background of clouds and a lake beyond the half-open door. The wooden textures on the door with the fine black linework by the artists on the flowing water offer a log-like feel to the tattooing- a woodcut design. The bold shading and gradient give this tattoo a realistic look. It will look best on the arm.
Little-Open Door Tattoo
This almost-closed door tattoo can be read as an offer at the threshold of some challenge, accepting which could offer brilliant opportunities as can be visualized from the background through the tiny creek, possibly the starry, magical outer space. Gradient shadings by the artists offer a beautiful finish to this arm tattoo.
The Collection of Door Tattoos
This magnificent tattoo is a collection of different doors from varied time periods. They can be inked as individual door tattoos on the arm. These single-arm tattoos offer a look inside the different designs: log-like, woodcut or metal and glass, and shapes: arches, ovals, rectangle or dome-shaped doors. This is a way to learn and read through the brilliantly inked gradient by the artists. These arm tattoos are incredibly detailed and appropriate, but we encourage you to talk with the artists before experimenting with colours and deep fill.
Half-Closed Door Tattoo
This simple black door tattoo is a lot more geometric in its approach, again with brilliant shading with black ink. Light filtering out through the opened crack, this arm tattoo is the perfect amalgamation of art and creativity. The fine line designs and delicate inking by the artists are the ultimate showstoppers. We recommend this arm tattoo be inked in colours, especially in the parts where the light first strikes, to give the essence of reality inside the previously dark space.
Oriental Door Tattoo
This beautiful Moroccan door tattoo truly exhibits the artists’ talent shown in an intricately pieced out hyperrealistic tattoo. Just like the real door cut out from log pieces and intricately carved on, this oriental door arm tattoo is an instant success with its intricate inking, thanks to the artists. The log carvings on the skin, with shades of bluish-black and floral log patterns, is graceful. Even the additional dome-like log-cut arch added to the door tattoo give out oriental vibes. We have got to learn about perfection from this one!
Closed Wooden Door Tattoo
An old school door with neat little carvings is a beautifully elegant arm tattoo with its beautiful shading of black and grey ink. Inked in detail on the skin by the artists, the fine line work with black and grey is most commendable. Learn to customize and give this tattoo a touch of brown and other hues for a more vibrant outlook!
With a plethora of door tattoos in our collection, you have time to read and learn through your inking art choices. Here are some more door arm tattoos not on the list that you can learn of and customize with the tattoo artists, to ink out:
- The Red Door Tattoo
- The Blue Door Tattoo
- The Cellar Door Tattoo
- The Hobbit Door Tattoo
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