Music is a universal language that expresses our feelings and emotions, and it’s somehow a way for people from all over the world to connect to each other. If you’re a music enthusiast who loves to play the guitar and you’re thinking about getting your next tattoo, we have compiled 90 of the most awe-inspiring and amazing designs that will convey your musical passion and enthusiasm.
Draw inspiration from these creative guitar tattoo designs, and channel the inner rock star in you!
Traditional Guitar Tattoo With Floral Elements
Portraying the headstock component of a guitar, this classic tattoo features the traditional tattooing technique and infuses vivid red, yellow, and green hues for a striking design.
Guitar Peeking From a Crack
The body of an electric guitar lies beneath what appears to be a large fissure, which borders between a realistic and sketch-style look.
Headstock Arm Tattoo
Eliminating the rest of a guitar, this headstock tattoo looks simple and straightforward.
‘Bass Bandit’ Tattoo With Swirling Musical Notes
A musical staff wraps an electric guitar, while the words ‘Bass Bandit’ add a personal touch and convey the personality of the tattoo wearer.
Headstock and Partial Neck With a Musical Note
The fusion of the guitar neck with a musical note adds a twist to this headstock tattoo.
‘Viva La Musica’ Traditional Tattoo
Roses and a scroll with the words ‘Viva La Musica’ adorn this guitar tattoo. The tattoo artist mostly uses light shading to create faint silhouettes.
Watercolor Guitar Splash
Colorful strokes make this watercolor-style guitar tattoo a beautiful piece of artwork.
Headstock Tattoo in Dark Shades
Dark shading highlights the white claws that grip this headstock tattoo.
Blackwork Partial Arm Sleeve
Extending from the elbow down to the wrist, this heavily shaded blackwork tattoo emphasizes the image of a guitar’s headstock and neck against a bold background.
Colorful Classic Tattoo With ‘Rock N’ Roll’ Scroll
A pink scroll wraps around a yellow electric guitar while small streaks of lightning against a blue cloud lie above the guitar.
Charming Guitar Tattoo With a Floral Body
The petals of a flower make up the body of the guitar, while the headstock, neck, and soundhole are boldly shaded.
Artistic Watercolor Guitar Back Tattoo
Red, yellow, and black splotches make this abstract watercolor tattoo a unique piece.
Classic Americana Thigh Tattoo
Red roses and green leaves embellish the body of this guitar tattoo.
Upper Back Winged Guitar Tattoo
Wings symbolize a sense of freedom that people often find in music. Guitarists feel free and unrestrained when playing their favorite instrument, which is why wings are a typical element found in most guitar tattoos.
Simple Guitar Sketch With Guitar Picks on the Wrists
A simple guitar outline without dark shading lies on the forearm, while two complementary guitar picks are inked on both wrists.
Creative G-clef Guitar Body
The body of this guitar tattoo is a G-clef, adding a punch of creativity to the boldly shaded design.
Guitarist Sitting Atop a Log and Surrounded by Cacti
This neo-classical tattoo showcases a guitarist wearing a cowboy hat and sitting on a piece of log with cacti and white flowers around.
Black and Grey Guitar Arm Tattoo
Neither too light nor too dark, the shading on this arm tattoo looks a little bit faded. A rose and swirling scroll embellishes the guitar design.
‘Son’ Headstock Design
The word “son” lies a headstock, adding a personal touch to this upper arm tattoo.
Abstract Guitar Tattoo
Rugged lines and a bit of abstract style distinguish this musical instrument tattoo.
Rose and Wings Guitar Tattoo
In music, people discover the freedom to express who they really are. The addition of majestic wings symbolizes how playing the guitar liberates the soul.
A Symbol of Musical Freedom
Another winged guitar tattoo that conveys the sense of freedom found in music.
A Pop of Blue
Blue is a soothing color that represents calmness. This watercolor-style tattoo shows a simple sketch of a guitar along with a splash of blue.
‘The Only Girl a Boy Can Trust’ Scroll Traditional Tattoo
Scroll typography is always an excellent idea to personalize a tattoo.
Realistic Headstock Tattoo
This 3-D guitar headstock tattoo looks like it’s popping out of the arm.
Skull and Roses
Besides roses and musical staffs, skulls are also a popular element in guitar tattoos, especially for rock and heavy metal music lovers.
Cute, Minimalist Design
Tattoos don’t always have to look conspicuous and attention-catching. If you want something simple, this guitar tattoo with musical notes is a nice option.
Colorful Watercolor Sketch-Style Tattoo
Watercolor tattoos look vibrant and exude an energetic vibe, and they are perfect for individuals who want to express their fun personalities.
3-D Guitar Tattoo
Depicting an acoustic guitar, this tattoo looks three dimensional.
Custom Typography Over Guitar Body
A customized tattoo with the word ‘Glasba’ inked over the guitar’s body.
Line Silhouettes on Guitar Body
Faint silhouettes are visible on the guitar’s body, and dark shading defines the head and fingerboard.
‘Live Forever’ Guitar Tattoo Encircled by Thorny Branches
Thorny, leafy branches swirl all over the guitar’s body, and the words ‘live forever’ are inked on the lower body.
Vibrant Guitar Tattoo With Red and Orange Tones
Red is the perfect color to exhibit the passionate guitar player in you. This realistic guitar tattoo undoubtedly grabs attention at first glance.
Heavy Metal Guitar Design in Vivid Red and Black Colors
A bit of dark shading creates the shadow of this heavy metal guitar tattoo.
Scroll and Wing Elements in a Traditional Tattoo Style
For people who have lost loved ones, they choose to immortalize the memories of their beloved by inking symbolic words on their skin.
3-D Crack Design
This tattoo looks like the skin has been scraped, revealing a guitar fretboard underneath.
Detailed Headstock and Guitar Neck
A nicely shaded and well-detailed guitar headstock design that covers the length of the lower arm.
Eye-Popping Realistic Guitar Tattoo
If you want a tattoo that really transforms the look of your skin, a 3-D tattoo will most likely do the trick.
Quirky Skeleton Playing a Guitar
A whimsical design depicting a skeleton that wears a sombrero and holds an acoustic guitar, with colorful wine, rose, and bush elements all around.
Perfect for girls who like to wear cropped tops, this guitar tattoo adorns the flank area.
Simple Black and Grey Guitar Tattoo
This tattoo showcases a minimalist depiction of guitar’s components.
Striped Guitar Surrounded By Flames
The striped pattern and flames add impact to the design.
Realistic Rock and Roll Guitar
Two hands are strumming the strings of an electric guitar.
Meaningful Abstract Wrist Tattoo
Organic shapes and the infusion of musical notes distinguish this unique abstract wrist tattoo.
Sprawling Guitar on the Back
An electric guitar is diagonally inked on the back, with maybe the name of the band imprinted above.
Rugged Outlines and Dark Shading
Boldly shaded wings lie side by side at the back of a guitar.
Rock Star Playing an Electric Guitar
The exposition of a rock star doing a guitar solo and a large, intricately detailed electric guitar makes this an exemplary design.
Tribal-Style Guitar Design
Tribal design elements make this guitar tattoo quite distinctive.
Simplistic Nape Tattoo
A tattoo on a girl’s nape looks rather appealing, especially when it looks conspicuous with the hair tied up.
‘Good Vibes’ Scroll Encircling a Guitar
The sound of an acoustic guitar never fails to bring good vibes, as portrayed by this scroll and guitar tattoo.
Neo-Classic Floral and Wood Guitar Tattoo
Two lovely flowers and a ‘Hello Darlin’ scroll beautifies this traditional tattoo.
Patriotic American Flag, Guitar, and Typography Design
If you want to add a hint of patriotism to your tattoo design or you want people to know your home country, the addition of a flag seems like a cool idea.
Colorful Guitar Arm Tattoo
Rich colors emphasize the geometric pattern of the guitar’s body.
Musical Notes Streaming From a Guitar Crack
The lower portion of the guitar has a crack, from which a stream of musical notes ooze out.
Neo-Traditional Guitar Design With Green Foliage and Musical Scroll
A stunning, vibrant tattoo that highlights the strong personality of the wearer.
Boldly Shaded Tattoo With a Pop of Red
A tinge of red adds color to this predominantly dark tattoo.
Orange Splash, Typography, and a Hand Holding a Guitar Neck
Just like a well-crafted piece of artwork, this tattoo looks creative and amusing.
Fully Shaded Guitar Tattoo
A simple blackwork tattoo near the ankle.
Black Ink Splashes and a Red Sunburst Design
Creativity flows from this spectacular arm tattoo, which shows off a red sunburst with black splotches atop a guitar fretboard.
Colorful Abstract Tattoo
This minimalist guitar-inspired design looks pretty with its fun color combination.
Fretboard Visible Beneath a Large Crack
Electric Guitar With Wings
Beautiful Watercolor Style
Splotches of different colors add life to this sketch-style tattoo.
Electric Guitar With Streaks of Flames
What appears to be flames, or perhaps a strange fog, lie atop an electric guitar for added impact.
A Scroll and a Pair of Majestic Wings
If you feel like soaring to the sky when playing the guitar or listening to your favorite guitar solos, then a tattoo design with wings is perfect for you.
Electric Guitar Body Behind a Realistic Crevice
This tattoo offers a glimpse of an electric guitar underneath a large crack.
Circular Stripes and Flames
A Bird Perching Over a Guitar
Like wings, birds may symbolize a sense of freedom.
Small 3-D Wood Guitar Tattoo
This small colored guitar tattoo looks cute and charming.
‘Hope Never Loses Us’ Musical Staff Typography
The motivational quote makes this guitar tattoo look quite inspirational.
Faceless Guitarist Sketch-Style Tattoo
This arm tattoo looks just like a mesmerizing painting.
Vicious Creature Holding an Electric Guitar
Heavy metal and rock and roll music enthusiasts will likely find this tattoo appealing.
Traditional Floral Guitar Tattoo
Traditional and neo-classic tattoos look vibrant and impressively eye-catching.
Musical Staff Encircling a Guitar
In place of a scroll, a musical staff filled with notes swirls around a guitar.
Crow Resting on a Guitar Body
While a crow may seem a little bit ominous, this tattoo featuring a crow quietly perched on a guitar’s body looks enthralling.
Heavily Shaded Black and Grey Tattoo
This gripping blackwork tattoo is personalized with a music-related quote.
Realistic Wing Over a Guitar Headstock
Another blackwork tattoo, but with a touch of realism.
Musical Notes Escaping From a Guitar Fissure
Detailed Guitar Components With Black Splotches and Red Strokes
This 3-D tattoo boasts meticulous fretboard details and comes with black ink splotches and red brushstrokes forming an X-shaped mark.
Commemorative Guitar Tattoo
This heartwarming traditional tattoo pays respect to a deceased loved one.
Amazing 3-D Scraped Skin Guitar Tattoo
The read headstock pops out of the skin, while the strings look like they’re covered by pieces of scraped skin.
Flaming Winged Guitar With a Skull Body
The body of the guitar connects into a skull, while flames spark all over. A pair of wings complements this guitar tattoo.
Colorful Surrealist Guitar Flank Tattoo
The surrealist depiction of a colorful tree on one side and a dark, withered tree on the other side makes this surrealist tattoo rather meaningful.
Abstract-Style Blackwork Guitar Tattoo
This fully shaded tattoo has a distinctive guitar body that’s characterized by curves and swirls.
Realistic Guitar Portrayal Surrounded by a Crack
Underneath a crack lies two hands strumming an electric guitar, making this 3-D tattoo look quite compelling.
Painting-Style Heavily Shaded Tattoo
This tattoo looks like a painting art that’s inked on the back.
Creative Tree Growing Out of a Guitar Design
A tree growing out of a guitar conveys an environmental message.
Treble Clef Guitar Body
This well-thought-out tattoo portrays the guitar musical instrument with a treble clef body for a creative design.
Artistic Winged Guitar Design
Two wings spread and highlight the crisscross-patterned guitar neck and uniquely shaped guitar body.
Inspirational Winged Guitar Tattoo
Completing this list is an electric guitar tattoo with a pair of wings, which appear to be the most common element among guitar tattoo designs.