When you feel your rage and rebellion inside must manifest on your outer flesh, wicked steam punk tattoos are the way to go! Yup! The spectral, sci-fi genre, which is a rage in itself, is a perfect embodiment of the energy imploding within. Choose from an eclectic selection of intricate gear mechanisms to colossal Victorian watches, to hearts pumping on steam to inner anatomy, steampunk style. Read on as we catalogue ten awesome steampunk tattoo motifs for you. However much the punk inside you may need, there’s plenty of steam here to nurture it.
1. Decking the lady’s shoulderblade
Gears are simply the epitome of steampunk art. Even to a noob, gears aligned aesthetically as a piece of art signify steampunk. Here we have a suavely flowing clockwork tattoo adorning the woman’s shoulder. The tattoo’s flow to its ends has been imparted a certain character of fragility and softness making it an ideal choice for specifically a feminine shoulder. Rather than solid configuration, the pattern has a vine like network running rampant throughout the tattoo. It speaks of fragility and grace throughout, packing at the same time a subtle punch of steampunk. This nice little tattoo is dawned in black and white. Before considering this particular motif, you should learn of a basic advantage of shoulder tattoos. By virtue of their position on the body, you can conceal them at will. For an office getup, you can easily draw a shirt over them and while relaxing at home or skylarking at the beach, it can be unconcealed to its full glory!
2. Skeletal Steampunk
Biomechanics have been depicted to perfection in this masterpiece of a tattoo. Broken down automatons inside a human body introduce a phenomenal touch of fantasy to the design. In fact it has been so well done that its sight may send a momentary shudder across to the less than attentive. Ribs, bones and spare parts have been depicted in disarray, lodged inside a human torso. If done right, the tattoo can be a real keeper. The crisp portrayal behind the tattoo is the fantastic sense of deterioration and broken down gadgetry.
3. Steamy scalp
Now this particular one calls for fortitude. A very iconoclastic design by reason of its being etched on the scalp. Now if that doesn’t call for a ‘strong head’, I don’t know what does. Here you see gears on a person’s head. It is one out of the blue. You doesn’t see many such experimentations on a daily basis, making this tattoo remarkable and one of its kind. The tattoo offers flexibility. If you wish to conceal it, just let your hair grow back on. It’ll still be there, concealed. When you start missing it, style it back on by shaving off the overbearing hair. You don’t have to worry about permanent hair loss for that is a myth. Hair does grow back on with the condition that hair growing through the tattoo exhibits a stunted or slower growth. Nonetheless, you shall have your hair back.
4. Eye of steampunk
The tattoo is fraught with amazing detail. The design has a superb 3 dimensional feel to it. It’s as if the tattoo is actually a part of the body, floating above the skin or maybe attached to the flesh. The integration of human and mechanic parts has been executed to perfection, adding a sense of mystery as to the actual utility of the gears depicted in this particular motif. The metal work is outstanding in this old piece of clockwork highlighting the raw appeal of raw iron. It’s almost as if it’s a part of the guy’s skin.
5. Midnight hoot
Of all the creepy nocturnal noises, the owl’s is right up there in the walk of fame. Here’s a steampunk owl with a wicked cool dark character. A combination of a natural owl mingled with pipes, valves, gears and rivets fills it up with the “steampunky” character that was aimed for. The vacant eye sockets impart a classic look of a Victorian Sci-Fi owl. You‘d almost wish it came to life. But then again, the tattoo will have to do for now!
6. When the clock struck a golden moment
Imagine having the exact time of occurrence of a momentous occasion inscribed above your heart. Not literally on the heart but outside, on the chest. Now that would make not only a great tattoo idea but also great sense. It could the moment you found your soul mate, the moment you said “I do” or the moment your first child was welcomed on to the planet. What a fantastic and aesthetically pleasing way to commemorate dear history.
7. The arm of unbound strength
The fascination with immense physical strength has been an eternal companion of the notion of masculinity. The integration of man and machine seems to be the final epoch in this chapter. The bionic arm shown here is an excellent portrayal of the same notion of unbound strength. Shadows and highlights have been dexterously infused to produce a life like metallic appearance. The illusion of rust has also been executed to perfection making this piece of art better than the real thing!
8. The one with the beetle
Beetles are creepy enough on their own. When they sever their wings from side to side, the disgust reaches new levels. In this tattoo, the wings part to reveal the steampunk anatomy of a beetle. Grizzly art, won’t you agree. Nonetheless, hats must be tipped to imagination.
9. The one with the human foetus
Now so much is going on in this piece. There’s a foetus in the center at almost maturation. Below the baby are some cluttered structures more or less exhibiting brain like anatomy which may belong to the baby’s parents. Everything is hey wire here. Psychedelic to say the least.
10. For the love of cuteness
The brilliance about steampunk is that it can side to any emotion, from the dark side to the motivational to even cuteness. Here we observe a nifty little birdy soaring with all steampunk glory. Excellent choice for teenage girls.