The banjo is a distinct sounding instrument that has been played for generations. One can hear the banjo sound in many different genres these days, but is most often associated with country and bluegrass. It’s quite a lovely instrument to look at, with it’s circular body and long thin neck, and delicate strings. It’s easy to see why people would want this beautiful instrument as the main element of their tattoo design. Do you play the banjo? Are you thinking about getting a tattoo to show your love for the instrument? Check out these 10 best banjo tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
Tattoo Artist: Jaminson Stagaard
An old fashioned banjo with leaves growing into it is a lovely representation of this tattoo enthusiast’s love for the instrument.
Tattoo Artist: Adam Bartley
The delicate linework of this banjo and surrounding elements and color give it a romantic feel.
Typography for the actual name “Banjo” is seen here, delicately inked with precision.
A realistic and angled view is the perfect banjo tattoo in a very cool spot on this tattoo wearer’s leg.
Tattoo Artist: Chris L Amber Tattoo
“Bluegrass Never Needs Cutting” is of course in reference to the Bluegrass musical genre, in which the banjo is front and center.
Here is another banjo done in an old school style, complete with old school flowers and rope elements.
This charming cat in its dapper threads is happy to play the banjo for anyone who will listen.
This frog also seems quite pleased with the sound of his banjo.
Who else came to know the banjo via playing Banjo Kazooie?
Here’s another tattoo celebrating the use of the banjo in the beloved game.