The trumpet is one of the most well-known instruments in the world, with a distinct sound that is not usually subtle. It sounds great and is quite commanding. When someone is playing trumpet, others are paying attention! Not only is this instrument powerful and beautiful sounding, it is also quite lovely to look at, with many elegant pieces. It’s shiny nature also makes it appealing. It is the perfect instrument to incorporate into a tattoo design, or for the entire tattoo itself! Are you a trumpet player who is passionate about your talent? Are you thinking about getting a tattoo to celebrate the instrument? Check out these 10 truly great trumpet tattoo ideas for some inspiration, not that the music isn’t already enough inspiration in itself!
The trumpet serves as a beautiful vase for roses and other flowers in bloom. This tattoo is quite large, taking up the wearer’s entire lower leg.
This black and gray trumpet complete with flourishes creates the treble clef.
Tattoo Artist: Csörsz Pèter
Louis Armstrong is one of the most famous and undoubtedly one of the most skilled trumpet players who ever lived. He has an amazing backstory about how he came to playing the trumpet. If you are in the mood for some truly interesting music history, look his story up!
Trumpet done in an old-school traditional style with the classic red roses on this tattoo enthusiast’s bicep.
Tattoo Artist: Darryl Hanna
Another black and gray, similar to another tattoo shown where flowers come out of the top of the trumpet, this time with an even bigger bouquet.
A bold and stylized variation of the trumpet with a bright red-orange sun behind it.
Tattoo Artist: Jim Miller
Realistic rendering of this template, complete with flourishes.
A surreal black and grey trumpet player, who is a cool cat in a hat.
Another black and gray realistic trumpet. The perfect tattoo design for the forearm.
Photo credit: Instyle
Last but certainly not least, Lady Gaga’s Trumpet tattoo!