You might recognize his work from the album covers of some of your favorite bands, including Nirvana, Beastie Boys, and Tool. For over 40 years, Alex Grey has been painting the art of transcendence in ways like no one else. His art stands the test of time, continuing to influence a very broad and diverse audience.
Alex Grey is responsible for creating some of the most unique and mind-altering art in the world. With abstract paintings, drawings, and sculptures revolving around topics such as the beauty of life and death, it’s easy to say that Grey’s works offer a direct representation of a world that most of us can only imagine. From taking the time to detail the intricacies of the human anatomy to giving spirituality a physical form, Alex Grey has become the master of depicting what it is like to see through the mind’s eye.
Grey’s artwork is perfect for anyone intrigued by the strange and unusual world that sits beyond our consciousness. Though admirers of Grey’s work have not necessarily been able to reach the same plane of consciousness as he has, there are those who appreciate the talent and beauty of his art enough to get it tattooed on their bodies!
Cover image: “Galactic Resonance” rendered by Tomasz Tofi
Another amazing piece with incredible detail and color. Tool tribute tattoo, Artist unknown
Created by Von D @vondtattoo
Tool inspired tattoo created by Jason Rhodekill
Alex Grey’s “Interbeing” piece, artist unknown.
Incredible back piece tattooed by Anil Gupta
“Hummingbird” piece tattooed at Studio 617 by Kris
Amazing colors and detial created by James Kern
Grey’s “Oversoul” piece, artist unknown.
“Dying” created by Fred Giovannitti
Incredible detail on this “One” piece, tattooed at Omega Point Studio
Amazing “Bardo Being” piece tattooed by Isnard Barbosa