With the emergence of the new electric car, Tesla, it’s not surprising to see inventor and namesake, Nikola Tesla, lend his face his face as well.
Tattoos of the innovator (who is sometimes regarded as the true “father” of electricity) are popping up on enthusiasts of both science and body modification worlds.
Portrait tattoos of Tesla are often requested, and are usually done in surreal or hyperrealistic styles. Some other styles incorporate connections to science and electricity with layers of color and texture, and others are as simple as black and white. The unabashed mystery of the famed inventor is already rooted in symbolism so choosing a design for your tattoo can help unlock some hidden creativity during the process.
Tesla’s progressive, and now revisited, thinking has become an icon for moving forward and pushing for intellectual growth. A Tesla tattoo can also be used as a touchstone to continue your perseverance, whether mentally or spiritually, and some tattoo artists sometimes look to him as a symbol of fortitude.
There are a myriad of directions you can go with a Tesla tattoo — from the tried and true portrait, to single-line designs — the goal is to create your perfect piece of body art. Lots of ink experts choose to experiment with slight modifications in texture, color and shading in efforts to unlock stunning new images — all while also employing innovative techniques. A Tesla tattoo, much like his ideas, will be one you’ll cherish for a lifetime.