Not too long ago vinyl records were considered a thing of the past, earlier relics of a musical era that slipped seamlessly into sleeker designs via compact discs, online streaming, and portable devices.
These days, however, 45s are worth their weight in gold; considered by many to be a superior way of listening to the music you love, it’s no surprise that the vinyl record has made its way into the tattoo realm.
While classic black & white shading is still the most popular scheme for inking tattoo vinyls, more adventurous devotees have expanded their passion into incredible works of art, with all number of colors and backdrops utilized as far as the flesh will go. On par with that are a number of turntables, phonographs, and victrolas, often accompanied by various vintage and retro memorabilia such as pin-up girls, flowers, musical notes, and golden-era entertainers.
“Out with the old, in with the new” need not apply when it comes to the world of vinyl records. As any fervent 45 collector will tell you, sometimes nothing beats the original. A vinyl record tattoo not only denotes a distinguished philosophy and taste, but an on-trend embodiment of music in motion.