Music tattoos are popular for music lovers. In the world we live in, music gives us inspiration. It gives us a sense of happiness. Some of us have this gift of composing music. It’s a passion, a calling. We relate to music when we are in love. We cry with the music if we are broken-hearted. We escape reality for a while. The moment we shut our eyes, we are teleported into a different world. The world that is far from reality. The music screams for our thoughts and feelings. For some, music is their life. If you love music and tattoos, we have the 52 best music tattoo designs below.
Best Small Music Tattoos and Designs
Nowadays, we can see musicians are into tattoos. Music and tattoos combined give a higher sense of artistry. Music speaks what is to be expressed and most of the time cannot be expressed and it gives rest, soothes the mind and heal the heart. It makes you whole. Music enters the ears but always go straight to the heart. As music lovers, here are the best music tattoo styles that you can choose from.
1.Compact Cassette Tattoo
Compact cassettes are used from the 60’s up to 90’s for recording music. In this tattoo, it has a saying that says “My life is music”. The tattoo is unique because it gives a vintage look.
2. G Clef with Musical Symbols
Placement of tattoos depends on the bearer. In this case, behind the ears, which makes it more awesome!
3. Musical Notes on Feet
This tattoo shows a G-Clef, surrounded by different kinds of notes.
4. Colorful G Clef with Stars Tattoo
The tattoo shows a big G-Clef surrounded by colorful stars and different kinds of notes.
5. Tiny Note Tattoo
If you want to get your first ink, you can always try a tiny tattoo.
6. Tree Musical Tattoo
This tattoo is for women who wants unique tattoos. It shows a tree with a G-Clef and the notes and the leaves flew away with the wind.
7. Creative G Clef Design
A very creative design of a musical symbol on the wrist. This is a very artistic design that could surely catch other’s attention.
8. Cute Musical Symbol Tattoo
A music tattoo for women. If you could see the formation of the musical symbol is more curved that made it feminine combined with different colored notes and symbols.
9. Watercolor Musical Symbol
Watercolor tattoos are the trend today and many are pretty much liking the results!
10. Unique Watercolor Music Notes and Symbols
Another watercolor tattoo at the back with bass clef, staff, musical symbols filled with different colors.
11. Wrist Music Symbol
A tattoo of a musical symbol marked on the wrist. It’s color white gives it a unique look.
12. Watercolor Music Symbol Wrist Tattoo
A tattoo showing the G-Clef on a staff but instead of notes and symbols, we ca see a watercolor combination of blue and purple.
13. Combination of Stars and Musical Symbols
A back tattoo doesn’t need to be bigger. You can start with small tattoos combined with different symbols and shapes so you could get a unique permanent mark.
14. Couple Music Tattoos
If both of you and your partner is into music, you can have matching bass clef tattoos on your wrists.
15. Tiny Treble Clef Tattoo with Staff
Tattoos behind the ears are always cute. Though these tattoos are rarely seen, tattoos behind the ear are one of the best location of getting inked.
16. Music Bird Tattoo
A bird tattoo shaped using different note symbols.
17. Music Graffiti Behind Ears
Another design of music symbol behind the ears. This time, the staff is not straight but instead it looks like the whole symbols are dancing with the wind.
18. Inner Ear Music Tattoo Design
This one is unique because the tattoo is actually inside the ears. This may be painful but look how awesome it is? As they say “No pain, no gain.”
19. Bass and Treble Clef
Bass and Treble Clef tattoo. A simple yet catchy tattoos on feet.
20. Flower Petals with Music Symbols
A beautiful flower with staff and musical notes on its petals.
21. Blue Music Tattoo
A musical symbol formed as a bird with musical notes and symbol as it’s wings. Isn’t it pretty?
22. G Clef with Quote
A tattoo of G-Clef on the back with a butterfly and flower. A quote can also be added into your desired designed to make it more personal.
23. Treble Music Symbol
Treble music symbol designs are common to music lovers. You can add more designs in this type of tattoo to make it even attractive.
24. Combination of Treble and Bass Tattoo
A beautiful artwork of bass and treble clef on a woman’s stomach shaded with the color of blue, light blue and purple.
25. Treble Clef with Staff
A combination of Treble Clef, staff, and musical notes. A good tattoo for those who want to get their first ink.
26. Designed G-Clef with Quotes
Music tattoos are better with quotes but still depends on your preferences. On this tattoo, a quote was included which says “Music is what feelings sounds like.” A bearer can choose the quotes of choice to fully express his or her love for music.
27. A cute G-Clef with Stars
A tiny G-Clef tattoo combined with tiny stars are perfect.
28. Graffiti Music Symbol
A treble clef with a unique design connected to a staff and musical symbols.
29. Colorful Treble Tattoo
A unique design for music tattoo. Colors were chosen very well that each color stood out.
30. Guitar Tattoo
Musicians always use instruments such as guitars when composing songs.
31. Heart Music Design
Heart tattoos are common with girls. A heart symbolizes love. This tattoo shows the bearer’s love for music.
32. Heart Music Design on Feet
A cute heart tattoos for girls. This one is on her feet which make it sexier to look at.
33. Heart-shaped Piano
A heart-shaped piano on the side of the stomach. Another tattoo that shows the love for music.
34. Heart-shaped Headphones
Cute heart-shaped headphones tattoos on the wrist.
35. Heart-shaped Bass and Treble Clef on the Chest
A 3D heart-shaped bass and a treble tattoo on the chest.
36. Love Music Tattoo
A saying tattoo that says “love” with a treble clef that serves as the letter “L” and other musical symbols.
37. Microphone Tattoo
A microphone surrounded by staff and treble music symbols.
38. Microphone with bigger Music Tattoos and Stars
A bigger microphone music tattoo design but, this time, it has stars and music symbols.
39. Moon – shaped Music Tatoo Design
A purple moon-shaped tattoo design with musical symbols.
40. Heart – shaped Music Tattoos
A heart-shaped musical tattoo with musical symbols and name.
41. Small Music Tattoos On Hands
Tattoos on the hands are visible enough when playing musical instruments. These can be used by women as well.
42. Note Symbols Tattoos
Musical symbols and notes on the feet that seem like stardusts and stars.
43. Music Piano Tattoos
Heart-shaped piano tattoos on the side of the stomach are the trend for women.
44. Music Tattoos Sayings
Music sayings or quotes are also unique. It expresses the love of music through words.
45. Music Quotes at the Back
Other ways of expressing the love of music are thru quotes. In this tattoo, the bearer stated that music serves as the voice.
46. Headset Spine Tattoo
A headset spine tattoo connected to a wave that can be seen in an ECG with sayings “Music is Life”.
47. Arms Music Quote Tattoos
Quotes in the arms that say music is magic beyond everything that we do.
48. Radio Tattoo with Stars
A radio tattoo with musical notes and colorful stars at the lower right back of her body.
49. Music Quotes
To make good music, the melody and the beat should be catchy. We like songs that have a good melody but sometimes we listen to the beat.
50. Playback Button Tattoos
Playback button tattoos are cute especially on the wrist.
51. Couple Music Symbol Tattoos
A series of music notes properly placed on the staff.
52. Heart of Music Tattoo
A treble clef shaped as heart combined with words that we can decipher as “Heart of Music”.
Hopefully, you liked our list of small music tattoos. Every tattoo has its meaning and personal value to its bearer. We hope we added ideas that you can use while deciding to get your music tattoo. Don’t worry if you get the same design as others. What matters most is that the tattoo that you have is unique, reflects your personality, and expresses your love of music.
Hey readers! I’m Jeffrey and your tattoo artist of the day;) I have been drawing and painting my whole life, and after graduating high school I decided it was time for a bigger challenge and I started drawing on people. I’m so fortunate I got to express my creativity through my body art and even more so to share my passion with my now wife Emilie. She started working with me in my tattoo shop as a piercer and I started writing about and photographing, my creations on this blog. I love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our work together!