Tattoos come in all shapes, sizes, and forms – but nothing stands out more vibrantly than an etched metallic design with your skin as the backdrop. The designs you’re about to uncover in this post are mesmerizing, beautiful, and unique in their own right. While a metallic ink tattoo cannot be permanent, you can enjoy its presence on your skin for a limited amount of time – for that special occasion. Why can’t it be permanent you ask? Because real tattoos exist beneath the skin. Metallic ink cannot shine beneath something, it contains metal – it would be like asking metal to shine through a closed door. But you can have semi-permanent ones atop the skin like henna!
Enjoy these lovely designs we’ve collected meant to inspire your metallic ink tattoo body art creativity!
- Garden of Gold
Let’s face it – flowers and vines are a classic tattoo, whether permanent or temporary. They can go with most outfits, are beautiful, and look even more radiant when fashioned as a metallic ink tattoo. You can place them anywhere on your body and it will create a sense of high-fashion elegance.
2. Leaves & Rose
While flowers and vines can crawl over the skin, you can instead have one big flower smack-dab in one spot. If you’ve got a shirt that drapes low in the back, why not spruce up your skin with a metallic ink tattoo?3. Pyramid Scheme
These metallic ink tattoo pieces are easily made and add a little piz-zaz to your style. Placing them on the hands will surely draw attention to you. And look there – the arrows are on the fingers helping you point out just how hot you are.
4. Heavenly Geometry
Another perfect rendition of a metallic ink tattoo fashioned on the back to compliment an open shirt. These are perfect if you’re not ready to get a permanent tat – and permanent tats can’t shine like these can!5. Golden Peacock Feather
Simple and mysterious, this tat has you wondering if there could be some secret meaning behind this wearer’s love of peacock feathers.
6. Spinal Beauty
It’s hot, it’s sexy, it’s all the rage – Tats that line up with the spine are just gorgeous, especially if you’ve got a fit back to flaunt. A metallic ink tattoo on the back is sure to grasp your audience’s attention.
7. Egyptian Turquoise
At first glance I believed this feather to be reminiscent of Native American design. Then I saw the dung beetle that’s associated with Egypt. Makes me wonder how many similarities ancient Egypt has with ancient America.8. Back Drop
Metallica ink tattoo art like this make it seem as if you’re wearing jewelry. An intriguing touch to any attire – but this woman has necklace-like chains down her back instead of neck, a wonderful twist.
9. Arm Bands Galore
We’ve all seen the black tattoos that stretch around the arm like above, but what makes metallic ink tattoo art even better is that it shimmers as if you’re wearing chains of gold and silver.
As if gemmed, silver rings of all sizes weren’t enough, you can add a bit more glam with a few metallic ink tattoo pieces. Simple triangular designs can go a long way.
14. On the Wings of Egypt
What’s your favorite culture, fashion-wise? You can take any and incorporate it into your design. This metallic ink tattoo wearer is in love with ancient Egypt, and those feathers really bring your eyes towards the center, where you’ll find the Eye of Horas staring back at you.
15. Painted Feathers
I had a double-take here! These designs look like real jewelry! I honestly believed the necklace to be real at first glance, but it’s indeed a metallic ink tattoo. Fabulous body art work!
17. Eye of Horus
Egyptian art is popular amongst the metallic ink tattoo body art pieces. Why? Because ancient treasures from the region are well-known, hieroglyphics were often painted in gold (if we’re talking about royals), and the eye of Horus is just awesome with a fascinating myth behind it.
20. Golden Accents
Sometimes we love bangles – but we don’t want them to make too much noise when placed on both hands. Instead, you can keep bangles on one hand and paint them on the other. Metallic ink tattoo pieces are quiet and stay in place.
27. Beach-Ready Feet
Add some spice up to your beach-feet with some fake anklets done as a metallic ink tattoo. Depending on the type of ink you use, you may have to be careful when it comes to getting in the water.
Tats of feathers that transition into flying birds are truly all the rage, they’ve been growing steadily into popularity. If you don’t want to keep a popularized tat on you permanently, getting it done as a metallic ink tattoo could be your solution.