We see more and more eye tattoos on our tattoo feeds. When done correctly, eye tattoos leave a lasting impression and a piece of art you enjoy on your skin. It’s no wonder they’re growing in popularity!

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Tattoo Artist: Niki Norberg

Eyes can communicate to us without saying a word. Some say that “eyes are the gateway to the soul.” One thing for certain: eyes are fascinating and they make for fantastic tattoo designs when done correctly.

Double Eye Tattoo - Jose Gonzalez

Tattoo Artist: Jose Gonzalez

“Without the eye, the head is blind. Without the head, the eye is adrift.” – Walter Darby Bannard

Galaxy Eye Tattoo - Andres Acosta

Tattoo Artist: Andres Acosta

“The better an artist can mimic how the eye sees, the more effective and natural the paintings will be.” – Kenn Backhaus

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Tattoo Artist: Andrey Barkov Grimmy


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Tattoo Artist: Cris Gherman

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Tattoo Artist: Florian Karg

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” -Francis Bacon

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Tattoo Artist: Cris Gherman

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss,
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger:
But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o’er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!” – William Shakespeare (Iago), Othello

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Tattoo Artist: Mike DeVries

“One eye sees, the other feels” – Paul Klee

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Tattoo Artist: Silvano Fiato

“There is always beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.” -Jonathon Lockwood Huie

Realism Scary Eye Tattoo - Domantas Parvainis

Tattoo Artist: Domantas Parvainis

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ―Martin Buber


Tattoo Artist: Paul Acker

“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.” ― Charolette Brontë, Jane Eyre 


Tattoo Artist: Niki Norberg

“The eyes are one of the most powerful tools a woman can have. With one look, she can relay the most intimate message. After the connection is made, words cease to exist. ” ― Jennifer Salaiz


Tattoo Artist: Riccardo Cassese

“One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human.” – Loren Eiseley

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Tattoo Artist: Alex Bruz


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Tattoo Artist: Alex Trece

““In the land of the blind the third eyed man is king” – Dean Cavanagh

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Tattoo Artist: Antonio Gabriele

“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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Tattoo Artist: Cris Gherman

“The Artist always has the masters in his eyes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tattoo Artist: Timothy Boor