Music produces a feeling of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. It stirs emotions, moves the soul and puts a spring in one's step. Tattoos, like music, are an art form and it seems only natural that these two compelling forms of art should be mixed together to convey the deepest of feelings. Anyone with a passion for music might choose a music note tattoo—especially considering how versatile these tattoos can be drawn regarding shapes and sizes. A small and simple design can easily placed behind an ear or on the wrist area while larger designs can coverer an entire area such as an arm, chest or back. Music note tattoos may be displayed alone or combined with other design elements, such as hearts, butterflies, stars, flames, birds, flowers, musical instruments or even a symbol of your faith.
Instrument and Music Note Tattoos
Musicians often chose music note tattoos that reflect their own personal part in the musical process—such as combining them with the instrument they have chosen to play. Often times, these tattoos are drawn up to portray an instrument that appears to be playing the sound of music with the floating notes surrounding the instrument. This idea works well with any instrument with the most popular choices being pianos, guitars, flutes, drums and trumpets.
Music Note Tattoos in Color
The most common color for a music note is black; therefore, music note tattoos were also done in black ink. However, that is not the case any more. Today, a variety of ink colors are used for music note tattoos including blues, reds, yellows, pinks, greens, purples and oranges. These colors may be applied as a rainbow across a single musical note or with many different notes, each in their own color. It is also common to combine black ink with colored ink such as with sheet music tattoos The staff can be appear in black ink with brightly colored mussel notes dancing across it.
There are several different music notes and music related symbols that can be used to create a more personalized tattoo. These include:
Whole Note: looks like a doughnut
Half Note: a stem is added to the doughnut
Quarter Note: the doughnut hole is filled in to make it solid and the stem is kept in place
Eighth Note: a flag is added to the stem
Sixteenth Note: two flags are added to the stem
G or Treble Clef: a beautiful series of swirls anchored on a single staff with a curlicue on the bottom
Bass Clef: resembles an apostrophe followed by a colon on the right
Staff: a series of five stacked horizontal lines that anchors the notes and clefs
Time Signatures: the set of numbers that follow the clef on a staff
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