Tattooing is the style of marking the human body with indelible ink.The first recorded evidence of tattooing was from the diaries of Joseph Banks, the naturalist who sailed with Captain James Cook in the ship HMS Endeavour. James Cook used the term “tattaw” to describe marking the body and brought the term to Europe after returning from Tahiti and New Zealand. The term sounds similar to what we today call “tattoo”. Tattoo has become trendy amongst both men and women. Tattoo business is also boomingand many tattooists are drawing celebrity clients to their parlours.

Tattoos are eye-catching and cannot escape without drawing attention from our eyes. Men and women put them for style and show them in public. Tattoos are generally meaningful and represent something that is precious to the person who wears them.Tattoo designs can be original and creative, or they can be from a book that tattooist normally keep it in their shop. Some inspirational ideas can be taken from ancient scripts.Nowadays celebrities are seen flaunting tattoos in public and posting pictures in social network. They have huge fan following who are inspired to get a similar tattoos. Some celebrities claim that their tattoos have a deep meaning. An iconic star and former English footballer David Beckham who has about 40 tattoos inked on his body regularly posts pictures of them on Instagramin addition to showing them in soccer field. Most of his tattoos are dedicated to his family and therefore carry a special meaning to him.

Tattoo designs for men and women are very different from one another. Tattoo designs for men represent something masculine and can be easily recognized by its look whereas tattoo designs for women are delicate and less aggressive. Wine lovers too have a special set of tattoos representingwine. Generally speaking, wine tattoos are very colourful and adoring. They come in various shades of colours and have fine borders. There are many brilliant ideas that can be used to design a wine tattoo. These ideas are based on many different objects that can be seen in a winery. Wineries are found in wine growing regions and some countries have lots of them. Countries like France, Italy, and USA are leaders in wine production and have many consumers. Wines come in different colours and flavours depending upon the grape that is used in the manufacturing and the ingredients that fill up during the wine making process. Three types of wine that are most commonly found in many parts of the world are red, white and pink.That is one of the reasons why wine tattoos are colourful. They are very elegant and can be worn in many parts of the body. Adding humour to the tattoo can be appealing to some.  Humorous wine tattoos are funny and invoke laughter. If you are interested in getting your body inked with wine then here are some tattoo ideas.

Bottle of wine


Wine lovers are likely to fantasize wine bottle since they buy and stock a lot in their homes. Therefore, tattooing a bottle of wine on your body can be a good idea. When wine is produced in the winery, manufactures bottle them from the barrels. Then they put a label on the bottles which has information about the wine as well as the trademark name. The brand name is quite important if you want it to proudly show on your tattoo. Pick up your favourite wine from the shop and take it to the tattoo parlour.Tell the tattooist that you would like to get yourself inked and the inking must represent the wine bottle. The sleeve is the perfect area to ink the wine bottle as it is long and fitting. Some fine inking will be needed so that the label can be read easily. If you want to get a tattoo of any wine bottle then you can go for any brand. It can be an old brand from the 60s.You may want to add a bit of a vintage design to it making it look old; or ink it in black & white and make it look outstanding.

Glass of wine


Wines are poured in special glasses. Wine glasses are prefect representation of tattoo designs for men and wine lovers. You can ink a simple wine glass that is filled or two glasses toasting one another. You can also combine a glass with a bottle and add some hues and shades to make it appear attractive. Add some sparkle to the design or some confetti to denote some celebration. If you are a music lover then you can combine wine glass withtreble or bass clef. Girls can have set of five tiny wine glasses inked on their fingers. Wine glass with an old school pin-up can make it little flirty.

Barrel of wine


Wines are produced in wineries and stored in barrels for a long time. These barrels are kept at large storehouses with minimum lighting. They are made out of wood with a technology that keeps the wine fresh. A wine barrel as a tattoo is a fantastic idea. It will still represent your passion for wine. Adding a vintage touch to it can be look classy. You can either have the barrel upright or lay it down on the ground as if it were rolling. You can also show 2-3 barrels stacked together on a rack giving it an appearance of a storehouse.

Grapes Tattoo


Since wines are made from grapes it may be an excellent idea to ink them on the skin. Grapes symbolize excitement, profusion and fruitfulness. There’s something regarding grapes that make us feel easy and relax. Grape tattoos appear truly impressive and revitalizing. They are ideal tattoo designs for men and wine lovers, who proudly get grape tattoos on their body. You may choose red, green or purple grapes and each of them is going to look elegant on the skin. Lighting effect on grapes will make it appearrealistic as if they are out in the vinyard. You may also add couple of grape leaves to it with branches and twigs. More exquisite design can represent several bunches of grape stem out of a single branch on which a little humming bird sits.Another design can be the head of a tribal girl filled with grapes. Grape tattoo can be worn on any part of the body. They can look stylish on feet or sleeves and the large ones can go well on the upper back.

Cork opener


A cork opener or corkscrew is an important possession of wine lovers and can be a cool design for a tattoo.It indicates its readiness to open the bottle. A simple corkscrew will work fine but fancy looking ones can be appealing and humorous.Imagine a decorative corkscrew with wings stretching out instead of its arms and a human head trying to rotate instead of its handle. This may appear unreal but nevertheless a brilliant idea. Similarly, a stylish looking waiter’s wine key tattoo can also be funny.



Some wine lovers may want to have texts inked on their body. Texts combined with any of the above ideas can be perfect tattoo designs for men and wine lovers. Inspirational quotes, religious scripts, Latin sayings, and Chinese symbols are some standard ideas for text. But, wine lovers may want to have something alternative and witty. Perhaps, few characteristic of good wine can be used in the tattoo like earthy, fruity, supple, robust, brawny, old-age, full-bodied, bubble, dry, etc. Some funny quotes can add humour to the tattoo. It can be something like ‘A day without wine is a day without sunshine’.Text tattoos are suitable on elongated areas of the body lie the inner arm or the lower back.

Abstract ideas


Abstract ideas are not real and are result of imagination. They can be easily implemented in wine tattoos. Think of any wine ideas that are abstract. It can be something like wine morphing in to the form of wine glass, or a wine glass made from grape leaves, or two wine glasses on top of one another with the bottom one upside down.Even the chemical structure of wine in various permutations and combinations can be an abstract idea. If you want to scare people then get a tattoo of something ghostly like skeleton or demon and combine it with the above.Ideas can be abstract but any wine tattoo will look cool on your body.

The above ideas are suitable tattoo designs for men and women. Tattooing is a hobby and tattoos are permanent as if they are your life partner. Generally, it’s nice idea to put a tattoo on an area that can be covered so that you feel comfortable in conservative environment. Some areas of the body will broaden as you grow older. If you are a woman then bear this in mind. Stretch marks are quite common on the stomach after having children especially on the stomach.

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