63 Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

These days, one might say that the connection between man and machine is closer than ever. Most people have a smartphone and rely on technology daily. So it’s not a surprise that someone might want to have these mechanical objects tattooed onto themselves as well! Here we’ll present a gallery of even 63 examples of mechanical tattoos. 

Mechanical tattoos are a type of skin art that usually depicts machines or mechanical things such as gears, valves, cogs, and screws. Good tattoo artists can produce excellent results. Sometimes, it looks so well-integrated into the skin that you’d think your tattooed friend was a cyborg! Take a look at the gallery below and prepare to be amazed!

The most amazing mechanical tattoos we’ve found on the internet:

1. This mechanical tattoo was designed to look like muscle fibers, and the tattoo artist delivered!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Candian Military Tattoo

2. This is an interesting mechanical tattoo that seems to depict the inner workings of a watch or clock.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Canadian Military Tattoo

3. Adding a little bit of green fluid and blue wiring can turn a boring mechanical tattoo into a more dynamic one.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Pinterest

4. The tattoo artist behind this piece skillfully made it look like the skin is being stretched over open areas to reveal the cogs, gears, and inner workings underneath.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Pinterest

5. This design is more intricate and incorporates many mechanical elements.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

6. Mechanical tattoos are also great ideas if you want a cool-looking sleeve.

Source: Top Trends Guide

7. This mechanical tattoo is perfect for minimalists who like simple and clean lines.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Pinterest 

8. Here’s another tattoo with the appearance of ripped skin revealing the inner mechanical workings.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

9. Many sleeves incorporate several pieces together. This tattoo is one large piece, making it look more intimidating.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

10. Mechanical tattoos are also great to place on the leg.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

11. This is an unusual placement for a tattoo, but it looks way more intriguing!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Top Trends Guide

12. The back of the hand is another excellent placement for your mechanical tattoo.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Top Trends Guide

13. Mechanical tattoos can further accentuate your form to give the appearance of a more muscular body with the right design.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

14. If you want realistic effects like the ripped skin below, it’s essential to get a sound artist to see some of their previous work!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

15. The back is another great placement for mechanical tattoos.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

16. Ripped skin is a popular choice for many mechanical tattoos.

Source: World Tattoo Gallery

17. This mechanical tattoo includes a nuclear heart.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Adafruit

18. If you want something a little different, you could consider a motherboard and gear combination for your mechanical tattoo.

Source: Top Trends Guide

19. Here’s another excellent piece that covers the entire back.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Top Trends Guide

20. Adding gold accents can help your tattoo stand out.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

21. Getting your knee covered can be a little painful, but it can also look good if you have the right design.

Source: Next Luxury

22. Getting this tattoo on your calf can look extra realistic!

Source: Top Trends Guide

23. Solid pieces like this require plenty of detail to look this good.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Top Trends Guide

24. Mechanical tattoos don’t need to be very big to impact; a small area on your chest can provide plenty of space for a great tattoo.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

25. Sometimes it’s good to go a little traditional, with safe designs like belts and gears.

Source: Next Luxury

26. The design on this tattoo looks almost alien!

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

27. Ask your artist to add plenty of contrast and shadow to your tattoo to give it a more striking effect. Adding white ink can help the highlights stand out.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

28. Guys aren’t the only ones who can get mechanical tattoos! This woman has chosen a beautifully intricate golden network of gears for her tattoo.

Source: Pinterest

29. If you’ve got a high pain tolerance, then consider getting a mechanical tattoo on your hand.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoo Easily

30. This mechanical tattoo is combined with the delicate details of a corset near the lower back — absolutely beautiful!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoo Journal

31. To make the tattoo look even more fused with your body, try asking your artist if they can add bones to the design instead of just ripped skin.

Source: The Style Up

32. A mechanical heart is always a cool tattoo to have.

Source: The Style Up

33. If ripped skin is not enough for you, try shredded-looking skin over your mechanical tattoo!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoo Easily

34. A mechanical skull design looks a lot like The Terminator and is perfect for fans of the movie.

Source: The Style Up

35. Here is another excellent back piece from which you can get inspiration!

Source: The Style Up

36. There are many different ways that tattoo artists can get creative with depicting skin over mechanical details.

Source: Tattoo Journal

37. Another alternative to ripped skin is melted skin.

Source: The Style Up

38. Here is another chest piece to consider for your next mechanical tattoo.

Source: The Style Up

39. This design is perfect for those with tan skin.

Source: Tattoo Easily

40. If you don’t want your mechanical tattoo to be too apparent, you can have it done on your tricep, as shown here.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

41. Sometimes, smaller pieces are better because your artist can easily add a lot of detail to make your tattoo more attractive.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

42. Some mechanical tattoos can get a bit messy. You can opt for cleaner lines like the one you see here.

Source: Top Trends Guide

43. The forearm is always an excellent placement for any tattoo!

Source: Tattoo Easily

44. Here’s a unique place to get your tattoo done!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

45. For a partial sleeve, consider getting a design with contrasting colors, like red and silver.

Source: Tattoo Journal

46. You can also get a mechanical tattoo with any color you want!

Source: The Style Up

47. Try adding an “on and off” design to make it seem more authentic and mechanical.

Source: Next Luxury

48. Adding tubing and stretched skin gives a more realistic illusion!

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

49. Here’s some more inspiration for your forearm piece.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

50. This one incorporates more color with blue tubing and realistic, colored skin.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

51. Mechanical tattoos can be combined with others for more exciting themes. This one has an angel in the center of the design.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoo Easily

52. Spine designs don’t have to be on the spine themselves! Try getting it on your calf instead if your back is too sensitive.

Source: Tattoo Easily

53. This tattoo cleverly uses blue, white, and red ink to create a more exciting look.

Source: Tattoo Journal

54. Try extending your sleeve design onto the neck for a more cyborg-like appearance.

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

55. To stand out from all the other mechanical skulls out there, add a touch of cool blue to the design’s eyes, nose, and mouth.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

56. Microchips are an interesting mechanical tattoo, but they are not for everybody.

Source: Top Trends Guide

57. This tattoo looks like it’s cutting the person up from the inside out!

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

58. Cute and creative, this mechanical owl stands out.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

59. Here’s another leg design to choose from.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Next Luxury

60. If adding a skull is not your style, you might consider adding a face to your mechanical tattoo.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoo Journal

61. This mechanical tattoo seems to be combined with a dragon eye design!

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

62. Red coiling makes this tattoo stand out.

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

63. This tattoo looks like it’s straight out of The Terminator movies!

Amazing Mechanical Tattoos

Source: Tattoos Boy Girl

If you liked this listicle of amazing mechanical tattoos examples, check out more articles on tattoos here!

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