After the many hits that came from their very popular 2015 album Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots gained a lot of fans and a lot of people who wanted to show their love for the band by getting Twenty One Pilots tattoos.
There aren’t a ton of options to choose from if you are looking for a way to show off your fandom, but there are some very cool designs to show your love for the band. Take a look below for some of the most popular Twenty One Pilots tattoo designs and some of the meanings that can be used with these tattoos.
The backstory for the band’s name is very interesting and sometimes actually used as a meaning when people get their Twenty One Pilots tattoos. The group’s lead vocalist, Tyler Joseph, came up with the name after reading All My Sons, which is about how 21 pilots were killed during World War II because of defective airplane parts. The name represents a person’s morality because the person who made the defective parts had to make the decision on whether to tell the authorities or not.
Obviously the most common reason why people decide to get their Twenty One Pilots tattoos is because they want to tell the world how much they love the group. Because of this, you really don’t need any other special meanings attached to your design. Of course, you probably should choose a design that has a little bit more to it just in case your fandom wanes later on in your life.
One type of tattoo that was popularized by Tyler Joseph is the blackout tattoo, which is when you get a large portion of your skin covered in black ink. Interestingly, the tattoo that sparked this craze isn’t even a real tat, though many people believed that it was for a while. These blackout tattoos are often placed on the neck, the arms, or the legs and can actually look quite cool when partially covered with clothing or even when they’re completely exposed.
Tyler Joseph wears the black paint to turn into “Blurryface,” which is a character he created to symbolize his insecurities. If you ever feel like covering yourself up when “you’re in” uncomfortable situations, then this might be a great tattoo for you. It can work as a way to both recognize your faults and to give you that extra push when you need to be confident in your life.
Some people will get facemasks in their Twenty One Pilots tattoos since the band members often wear them during their live performances. The idea behind the ski masks is that the things people create are more important than the people actually making them. The ski masks are huge hits with the band’s fans and you will often see a majority of their crowds wearing them during their shows.
The Twenty One Pilots logo is another very popular tattoo for fans. The band members have never said what it represents, which is why some people like to attach “mystery” as a meaning to these designs. Of course, you can also just get the logo to show your love for the band.
Another great Twenty One Pilots tattoo idea is to get your favorite lyrics inked on your skin. Text tattoos are extremely popular right now since they allow people to get a lot of meanings into a tattoo that doesn’t cover up too much of their skin. You can get an entire song inked on your body or you can just choose a couple of your favorite lines to get in the tattoo.
People who really want to go all out with their Twenty One Pilots tattoos will get portraits of the two band members in a larger tattoo design. These are obviously usually very large tattoo designs, but you can make them work as smaller sleeves if you’re creative. We only recommend these types of tattoos to people who have been truly affected by the group’s music and who know that the tattoo will mean a lot to them for the rest of their lives.
As with any type of “fandom” tattoo, you should think long and hard about your decision to get a Twenty One Pilots tattoo. The truth is that people’s tastes in music change as the years go by and what you think of as cool or meaningful now might not have the same effect on your later on in life. Of course, if you are the type of person who likes to get tattoos that serve as your own personal memories on your skin, then you don’t have to worry about regrets. Also, if you know the band or their lyrics will always mean something to you, don’t hesitate to get a Twenty One Pilots tattoo.
If you are planning on getting a more complex Twenty One Pilots tattoo, such as a portrait or a detailed symbol, you should definitely find an artist who you can trust to do a great job on it. A good idea is to search for artists who specialize in these types of tats or simply look for some reviews on the artists in your area. You want every line and shadow to look amazing, so you definitely should not just walk into a random shop and hope that you end up with the exact design you had imagined in your head.
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons why people decide to get a Twenty One Pilots tattoo and quite a few ways that you can get one designed. This is definitely a “now” band and they have a distinct style that people seem to like, so it’s not really surprising that there are so many people interested in getting one of these designs. If you are one of those people, make sure that you come up with a Twenty One Pilots design that you know you’ll always love and then have a top artist ink it for you.