Nifty·Posted on Jul 10, 201715 Tattoos That You Totally Get If You've Ever Taken An Art History ClassThe ink envy is real.by Emily ShwakeBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Getty Images / Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. This tattoo that looks like it was done by Picasso himself. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Tattoo artist Peter Aurisch takes his inspiration from Picasso, Klimt, and Schiele, but he also does some pretty realistic work with vegetables. 2. These surrealist tattoos that Dali would've called "hallucinogenic." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Jade Tomlinson and Kevin James of Expanded Eye design visual interpretations of the stories their clients share with them. Learn more about them from this interview with Huck Magazine. 3. This femme fatale who looks like she came right out of a film noir. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @johnnygloom Johnny Gloom defines her style as minimalist and black. Read more in an interview here. 4. This realist tattoo that refuses to idealize its subject. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @matteopasqualin Matteo Pasqualin specializes in black and gray portraiture. 5. This naturalistic tulip that you almost want to reach out and pick up. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @alicerules Alice Carrier from Wonderland Tattoo — who claims to have descended from Salem witches — is inspired by natural science and herbalism. 6. This crow that would blend right into a Goya etching. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @davidallen All of David Allen's work is painterly, but his mastectomy tattoos are truly beautiful. 7. This freehand line art that looks a whole lot like primitivism. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Paolo Bosson primarily does spontaneous, freehand tattoos, but he's done a few stencils like this awesome heart tattoo he did for his brother. 8. This insanely colorful phoenix that might make you think of the Japanese style of ukiyo-e. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @yushitattoo Yushi trained in traditional Japanese style before moving to Guru Tattoo in San Diego. Fun fact: Ukiyo-e — a colorful, decorative genre in Japanese painting — influenced French artists like Van Gogh and Degas when trade opened between the two countries in the 19th century. 9. This abstraction that would've looked nice in the Met. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @amandawachob Amanda Wachob's tattoos are widely recognized in the tattoo community for their uniqueness and painterly style. You can read more about her here. 10. This op art that is definitely moving and you can't tell me otherwise. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Lewisink specializes in optical tattoos. See more of his work here. 11. This stained-glass St. Bartholomew that makes you hear church bells. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @mikaeldepoissy Mikael de Poissy is famous for his stained glass–inspired tattoos and is even the feature of a documentary series called Color My Skin. 12. This geometric globe that is probably 100% accurate. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Okan Uçkun relies on his experience as a practiced architect, photographer, videographer, and painter to create his tattoos. You can learn more about him in an interview he gave here. 13. This woman who is idealized in the tradition of neoclassicism. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @loiseautattoo Though Franck Solers — who goes by the name L'Oiseau — is also a painter, almost all of his tattoos are done in the style of a sketchbook. 14. This bunny that looks like it hopped right out of a Monet. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @donna_tinta Donna Tinta is known for her watercolor tattoos, many of which depict plants and animals like this one. 15. This pop-art-styled Zeus that is terrifyingly beautiful. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sungan Baek bounces back and forth between pop art and classical, but every once in a while he combines them in gorgeous pieces like this one.