48 Incredible Hot Air Balloon Tattoo Designs


48 Incredible Hot Air Balloon Tattoo Designs | TattooBlend

You’ve seen them in photographs, videos, and postcards, but you’ve probably never seen one in person let alone taken a ride in one. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, yet serve no functional purpose. Yet the second the idea of riding in a hot air balloon becomes real, excitement, or in some cases fear, instantly overwhelms the senses in a uniquely fantastic way.

Hot air balloons were responsible for the first manned flight. In 1793, Pilatre de Rozier and Francis Laurent boarded a hot air ballon in Paris under the watchful eyes of the public. After a brief 10 minute flight, the two Frenchmen became the first bonafide pilots.

Since that first maned flight, thousands of different types of hot air balloons have taken to the sky for a variety of different purposes. Today, they’re mostly used to provide people with aerial views of the landscape.

From large monocolored bags, to cathedral shaped balloons, hot air balloons are created in any shape imaginable. Although sometimes used for scientific purposes, hot air balloons are used mainly by pleasure seeking enthusiasts.

With their bright color and endless design variations, hot air balloons also happen to make for some pretty interesting tattoos. Here are a few of our favorites.

These dangling ornamental ropes.Hot Air Balloon Tattoo by Hayli Marquiss

(Photo: Hayli Marquiss)

This traveling planet.

Earth Hot Air Balloon by Cavellucci

(Photo: Cavallucci Tattoo)

This nautical-themed hot air balloon tattoo.

Nautical Hot Air Balloon by Cheri Appling

(Photo: Cheri Appling)

This diamond-shaped glyph.

Blackwork Hot Air Balloon Tattoo by La Lupita Studio

(Photo: La Lupita Studio)

This spectacular watercolor work.

Watercolor Hot Air Balloons by Josiah Johnson

(Photo: Josiah Johnson)

This dotwork hot air balloon.

Mandala Dotwork Hot Air Balloon Tattoo by Ben Doukakis

(Ben Doukakis)

This colorful neo traditional work.

Neotraditional Hot Air Ballon Tattoo by Shaun Bushnell

(Photo: Shaun Bushnell)

This rose-covered envelope.

Rose Hot Air Balloon by Matt Curzon

(Photo: Matt Curzon)

This dotwork design.

Dotwork Hot Air Balloon Tattoo by Bonita Caruana

(Photo: Bonita Caruana)

This brightly-colored watercolor work.

Watercolor Hot Air Balloon Tattoo by Dusty Brasseur

(Photo: Dusty Brasseur)