Hunting down the perfect Christmas gifts for the tattoo lover in your life can be a nightmare when you stick to mainstream shops and brands. Alternative souls like alternative gifts, and you know here at Broken we love supporting indie business. So this year, skip the M+S socks and instead opt for something that’s as unique and edgy as they are.
We’ve rounded up our picks of tattoo-inspired gifts by independent artists and designers below, so you’re guaranteed to find something that’s just their cup of tea…
These are not your grandma’s Christmas jumpers. (Unless your grandma is really badass.) Keep your favourite person cosy this festive season with a Christmas jumper with a twist.
Featuring festive tattoo art, or iconic characters from their favourite childhood Christmas movies, these will make great gifts for the tattoo lover in your life.
Choose from classic skulls, festive florals, or a creepy Krampus and let your recipient stay true to themselves whilst getting stuck into the festive spirit this year.
To them, tattoos are a work of art – so a graphic art piece that reflects their personality is a great shout. This could be a print of an original tattoo design, or a classic piece that captures the essence of the tattoo culture. We love this Renaissance laymen hand covered in tattoos, available in plenty of sizes to fit their empty wall.
Baking is the new rock ‘n’ roll (apparently), so independent designer Studio Gardiner have come up with the ultimate rockin’ oven glove; a recipe of classic bands combined with dodgy baking puns, all in tattoo form.
If they spend a lot of their life in t-shirts, gift them some really good quality pieces that feature tattoo art that’s been hand-drawn art by talented artists.
Broken Society’s t-shirts depict art that ‘finds beauty in pain and humour in despair’. With a gorgeous colour palette of blood reds and ocean blues, mystic purples and deep blacks, the designs really come to life through the prints, and make for really special gifts.
This ‘Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea’ design is a firm customer favourite, and is beloved by both guys and girls alike.
They are going to instantly fall in love with this tattoo’d Santa glass bauble. There are various options out there if you look for them, but we’re obsessed with this little guy by Vondels.
Romance on the cards this Christmas? Set the mood by gifting them this beautifully dark tattoo’d candle by Northhampton based brand, Amberswick.
A skull logo beanie hat in black will go with literally everything they own, and will become their new staple accessory this winter. This one is 100% vegan wool and cruelty-free, too.
This luxurious necklace by CarterGore is the perfect gift for the tattoo lover who’s obsessed with their dog. You probably already have that person in mind…
And finally - warm stuff to wear. No pile of Christmas gifts would be complete without some warm winter clothing to see you through till Spring. But instead of department store basics, we think the tattoo’d souls in your life would rather have sweats from a brand that shares their alternative vibe.
We love the bestselling ‘Cereal Killer’ graphic design for recipients with a sense of humour, or the subtle logo embroidered sweats that will literally go down well with everybody.
Finding the perfect gift for tattoo lovers doesn’t have to be too difficult if you look in the right places. Just be sure to shop indie, shop ethical, and get them something that says you made a solid effort.
Check out Broken Society’s Christmas gift collection to browse plenty more tattoo-inspired gifts that they’ll actually love.
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