tattoo inspired stencils

Have you ever gotten stuck with the same old feeling when you reach for a stencil?

You may say “I’ve used this so many times” or “this is all I have” or “boring”… I’m very lucky to have such a variety of stencils for different looks in my art, but when I got my hands on the DecoArt Urban Ink tattoo inspired stencils, I honestly thought I hit the jackpot.

The new line of Urban Ink stencils from DecoArt are edgy tattoo inspired stencils with fonts and design elements that have inspirational quotes, words and beautiful imagery that when combined, they can stand on their own on any craft or mixed media art project.  The picture shown is the “Beliefs” design.

You can check out more details at the DecoArt website.

tattoo inspired stencils

How to use Tattoo Inspired Stencils in your Art

Supply List

Background Type:

  • any substrate that can accept acrylic paint


DecoArt Media Misters

  • Primary Yellow – DMM03
  • Primary Cyan – DMM01
  • Red – DMM06

DecoArt Media Shimmer Misters

  • Turquoise – DMM09
  • White – DMM12

DecoArt Media Mediums

  • White Gesso – DMM18
  • Modeling Paste – DMM21
  • Matte Medium – DMM20

Tattoo Inspired Stencils:

DecoArt Personally Yours

  • Urban Ink – Beliefs – PYU25


Royal Aqualon

  • #0, 5 & 8 Round – 2250
  • #12 Shader – 2150

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • 3 Empty Bottles
  • Distilled Water
  • Unstick Reusable Arts & Craft Sheet (
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun


What did you think?

Would using tattoo inspired stencils be something you might to use in your next art piece?  Share in the comments below.