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Five globally recognized logos reimagined as Vintage Tattoos

Strong brands search for inspiring imagery to illustrate their mission, vision and services in one, unique image.

A logo. The manifestation of your brand.

Built through decades of strategic branding initiatives, established logos can translate your brand message to specific audiences in one glance. These strong, proven logos immediately evoke brand imagery, advertising, products, services, vision and mission in the mind of a consumer.

In much the same way that logos can tell the story of a brand in one image, the traditional American tattoo can showcase the unique stories of individuals through creative imagery. Similar to a logo or any sort of brand identity, tattoos encompass and condense a large amount of information into a small visual space.

So what would five of the most recognizable logos in the world look like reimagined through a tattoo artist’s needle?

Access Graphic Designer Michael Craighead illustrates his answer below with an artistic take on five of the most famous logos in the world.

Access, Inc. is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Apple Inc, Starbucks Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s or Facebook, each of which owns its own company, product and service names and marks. The artistic studies in this blog are purely for entertainment purposes and fun, creative expression.




1. Apple



2. Starbucks



3. Coca-Cola



4. McDonald’s



5. Facebook


Topics: Agency Life, Creative Design