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Queen Elizabeth II, a tribute from the tattoo art world

Tattoo Life

Homage from the world of tattooing and art to the Queen (1926-2022), unmistakable icon of an era.

Queen’s state funeral will be held on Monday 19 September at the end of the 10-day national mourning period. The ceremony will take place in London at 11 a.m.

Tattoo by Thomas Carli Jarlier, @thomascarlijarlier
Tattoo by Thomas Carli Jarlier, @thomascarlijarlier

At 9 a.m. the Big Ben will ring, whose bells will mark the beginning of the procession that will lead the coffin from the Palace of Westminster to the Abbey.

Arwork by Scott Scheidly, @scott_scheidly
Arwork by Scott Scheidly, @scott_scheidly

The ceremony will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be filmed and televised. The funeral – with the full Royal Family in place – will be attended by more than two thousand international guests.

Tattoo by Luke D. Oliver, @lukedoliver
Tattoo by Luke D. Oliver, @lukedoliver

After the service, the queen will be buried in St. George Chapel in Windsor, in a small chapel to the left of the building that is already home to King George VI, his wife Elizabeth and sister Margaret, and where Prince Philip’s body is also expected to be moved.

Tattoo by Mr Baldaro, @mrbaldaro
Tattoo by Mr Baldaro, @mrbaldaro

The country will pause as a mark of respect: the stock market will not open, stores will lower their shutters, train stations will stop their announcements, and buses and coaches will pull over to the side of the road for a moment.

Tattoo by Avalon Todaro, @avalontattoo
Tattoo by Avalon Todaro, @avalontattoo

At noon, UK subjects will observe two minutes of silence to remember their sovereign, and obviously Sept. 19 will be declared national mourning as well as a public holiday.

Tattoo by Giacomo Bellato, @giacomo_bellato
Tattoo by Giacomo Bellato, @giacomo_bellato

Tattoo Life decided to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022) with a collection of tattoos from the world’s best artists and other important creative works to emphasize how the world of Tattoo Art also had to deal with such a historical figure and how much her importance also meant on a visual level.