Martin Chatfield, 46, got the world-famous Royal Pavilion tattooed after seeing a “beautiful picture” of the palace lit up in bright colours.
The tattoo took two stages and ten hours to complete.
Martin, a DJ and sound editor who has lived in Brighton since 1996, said that his friends “love” his new tattoo.
The palace is not the only Brighton landmark Martin has had tattooed, with the remains of the West Pier also appearing on another part of his arm.
He said that he loves the city just as much as when he first moved here and said: “It’s a bubble where you can be anything you want to be, within reason.”
Martin has already decided that his next tattoo will be of another iconic world-famous landmark.
“I spent two years living in Sydney, so the other arm will be of the Sydney Opera House, but that’s six months off,” he said.