18 Cartoon Tattoos For Lovers Of Animated Art — PHOTOS
Few images translate better to ink than cartoon tattoos. They're bold, they're colorful, and they totally stand out, almost popping against your skin. While the minimalist, linear tattoo trend is at an all-time high as of late, an animated art tattoo will stand the test of time longer than tiny mini tats, and will still look fabulous and bright after decades pass.
Scroll through Instagram tattoo accounts, and you'll find hundreds of minuscule little flowers, hearts, arrows, and geometric shapes (shout-out to Jon Boy, who tattooed Kendall Jenner and is pretty much the king of this trend). But something about cartoon tattoos makes them so lovable. Maybe it's because Disney characters are so damn cute. Whether it's a minion, Zelda, Mario, TMNT, or SpongeBob, cartoon tattoos just make me want to say "awww."
Cartoon tats are also a great opportunity to experiment with color — another tattoo trend that's on the rise right now. Color tattoos means way more fun, especially when it comes to animated ink. Bright hues make them instantly recognizable, and a fantastic conversation starter.
Essentially, cartoon ink is like wearing a badge of honor for your favorite characters. These tattoos will no doubt give you some major envy if you're super into animated art.
Who remembers this little guy?
OK, seriously, how cute is this one?
Those sneakers, though.
Leonardo, is that you?
5. Jack Skellington
I've got goosebumps from this one.
F is for friends who do stuff together....
His thoughts are way too accurate.
8. Futurama Lovers
This one's way too much fun.
9. A Little Message
I feel you.
My heart is melting over this one.
I'm digging his outfit.
OK, this one takes the cake.
13. SpongeBob Pt. 2
I adore how cute and tiny this one is.
Nailed the expression.
15. Cheshire Cat
This one creeps me out just looking at it.
16. Yo Gabba Gabba
I'm digging the bright yellow on this one.
Who remembers these?!
18. Donald Duck
Complete with a helmet.
Whether it's cute, scary, wacky, or a combination of all three, cartoon ink can be so much fun. Bright and bold, I'm definitely considering this type of tattoo for my next one.
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