How much do you love your favorite movie? Enough to wait all night outside in order to be first into the premier? What about getting a t-shirt that you wear almost every day? How about a tattoo - would you go that far? For these people, the answer to the question was a resounding YES! They were more than happy to get their favorite Disney Icon, Marvel superhero, or nostalgic '90s gadget permanently inked onto their bodies - often with unbelievable results. You'll be calling your local tattoo artist to get your cultural icon tattooed too once you've finished going through this list!
1. All Our Favorite Characters Grouped Together Make An Amazing Tattoo
Eden Kozokaro is a well-known Israeli tattoo artist who creates some of the most impressive pop culture-related tattoos we've ever seen. His career started when his skater friend bought the cheapest tattoo machine for him on eBay. “He let me try it out and eventually, he became my first client. Then I offered free tattoos to everyone I knew,” Eden said.
We got to give it to him for an exciting choice of characters. This looks like an epic supper. If you get a tattoo like this one, who would you add to the table?
2. We Totally Agree With You, Daria
This '90s tattoo makes a lot of sense even now when "everything sucks" more than before.
Although it is 2021, Daria – a popular American adult animated sitcom – still manages to be relevant today.
3. Simpsons Nostalgia
Eden Kozokaro, aka Kozo Tattoo, is known for his micro designs. Please take a look at his amazing work. This tattoo celebrates the glory days of The Simpsons by showcasing Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, and Lisa Simpson.
We have no idea why the tattoo artist did not include Maggie Simpson. Maybe she is with Grampa Simpson.
4. The Fresh Prince Will Always Be Fresh
This is one of the tattoos that take you straight back to the '90s. Fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will definitely love this tattoo.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a television classic that shot the beloved Will Smith into stardom. The show is entertaining, informative, powerful, and super funny.
5. Lost in Translation
This tattoo of a 2003 romantic comedy-drama film is a work of art. Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson effortlessly acted in the movie that beautifully switched between tender romance and laugh-out-loud comedy.
It's a popular belief that the greatest love stories are between strangers, and that's true as this movie is a perfect example of it.
6. You Gotta Catch 'Em All
Do you remember how Pokémon Go, a spin-off of the long-running Pokémon series, became a global craze in 2016? The game had been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide by the end of the year.
But the craze of Pokémon has always been there. It is pretty evident from this tattoo. This person hopes to have many more tattoos of Pokémon.
7. WALL-E Tattoo
Oh boy, this WALL-E tattoo is so freaking amazing. It is one of our favorite animated films. This is probably the best Pixar movie we have ever seen.
The best component of this movie is the visual storytelling. The movie has several goals, shown in an interesting storyline with the typical plot-twist.
8. For True Music Lovers
Boomboxes rose to fame in the 1980s, along with hip-hop. It was the right tool used by young people for sharing and mixing the latest beats.
Boomboxes were like campfires as they drew in those nearby to enjoy the analog musical experience. This boombox tattoo pays tribute to those classic '80s and '90s rituals.
9. Falling With Style
The animated phenomenon that started it all, Pixar’s 1995 smash-hit debut, Toy Story, was the masterpiece that redefined animation in an entirely new way, which to this day still holds up on every level.
What's not to love about Toy Story? It has a charming script, pitch-perfect voice-acting, and some of the most iconic characters in history.
10. Fight Club Tattoo
Rule number one: You get the tattoo and never ever talk about it to anyone. But the truth is that you cannot follow the rule because the tattoo is too amazing.
One look at this tattoo and “Where is my mind" from the Pixies started playing in our heads. Such is the artistic work of the tattoo artist that you can easily recognize the actors.
11. When Spice Girls Are Your Jam
Hey, does this tattoo make you feel nostalgic or not? "Wannabe" is the debut single by the British girl group The Spice Girls.
The tattoo reminds us of the lyrics of the song "Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want."
12. Don't Ever Forget The Discman
Before smartphones and the iPod, technology was simple in the form of the Discman. It was a distraction-free way to listen to music on the go. This tattoo pays tribute to that iconic device.
The Discman (later renamed the CD Walkman) was released in 1984. At that time, it cost around $300. It was an indispensable companion for joggers, commuters, and kids.
13. Final Battle of Harry Potter and Voldemort
A true fan of Harry Potter will stop to admire this amazing work. It looks so freaking realistic.
As Potterheads, we will say only one word: "NEED." Technically this is a tattoo of Daniel Radcliffe and Ralph Fiennes, but the artistic talent is beyond incredible.
14. Ready To Propose To The Love of Your Life?
This tattoo is super cool, but how is this person going to pretend he is engaged after having a ring pop tattoo on his elbow?
Diamond or gold rings are so overrated. We should start proposing with ring pops, right? Even as adults, we still love ring pops to this day.
15. Belle Fell In With An Interesting Crowd
This is a fantastic new take on the naive and "innocent" Belle. Apparently after marrying the Beast she fell in with a crowd of tattoo-lovers and couldn't resist getting inked herself.
Raise your hands if you want to relive and enjoy the pop culture moments of the wonderful '90s. We know that you want to remember them forever and inking might be a good way to do it.
16. Indeed It Is
You might not realize it, but real life is a game and this Nintendo tattoo perfectly shows it.
As kids, we did not know that games were teaching us how life works. Too bad as we cannot go back and relive those golden days of our lives.
17. Django Unchained
Here is an amazing tattoo of such an underrated film. We love Django Unchained and the acting of Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson.
You have to admit that Quentin Tarantino is a mastermind, and no-one can write or direct a violent movie quite like him.
18. "You Should Have Gone For The Head"
Eden Kozokaro has done a phenomenal job with this Thanos tattoo. It couldn’t get any better.
As Thanos has an unhealthy, inborn obsession with the “concept” of death, we cannot imagine how beautifully the tattoo artist captured the character's essence.
19. An Important Life
This tattoo is inspired by Madonna's song called "Express Yourself." It is a plain and simple motto that everyone should follow.
You shouldn't hold back or feel shy about expressing yourself. Just be who you are and never try to suppress your feelings.
20. And The Walkman As Well
The original Walkman was released in 1979. Sony had built about 200 million cassette-based Walkmans. The sad news came when the company decided to stop its production in 2010.
The cultural impact of the Walkman is huge. It was an ideal product for people looking for a compact portable stereo that could easily be carried anywhere. According to The Verge, "the world changed" on the day the Walkman was released.
21. Simba Chic
After looking at this tattoo, all we have to say is Hakuna Matata (it took away all our worries for a brief moment).
All fans of the Lion King would feel so proud and happy after seeing this tattoo. We absolutely love it!
22. Buffy Slays The Tattoo Game Big Time
This awesome tattoo is a tribute to a big feminist TV icon - Buffy from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has had a great influence on popular culture. It also helped increase the critical respectability of teen-centric stories. Moreover, Buffy's success paved the way for others like her.
23. Time To Play
This girl's got a real game! You can find a lot of people crazy about games, but this girl took her love for the games to the next level with a tattoo of Konami Code and GameBoy on her abdomen.
Non-gamers might even mistake it for a tribal tattoo, but only true gamers will stop and admire this piece of art.
24. Toy Story Tattoo
This is one of the only acceptable Toy Story tattoos out there. If you got any tattoo better than this one, please show it to us (we challenge you). We know you probably won’t get one, so we have already included another Toy Story tattoo on our list.
The way this guy went with a minimalistic and creative Toy Story tattoo that makes us almost want to cry.
25. The Heart of the Ocean
Hey, we thought the old lady in the movie Titanic dropped The Heart of The Ocean into the ocean at the end. By the way, the necklace in that film is not real... just in case you were wondering.
However, it is based on a real diamond, the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond (worth around $350 million).
26. Modern Barbed Wire Tattoo
A lot of people got a barbed wire bicep tattoo in the '90s. Some kids even used to get barbed wire temporary tattoos. Those were the best days when kids thought they looked cool with fake tattoos.
But everything eventually goes out of style. Take an example of Chinese characters' tattoos - many people got them thinking they say "mighty warriors", but in reality, it was "chicken soup."
27. Mike and Sullivan from Monsters, Inc.
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wazowski look so real in this tattoo.
It has to be one of our favorite movies to watch growing up mainly because we were so entranced by all of the colorful monsters in the amazing monster world.
28. Someone Really Loved Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire is considered one of the funniest movies of all time. The 1993 American comedy-drama film follows a divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children.
As most '90s kids love the movie, someone was a big fan of Mrs. Doubtfire, an aging female Scottish housekeeper. That's one good way to express their love for it.
29. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tattoo
The turtles are back with a bang. As most of you were obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as kids, this tattoo can bring back some good old memories.
As the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic debuted in 1984, it was never meant to be more than a single issue. Thank God, it never happened.
30. We Want To Believe
Some people may have a vivid memory of the premier of The X-Files. The series got its science right by employing a number of scientists.
This tattoo pays tribute to the show that successfully ran for 11 seasons – Thank you, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, for playing your part in making the '90s so awesome.
31. Friends Forever
Nostalgia alert! This tattoo of famous sitcom Friends might make you cry. This TV series gave us hilarious and relatable characters in the space of 10 years (10 seasons and 236 episodes).
It gave us Phoebe's timeless song "Smelly Cat" and gave us precious life lessons (for instance, you should never wear leather pants on a first date).
32. Small Stature, Big Impact
The Powerpuff Girls was a revolutionary animated series that taught young girls that they could save the world.
Since its debut on November 18, 1998, It ignited the fire in many young girls to do something big.
33. Remember Pinky and The Brain
Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night. Pinky - try to take over the world!
Oh boy, this animated television series has to be one of the funniest cartoon shows ever. It made many childhoods memorable and special.
34. Tetris Never Goes Out of Style
Nowadays, kids play different competitive games online with their friends and strangers. This new generation doesn’t know about the value of Tetris. Did you play Tetris while growing up?
The tile-matching video game is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. It is also effective in instilling organization skills in kids.
35. Why We Still Love Super Mario
Ah, Super Mario! It is, without any doubt, one of the most iconic video game series of all time.
Remember how fun it was to play a Mario game at home and with friends? Can we get those old days back? Please? Pretty please!
36. Tarantino’s Creation
This insanely good tattoo perfectly captured the essence of one of the hit scenes from Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction.
Pulp Fiction is a result of Tarantino's wildest imaginations. It is a combination of 3 stories of the same world but with different protagonists, linked to each other in some way or the other.
37. The Hobbit Tattoo
Whoa, opening the door to heaven in such a beautiful way – it would've been great if the tattoo artist had included Gandalf's quote, "The world is not in your books and maps, it's out there."
This tattoo is for the adventurous ones out there. One wonders if this talented tattoo artist, Eden Kozokaro, will ever stop surprising us with his work or not. He is an exceptionally good tattoo artist.
38. Ryuk and Light Yagami from the Death Note
We absolutely love this one! Death Note is amazing, and just look at the writing in the background!
Even though this Death Note tattoo isn't the biggest, it definitely packs a punch when it comes to detail.
39. Deadpool Will Definitely Get This Tattoo
As far as we know, Deadpool would get this tattoo in an instant. After all, he is the one who has made being weird the new cool.
It reminds us of his one famous quote from the movie, "You have something in your teeth." Deadpool is the king when it comes to being weird.
40. Spiderman Vs. Captain America
This is something that would make a Marvel fan shed tears of joy. Some people may say that micro tattoos like this won't stand the test of time.
However, Kozo is proving that when done right, these tattoos can last a long time. This tattoo shows how he masterfully executes a lot of bright colors. His beautifully done tattoos surely stand out on their own.