There’s no shame in wanting to have a bit of childlike nostalgia on your body forever. Disney has been a part of almost everyone’s childhood in some way. With more than 61 feature films, theme parks across the globe, and even TV shows, they’ve given us happy memories to look back on. And what better way to be reminded of those good times than with a Disney tattoo?
For decades, people have been inking their skin with their favorite Disney character or scene. There’s no sign of that trend slowing down anytime soon. If you’re thinking about getting a Disney tattoo, then you’re in luck. In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the best Disney tattoo ideas to help you choose the perfect design.
Disney quotes tattoos
What are your favorite quotes from Disney movies? Here are a couple we like:
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun”. – Mary Poppins.
“Think happy thoughts!” – Peter Pan.
Then in this watercolor tattoo, there are wise words from the man himself, Walt Disney:
But don’t forget the famous line, “Hakuna matata”. It’s Swahili for “no worries”.
Top Disney Tattoo Ideas
Small Disney tattoo
It’s pretty common to get your first tattoo on your arm. A small black ink tattoo like this one would be a wonderful choice, especially if you love the Little Mermaid. Not only would it be much less expensive than getting a sleeve, but it’s also going to heal faster.
Have you noticed how many Disney films focus on a main character with some sort of “defect”? It always turns out that what other people make fun of and fear ends up being an advantage and the main character saves the day. It may be fiction, but there are stories like this in real life, too. Inspire yourself with a gorgeous tattoo like this one of Dumbo. Doesn’t he look so content?
The dark side of Disney tattoos
We’ve seen someone inked with zombie Mickey. But our all-time favorite nightmare Disney tattoo is Jack Skellington. This design reminds us of the Trash Polka style because of the red and black coloration and dripping blood.
Cute Disney tattoo
Few things are cuter than Bambi and Thumper. This cartoon tattoo is sweet and small and instantly recognizable. But it’s in a place where no one has to see it unless you want them to.
When you’re thinking about where to place a Disney tattoo, ask yourself whether you want to share it with others. Are you comfortable with getting compliments on your ink? That may help you decide where to put it.
Here’s another adorable Disney tattoo with Mowgli and Balu from The Jungle Book.
True Disney fan tattoo
Most people have heard about the big Disney movies whether or not they’ve seen them. The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid are a few well-known titles. But how many folks still remember Herbie, the speedy little Volkswagen Beetle? Sir, we salute you for your excellent taste in classic Disney films.
Disney Princess tattoo
Can you name all the Disney princesses? Let’s see, there are so many! Snow White, Cinderella, Briar Rose, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Tiana, Raya, Moana, Elsa, Anna, Mirabel, and our personal favorite, the kickass Mulan!
Which princesses are going to live forever in your heart and on your skin?
We’re also partial to the fierce Merida.
Classic Disney tattoo
We think that Mickey is perfect for a classic Disney tattoo. But this version of Mickey has a lot going on and it’s nowhere near boring! We see Donald, Winnie the Pooh, Simba, Stitch, Jiminy Cricket, the Genie from Aladdin, and Belle.
Watercolor Disney tattoo
Here’s a brilliant idea. The artist has taken the petroglyph from The Lion King and turned it into a pretty watercolor tattoo.
Remind yourself to “just believe” every time you see these magical watercolor tattoos of Tinkerbell and Peter Pan.
Geometric Disney tattoo
Geometric tattoos are stylish. We like what the artist has done here with the Lion King characters.
Meaningful Disney tattoo
We’d love to know what this tattoo means to the collector. By itself, it’s a beautiful design. And we suspect that it celebrates the victory of true love. What do you think?
Glow-in-the-dark Disney tattoo
If you’d like a glow-in-the-dark tattoo, find an artist with experience using UV-reactive ink. It doesn’t always behave the same as regular tattoo ink. Plus, the artist needs to have a black light available to do the job. The results are stunning!
Disney sleeve tattoo
How many princesses do you see here?
Did you know that Disney employees have restrictions regarding tattoos on their bodies? For example, if you showed up for work with this amazing Disney Princess sleeve tattoo, you’d have to cover it up before your shift. You could try to argue that it’s work-themed, but that won’t help. At least they let employees get inked now. Disney will allow visible tattoos if they are no larger than an extended hand. However, employees can’t have noticeable tattoos on their necks, head, or face. You’d have to hide the ink.
Trash Polka Disney tattoo
Trash Polka is an energetic black and red style that resembles modern comic book artwork. We think it’s especially well-suited to Mickey’s frenetic experience in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Realistic Disney tattoo
We like to call this a Disney prince tattoo. Yes, these are cartoon characters, but they are beautifully brought to life on the skin.
They may not be born into royalty like Prince Charming. They may not be rags to riches like Aladdin. But Woody and Buzz Lightyear are our heroes nonetheless. They are Disney princes in our eyes.
We hope you found inspiration for your next tattoo here today. Disney tattoos are a classic choice for all ages and genders. We’ve all been touched in some way by these stories and characters. Go on, celebrate the things that inspire you by getting a tattoo, and relive those awesome memories!