59 Breathtaking Little Mermaid Inspired Tattoos


Growing up watching the The Little Mermaid, it’s tough not to crack a nostalgic smile every time I see a tattoo inspired by the film. It’s almost unbelievable to think that it’s been over 25 years since the iconic film left the silver screen.

With the film’s large cast of bright and bubbly characters, it’s easy to see why the film inspired so many tattoos over the years. Ariel, without a doubt is the most popular design followed by the charismatic villain Ursula.

Below is a list of some of the most impressive and unique examples of The Little Mermaid tattoos in existence. Let’s take a look.

Ariel with plastic surgery


We liked your nose so much more before the operation! But ya, the quality of tattoos these days is just amazing. With so many talented artists out there, it’s a mystery as to why there are still so many bad tattoos floating around — I’m not talking about this one.

The whole crew

Little Mermaid Tattoo Design

(Photo: Jackie Huerta)

Ariel all gown up


(Photo: Karl Berringer)

 Watercolor Ariel

Watercolor Ariel by Hello Tattoo

(Photo: Hello Tattoo)

This underwater camera shot


This tattoo of Ariel sitting on a rock is spectacular. The Jupiter-sized sun makes it look like nighttime above the water and daytime below.

This dotwork design

Amazing Ariel Dotwork Tattoo


This gorgeous circular design.

Circular Little Mermaid tattoo by Svetlana Liubchenko

(Photo: Svetlana Liubchenko)

Ariel dotwork mandala design

Ariel dotwork mandala tattoo by Jules Mandala

(Photo: Jules Gordon)

This moonlite night


Doing a little modeling/pondering.

This watercolor tattoo of Ariel


This abstract watercolor piece is simply amazing. It almost makes you wanna connect the lines like one of those old connect the dots drawings.

Ariel striking a pose


This piece was created with a more modern style to it that 21st century Disney illustrators would be proud of.