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
Ariel all gown up
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
This gorgeous circular design.
Ariel dotwork mandala design
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.