Diehard Disney fans watch all the movies, plan multiple pilgrimages to the parks, and absolutely love Disney tattoos. After all, there’s no better way to show your dedication to an animated classic than to pick a scene or character and have it put on your body for the rest of your life. While these tattoos are not going to be for everyone, most folks have no shame about their obsession with Disney films.
From Aladdin to Zootopia there’s no shortage of Disney inspiration for a tattoo. For many people, the happiest place on Earth is a Disney theme park. Throw into the mix attractions at Disney like The Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain and there’s even more to consider. We decided to round up some of the very best Disney tattoos and choose the fairest of them all. Here are our favorite Disney tattoos that will make you nostalgic for the movies that made us.
Get Inspired by These Magical Disney Tattoos.
The Poisoned Apple
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was Disney’s first film released in 1937. Ms. White receives a poison apple from the wicked queen and is awoken by a prince’s kiss. This incredible neotraditional tattoo imagines the apple in a familiar style.
The anthropomorphic mouse you know and love, Mickey was created in 1928. Over his last 100 years, he’s continued to bring joy to children and families. This fun tattoo recreates a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean. We love how flat and 2-D the artist has made the design.
True to Your Heart
A truly gorgeous tattoo of Milan comes from a fan in France. The dots used for shading are a wonderful, subtle touch. Most Disney tattoos are in color, so this black and grey design is a unique choice.
Fortune Favors the Brave
This gorgeous tattoo of Merida with her trusted steed, Angus has a touch of watercolor flair and charm aplenty. We love the vibrant, warm tones chosen for the hair paired with the cool blues and purples given to Angus.
A Watercolor Stitch
Another one of the watercolor Disney tattoos, this one of Stitch is bursting with color and energy. If you look closely around the perimeter of the tattoo, you’ll find tiny shapes like stars and circles.
A Bubbly Chip
If you go digging through the Disney tattoos hashtags on Instagram, you’ll find a ton of tattoos inspired by Beauty and the Beast. This simple, yet handsome tattoo of Chip blowing bubbles is a fine example.
Keep ’em Guessing
This big tattoo of a little dragon named Mushu from Milan certainly causes joy. Eddie Murphy gave this character so much heart and humor when he voiced Mushu in 1998. We love the blue, smokey whisps incorporated into the design.
Wow! These before and after images of a portrait of Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove are stunning. Purple and gold are always a winning color combination. One look at this tattoo and you’ll immediately hear Eartha Kitt‘s voice.
Sheriff Woody Pride warmed many children’s hearts when Toy Story was released in 1995. Yes, it’s been 25 years! This amazing tattoo design focuses on Woody’s face and like a photograph, blurs the background. What an achievement.
“Oh, this is the night, it’s a beautiful night…” Are you craving spaghetti and meatballs? This tattoo of Lady and the Tramp benefits from smartly applied color and blue, geometric background.
This rather creepy design was inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion. It’s definitely giving us Edward Gorey vibes and we’re here for that. It’s a good reminder that sometimes simple, black ink is the most effective choice for your Disney tattoos.
Um. This portrait of Merida from Brave looks like it was ripped directly from the movie. A highly skilled tattoo artist with a specialty in photorealistic tattoos is to thank for this breathtaking tattoo.
Bouncey and Fun
Wasn’t Tigger from The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh everyone’s childhood fave? We suppose he’s still this adult’s favorite as he’s been turned into a tattoo. Disney fans are really into watercolor Disney tattoos and we can’t blame them for it.
A Cub Who Would be King
Many artists and animators use basic shapes or “base shapes” to help them make characters appear more dimensional. A lot of Disney fans have these shapes incorporated into tattoo designs to show their appreciation for the art of animation. The inclusion of the shapes in this particular tattoo of Simba looks excellent.
Before She Ate that Apple
Again, you’ll see base shapes in this design of Snow White with her animal buddies. This candy-colored tattoo is beaming with energy.
Tale as Old as Time
The stained glass images from Beauty and the Beast have become iconic. This large upper arm tattoo looks just like a pane of glass.
What!? How does one even ask a tattoo artist for this? “Yes, I’d like a tattoo of a slice of pizza, but instead of round pepperoni topping it, I’d like the meat to be shaped like Mickey Mouse.” In this person’s defense, you can get a lot of foods shaped like Mickey Mouse at Disney parks. At Shanghai Disney, there’s a restaurant in Pinnochio Village that offer pizza in the shape, but not cured meat.
Can’t Get Enough Chip
This tattoo really blows… bubbles. We showed you a black ink Chip earlier, but we had to share this colorful design of him with you. Ms. Potts would be so proud.
Everyone’s favorite character from Snow White, Grumpy is off to work in this tattoo. Notice the hand tatt on his left hand. For moody Disney fans, you couldn’t pick a better character.
We’ve All Been There
How many “Minnie Meltdowns” have you already had today? This very cute and humorous tattoo of Minnie with a broken heart is one of the more creative Disney tattoos on the list. Can we get this lady a slice of that pizza?
One Cute Dumbo
“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up!” Timothy Mouse assures Dumbo. This very cute tattoo of a flying elephant is what we all need in our lives. The design is expertly shaded, giving Dumbo a smooth look and his rabbit, a textured, cloth-like appearance.
This Cat’s Grin
We mentioned that people really love Beauty and the Beast tattoos, but we failed to write that the love for BATB is eclipsed by Alice in Wonderland. People truly love this bonkers movie and so many Disney tattoos are inspired by it. This tattoo of the Cheshire cat is one of the best we came across.
Paint with All the Colors of the Wind
This gorgeous portrait of Pocahontas mimics the stylish animation of the film. Pocahontas was voiced by Irene Bedard and her performance left a lasting impression on many children. In 2012, Bedard co-founded a production company called Sleeping Lady Films Waking Giants Productions a “Native American film/television production company dedicated to bringing positive, inspirational stories from Indian Country to the world.”
Belle of the Ball
Not everyone wants an in-your-face tattoo, in fact, some people prefer no face at all. This stunning micro tattoo of Belle from Beauty and the Beast is instantly recognizable thanks to the blue bow and the red rose. According to the person who shared this image, this is a hand-poked design, which makes sense because the details are so fine.
One of the cutest Disney tattoos on this list features a cute little character from Mulan. It sure looks to be a friend you can count on.
One of the cutest little critters that you ever did see comes from Bambi. Doesn’t Flower look so precious in this design? We urge you to think of more obscure characters for your Disney tattoos. They bring some freshness to the genre.
Love for Maleficent
Disney villains really are the most delicious characters out there. We find Maleficent here from Sleeping Beauty looking fierce, yet lovable. Venture to the dark side for your Disney tattoos and you won’t regret it!
Glowing Mice Buddies
Mickey and Minnie look so adorable with a slight glow effect that’s carried over to the hearts that surround them. Explore new tattoo trends with your Disney tattoos for something new and original.
Cogsworth & Lumier
How sharp do these two fellows from Beauty & the Beast Look? Feel free to explore black and grey ink even though the temptation might be for colorful Disney tattoos. It can still be magical!
Baby Pegasus & Baby Herc
One of the most overlooked movies for Disney tattoos is Hercules. We find baby Herc and his friend Pegasus in this completely heartwarming and cute design.
Disney’s Peter Pan premiered in 1953. After almost 70 years, the film is still inspiring fans. We did not see a ton of Peter Pan Disney tattoos and we would love to find more in the future.
A Deep Cut
This is one of the Disney tattoos you might not recognize right away? What movie is it from? It’s from the 1970s animated feature, The Aristocats. Go obscure with your tattoo to find out who the real fans are.
Wow! You don’t see a ton of traditional tattooing motifs among Disney tattoos. However, we did stumble across this neo-traditional Cruella that looks absolutely fantastic. Simple shapes and bold lines win the day with designs like these.
Tattoo artists are obsessed with making tattoos look like anything but them. So many trends today explore new ways of applying tattoos to make them even more interesting. We find a “stitch” tattoo here that looks like it’s been sewn on instead of inked. Find a tattoo artist who shares your point of view and the possibilities are endless.
A Most Magical Place
Take a look at how fine the lines of this tattoo are. We imagine it was applied via a stick and poke method that uses a single needle and a steady hand to make those little details so tiny.
The Enchanted Rose
The Enchanted Rose from Beauty & the Beast is such a touching symbol of love. We find it here, outlined in white ink to make it look like it’s floating. It’s one of the most effective Disney tattoos on this list.
How’s this blast from the past for you? We love the Mickey Mouse Disney tattoos because they feel so nostalgic. This one seems to be sharing a love for adventure.
Simba & Nala
Tattoo artists have been experimenting with white ink in some new and interesting ways. One thing we’ve loved seeing is black and grey tattoos that are highlighted with white. Don’t these two cats just pop because of it?
One of the more obscure Disney tattoos finds Sir Pilade from The Sword in the Stone tattooed as if he was a patch. This patch tattoo takes on even more meaning if the person with it is also a wine-lover.
One of the great Disney villains, Ursula is found in this very large thigh tattoo with Flotsam and Jetsam. Sure, Ariel is great but how about this sea witch instead?
How darling does this pet raccoon look? We must say that Pocahontas would be proud!
Baby Snow White
We love Disney tattoos that reimagine beloved characters in new and exciting ways. We find Snow White tattooed as if she were a little baby princess in this stunner of a design.
Jasmine looks fantastic here flanked by pink flowers. Fine, tidy lines make this tattoo truly stand out. We couldn’t wish for a sweeter tattoo!
Bernard & Bianca
The Rescuers premiered in 1977 and people are still in love with the memorable and compassionate characters today. We were particularly drawn to this design which finds Bernard’s tail curled into a heart shape.
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In 2009, Disney finally showcased its first Black Disney Princess, Tiana. This gorgeous tattoo of her surrounded by water lilies is a gorgeous touch. We love the vibrant colors and subtle lines that give this design so much movement.
There you go! Incredible Disney tattoos that are nostalgic and magical in all the right ways. If you’re tempted, these creative tattoo designs should inspire you to get your favorite Disney character tattooed. Look how wonderful these turned out!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 Get Inspired by These Magical Disney Tattoos.
- 1.1 The Poisoned Apple
- 1.2 Classic Characters
- 1.3 True to Your Heart
- 1.4 Fortune Favors the Brave
- 1.5 A Watercolor Stitch
- 1.6 A Bubbly Chip
- 1.7 Keep ’em Guessing
- 1.8 Yzma’s Groove
- 1.9 Howdy, Partner
- 1.10 Bella Notte
- 1.11 Haunting
- 1.12 Stunning Merida
- 1.13 Bouncey and Fun
- 1.14 A Cub Who Would be King
- 1.15 Before She Ate that Apple
- 1.16 Tale as Old as Time
- 1.17 Mickey Pizza
- 1.18 Can’t Get Enough Chip
- 1.19 A Grump
- 1.20 We’ve All Been There
- 1.21 One Cute Dumbo
- 1.22 This Cat’s Grin
- 1.23 Paint with All the Colors of the Wind
- 1.24 Belle of the Ball
- 1.25 Cri-Kree
- 1.26 Flower Friend
- 1.27 Love for Maleficent
- 1.28 Glowing Mice Buddies
- 1.29 Cogsworth & Lumier
- 1.30 Baby Pegasus & Baby Herc
- 1.31 Pan
- 1.32 A Deep Cut
- 1.33 Cruella
- 1.34 Ariel Stitched
- 1.35 A Most Magical Place
- 1.36 The Enchanted Rose
- 1.37 Safari Mickey
- 1.38 Simba & Nala
- 1.39 Sir Pilade
- 1.40 Ursula
- 1.41 Meeko
- 1.42 Baby Snow White
- 1.43 Jazzy
- 1.44 Bernard & Bianca
- 1.45 Princess Tiana
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