25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL

Memes are a cultural phenomenon that gives symbolic weight to certain images that grows over time the more the image is shared. Now, most of us encounter memes online on our social media feeds daily. However, some people are so into a meme that they decide to have it tattooed. It’s like a pop-cultural time capsule that captures the chaos of the internet and reproduces it in tattoo form. And, most of the time the results are hilarious.

We consider meme tattoos a sub-genre of joke tattoos as there’s generally a great deal of comedy already baked in. Even the actual act of getting a meme tattooed is so ridiculous it’s hilarious. We decided to take a deep dive into the world of meme tattoos to get a better understanding of which memes are most popular and frequently inked. Get ready for a wild ride! Here are 25 meme tattoos that people who are extremely online will love.

Helmo

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@courtenaydicksontattoo (Source)

We’ve seen a lot of the “Helmo” meme online over the past few years and it’s easy to see why it makes for a great tattoo. We love how this design kept the shape to stay true to theme.

Grumpy

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@darkarttattoodusseldorf (Source)

Grumpy cat is a beloved internet phenomenon that pictures one very cute, grumpy-looking feline. There’s no doubt that this scowling cat has made millions of people smile.

Keepers of the Lulz

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@jenniferproblems (Source)

“Doing it for the lulz,” is a common internet saying that simply means that people aren’t taking anything seriously and instead are just in it for the laughs. We find this grinning skull with a cap that says memes, because memes or death.

Seal

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@lily_gloria_tattoo (Source)

This very content looking seal seems like it’s found its happy place and we’re here for it. We’d love to feel such serenity.

It Me and Me and Me

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@_winkt (Source)

Strike! Here, we found a collision of a bowling ball and pins all objects symbolize the person with this tattoo. If you’ve ever felt all the feels at the same time, this meme should seem familiar to you.

Cowboy

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@garrettxjerome (Source)

“Fun fact: Opossums would make great cowboys,” the person who shared this image wrote. Okay… At any rate, the hissing opossum meme has circulated around the internet for a while now and we love to see it as a tattoo.

Baby Yoda

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@tattoo_witryna (Source)

Baby Yoda AKA The Child became an instant sensation because he’s so incredibly cute and offbeat. Here, we find Baby Yoda using “the force” to score a cone of ice cream. We endorse.

Sips Tea

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@agustincroxatto (Source)

Kermit the Frog started its life as a meme around 2014 according to the website, Know Your Meme. The image is generally interpreted in couple of ways. One is “minding my own business” and the other is “sips tea.” Both are excellent for memification and bode well for this tattoo.

Just

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@noxequus (Source)

“I’m just a potato.” This simple cartoon of a potato is a silly image that still cute. There’s nothing wrong with being a humble vegetable.

Side-Eye

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@thicfigtattoo (Source)

This should look rather familiar to you. It’s one that never fails to make us laugh and we were pleasantly surprised to see it as a tattoo. Those eyes…

Shocked

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@nerkalers (Source)

Here’s a Pikachu joke tattoo about the permanence of tattooing. This very well might be the perfect meme tattoo.

Ted Talk

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@love_your_mom_net (Source)

This feels about right. “Hello, I’m dead welcome to Ted Talk,” is incredibly stupid and morbid and we love it.

No Fear

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@selahjude (Source)

“I’ve reached a career milestone: tattooing a meme!” the tattoo artist captioned this image. They explained that this tattoo is also a tribute to the person’s late feline friend.

Conspiracy

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@nerkalers (Source)

There’s a group of people who insist that “birds aren’t real” and that they’re actually government drones sent to spy on us. This hilarious tattoo is picking fun while also looking fantastic.

Doubling Up

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@rhithehuman (Source)

“Been dying to tattoo these two pieces,” the artist wrote. We get two memes for the price of one with this image. Homer Simpson disappearing into a shrub is a classic. And, there’s a judgmental cat to help round things out.

Sad Cat

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@zan.shin (Source)

Sad cat is a popular meme of a cat that looks like it’s crying or perhaps just allergic to itself. Now, we can rest assured that this meme will live on forever.

Sad Dexter

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@hackedupforbarbecue (Source)

Sad Dexter is a popular, emotive meme for all the sad boy angst in your life. We love this very cute tattoo!

2020

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@saintdavidink (Source)

“If 2020 was a tattoo,” the artist captioned this image. Yes, we’re very much feeling this SpongeBob energy right now.

No Peace

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@bars.ink (Source)

This line “Peace was never an option” most likely comes from an X-Men movie. People have added the quote to many pictures of birds with knifes and other weapons. You’ll see a goose with a butter knife or a chicken on an axe, like the tattoo above.

Meme Horse

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@saili_ink (Source)

“Healed meme horse. Probably the funniest piece I’ve ever done,” the person who shared this image wrote. Because the metaphor of this meme is so visual it works incredibly well as a tattoo.

Not Am

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@moo.inks (Source)

“I do not think therefore I do not am,” this tattoo says. The funny string of words looks great here in this storybook-style font.

The Horror

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@thesickandnameless.tattoo (Source)

Raccoons are nature’s mischievous cats and they are popular subjects of memes because they’re so cute and dopey. We find a hissing raccoon here which is a popular reaction meme.

Live Your Life

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@mastro_rich (Source)

This person’s created their own world and we’re just living in it. We find a meme on a meme here and an incredibly clever joke. *chef’s kiss*

Doge

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@wokzbok (Source)

Check out this fluffy puppy! It’s a very handsome tattoo with the the words “I’m tamttoo,” attributed to the dog. We needed this.

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Fine

25 Meme Tattoos That Extremely Online People Got IRL
@_winkt (Source)

Of all the meme tattoos we came across the “this is fine” meme is, by far, the most popular. We found color, we found riffs on the original, we found exact replicas, but we love this black and grey version the most.

There you go! 25 meme tattoos that we hope made you laugh or at least made you think about a funnier meme! Don’t be scared to get whatever the heck you want tattooed on your body. Have fun with it. Life’s a joke!

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