We are always on the lookout for new tattoo trends that have begun to take hold on the streets as well as on social media. We have discovered a fun, new one that’s taken the ink world by storm. The tattoos are designed in such a way that they appear almost flat and void of depth. Many include a thin white border as you would find around many stickers that have been cut by machine.
The result is a tattoo design unlike any other that is equally playful and clever. We searched through several hashtags on Instagram to discover some of the best examples of this tattoo trend to give you a better idea of the limits and possibilities! Check out our finds of 25 sticker tattoos!
25. Swallow Sticker Tattoo
Swallows and other birds are classic tattoo designs that you will find on thousands of bodies today. This sticker tattoo version is a delight that marries old with new!
Who has to have their Starbucks fix for the day? We know a lot of folks who are obsessed with one drink or another and a tattoo like this might be the perfect option for you! Cheers.
23. Karma Chameleon
Here, we find a little of the peel action that looks so cool. The effect makes it look like the area near the lizard’s tail is releasing off the skin! Nature tattoos are where it’s at!
22. A Little Spooky
Here, we find a little zombie dragon resting on a skull. We are sure this is a reference to something, as nearly all the tattoos on this list come from pop culture. Even though we do not know the source material, we still think it is cute!
21. A Few Sticker Tattoos
Why stop at one tattoo when you can have three sticker tattoos? These colorful little gems each express a happy idea featuring an object that holds personal meaning for this individual. We like the unicorn!
20. Sticker Stitch
People love their Disney tattoos so it was no surprise for us to come across this fabulous Stitch tattoo so early on in our research. We absolutely adore this purple monster!
19. Sailor Moon
We can get behind some kawaii tattoos over here at MamasUncut. Check out this variation of Sailor Moon that looks like a little baby doll. She was already a cute character and with this makeover, she’s simply precious.
We saw so many The Simpsons-inspired tattoos while we were looking through these sticker tattoos. How about this one of Kang? Is anyone else craving a Treehouse of Horror episode now?
17. Baby Bowser
Another huge inspiration for sticker tattoos comes from the world of video games. Here, we find a baby browser that’s been applied with the most vibrant and colorful ink. Gamer tattoos are always a blast.
16. Little Cap
This is our first time seeing baby Captain America but we rather like this version. In fact, Captain America should be baby Captain American from now on. What character would you turn into a cute baby tattoo?
“There is gloom, and doom while things go boom in Dexter’s Lab!” We think this sticker tattoo experiment went quite nicely. Cartoon Network was so fun in the nineties!
14. Stuck with Pup
Here’s a very personal pet tattoo of this person’s beautiful blue-eyed dog. We are not sure what the broken chain is about, but we think the entire thing looks neat and appealing.
13. Pizza Party
Our love of food knows no boundary! We see so many food tattoos and we love each one. Here, we find an anthropomorphic slice of pepperoni pizza that just wants to be your friend. However, we think he might be a snack instead.
12. Cute Skunk
While this sticker tattoo is giving us Pepe Le Pew vibes, we are almost certain that the world of Looney Tunes is not where she comes from. We love the oversized features and the adorable little flower included in this design. You do not see the black border often, but we have at least one more example to share with you down the list.
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11. Sweet Treats
We told you people love their food tattoos. The tattoo artist who has duplicated the design did an amazingly precise job with these sweet tattoos.
10. He, Mickey!
Disney returns! We find a waiving Mickey Mouse that appears to be one of his more vintage iterations. We bet once this one fully heals it will look exactly like a sticker.
9. Salem’s Lot
As we mentioned, sticker tattoos with black borders are hard to come by. However, we did come by this monstrous design inspired by the film made of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. It certainly fits with the theme in this case.
Here is an extremely creative Ponyo tattoo that has been designed to look as if it’s a template or sticker taped to the skin. What a fun and imaginative entry to this genre of tattoo.
7. Peeling Pink
“Isn’t he a panther ever so pink?” The Pink Panther remains a source of inspiration and love even though it was first released in 1963. We think this pretty pink design is a worthy entry here.
6. Pokemon Tattoos
We see a lot of Pokemon tattoos and this one offers so much nostalgia. We find three of the iconic characters all connected with a subtle white border to make them look like a sticker.
Another treat from Japan, here’s a Tamagotchi character that looks like it is about to jump off this person’s skin. Do you remember this little guy? Would you think to get Tamagotchi tattoos?
4. It’s Mario!
Mario and any other Nintendo character had a really good showing in the sticker tattoos department. As you can see, this one still needs to heal but it will look great once the redness dissipates.
3. Ice Pop
This tattoo reminded us of the Rolling Stones Records logo. It’s just like it but with an ice pop in place of a tongue. We love the subversive and playful look of this vibrant tattoo design.
As far as we’re concerned, there are not enough Rugrats tattoos in the world. Good old Chuckie Finster wearing a Reptar costume and holding a screwdriver is the thing we did not know we needed to see today!
1. Scooby Sticker
A perennial favorite, Scooby-Doo is featured in our final tattoo on the list. He’s giving his signature wink in the design. Of all the tattoos on this list, this one has some of the sharpest border work. Just look at the way it wraps around those stray whiskers. What a delight!
There you go! What did you think of these sticker tattoos? We hope you enjoyed them and feel inspired to try your own designs in this style. As you can see, this genre of tattoo lends itself well to animated characters and other childhood pop culture. We find them incredibly whimsical and fun. Unlike real stickers, these ones do not lose their stick.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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