In 1929, Popeye appeared in the King Features comic strip with anchor tattoos on his forearm. That image soon became synonymous with seamen everywhere. Since Popeye, pop culture (especially in the animated world), has boomed with tattooed characters. Fictional characters have always been on track with real life. As we are increasingly catching up to them, an important overlap has been established.
Moving our favorite heroes, villains, and sidekicks, from ink on paper to ink on fans' skin, can make for an incredible piece. Whether you're looking to cover your whole chest or dot-shade a tiny emblem, see these animated tattoo ideas to inspire your next animated character tattoo!