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2019 was a whirlwind, with more breakout popular culture moments than we can keep track of. A few of these events even inspired permanent tattoos, which range from celebrated movie characters to hilarious memes. Take a look at 21 tattoos that only existed in 2019 and let us know your favorite part of the past year in the comments section.

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker

Joker was one of the biggest films of the year and had a HUGE impact on tattoo culture. In 2019, there were hundreds of Joker tattoos created by talented artists around the world and we loved every minute of it.

Baby Yoda

Disney+ was released to audiences in 2019 and brought Star Wars fans The Mandalorian. The biggest breakout star of the show is formally known as The Child, however, to the internet he's Baby Yoda. This little guy has made a big statement in 2019 and we can't wait for more Baby Yoda tattoos to come.

Stranger Things Season 3

While Stranger Things is by no means a new phenomenon, the third season brought us Scoops Ahoy. Scoops Ahoy is the ice cream shop where Steve and Robin work, prior to being destroyed by the spider monster. Those uniforms are totally iconic.

Toy Story's Forky

In Toy Story's fourth installment, we're introduced to Forky—an existential spork who earned his own spinoff web series on Disney+. Forky is voiced by Tony Hale, who's also known for his roles in Veep and Arrested Development.

Old Town Road

While Old Town Road was initially released in December of 2018, it became a pop culture phenomenon the following year. The debut single of Lil Nas X, the song went on to become a diamond hit. Let's see how it fairs at the 2020 Grammys!


Singer Lizzo became the ultimate breakup singer in 2019, proving the good things come to those who wait. Despite her two most popular songs, "Good as Hell" and "Truth Hurts," being released in 2017 and 2016, they rose to mega success this year and Lizzo became an instant cult classic.

Cat Meme

The "Woman yells at cat" meme was a social media sensation in 2019 and it has yet to slow down. The cat part has inspired a number tattoos, all thanks to a photo of a white cat named Smudge.