Whether you’re just the ultimate ‘stan’ of your favourite anime, cartoon or movie, or you just love one striking piece of imagery from a television story, expressing your devotion to “the culture” or the fandom through pop culture tattoos and art. This is becoming more common than ever.

We take a look at this increasingly popular tattoo choice, with examples of why fans love Simpsons or Star Wars Tattoo, and how the right tattoo artist is vital to ensure your permanent fan piece stands the test of time.

Star Wars

If you want to see a real fandom, hit up the Star Wars fans. Since the first film was released in 1977, Star Wars has had a hold on audiences for decades since. Any real fan of this galaxy far, far away will know that their love for Star Wars is something hard to show. If you’re a Star Wars fan you probably considered getting a Star Wars tattoo at some point, or are still considering it now. 

But of course, as with any other pop-culture-related tattoo, tattoos based on movies have risks of turning into something cheesy, fast. So if you’re gonna get it done, you should get it done right. Check out this example of a Star Wars sleeve in progress to see how it’s done. 

Or, if you’re like every other sane person out there you are obsessed with Baby Yoda and want him immortalized on your body like we did here for a client wanting a Star Wars Tattoo. Taking a hyper-realistic approach to these tattoos will mean that they will stay classic and stand the test of time. 

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is the world’s longest running animated television show. It debuted in 1989 and did you know that the first episode is about Bart getting a tattoo against his mother’s wishes? And then having it removed? During the Christmas holidays? Crazy, right! Don’t be like Bart, choose a tattoo that you will love and cherish for all time. And don’t go against your mother’s wishes either! Especially not during Christmas. 

Here is an example of a Homer Simpson tattoo done in a New School tattoo style. Bright, bold and beautiful Homer as Mr. Sparkle. This one is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. Taking things in the opposite direction, here’s Krusty the Clown in a more subdued yet dramatic grey-scale style of a Simpsons tattoo. As you can see, you can choose to go in any direction with your Simpsons tattoo idea to best suit your personality. The sky is truly the limit here.

Get Your Fandom Pop Culture Tattoo From a Trustworthy Tattoo Shop and Tattoo Artist

Sage Tattoo and Art Gallery is Ottawa’s premium tattoo shop with friendly, knowledgeable staff and a dedication to provide clients with striking tattoo art and design. 

Getting a fandom-related tattoo can be a fun way to show your dedication, but make sure that you get the end result you are expecting by finding the right tattoo artist and tattoo shop near you. At Sage Tattoo, we are happy to work with you in order to ensure that your tattoo concept becomes a reality so you can enjoy your work with pride. Contact us today for more information on booking a tattoo appointment in Ottawa.