When deciding on a tattoo, cartoon characters make for an easy starting point. No matter what personality, your interests, habits or quirks, there is a character out there who you can identify with. Having said that, some cartoon characters simply lend themselves to tattoos more often. Here are some of the most classic:
"Winnie the Pooh" characters might seem too commercial or child-like for some people, but others form a life-long bond with these distinct and iconic creatures. Who they choose to get can also be a major hint about the bearers personality – if you encounter a Tigger, you're dealing with an extreme extrovert who may enjoy jumping on you at random moments, so be forewarned.
A more recent addition to the cartoon universe is the Family Guy crew, and Stewie may be the most popular of the bunch. Sure, you can identify with Lois's sexy MILF vibe or Brian's progressive, frustrated intellectualism, but aren't we all just homicidal nuts bent on world domination with latent homosexual streaks, deep down inside?
You want a character? Look no further than the Looney Tunes world. While Bugs and friends get their share of love, it's the more badass characters like Yosemite Sam and Marvin the Martian that get the most real estate on the bodies of their fans.
Popeye makes for a totally natural tattoo subject. He's inked himself, so it's kind of a meta tattoo, in a way. Sailors love tattoos, and Popeye has long been a favorite for sea-faring folk everywhere, for obvious reasons.
Gamers have gotten into tattoos in a big way, and there is no character bigger in the gamer universe than Mario. Think this guy's work-in-progress might say he's a huge fan? Yeah…just a little.
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