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Movie Tattoos Inspired by Your Favourite Film Franchises


When thinking about a new tattoo, a lot of people turn to the things they love the most for inspiration. Whether this be specific events, personal heroes, or popular culture. Nowadays, more and more people are looking to honour their favourite movies with ink. This blog will take a look at some of the best movie tattoos inspired by franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and many more!

The Star Wars franchise has arguably inspired the greatest number of movie tattoos. The film series features several iconic characters such as Yoda, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett, plus many famous motifs such as the Death Star and of course those fluorescent lightsabers. It is no wonder then that thousands of people choose Star Wars as inspiration for their new ink.

Star Wars tattoo sleeve

Star Wars tattoo sleeve

Star Wars Tattoo Sleeves by Sponsored Artist Ben Carlisle (@ben_carlisle_tattooist)

Harry Potter is another massively popular franchise, with an equally high demand for tattoos based on the series. With a host of well-loved characters such as Dobby, Dumbledore, and even Harry himself, fans of the series have plenty to go off when thinking up Harry Potter tattoo ideas. However, movie tattoos don't always have to be based on particular characters; the wizarding world has plenty of symbols to offer. Some of the most popular designs are arguably the Deathly Hallows or the Dark Mark tattoo worn by some of the characters in the film. For those looking for movie tattoo ideas based on the Harry Potter franchise, there are almost countless directions the tattoo could go in. From wands, to owls, to Hogwarts, to broomsticks, the power is in your hands to create a magical tattoo.

Harry Potter tattoo

Harry Potter Tattoo by Sponsored Artist Stephanie Melbourne (@stephanie_melbourne)

Buckbeak Harry Potter tattoo

Buckbeak Harry Potter Tattoo by Sponsored Artist Alex Rowntree (@alexrowntreetattoo)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is another franchise with millions of followers and, as a result, has become a major source of inspiration for movie tattoos in recent years. With characters such as Hulk, Spiderman and Iron Man featuring in some of the most successful films ever made, it is no surprise that fans want to immortalise these superheroes on their skin. In addition to the main titular superheroes, there are also many famous villains in the Marvel universe who can make for some great tattoo designs. For instance, Loki and Thanos are hugely popular choices for those looking to get movie tattoos based on Marvel films.

Hulk tattoo

Hulk Tattoo by Sponsored Artist Matt Youl (@theyoul)

Spiderman tattoo

Spiderman Tattoo by Sponsored Artist Ashley Newton (@ashleynewtontattoo)

Lord of the Rings is yet another movie series with an army of fans, and as a result has inspired many people to get movie-inspired tattoos. The franchise is known for its vast array of unique characters such as Gandalf, Frodo Baggins and Aragorn along with some truly iconic locations in Middle Earth, which can serve as great inspiration when it comes to getting a movie tattoo. However, as with all of these franchises there is great scope for creativity. For example, you could choose to get an elvish inscription or even the One Ring itself as your Lord of the Rings tattoo.

Lord of the Rings tattoo

Lord of the Rings Tattoo by Sponsored Artist Martin Tay (@martintaytattoosuk)

Movie tattoos based on the Batman franchise are also extremely popular, with many different designs to choose from. You could go for a classic image such as the Bat Signal, or you could get creative with an original design inspired by your favourite character from the films. Some of the most popular choices include the Batman, as well as the Joker, Bane, and Catwoman. 

 Joker tattoo

Joker and Batman Tattoo by Sponsored Artist Alan Hindes (@sednihnala)

So if you're looking to get movie-inspired ink, there is no need to look any further. You should remember though that this is just a small selection of the many franchises that have inspired movie tattoos throughout the years. Whatever your favourite film may be, don't be scared to commemorate it with a new tattoo.

Luis Bonilla tattoo ink set

Or why not check out some of Radiant's Luis Bonilla vivid ink colours, from Kryptonite Green to Sidekick Purple. The perfect ink for a bright superhero movie tattoo!

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