Year in Tattoos

1983 in Tattoos

Cyndi Lauper released her debut album, She’s So Unusual in 1983.

Stylised neo trad Cyndi Lauper tattoo by @mileskanne

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary novel was published on November 14, 1983.

Colour realism Pet Sematary leg piece by @paulackertattoo

Cabbage Patch Kids were released in 1983 in the US, causing riots across the country.

Cabbage Patch Doll sipping on a pina colada while roller skating. Tattoo by @shell_valentine_tattoo

Figment was introduced to Walt Disney World Resort in 1983 in their Journey into Imagination ride in EPCOT.

Figment tattoo by @paulacastletattoos

Party Rings were first produced by Fox’s Biscuits in the UK in 1983.

Party Ring tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos

Madonna’s eponymous debut album was released in 1983.

Neo trad Madonna tattoo by @lucybluetattoo

Adapted from Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol, Mickey’s Christmas Carol was released by Walt Disney Pictures on December 16, 1983.

Christmas themed Mickey and Minnie Mouse tattoo by @missmaelaroux

Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” music video terrified his fans in 1983.

Two-face Michael Jackson “Thriller” tattoo by @samseatattooist

The first episode of Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting television show premiered on January 11, 1983.

New school Bob Ross tattoo by @lehelperspektiv