Year in Tattoos

1985 in Tattoos

Re-Animator, the film loosely based on a H. P. Lovecraft serial novelette, was released on October 18, 1985.

Vintage comic book styled Re-Animator tattoo by @ell_torres_tattoos

Bubble O’Bill ice creams were first manufactured in the US in 1985.

Illustrative lady and Bubble O’Bill ice cream tattoo by @onnieolearytattoo

Following the success of Sixteen Candles in 1984, The Breakfast Club – written and directed by John Hughes – hit cinemas on February 15, 1985.

Faceless double exposure Breakfast Club themed tattoo by @jayjoree

On September 14, 1985, the first of 180 episodes of The Golden Girls aired.

Bold neo trad and dotwork Golden Girls themed cheesecake tattoo by @destroytroy

The first season of the Jem and the Holograms musical animated series premiered on October 6, 1985.

The Misfits (Jem and the Holograms) tattoo by @alexstrangler

Hulk Hogan main-evented the inaugural WrestleMania on March 31, 1985, teaming with Mr. T to take on “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff.

Colour realism Hulk Hogan tattoo by @crojasart
Roddy Piper kewpie tattoo by @cheryldoestattoos