Year in Tattoos

1991 in Tattoos

Everyone’s favourite destructive imaginary friend, Drop Dead Fred burst onto cinema screens in 1991.

Piss Off! Drop Dead Fred portrait tattoo by @lucybluetattoo

The Alan Partridge character was created by Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci for radio in 1991.

Alan Partridge tattoo by @theyoul

To compete with Nintendo’s Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog was first released by Sega in 1991.

Sonic the Hedgehog tattoo by @ikostattoo

Professor Frink made first appearance on The Simpsons in the episode titled “Old Money” (Season 2 – Episode 17).

Professor Frink tattoo by @stickypop

The Simpsons added another character in 1991, with Groundskeeper Willie’s first appearance in “Principal Charming”.

Groundskeeper Willie tattoo by @samilocke

“Treehouse of Horror II” which aired on Halloween in 1991 presented us with this classic Bart Simpson prank call to Moe’s Tavern.

Moe Szyslak tattoo by @bklynbeee on fellow tattooer @mfcunnington

August 11, 1991 saw Nickelodeon premiere their first three original Nicktoons: Doug, Rugrats, and The Ren & Stimpy Show.

Stylised Doug as Quailman tattoo by @audie_tattoos
Colourful and sparkly Reptar tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Ren and Stimpy tattoo by @yogi_barrett

The Silence of the Lambs, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, was released in 1991.

Colour realism Hannibal portrait tattoo by @bmerck_ink

Spoopy ‘Silence of the Lambs” Tattoos

Traditional style Silence of the Lambs tattoo by @vikingashley

Paul Bearer became the manager of The Undertaker in February of 1991.

Colour realism Undertaker and Paul Bearer tattoo by @laurajane_ink

The Addams Family made their move from television to the big screen with Angelica Huston as Morticia and Christina Ricci as Wednesday.

Stylised Wednesday and Morticia Addams tattoos by @ell_torres_tattoos

Freddie Mercury passed away on November 24, 1991 at age 45.

Black and grey realism young Freddie Mercury tattoo by @dustinyip