Year in Tattoos

1994 in Tattoos

Jim Carrey dominated the box office in 1994 with starring roles in three films: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask.

Ace Ventura kewpie tattoo by @iamjimmyjam
Illustrative Dumb and Dumber tattoos by @onemanriet
The Mask sucky panther tattoo by @tish.tattooer

Knuckles the Echidna was added to the Sonic the Hedgehog game franchise in 1994.

Knuckles – Sonic the Hedgehog tattoo by @stickypop

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “you’re terrible, Muriel” is is in reference to the 1994 film, Muriel’s Wedding.

Muriel’s Wedding themed tattoo by @katweir

The first PlayStation console was released in 1994.

Graphic abstract PlayStation tattoo by @mambotattooer

The first episode in The Magic School Bus animated television series aired in 1994.

Magic School Bus tattoo by @katietattoos

“Homer Badman”, the ninth episode of The Simpsons‘ sixth season, saw Homer get into trouble due to his insatiable hunger and his desire to consume a Gummy Venus de Milo.

Homer Simpson and gummy Venus de Milo tattoo by @whisperstattoo

The Simpsons episode “Homer Loves Flanders” (Season 5 – Episode 16) which aired in 1994 made us wish that nacho hats were a real thing.

Homer Simpson and his nacho hat. Tattoo by

The Lion King was released in cinemas in 1994, with the soundtrack featuring music from Elton John.

Illustrative watercolour Mufasa, Simba and Rafiki tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos

Top 20 ‘Lion King’ Tattoos by Jaclyn Huertas

Scar tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn

The first episode Aahhh! Real Monsters aired on Nickelodeon in 1994.

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo by @jonleightontattoo

Shawn Michaels faced Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X in a Ladder Match for the WWF Intercontinental Title.

Neo trad Heartbreak Kid heart and dagger tattoo by @lauriejoebrown

Kurt Cobain passed away in 1994.

Colour realism Kurt Cobain tattoo by @stevebutchertattoos

Green Day’s sophomore album Dookie was a commercial success in 1994.

Colour realism Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) portrait tattoo by @randyengelhard

Friends premiered in 1994 and introduced us to Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe.

The ultimate Friends themed tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos

1994 saw the final episode of The Joy of Painting aired, just a year prior to Bob Ross’ passing.

Galaxy Bob Ross tattoo by @tylermalek

The pilot episode of Angry Beaver aired in 1994 but the show didn’t go to series on Nickelodeon until 1997.

Angry Beavers tattoo by @skylerjinxtattoos