Year in Tattoos

1998 in Tattoos

The Ohio Art Company created the bendable rubber doll, Betty Spaghetty and were first available in stores in 1998.

Betty Spaghetty tattoo by @cypress_tattoo

Will & Grace premiered on NBC on 21 September 1998.

Neo trad Karen Walker (Will and Grace) portrait tattoo by @paulacastletattoos

“D’oh!” added to the Oxford Dictionary of English in 1998.

Homer Simpson television tattoo by @roxyrydertattoo

Candace Bushnell’s book series, Sex and the City was adapted to the small screen with the show premiering on HBO in 1998.

Stylised neo trad Sex and the City tattoo by @lucybluetattoo

Following Phil Hartman’s death in 1998, the character of Troy McClure was retired, with McClure’s final appearance in “Bart the Mother” (Season 10, Episode 3) on September 27, 1998.

Troy McClure behind the scenes tattoo by @thebakery

Charmed premiered on The WB October 7, 1998.

Neo trad Charmed house tattoo by @mermaidsketches

The first appearance of Eleanor Abernathy, the Crazy Cat Lady, was in The Simpsons episode “Girly Edition” (Season 9, Episode 21) which aired April 19, 1998.

Crazy Cat Lady tattoo by @amandabrookstattoo

Nickelodeon took viewers on a wild ride with the premiere of The Wild Thornberrys on September 1, 1998.

Debbie Thornberry tattoo by @holleyelizabeths

At 1998’s Survivor Series, and just two years after his debut, The Rock became (at the time) the youngest-ever WWF Champion.

Colour realism The Rock tattoo by @benjaminlaukis

Nickelodeon debuted another original animated show when CatDog aired for the first time on April 4, 1998.

CatDog tattoo by @kevin_dtattoos

On 18 January 1998, Mick Foley became the only person to appear three times in the same Royal Rumble match, wrestling as all three Faces of Foley: Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love.

The Three Faces of Foley. Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love themed tattoo by @paulacastletattoos

Britney Spears’ debut single “Baby One More Time” was released to radio airplay in September 1998, with the iconic music video following soon after.

Britney Spears kewpie tattoo by @pastelxghoul

Elton John was knighted in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II.

Double exposure Elton John tattoo by

Bride of Chucky, the fourth instalment in the Child’s Play franchise, was released on 16 October, 1998.

Neo trad Tiffany tattoo by @samwhiteheadtattoos