Television

‘Murder, She Wrote’ Tattoo Inspiration

Murder, She Wrote premiered in 1984 and starred Angela Lansbury as the mystery writer and amateur detective, Jessica Fletcher.

Crime-drama television shows have proven themselves to be a popular genre and, during its original 12 season run, Murder, She Wrote would be no exception with an average audience of 30 million viewers.

Throughout its 264 episode run (and four made-for-television movies), the show received a huge amount of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations which resulted in several wins.

There was a Murder, She Wrote board game released in 1985, followed by computer games in 2009 and 2012. The Murder, She Wrote book series continues to be published, with many of the earlier releases being based on actual episodes of the show, but now with new stories for fans to enjoy.

With the final episode airing in 1996, Murder, She Wrote is now in syndication across the globe and continues to draw millions of viewers. With that large of a fan base, we would have expected to find more fan tattoos.

If fictional crime shows are your favourite to watch, you could do an entire sleeve or back piece dedicated to them all, with imagery only other true fans would recognise, or portraits of the detectives and sleuths.

Some possible Murder, She Wrote tattoo ideas include a portrait in any style, or a stack of books featuring titles on the spine written by Jessica Fletcher. A mashup tattoo of Murder, She Wrote and Magnum, P.I. is also an option as the two shows did a crossover episode in 1986. Or, if you’re a fan of Funko POP! figures, base your tattoo on the Jessica Fletcher figure released in 2020.

If none of these ideas appeal to you, it might be time for you to binge watch Murder, She Wrote (again) and uncover some tattoo ideas.

Murder She Wrote tattoo by @victoriadimsum
Murder She Wrote x Rosemary and Thyme tattoo by @mandypantstattoos