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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Tattoo Inspiration

It’s that time of the year again to get all snuggly or chill out (depending where in the world you are) and dust off the old Christmas movie collection. We’ve covered Home Alone, Die Hard, Gremlins and a handful of other festive films but there’s one we’ve yet to feature: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Released in 1989, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was written by the legendary John Hughes and based on his short story “Christmas ’59“. As the film celebrates it’s 30th anniversary it also marks ten years since Hughes suddenly passed away.

It’s one of those Christmas films that often gets forgotten, but for those people with these tattoos, the film is always on their mind and bodies!

Does your love of the Vacation films extend to entertaining the idea of a tattoo? Keep scrolling and you might just find your answer…

Stylised neo trad National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation tattoo by @nick_sarich_tattooer
Colour realism Christmas Clark Griswold tattoo by @lizcooktattoo
Colour realism Clark Griswold tattoo by @art_by_joshnaylor

Yes, we know these tattoos aren’t from the Christmas film but we couldn’t resist including them in this list.

National Lampoon’s Vacation tattoo by @sadee_glover
Stylised neo trad National Lampoon’s Vacation tattoo by @nick_sarich_tattooer