Disney

Top 50 The Little Mermaid Tattoos

Released in 1989, Disney’s 28th animated feature film, The Little Mermaid this year celebrates its 30th birthday.

Initially, The Little Mermaid (based on the Hans Christian Andersen story) went into development in the 1930s after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, yet nothing materialised. Five decades later, the concept of The Little Mermaid was again pitched to Disney which resulted in the under the sea fairy tale we’ve all come to know and love.

With the current Disney craze in the tattoo community, it’s difficult to fathom that there are any Disney fans out there without at least one Disney themed tattoo. There are close to 13,000 images combined in #thelittlemermaidtattoo and #littlemermaidtattoo tags and a further 11,000+ images tagged #arieltattoo.

We know you don’t have the time to look through them all so we did all the work for you.

When it comes to actors, television or movie characters, and animated characters, you’ll often find that people use the same stock image to base their tattoo on – this isn’t the case with these The Little Mermaid tattoos.

Maybe you want a piece to represent the love story between Prince Eric and Ariel; the father-daughter relationship of King Triton and Ariel; the evil Ursula and her eel sidekicks; or you simply used to (or even still do!) dream of being a mermaid – the tattoo artists featured below have the skill and creativity to produce a unique piece to bring all your The Little Mermaid fantasies to life!

With the current controversy surrounding the casting choice of The Little Mermaid live-action remake , take a break from the outrage and dive into these tattoos…

Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @nicolecairnstattoo
Ursula and Ariel tattoo by @troyslackink
Ariel tattoo by @carlybaggins
Atlantica tattoo by @pixierobsontattoo
Neo trad Sebastian tattoo by @raquel_tattoofreaks
Bold and colourful Dinglehopper tattoo by @sarahsheetztattoos
Sketchy watercolour Flounder tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Ariel tattoo by @katweir
Ariel and Ursula tattoos by @alexrowntreetattoo
Ariel tattoo by @pixierobsontattoo
Ariel and Prince Eric tattoo by @troyslackink
Ariel tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos
Illustrative watercolour Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Ariel’s hand and Dinglehopper tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Ariel tattoo by @alexstrangler
Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @beautattoo
King Triton and Ariel tattoo by @alexrowntreetattoo
Ariel watercolour tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Ariel tattoo by @missmaelaroux
Decorative love heart Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @kellymcmurraytattooer
Neo trad King Triton tattoo by @missmaelaroux
Ariel tattoo by @thebakery
Neo trad Flounder and Ariel tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Colour realism Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @jacksonmay_tattooist
Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Ariel tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos
Ariel and Flounder love heart tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Sparkly Sebastian tattoo by @pixierobsontattoo
Sebastian and Flounder tattoo by @nikii_neko_tattoo
Stylised neo trad Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian and Ursula tattoo by @carlybaggins
Illustrative watercolour Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Sketchy watercolour The Little Mermaid tattoo by @findyoursmile
Watercolour Flounder and Ariel tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Ursula and Ariel tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve
Sketchy watercolour Ariel tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
The Little Mermaid tattoo by @missmaelaroux
Flounder and Ariel tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Sketchy watercolour Ursula tattoo by @findyoursmile
Stylised colour realism The Little Mermaid tattoo collab by @lizcooktattoo and @dannyelliott_ink
The Little Mermaid half sleeve tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Ursula sleeve tattoo by @steven_compton
Ariel and Eric tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @misspoppytattoo
Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @troyslackink
Illustrative watercolour Ursula tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Neo trad Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder tattoo by @missmaelaroux
Illustrative watercolour Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Vanessa/Ursula face split tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Watercolour Ariel and Flounder tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos

Leave a Reply