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.
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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…