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Top 60 Lion King Tattoos

Everything is coming full circle – much like the song ‘The Circle of Life’ – as Disney is reimagining The Lion King some 25 years later.

We can’t help but be sceptical when Hollywood decides to remake a movie we love, because it always just feels like they’ve run out of original ideas and it’s all just a cash grab from the younger generations. Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves to say “Hakuna Matata” and have faith that the studio knows what they’re doing – we’ll find out once the film is released next month.

If anything, what we are most excited about the remake is hearing the new renditions of the songs, and to gleefully scroll through Instagram to see all the amazing new Lion King themed tattoos being produced.

As always, we’ve come prepared and have already been doing some searching through the majority of the thousands of #lionkingtattoo tagged images on Instagram. Unlike most cartoons or animated movies, all the characters (even a giraffe from the ‘I Just Cant Wait to Be King’ song) can be found in some form in the tattoos posted.

Now, while there are so many incredible Simba tattoos to choose from, we wanted to present you with a varied selection. Even if you’re a monster (kidding!) and like the murderous Scar and his hyena sidekicks, you too will find some tattoo inspiration below.

Are you contemplating a Lion King tattoo? Would you get one now, or wait until Disney releases the new film?

Since we’ve still got a few weeks left to wait, you can ‘…Feel The Love Tonight’ and go on a Lion King tattoo safari…

Hakuna Matata themed The Lion King tattoos by @mana_tattooist
Colour realism The Lion King tattoo by @ben_ochoa
Watercolour style Simba painting tattoo by @amzkelso
Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @nicolecairnstattoo
Floral Simba and Nala tattoo by @sarahktattoo
Zazu tattoo by @sinprisass
Scar + Kovu and Mufasa + Simba tattoos by @nicolecairnstattoo
Illustrative watercolour Zazu tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
The Lion King tattoo by @chelseytattoos
Timon + Pumbaa and Simba + Nala love heart tattoos by @stephanie_melbourne
Scar tattoo by @troyslackink
Illustrative watercolour Simba tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
The Lion King tattoo by @gianlucamodesti.
Sketchy watercolour Scar tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Zazu tattoo by @pretty_grotesque
Illustrative Simba, Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Simba, Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @troyslackink
Crawling panther styled Scar tattoo by @katweir
Illustrative Timon tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Sketchy watercolour Simba, Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @brandon_bec
Neo trad Simba, Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @ali_burke_tattoo
Sketchy watercolour Scar tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Simba and Nala tattoo by @samilocke
Simba and Mufasa tattoo by @thebakery
Rafiki tattoo by @troyslackink
Illustrative Simba and Nala tattoo by @brandon_bec
Decorative neo trad Simba and Nala love heart tattoo by @isobelmortontattoo
Sketchy watercolour The Lion King hyenas tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Illustrative Simba and Nala tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Simba and Rafiki tattoo by @kevinfurnesstattoo
Illustrative watercolour giraffe tattoo by @findyoursmile
Neo trad Scar tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve
Sketchy watercolour Simba and Nala tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Illustrative watercolour young Simba and Mufasa tattoo by @findyoursmile
Simba and Sarabi tattoo by @raquel_tattoofreaks
Sketchy watercolour Rafiki and Simba tattoo by @josiesexton
Scar and the Hyenas tattoo by @raquel_tattoofreaks
Decorative love heart Simba and Mufasa tattoo by @alexrowntreetattoo
Neo trad Simba tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve
Neo trad Simba tattoo by @trentschloeffel
Neo trad Simba tattoo by @nikkirex
Simba painting tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos
Neo trad Scar and Hyenas stained glass styled tattoo by @cyncityink
Simba tattoo by @carlybaggins
Illustrative watercolour Simba (from ‘I Can’t Wait To Be King’ song) tattoo by @findyoursmile
Illustrative watercolour Simba painting tattoo by @brandon_bec
Neo trad Scar tattoo by @gianlucamodesti
Illustrative watercolour Mufasa’s spirit tattoo by @josiesexton
Simba tattoo by @chrismorristattoos
Watercolour Simba painting tattoo by @findyoursmile
Illustrative watercolour Mufasa, Simba and Rafiki tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos
Rafiki tattoo by @curlsjrtattoo
Illustrative watercolour Mufasa and Simba tattoo by @findyoursmile
Mufasa’s spirit tattoo by @findyoursmile
Neo trad Scar tattoo by @tattooalgarcia
Illustrative watercolour Pumbaa tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo
Floral love heart Pumbaa tattoo by @stephanie_melbourne
Simba and Mufasa tattoo by @gianlucamodesti
The Lion King tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo

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