1994 in Tattoos – Littered With Garbage

Jim Carrey dominated the box office in 1994 with starring roles in three films: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask.


Ace Ventura kewpie tattoo by @iamjimmyjam

Illustrative Dumb and Dumber tattoos by @onemanriet

The Mask sucky panther tattoo by @tish.tattooer

Knuckles the Echidna was added to the Sonic the Hedgehog game franchise in 1994.


Knuckles – Sonic the Hedgehog tattoo by @stickypop

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “you’re terrible, Muriel” is is in reference to the 1994 film, Muriel’s Wedding.

Muriel’s Wedding themed tattoo by @katweir

The first PlayStation console was released in 1994.


Graphic abstract PlayStation tattoo by @mambotattooer

The first episode in The Magic School Bus animated television series aired in 1994.


Magic School Bus tattoo by @katietattoos

“Homer Badman”, the ninth episode of The Simpsons‘ sixth season, saw Homer get into trouble due to his insatiable hunger and his desire to consume a Gummy Venus de Milo.


Homer Simpson and gummy Venus de Milo tattoo by @whisperstattoo

The Simpsons episode “Homer Loves Flanders” (Season 5 – Episode 16) which aired in 1994 made us wish that nacho hats were a real thing.


Homer Simpson and his nacho hat. Tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve

The Lion King was released in cinemas in 1994, with the soundtrack featuring music from Elton John.


Illustrative watercolour Mufasa, Simba and Rafiki tattoo by @ladychappelletattoos

Top 20 ‘Lion King’ Tattoos by Jaclyn Huertas


Scar tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn

The first episode Aahhh! Real Monsters aired on Nickelodeon in 1994.


Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo by @jonleightontattoo

Shawn Michaels faced Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X in a Ladder Match for the WWF Intercontinental Title.

Neo trad Heartbreak Kid heart and dagger tattoo by @lauriejoebrown

Kurt Cobain passed away in 1994.


Colour realism Kurt Cobain tattoo by @stevebutchertattoos

Green Day’s sophomore album Dookie was a commercial success in 1994.

Colour realism Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) portrait tattoo by @randyengelhard

Friends premiered in 1994 and introduced us to Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe.

The ultimate Friends themed tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos

1994 saw the final episode of The Joy of Painting aired, just a year prior to Bob Ross’ passing.


Galaxy Bob Ross tattoo by @tylermalek

The pilot episode of Angry Beaver aired in 1994 but the show didn’t go to series on Nickelodeon until 1997.


Angry Beavers tattoo by @skylerjinxtattoos