Aaahh!!! Real Monsters premiered 25 years ago on Nickelodeon this October, and after 4 seasons (consisting of 52 episodes) the final episode aired in December 1997.
Set under a city dump in New York City, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters follows Ickis, Oblina and Krumm as they attend school where they are learning the art of frightening humans; needless to say, their school assignments were far more thrilling than anything I had to complete at primary school.
If it’s been a while since you’ve watched Aaahh!!! Real Monsters – or you’re completely unaware of the show’s existence – think of it as a gross and nasty predecessor to Monsters, Inc. given the setting, the monsters scaring people, and the fact that toenails are used as currency.
Taking its short initial run on Nickelodeon into consideration, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters has managed to retain some fans in the tattoo world. We tracked down the top 25 tattoos to share with you and maybe even plant an idea in your mind that you, too, need to get an Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo.
Let these tattoos act as a jumping off point to whet your appetite for new ink. Binge the entire series to find screenshots, scenes and scenarios to inspire your own Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo.
Besides the stock-standard images, let’s consider how else you could represent each character: * Ickis as his normal form, or his much larger stature when he’s in ‘scare mode’; * Oblina when she has her internal organs on display or as one of the many forms in to which she is able to shape-shift;
* Krumm holding his eyes in his mouth.
There’s a further five main characters in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and even more recurring characters that you may choose to accompany Ickis, Oblina or Krumm.
Enough words, let’s check out the tattoos!
Stylised Krumm tattoo by @bulman_tattoons
Oblina and number 13 tattoo by @bobbybosak
Ickis tattoo by @bloodofwolves
Bold Krumm tattoo by @ale.celiz
Graphic abstract Krumm tattoo by @u__v__e
Neo trad Oblina tattoo by @cvhtattoos
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo by @jonleightontattoo
Ickis tattoo by @robbwild
Krumm tattoo by @merry.soul.tattoos
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo by @kawaii_tattoo
Stylised Krumm tattoo by @keiflores_
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo by @macncheesetattoos
Oblina tattoo by @alexstrangler
Krumm tattoo by @joshbargtattoo
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters tattoo by @gooneytoons
Traditional style Ickis tattoo by @angeloparente
Blackwork Ickis and Krumm tattoo by @trash_haus