Talk about perfect timing – it was announced this week that both the Invader Zim AND Rocko’s Modern Life movies will be added to the Netflix lineup this (Northern Hemisphere) Summer and today we are covering Invader Zim fan tattoos. Furthermore, Invader Zim is the first show in Nickelodeon Month to not be about 90s nostalgia; we’re moving into a new millennium in Nickelodeon programming.
The first season of Invader Zim ran from 2001 to 2002 but, much like Hey Arnold’s final season, season 2 of Invader Zim took almost four years to air in its entirety.
The dark comedy faced similar issues to that of Ren + Stimpy, and even when faced with all the behind-the-scenes issues, writers still managed to fit in jokes and characters to mock Nickelodeon.
Invader Zim appealed to a wide demographic, they were just not the one Nickelodeon required in order to gain steady ratings, which then became the main reason behind the show’s cancellation.
Invader Zim had one of the shortest Nickelodeon runs of any show we’ve featured so far on LWG (only 2 seasons and 27 episodes), but that hasn’t stopped people from rushing off to get tattooed!
You’ve got a range of characters to choose from – including Zim and Gir’s human and dog costumes – and even the opportunity to create a crossover piece. Which tattooer, direction and style will you decide on?
Invader Zim tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn
Invader Zim tattoo by @kevinboudreau_
Gir tattoo by @troyslackink
Invader Zim tattoo by @stickypop
Invader Zim tattoo by @troyslackink
Invader Zim tattoo by @alexstrangler
Invader Zim tattoo by @jobycummings
Invader Zim tattoo by @tattoos_by_brandon
Invader Zim tattoo by @shaunflinn
Updated: March 26, 2020
Invader Zim tattoo by @hannahsteeleart