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
Timon and Pumbaa tattoo by @nicolecairnstattoo
Floral Simba and Nala tattoo by @sarahktattoo
Zazu tattoo by @sinprisass
The Lion King tattoo by @chelseytattoos
The Lion King tattoo by @hannahmaitattoo