Rugrats: one of many 90s-era Nickelodeon television shows that we loved upon getting Foxtel (cable TV) in Australia over two decades ago. The misadventures of a group of babies and toddlers captivated audiences across nine seasons (a further five, if you include All Grown Up!) and three movies.
If you happened to miss the news, you may be thrilled to discover that Nickelodeon has ordered 26 new Rugrats episodes, and a live-action movie (with CGI characters) has been slated for release late in 2020.
We’re well beyond Nickelodeon’s target demographic, but that hasn’t stopped people expressing their dismay for the Rugrats reboot, in particular the movie. The show’s original creators are connected to the project, so there is hope that they’ll stay somewhat true to old school Rugrats while introducing some new characters and story lines to a new audience of children born in the 2010s.
While the kids are engrossed in the Rugrats reboot, people will be reliving their childhoods and celebrating the 90s with some sweet Rugrats tattoos. This post is an interesting mix of pieces as, like with horror movies, tattoo collectors also seem to favour the ‘villains’ from the Rugrats: Angelica and her mother, Charlotte; Reptar the dinosaur and Cynthia the doll are also prevalent online in comparison to the likes of Tommy, Chuckie, and Phil and Lil.
Which Rugrats character is your favourite? Do you love the show enough to get a tattoo?
Chuckie and Tommy tattoo by @brandon_tattoos
Reptar tattoo by @jessicavtattoos
Angelica and Cynthia tattoo by @tattoo_tom
Cynthia x Mean Girls tattoo by @kellyborderstattoo
Sparkly love hearts Angelica tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Punk styled Cynthia tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Sparkly framed Angelica tattoo by @alexrowntreetattoo
Reptar and Chuckie tattoo by @adamkinskymilton
Charlotte tattoo by @lucybluetattoo
Reptar tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve
Cynthia tattoo by @erinodea
Reptar tattoo by @kawaii_tattoo
Angelica tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Cynthia tattoo by @honestlydear
Lil tattoo by @courtelisetattoo
Reptar tattoo by @honestlydear
Reptar tattoo by @rachelbaldwintattoo
Angelica tattoo by @janadeoliveira_
Angelica tattoo by @lucybluetattoo
Reptar tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyna
Chuckie and Reptar tattoo by @littlerachtattoo
Angelica tattoo by @nelandroide
Angelica and love hearts tattoo by @georgiietattoos
Reptar tattoo by @bloodofwolves
Blackwork Chuckie Finster tattoo by @cxllxm_tattoo
Pastel Cynthia tattoo by @shell_valentine_tattoo
Neo trad Rugrats tattoo by @alexrowntreetattoo
Cynthia (Rugrats) sucky panther tattoo by @matt_nemeth
Phil tattoo by @courtelisetattoo
Chuckie x Sucky Panther tattoo by @kawaii_tattoo
Angelica Pickles tattoo by @bloodofwolves
Chuckie skateboarding tattoo by @nicole_draeger
Cynthia tattoo by @alexstrangler
Mixed style Chuckie tattoo by @xbenstubbsx
Reptar tattoo by @tallsarahtattoos
Angelica at Disney tattoo by @alexstrangler
Reptar tattoo by @bloodofwolves
Cynthia doll tattoo by @zachbeckett
Tommy in a Reptar costume. Tattoo by @courtelisetattoo
Angelica Pickles tattoo by @alexstrangler
Chuckie tattoo by @alexstrangler
Chuckie and Tommy tattoo by @bloodofwolves
Angelica and Cynthia tattoo by @vanessaharpertattoo
Angelica and Chuckie tattoo by @honestlydear
Pastel Angelica tattoo by @alexstrangler
Chuckie Finster tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve
Cynthia tattoo by @missmaelaroux
Angelica tattoo by @littlerachtattoo
Cynthia tattoo by @bulman_tattoons
It was disheartening to see so many people – both clients and tattoo artists – show little regard or respect to someone in the tattoo industry. Several artists have tattooed Alex Strangler’s original Angelica illustration, giving her no credit nor asking for permission to use her work.
We here at Littered With Garbage would just like to remind you not to copy any of the tattoos we post. Our intention is to share the very best tattoos by talented tattoo artists, all while saving you from trawling through the garbage tattoos on Instagram.
You can send a few tattoos (as reference) along with your concept to your tattoo artist, but they should be creating a totally unique, custom tattoo for you.
Be Inspired. Never Copy.