15 Nostalgic 90s Tattoos From Your Time Capsule

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

It's like digging up a time capsule in your backyard again, only this time it's with these tattoo straight out of the 90s!

Lisa Frank-inspired dolphin tattoo by Alex Strangler
Lisa Frank-inspired dolphin tattoo by Alex Strangler

It's a blast from the past with these 90s tattoos inspired by some of the most iconic stuff from the decade! Perhaps you'll see some of your favorite 90's things here!

Lisa Frank-inspired dolphin tattoo by Alex Strangler
Lisa Frank-inspired dolphin tattoo by Alex Strangler

Lisa Frank was pretty big with little girls in the 80s and 90s. It's like LSD-inspired rainbow madness just for kids. Kidding aside, what else can a pre-teen ask for from the wide range of products—from lunchboxes to stickers—adorned with endless unicorns ans sparkles, a riot of colours, and everything nice. Tattoo artist Alex Strangler really killed it on this one.

90s bands marker tattoos, Tumblr
90s bands marker tattoos, Tumblr

They say that the 90s was a wonderland for underground music when grunge uprising was strong and real tight. 90s kids, especially the teens had to have at least one band whom they believe that the 90s is about. That or you listened to the then-popular boybands of the last decade of the 1900s.

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NES controller tattoo by Brandoom
NES controller tattoo by Brandoom

This is what being a “gamer” meant then. Not that the term “gamer” was such a relevant term in that decade. You just play and you'll be all too familiar with the struggle of  cartridges.

Twin Peaks tattoo by David Cote
Twin Peaks tattoo by David Cote

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This guy was in your favorite commercial ever

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Scooby Doo tattoo by Shawn at Til Death Denver
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Nobody did cartoon fright quite like the Mystery Machine gang! These were the first guys who showed us that some of the worst monsters are humans... (So deep.)

F. R. I. E. N. D. S.
F. R. I. E. N. D. S.

Admit it, you still watch TV reruns of this show some nights at home.

Pikachu Sleeve, Dino Tomic - Atomic Circus
Pikachu Sleeve, Dino Tomic - Atomic Circus

Did you catch them all? I'm still on it.

Sonic Sleeve, Mookie Wilson
Sonic Sleeve, Mookie Wilson

You really can't go wrong with the red mushroom or the mutant, blue hedgehog.

Barbie portrait by Nikko Hurtado
Barbie portrait by Nikko Hurtado

You know how it works—Barbies are always for girls. But you can't deny that Barbie is a part of most girls' childhood then.

Tamagotchi tattoo by Gooney Toons
Tamagotchi tattoo by Gooney Toons

This is for the kids who weren't allowed real pets.

Green Ranger by Courtney Raimondi
Green Ranger by Courtney Raimondi

Every boy wanted to be the Red Ranger and every girl wanted to be the Pink Ranger—sucks for the girl who was stuck with the Yellow one, who's actually pretty cool by the way.

Edward Scissorhands and Kim Boggs tattoo by Alex Lazarini
Edward Scissorhands and Kim Boggs tattoo by Alex Lazarini

Your first heartbreak.

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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