When I was but a lad, before tattoos were everywhere, there was one repeated motif I often witnessed in the tattoos I did come across in pre-internet America. I’m speaking, of course, about Tasmanian Devil tattoos. For some reason, Taz has proven time and time again to be the seemingly most popular cartoon character when it comes to tattoos. The sheer amount of Taz tattoos in this world is shocking. Or is it? Let’s take a look at the fuzzy little guy and try to figure out what all the hype’s about.
In 1991 Taz got an honor few Looney Toons ever enjoy – his own series. Running for 65 episodes over four seasons, Taz-Mania was a well-written look at the world of Tasmania chock full of jokes that actually hold up. Later that decade, he helped save the Earth from an alien invasion while playing for the Toon Squad (the greatest basketball team ever assembled) in Space Jam alongside such magnanimous athletes like Michael Jordan and Bill Murray.
Sporting a Tasmanian Devil tattoo says a lot about a person. Chiefly, that they are a human overflowing with good taste. Why not join their masses and get the world’s millionth Taz tattoo?