13 Of Our Favorite Film And TV Tattoos

July 8, 2013
It's taken a long time for tattoos to become accepted in the mainstream, but it looks like it's finally happening, with everyone from the skater kid to the Wall Street broker spending hours under the needle getting their arms, legs, torso, and everything in-between covered in art.

Naturally, this has been reflected in pop culture, including the hit competition reality show Ink Master (starting its third season on Tuesday, July 16 at 10/9c on SPIKE). But tattoos in movies and television aren't anything new. Let's take a look at some of the more memorable examples.

Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Source: 20th Century Fox

A lot of people incorrectly assume that Hi's tattoo is a crude rendering of Woody Woodpecker, but it's actually a character used to promote a line of car mufflers. It's also often mistaken for a tattoo denoting membership in the "Peckerwoods," whose insignia involves a somewhat similar looking cartoon bird dressed like Uncle Sam.

Fry's tattoo of Bender on his butt, "Futurama: Bender's Big Score"

This one's a central plot point for "Bender's Big Score," and turns out to be a temporary tat that was applied to Fry while he was still frozen. If you have a better way to hide instructions for a Paradox-Free Time Travel Machine, we're all ears.

Speaking of great and memorable tattoos, we have a new season of Ink Master starting up! This show's third season is guaranteed to be its best yet and features new judges, crazier challenges, and because you demanded it, the return of Tatu Baby!

Tune in to the season premiere of Ink Master on Tuesday, July 16 at 10/9c on SPIKE.