Top 20 Tattoos Inspired By Movie Characters

There have been numerous attempts, more or less successful, to forever capture movie scenes or characters by getting them tattooed. Here is top 20 best movie inspired tattoos that are a piece of art of their own!

20. Sweeney Todd. The genius Johnny Depp is on 3 out of 20 of our top tattoos, due to the fact that he played all kinds of whacky characters thanks to his versatility, and is the number one inspiration for fan tattoos. Here he is as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, known for giving his customers a special kind of shaving.
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19. Indiana Jones. Back in the 80′s, Harrison Ford was rocking the movie scene with the Indiana Jones franchise, so it’s no wonder many perceived the fearless adventurer as the macho role model and got his face tattooed on their arm.
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18. 300. Fearless Kind Leonidas played by Gerard Butler leads his 300 soldiers in a suicide mission, and the brave Spartan has become the personification of courage ever since the movie 300 hit the cinemas.
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17. Shrek. He’s an ogre with a golden heart who is sometimes grumpy and rough, but turns out to be the kind of man any princess would want for a husband. Kudos to the guy who got this tat!
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16. Pirates of Caribbean. The adorably insane Captain Jack Sparrow has not only become the main inspiration for costume parties, but for tattoo designs as well. Here’s one of the most successful portraits of Johnny Depp in his pirate role.
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15. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. There isn’t a better way to pay tribute to both the father of Gonzo journalism Hunter S. Thompson and Johnny Depp than getting the tattoo of drug crazed Raoul Duke from the epic bat country scene.
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14. Count Olaf from a "Series of Unfortunate Events" is probably one of the least favorite characters in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” with his constant attempts to steal the enormous fortune from his young relatives, but Jim Carrey portrayed the character in his typical manic way so you can’t help growing to like him.
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13. Taxi Driver. Admit that you did the “are you talking to me?” monologue in front of the mirror at least once in your life… Scorcese’s tragic hero Travis Bickle symbolizes the struggle of an outcast to get accepted in the world he so much despises and to try to make a change.
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12. Shining. Heeere’s Johnny, creeping at you from a guy’s biceps! A real homage to the great Jack Nicholson in one of his most famous roles.
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11. Hannibal Lecter from "Silence of the Lambs". We’d recommend that you think twice before accepting a dinner invite from the guy who got this tattooed on his arm, because you might end up eating a human liver with fava beans and a nice chianti.
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10. Anchorman. The legend of Ron Burgundy lives on, this time on a guy’s arm. He must have had a good reason for getting a tattoo of Will Ferrell as the popular newsman, and we’re guessing it’s not because it’s a chick magnet.
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9. Terminator 2. The movie that marked the childhoods of generations born in the 80′s, Terminator 2 left us with some of the most memorable quotes in the history of cinematography as well as some amazing fan tattoos. If you haven’t cried at the end of the movie, you probably don’t have a soul.
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8. La Hate (Hate). Vincent Cassel carries out the role of Vinz, a thug growing up in the suburbs of Paris whose story is an attempt of the director Mathieu Kassovitz to explain the mechanisms that breed hatred and violence.
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7. Avatar. You may like it or not, but the fact is that Avatar was a 2009 blockbuster that made many people wish they lived in a world like Pandora. Either way, you must agree that this tattoo is amazing.
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6. Terminator 2 – Sarah Connor. Another tribute to the cult movie from the 90s, this time with the badass female character Sarah Connor whose son John is gonna grow up to be the savior of the human race. The least thing this guy could do to say thanks is to get her face tattooed on his arm…
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5. Freddy Krueger. The portrait of the dream stalker from The Nightmare on Elm Street is done in great detail, but still isn’t something you’d want to see before going to bed.
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4. Catwoman. A hot woman in a latex cat outfit pretty much fits any guy’s fantasies, and even Batman fell for her harder than for any other woman he met. Catwoman represents a powerful and seductive female antihero, cute as a kitten but with her claws always ready to scratch.
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3. Joker – The Dark Knight. The late Heath Ledger left a legacy of many memorable roles, but he will be best remembered as Joker, playing the deranged villain who remains Batman’s arch nemesis.
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2. Scarface. Great Al Pacino made the role of Tony Montana immortal and timeless, and this ambitious gangster has become the role model of many, despite the fact that he ended up so tragically.
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1. Shawshank Redemption. The portrait of Morgan Freeman in what IMDB considers the highest rated movie of all time, playing the role of Red in a heartwarming story of the friendship between two convicts while serving time in prison.
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  • Linas
  • June 4, 2012, 11:48 am
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