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Mickey Mouse Tattoo Designs

Updated on August 2, 2014

Mickey Mouse Tattoos

Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world, made famous by the genius of Walt Disney, who, along with animator Ub Iwerks, created the lovable mouse, which has unsurprisingly become the subject matter for many deciding to get a tattoo.

Disney reminded everyone about the significance of Mickey Mouse at the site where Disneyland was being constructed in 1954 saying, "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse."

Walt Disney originally named his future mouse celebrity Mortimer Mouse, but his wife Lillian convinced Disney to change the name to Mickey, and as they say, the rest is history.

The first time Mickey Mouse was introduced to the public was in the 1928 animated short film Steamboat Willie.

As usual with tattoo artists and recipients of the tattoos, there is a compilation of the more traditional idea of Mickey Mouse, and a few interpretations which, shall we say ... aren't.

We'll take a look at a gallery of Mickey Mouse tattoos to give you some ideas of what others have decided on for Mickey designs.

Mickey Mouse in a Tuxedo

What better way to start off looking at Mickey Mouse tattoo designs than have one of Mickey in a tuxedo appearing to respond to applause. His gesture says it all as to his response to the adulation offered him by his millions of fans.

The color scheme of the image is great, with the black tux, white gloves and red pants all blending together to create that classy look, accentuated by the little bow tie that almost gets lost in the mix.

This is a great, traditional Mickey Mouse look that looks fantastic as a tattoo.

Mickey Mouse Juggling

This image of Mickey Mouse goes back to a further date, as he has that look from an earlier time.

He still has those white gloves on, but he's out playing, as evidenced by his choice of clothing and shoes; so different from the formal attire worn above.

But Mickey being Mickey, everything seems to work for him.

Mickey the Magician

Here we have a famous pose and image of Mickey as he appeared in Fantasia. Whether you liked the film or not, this is a terrific tattoo design of Mickey as a magician, with those cool, wide sleeves and long robe. It's a great option for Mickey lovers.


Mickey Mouse as an Angel

Now we'll get into some tattoo designs of Mickey Mouse a little out of the mainstream, or at least outside his usual character. First we have this Mickey Mouse angel, or maybe Gothic angel, which also includes robes similar to the one in the tattoo above.

The wings, hair over the eye, and what appears to be a little bit of a smirk on his face, makes this a little more edgy of a Mickey than the prior looks.

Fun for someone who wants Mickey Mouse with an attitude.

Zombie Mickey Mouse Tattoo Design

With zombies so popular today, it's not surprising to see someone design one with Mickey Mouse as the inspiration behind it.

I think it's hilarious, and I'm glad the artist didn't try to make it darker, but rather kept it on the more whimsical side.

The little smudge on his nose and spider web on his ear look good to me, and it's good to see Mickey in such a good mood in spite of becoming a zombie. And that shirt is a hoot if you noticed the guys wearing sunglasses on it.

Down and Out Mickey Mouse Tattoo

This was a tattoo of Mickey I had to include simply because it is so different. Few artists are willing to portray Mickey Mouse in this manner, and most people wouldn't want to have him permanently inked on them looking like this.

That aside, we now know what Mickey would have looked like if he had taken a wrong turn in his life. Concerning the quality, as far as what the artist was attempting to achieve, it's rather good. The cigar in one side of the mouth and the mouth of liquor in the other make the case well. But it's the eyes and crooked teeth and smile which make this a Mickey were not used to seeing.

It's an interesting tattoo, but an angry, vicious, alcoholic, homeless Mickey isn't for me.


Mickey Mouse as a Football Player

Mickey Mouse as a football player for a tattoo design is a great option for a tattoo, especially when it is done as good as the one below is.

What's fun is the inclusion of those ubiquitous white gloves even as he goes out to play on the gridiron. The look on his face is also vintage Mickey Mouse.

This would also be appealing to Mickey and sports fans.


Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell

Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell are easily my favorite characters of this tattoo gallery.

We have Mickey decked out in his Tuxedo again, with Tinkerbell prancing on his hand, giving him a dose of magic to help with his day. I like the way Tinkerbell is portrayed as turning to go, and seemingly as an afterthought, gives a blessing of some type to Mickey.

It captures a great moment including two of my favorite Disney characters.


Mickey Mouse Tattoo Designs

I don't think there are too many people that dislike Mickey Mouse, and from these traditional and interpretive looks at tattoo designs of the famous rodent, it's easy to see why he's such a desirable character to have inked on your skin permanently.

Not only do we see Mickey, but also reminders of our youth and the many delightful stories accompanying this amazing cartoon character that has made so many of us laugh and chuckle through the years.


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      ankita 2 years ago

      I shared this post with all my friends... they all liked it very much... one of my friend went to get mickey mouse tattoo after seeing this post...

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      I have to share this in Facebook with my friend Inky who is a tattoo artist in Idaho. She will love it! It's funny but today I almost purchased Mickey Mouse band aids for myself, (yup for me, LOL) but selected Snoopy. :)