Movie Tattoos

Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton has a “dinglehopper” tattoo on her back in honor of her favorite movie The Little Mermaid. In the film, Ariel is obsessed with human culture. She finds a fork and since she doesn’t know what it really is, she calls it a “dinglehopper” and uses it to brush her hair.

This tattoo was added next to the existing quotes on Scout’s back from artist Joshua Greener at the Spooky Empire Tattoo Festival in Orlando, FL in April 2017. Of course she went to Walt Disney World while she was in Orlando!


    Julia Michaels

    Julia Michaels celebrated the holidays with family in a unique way — she and her father got matching tattoos on December 28, 2017. They chose the Golden Snitch from the Harry Potter series inked in vibrant color. Julia’s tattoo is on her upper right arm and her dad’s is on the inside of his forearm.

    Her father has come a long way with his attitude about tattoos since Julia started getting inked at age 18. Back then he was apprehensive about Julia getting tattoos and definitely didn’t want any for himself. But seeing Julia’s thoughtful works of art has made him change his mind. She told Universal Music:

    The first tattoo that I ever got was this microphone when I was 18. My dad used to be very conservative. And when I told him I wanted to get a tattoo he [said] “I don’t know how I feel about that” but I [said] “you should come with me.” And when he came with me, he was so in love with the process that he now wants to get one with me.


    Kirstin Maldonado

    Kirstin Maldonado got a tattoo of a rose on the side of her right index finger in July 2017.  It is inspired by the character Rose from the movie Titanic.

    Artist Romeo Lacoste documented the process on his YouTube channel (video below).  Rather than drawing the rose on a piece of paper and transferring it to her finger, her designed the image by drawing directly on Kirstin’s finger with a marker and then going over it with his tattoo gun.  This freehand approach ensures that the tattoo fits perfectly on the body.

    Romeo is known for his rose designs and Kirstin actually reached out to him on Twitter when he was looking to film a client getting tattooed. “I just had a genius idea. I should do a YouTube video of a time lapse of one of my mini freehand roses. That be sick,” he tweeted. To which Kirstin replied “I volunteer.”



    The two figures on Kehlani’s inner thighs represent a scene from the movie Pulp Fiction where the characters enter a twist dance competition. On her right leg wearing a white shirt is Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, and on her left leg wearing a suit is Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta. Kehlani can move her legs to make the two tattoos dance.

    She got the tattoo in July 2016 and shared a picture on instagram which she captioned with a quote from the movie: “I want that trophy. so dance good.”


    Paris Jackson

    Paris Jackson has a large tattoo on her right forearm of the Frank the Rabbit mask from the movie Donnie Darko and the words “Wake Up.” The bunny’s head is tattooed in grayscale, with splatters of blue paint behind it.

    After turning 18, Paris Jackson covered herself with a large amount of tattoos in a short period of time.  This one on her arm is the largest so far.  Responding to critics, she wrote an instagram post explaining that her tattoos cover up scars from self-harming and replace them with meaningful works of art.

    the craftsmanship of tattoos will always be a controversy. some people like them, some people absolutely hate them. i appreciate art, i always have. especially when that art means something to me. today i can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me, i don’t see a dark past anymore. my scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth. sure i will always carry my past with me, but i see ink as a way of changing for the better, always improving. they represent strength for me. i look back at my old self and then i look in the mirror, and i see a fighter looking back at me. i’ll always keep fighting, and encouraging others to stay strong. we all go through hell every now and then but it makes us the warriors of love we were meant to be. so to anyone struggling, it gets better. you’re not alone.