28 Tattoos To Celebrate The 28th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’


Released in 1989, Disney’s 28th animated feature film, The Little Mermaid this month celebrated its 28th birthday.

I feel as though I say this every single time I publish a Disney post, but The Little Mermaid is yet another animated movie that I have yet to watch. Like with most of the Disney films, I own and have read their book adaptions as a kid.

Initially The Little Mermaid (based on the Hans Christian Andersen story) went into development in the 1930s after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, yet nothing materialised. Five decades later, the concept of The Little Mermaid was again pitched to Disney which resulted in the under the sea fairy tale we’ve all come to know and love.

With the current Disney craze in the tattoo community it’s difficult to fathom that there are any Disney fans out there without at least one Disney themed tattoo. There are close to 6000 images in #thelittlemermaidtattoo tag and a further 7000+ tagged #arieltattoo, with a majority of those having been tattooed in the past 12 months.

When it comes to actors, television or movie characters, or animated characters, you’ll often find that people use the same stock image to base their tattoo on – this isn’t the case with these The Little Mermaid tattoos. I was blown away by how vastly different some Ariel tattoos are from one another; this is what I want to see, and what I want for people getting tattooed.

Enough of my rambling, let’s get scrolling and dive deep down into these The Little Mermaid tattoos.



Jackie Huertas

Tyler Shank

Chelsey Hamilton

Alex Rowntree

















Lauren Winzer

Jackie Huertas

Alex Strangler



Lucy O’Connell

Danielle Merricks

Isobel Morton


Tattooers such as Mae La Roux, Troy Slack and Jackie Huertas have done their fair share of Ariel tattoos. Ariel is such a popular Disney princess tattoo choice; probably because she is that extra bit special, being a mermaid and all.

Troy Slack



Jackie Huertas

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