Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
The original Lion King animated movie is an iconic Disney classic! If you have the song Hakuna Matata stuck in your head right now, don’t blame us! WIth a cast of lovable characters, who dared not liked Lion King? In fact, it was so popular during Disney’s Renaissance era that they remade it in 2019. That’s twice more ideas to go through if you’re looking for a Lion King tattoo! But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Check out our top 15 choices for a wonderful Lion King tattoo!
Simba “Remember who you are” tattoo
There were only a few occasions where it was fine to cry, even as an adult. When you’re unwell, when something bad happens and when you rewatch this tragic scene in the Lion King film! This movie taught us all important lessons about life. Which is exactly why you should get a tattoo honouring any moment from this great animation! When Simba was lost to what his purpose in life was, Mufasa reminded him what it means to be king. So remember who you are and what kind of Lion King tattoo you want!
Sketchy SImba, Timon and Pumbaa Tattoo
If at least one of these characters isn’t your favorite from the Lion King movie, we can’t be friends! Just kidding! Friendship is exactly the theme of these three free spirited characters. Whether you’re big or small, or even a different species, love is all that matters! If you find their savannah bonds to be touching, get this sketchy tattoo! Ideal for a forearm or near collar bone placement!
Rafiki Meditating Tattoo
Our favorite (and only) shaman of the Pride Lands! Painted as some sort of lunatic, the Lion King movie wouldn’t be the same without him. A perfect illustration of the sage, this Lion King tattoo looks straight from zan official Disney book! If you’re the wisest in your friend group, and would do anything for them, get this Rafiki tattoo!
The Lion King Tattoo
If you’re looking for classic DIsney Lion King tattoos, look no further than this one! Simba is the most famous lion of our childhood, and the true Lion King. This cute cub has been through some stuff and came on top as a king. If that’s not inspirational, we don’t know what is! Get his adorable and smug lion face as a black and gray tattoo and you won’t regret it!
Pride Rock Tattoo
Not your traditional Lion King tattoo, for sure! If you start shaking at the memories of this very cliff from Lion King, you’re not the only one! But try getting past that and think of this tattoo design. It looks so cool! The cartoony style of the cliff and sunset sky would be an awesome new tattoo for you. Bright reds and yellows pop on every skin tone.
Lion King Simba Symbol Tattoo
A classic image from the Lion king movie, this tattoo will satisfy any and every Disney fan! A small circular tattoo design is ideal for any placement you want, so just go for it! The bright blue in the background will make any skin tone stand out! If blue isn’t the color for you, you can go for that savannah sunset color palette!
Disney Mufasa Tattoo
Spoiler alert, Mufasa was an amazing Disney character! And still beloved today! If he is your favorite lion king, we suggest getting this sentimental Lion King tattoo! The ink lines and shading technique make this design an interesting piece of art. Let this Lion King tattoo find its way into your heart and skin!
Simba and Nala Couple Tattoo
Disney and the Lion King can always teach us something about love! Check out this lovely Simba and Nala couple tattoo! Tattoo Lion King lovebirds to commemorate their and your love for a caring partner. Even though this small Lion King tattoo is beautiful with just black lines, consider adding a pop of color to the background too!
Lion King Paw Print Tattoo
Is there anything more precious than a bond between a father and son? Simba had to learn many things on the way to the ‘throne’ without his dear father. The paw print symbolizes him accepting his faith and honoring Mufasa. If you have something valuable in your life inspired by the Lion King movie, why not get this colorful paw print tattoo?
Hakuna Matata Tattoo
Disney tattoos with a meaningful script from one of the movies are ever so popular! So why not get one from the Lion King? Hakuna Matata is a fun song with a message not to worry! Choose a stylish font to make the quote stand out more. If you warp the script enough, you can make it look like an infinity symbol! If you want to be carefree forever, don’t worry and get this tattoo!
The Lion King Tattoo All Characters
Can’t decide who is your ultimate favorite animal character from the Lion King movie? Why not get a sketch of all of them tattooed on your beautiful skin? Add some savannah foliage in the background to perfectly fram the images! Every character is of a different size and shape, so play around with the placement. No matter what you choose it will be an awesome tattoo!
Live Action Lion King Tattoo
Do you prefer the original animation for Lion King or the recent ‘live action’ one? Tell us in the comments below! But before that, take a look at this amazing Lion King find! Crazy how black and gray tattoos can look so lifelike even without colors! Every part of the majestic maine is alive in this tattoo. If you’re a proud lion or lioness yourself, get this astounding tattoo!
Ed The Hyena Tattoo
Hyenas are a matriarchal animal society. So what do the males do in Pride Lands? They go crazy, just like our Ed over here! Shenzi, Banzai and Ed all have different personality types. And if you identify with this laughable character, this tattoo is made for you! A smaller design can fit perfectly anywhere, but we suggest the wrist or shoulder for this one.
Tiny Simba Outline Tattoo
Want adorable Disney tattoos on a budget? Say no more! Take a look at this lovely Simba outline tattoo! A small tattoo with just a dotted outline should be an excellent budget option for any Disney fan! Even only with that, everyone can instantly recognize it is our favorite lion. Choose a color that suits you for the outline and you’re good to go!
Timon and Pumbaa Tattoo
Who doesn’t love these two free-spirited Disney characters? If they were the highlight of the movie in your opinion, the only thing you can do is tattoo them! The coloring on this tattoo is insane! It really looks like a still image from the original 1994 movie! Dedicate a thigh or biceps to this great Lion King tattoo and have no worries throughout your life!
Sleeve Bad Lion Tattoo
While our protagonist takes the crown in the end, Scar also taught us valuable lessons! Maybe he is your favorite Disney antagonist. Maybe you want to be always reminded of his mistakes so you won’t make them yourself. Either way, this is an incredible Scar tattoo! Love the big bad cat that much? Consider getting a sleeve tattoo of this memorable antagonist!
Having Said All That
Did you enjoy our 15 best Lion King tattoos? If so, let us know down in the comments! You’re welcome to get inspired by any Lion King find from our list! You deserve a Lion King tattoo from the best shop in town, so schedule an appointment on time!
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