101 Best Mulan Tattoo Ideas You Have To See To Believe!

by Jamie Wilson
Mulan Tattoos

Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

Hold your breath while the ink does the magic! Channel your inner Disney personality through these amazing Mulan tattoo concepts handpicked just for you.

Mulan Tattoo
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Disney has always been part of all our lives.

In our own ways, we often go back to Disney to get back that childhood glee. And when it comes to jazzing up your adult life, what can be better than getting a powerful Disney tattoo?

To sport a Mulan tattoo is to celebrate your undaunted spirit and indulge your love for loyalty, adventure, magic and everything Disney. Mulan follows the story of a feisty and fearless heroine who is ready to sell her own life for the sake of her family and the people of China. She single-handedly leads an army of men to battle and becomes one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. Disney themed tattoos like Beauty and Beast tattoos or Tinker Bell tattoos offer you an amazing choice ranging from a minimalist flower sign to an elaborate dragon, spewing fire. Likewise, Mulan tattoos can be incorporated within signs which are subtle yet chic or extensive and intricate. Through the fine filigree of magic, madness and more let us look up ten different Mulan tattoos which in their own ways, are at once unique and universal.

Mulan Mushu Tattoo

Mulan Mushu Tattoo
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From folklore to mythology; from fantasy to fanfiction, the dragon is that one sign which it seems will never run out of its power to fascinate the young and old alike! Mushu is an interesting tattoo choice since you can experiment with the sign, colour and details. It can adorn your ankle as a pint-sized fiery red tattoo or as is shown in the picture take up some of your arm’s length. In China, dragons are symbols of wisdom, strength and hidden power. Sport this sign to celebrate all that is chaotic and untamable about you.

Mulan Comb Tattoo

Mulan Comb Tattoo
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Keeping up with the tradition of Cinderella’s glass slippers, Snow White’s apple and Beauty’s rose, the flower-styled comb defines the Disney heroine in concern. During Hun’s conflict with China, we learn that Mulan has left the comb at her father’s place before cutting her hair and putting on her father’s armour. Thus, the comb becomes a sign of patriarchal contraption which must be dislodged to let Mulan do what she wants. The splash of vibrant neon and a dab of understated pastel transform this tattoo sign into a piece of art. The cryptic sign of the tattoo is also a great conversation starter.

Mulan Flower Tattoo

Mulan Flower Tattoo
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The elaborate design weaves around concepts of karma and feminism into a rich sign of intricate flower motifs. The flowers have an important significance in the story, they account for the confidence Mulan has. This tattoo is for the bold ones. Taking up almost the entire arm length, tattoos like these try to sell the concept of strength inherent in all things feminine and uses Mulan’s comb to drive home the point. If you are into tattoos for a long time and have experimented with this art form more or less, then this is for you! But if you are new to the game you might want to wait a bit.

4. Mulan Cricket Tattoo

4. Mulan Cricket Tattoo
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Cri-kee is a sweetheart of a tattoo and bears the sign of Disney authorized quaintness. Cri-Kee is cute and adorable and will complement your collar bones or shoulder blades like nothing else. As the picture shows, the pale blue of the tattoo sign seeping into the purple takes on a dreamlike dimension with a touch of black and white. But Cri-Kee is much more than just cute, we learn that he is a clarion call of a character which reminds us that size is just a number. If you believe in the resilient power of all things great and small, then get this tattoo!

5. Mulan Outline Tattoo

5. Mulan Outline Tattoo
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Mulan as a Disney princess is inarguably a game-changer. Unlike other Disney princesses, she kills the villain herself. She engages with Shan Yu in a swordfight while cueing Mushu to help her set off the explosion. She’s a feminist hero and retains her sense of agency. The outline tattoo of Mulan can range anywhere between a minimalistic sign and an extravagant sign. The sign shown in the picture is particularly interesting because it blends in a metaphorically loaded moment from the film into a beautiful design.

6. Mulan Sword Tattoo

6. Mulan Sword Tattoo
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The sword is an age-old sign of power, authority, protection, strength and courage. Traditionally, in films and literature these values are associated with a man. Disney inverts this trope by introducing a woman as the master of sword-fighting in Mulan. Tattoos depicting the sword sign can vary in size and design based on your preference. To refer to the picture, the tattoo plays with themes of masculinity and femininity by fusing the sword sign with flower motifs drenched in pale pink. It speaks of the Yin-Yang balance, one of the most ancient Chinese philosophies.

7. Mulan Dragon Tattoo

7. Mulan Dragon Tattoo
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Cannot decide between Mulan and Mushu? Let us help you out. Here is a design that lets you express your love for both the characters without having to choose any one. This sign successfully brings out the nuances in the relationship Mulan and Mushu share. The dragon carrying Mulan on his back through the clouds is particularly interesting because we cannot see Mulan’s face. Techniques such as these, introduces a subtle shift in the identity politics since one can imagine oneself in Mulan’s place quite easily!

8. Mulan Full Face Tattoo

8. Mulan Full Face Tattoo
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Mushu and Mulan look so good together that you can never have enough of them and so could not Disney, because this duo shares the maximum scree-time. For one last time to drive home the point that Mulan’s story is incomplete without her sidekick, we bring to you a gorgeous Mulan tattoo portraying Mulan and the red dragon. Get this Mulan tattoo to add colour to your humdrum days. From fuchsia pink to dreamy lavender, this sign interweaves Mulan and her dragon into a rich tapestry of colours, intricate detailing and floral designs. You can choose to have it as a small sign but then you will run the risk of rendering the details reductive.

9. Loyal Brave True Mulan Tattoo

9. Loyal Brave True Mulan Tattoo
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These three words sum up Mulan in a nutshell: brave, true and revolutionary. Disney departs from its tradition of emblazoning the physical beauty of its princesses when it comes to Mulan. The world found Mulan’s beauty in her loyalty, truthfulness and bravery. She leads an army single-handedly and urges those around her to follow their heart and celebrates humanity at the cost of re-telling traditional Disney narratives. This tattoo is a sign of the sword with the three special words inscribed on it, entwined by pale pink flowers. it is chic yet stylish.

10. Mulan Tattoo With Quote

10. Mulan Tattoo With Quote
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Quotes are one of the most popular tattoos found on people and many keep waiting for a good quote tattoo. They help you to express what you wish to say without saying them out loud. And what can be better than getting yourself inked with words as beautiful as these? You can add colours to this quote or make it vibrant with the comb of Mulan.

Apart from the cool tattoo ideas we have provided for you, you can also check out more Mulan themes tattoos such as:

  • Disney Espada tattoo
  • Small flower sign tattoo
  • Comb sign tattoo
  • Mulan profile tattoo
  • Mulan’s face on the sword tattoo

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