Horror never looked so cute when it came to the gremlins, and it’s no wonder they’ve appeared in all manner of tattoo art since their initial 1984 inception.
And unlike the cinematic monsters themselves, you won’t have to worry about keeping your tattoo away from water and sunlight.
Gizmo was no less than a mascot of the quintessential 80’s childhood. The furry mugwai worked his charms on American audiences, and has earned his place in the archives of time-honored pop culture creations. Gremlins was more than a classic, but a game-changer in the genre of dark comedy horror. Whether you’re a devotee of Gizmo or more the Stripe type, your Gremlins tattoo is a throwback in ink, and celebratory emblem that will no doubt draw more than a few fellow fans. Gremlins may be from a time we can never return to as a culture, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t pay it its due respect.
Gremlins was a brilliant mix of comedy and grotesque horror, of story tropes as old as time and creatures and humans alike who won our hearts (or conversely turned our stomachs.)
Which character or scene you ultimately choose, your Gremlins tattoo is a reminder to the world that was is great never fades from memory–and you can still go on enjoying it well after midnight.