Children of the 80’s aren’t the only ones who claim the Goonies as their own; the film has reminted its legacy generation after generation.
In some ways we’ve all grown up with that scrappy Pacific Northwest gang of treasure hunters, and what better way to commemorate them as adults than in tattoo form?
There is literally no shortage of Goonies tattoo inspiration, and the best place to start? Your own childhood favorites! Maybe Chunk’s trademark truffle shuffle deserves a permanent spot on your arm, or perhaps the hollow grin of One-Eyed Willy is more your speed. The malformed but gentle face of Sloth lets the world know you welcome all outcasts into your circle, while one of Data’s clever inventions speaks of your own knack for solving life’s riddles. Even a black and white outline of Haystack Rock, seen in the famous final closing shot, pays homage to the great unknown and adventure that lies beyond.
We loved The Goonies as kids because it tapped into our own inner yearnings, fears, and mischievous follies that went on right under the noses of the adults around us. The Goonies adult still carries all the youth and screw-you-I-can-do-it attitude of the movie’s iconic gang, and a Goonies tattoo is proof that while Goonies never say ‘die,’ they most certainly never grow old either.