Tom and Jerry is one of the world’s best-loved cartoons, so men who have grown up watching the show may be motivated by nostalgia to immortalize the iconic cat and mouse duo in ink.
This design also has the benefit of being easily recognizable, so if you’re looking for an idea that you won’t have to explain, this may be a good choice.
A Tom and Jerry tattoo may signify that the wearer has an appreciation for mischief, since Tom and Jerry consistently pull pranks on one another during the show. A Tom and Jerry tattoo also could indicate that the wearer is someone who is young at heart and appreciates some of the smaller things in life.
And since a cartoon tattoo isn’t necessarily made to symbolize a deeper meaning, chances are good that a man with a Tom and Jerry tattoo doesn’t take himself too seriously, which is a good sign of a balanced personality.
If you choose a Tom and Jerry piece, you’ll have countless options, since the cartoon duo gets up to a variety of antics. Many people with Tom and Jerry tattoos have chosen to have Jerry on one body part, and then have Tom (chasing Jerry) tattooed on another body part. Others have opted for a portrait-style tattoo in which Tom and Jerry are shown smiling together.
Because the cartoon is in color, most Tom and Jerry tattoos are also in color, although you could add a vintage twist and have both characters in black and white.