60 Scooby Doo Tattoo Designs for Men
A fun-loving and adventurous classic, Scooby Doo isn’t just for kids. A Scooby tattoo pays homage to a beloved and inventive piece of television.
Scooby Doo and his friends have been solving mysteries, hunting monsters, and busting bad guys since the ‘70s.
Originally aimed at children, “Scooby Doo, Where Are You!” and its subsequent spin offs have developed a massive cult following through the decades. Still popular today, Scooby Doo is recognized and adored by children and adults alike. A Scooby Doo tattoo, or one of any of his famous gang, is sure to inspire sentiment and nostalgia in its admirers.
Far from trendy or faddish cartoon tattoos, a Scooby Doo character tattoo will most likely be recognizable for the rest of its owner’s life. For a man who wants to honor one of his boyhood pleasures, a cartoon may elicit fond feelings of childhood. If one is on the fence about the longevity of a cartoon or whether it will retain its relevance throughout the years, you can rest assured Scooby Doo will very likely be around as long as you are. Over forty-five years old to date, Scooby Doo shows no signs of slowing down.
Scooby Doo has developed a following for its timeless, engrossing storyline and memorable characters. Besides Scooby Doo, the four other main characters in the show are Shaggy or Norville Rogers, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, and Daphne Blake. They make up Mystery Inc. and Fred’s van, Mystery Machine, takes them on adventures around the world.
Bear in mind, Scooby Doo and his buddy Shaggy have developed their own reputation in alternative and hippie communities, so a Scooby tattoo may garner some unexpected attention.
Suitable for all fans of this classic, Scooby Doo tattoos are a viable option for a man looking to show his appreciation of the tv hit, the time period, or the lifestyle.
Ghosts and other supernatural beings later revealed mostly to be humans engaged in fraud are the antagonists in this Cartoon Network show. A spin-off, the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, let loose on the world 13 very powerful ghosts. Only Shaggy and Scooby, who opened a magical chest that had trapped the ghosts, can bring them back and trap them again. As Marvel superhero Doctor Strange would say, the gang’s task is “to Scooby Doo” the ghosts back into the chest.
This lengthy tattoo design in vivid colors shows a terrified Scooby Doo confronting a ghost. Including Scooby’s nephew Scrappy Doo is a good idea.
This massive body art, etched on the single biggest canvas on the body, is ablaze with color to match the psychedelic colors of the Mystery Machine. Plus, the whole gang’s here so you don’t have to choose your favorite character.
This striking tattoo design is done in deep hues and shows best buddies Shaggy and Scooby.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo! Dogs love to play fetch, so here’s a Scooby tattoo with a ball.
This linework-style tattoo featuring the entire gang shows the beauty in simplicity and highlights the strong friendship among the characters.
A lot of fans have imagined a Scooby and Star Trek crossover. Many would love this tattoo idea of Scooby wearing a red Starfleet uniform and holding a space gun.
Among the most popular tattoo designs are WWSD (which stands for What Would Scooby Do?), images of best buddies Shaggy and Scooby, and portraits of Scooby.
Who’d love matching tattoos of ghosts and monsters from the cartoon series? Scooby and the gang have to confront supernatural beings to solve mysteries.
Another massive body art on the back of a person is done in full color, but only Scooby and what looks like the MysteryMachine van are integrated into the design.
Shaggy and Scooby often serve as baits to catch the bad guys, so a common tattoo idea is to show them running away and being chased by monsters.
Smaller tattoo designs are perfect for the legs or arms.
Would you do it for a Scooby snack? This is the key to convincing Scooby and Shaggy to participate in a dangerous scheme to trap the culprits. So tattoo ideas about Scooby snacks are a no-brainer.
Scooby Doo, where are you? Here are some half-sleeve tattoo ideas for you to consider.
A full sleeve tattoo dominated by shades of green and orange looks cool.
Instead of the initials SD, this linework-style tattoo shows the two best friends in Scooby’s dog tag necklace.
Here are more tattoo ideas inspired by your favorite cartoon show that you can ask your tattoo artist to recreate.
Silhouettes of the gang running away from danger or chasing a bad guy makes for a cute tattoo. Can you imagine this on your inner ankle?
Tattoos with a catchphrase from a cartoon character are also popular. If Scooby Doo says “Scooby-Dooby-Doo,” Shaggy exclaims “Zoinks!” when surprised.
If you want something fun, this tattoo of Scooby playing poker with other fictional dogs from comic strips and cartoon shows should do the trick. They have a guest, too – the bird Woodstock, Snoopy’s friend from the Peanuts franchise.
Here’s a simple tattoo idea – just photos of Scooby and friends in black ink. Who’s your favorite cartoon character?
You can take inspiration from other Scooby Doo tattoos below.