We all have our favorite film, but how far would you go to show your love for a franchise or cult classic?
Some of us love films so much that we get our favorite characters and scenes tattooed on us, but which movies are permanently inked onto people’s bodies the most?
From Star Wars and Harry Potter to Toy Story and Up, Casinos En Ligne has looked at 150 of the most popular movies to find out which ones make the most common tattoos.
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The Top 10 Most-Tattooed Movies
1. Star Wars – 369,958 tattoo-related hashtags
Topping the list is the ever-popular Star Wars franchise, which has 369,958 tattoo-related hashtags on Instagram. There are nine films in the main “Skywalker saga”, including The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens, as well as three spin-off films.
Actors featured in the movies include Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), James Earl Jones (Darth Vader), and the late Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).
2. Harry Potter – 338,094 tattoo-related hashtags
In second place is fantasy favorite, Harry Potter, with the hashtag #harrypottertattoo having been used over 338,000 times on Instagram. The film series, which is based on the novels by J.K Rowling, first began in 2001 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, India and the Philippines), before ending in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Actors Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) first found fame by starring in the Harry Potter series, alongside the late Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid).
3. Joker – 310,395 tattoo-related hashtags
Next is the 2019 psychological thriller film Joker, which starred American actor Joaquin Phoenix. The film is based on the DC Comics character who appears in the Batman movies and was the first R-rated film to gross over $1 billion.
The character of the Joker has also been portrayed by Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, and the late Heath Ledger. With 310,395 tattoo-related hashtags on Instagram, the Joker is the most-tattooed villain.
4. Batman – 130,997 tattoo-related hashtags
In fourth place is Batman, making him the most-tattooed superhero, with almost 131,000 uses of the hashtag #batmantattoo on Instagram. There have been 20 Batman films so far, dating all the way back to 1943.
The character of Batman has previously been portrayed by Christian Bale, Adam West, Michael Keaton and Robert Pattinson.
5. Friday the 13th – 109,688 tattoo-related hashtags
The title for most tattooed horror movie belongs to cult classic Friday the 13th. There are 109,688 posts using the hashtag #fridaythe13thtattoo on Instagram and the series has grossed over $468 million worldwide at the box office.
The films are centered around main character Jason Voorhees, who was first played by Ari Lehman and has since been portrayed by Richard Brooker, Thomas Morga and C.J Graham.
6. Alice in Wonderland
In sixth place is childhood favorite Alice in Wonderland, which was first introduced to our screens in 1951. The film, which is based on the novels by Lewis Carroll, has over 78,500 posts under the hashtag #aliceinwonderlandtattoo on Instagram. The original movie featured the voices of Kathryn Beaumont, Sterling Holloway, Verna Felton, and Ed Wynn.
In 2010, there was a live-action remake produced of the film, which starred Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen, Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.
The second superhero to make an appearance on the list is Spider-Man, with the hashtag #spidermantattoo having 52,806 uses on Instagram. There have been nine Spider-man films to date, with eight of them being live-action and one being animated.
The character of Spider-Man was first played by Tobey Maguire between 2002 and 2007 and was then followed by Andrew Garfield in 2012 and 2014, before being taken over by Tom Holland in 2016.
In eighth place is Deadpool, the well-loved pair of superhero comedy films that are known for regularly breaking the fourth wall. There are over 42,000 posts on Instagram using the hashtag #deadpooltattoo, showing just how popular the two movies are.
Ryan Reynolds took on the role of Deadpool back in 2016 and the film also stars Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Ed Skrein as Ajax, and T.J Miller as Weasel.
9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Next is the 90s fantasy favorite and Tim Burton classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas, which has 40,716 tattoo-related posts on Instagram. Jack Skellington, who is voiced by Chris Sarandon, is one of Tim Burton’s most-loved and well-known characters.
In the animated film, we also hear the voices of Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, and Paul Reubens.
10. Spirited Away
Finally, in tenth place, is the anime classic Spirited Away, which has over 40,300 tattoo-related posts on Instagram. The film, which was released in Japan in 2001, made $395.8 million at the box office and held the record for the highest-grossing Japanese film until 2020 when it was knocked off the top spot by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train.
In the English version of the film, the voice cast includes Daveigh Chase (Chihiro Ogino), Jason Marsden (Haku), Suzanne Pleshette (Yubaba and Zeniba), and David Ogden Stiers (Kamaji).
The Top 5 Most-Tattooed Movie Genres
1. Fantasy – 474,380 tattoo-related hashtags
Topping the list is the fantasy genre, which has a total of 474,380 tattoo-related hashtags, spanning 7 movies.
The Harry Potter franchise is the highest-ranking fantasy film on the list at position two, with appearances also being made from the likes of The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and The Hobbit.
2. Science Fiction – 383,995 tattoo-related hashtags
Next up is the science fiction genre, which has 10 movies featured on the list and a total of 383,995 tattoo-related hashtags.
Despite there only being one science fiction movie appearing in the top 10, the sci-fi genre does take the top spot with the Star Wars franchise. Some of the other science fiction films featured on the list include E.T., Back to the Future, and The Matrix.
3. Thriller – 321,865 tattoo-related hashtags
In third place is the thriller genre, which has a total of 321,865 tattoo-related hashtags across eight movies.
Joker is the highest-ranking thriller film on the list at position three, with appearances also being made from the likes of Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho.
4. Superhero – 316,600 tattoo-related hashtags
Next up is the superhero genre, which has 12 movies featured on the list and a total of 316,600 tattoo-related hashtags.
There are two superhero films appearing in the top 10, Batman and Spider-Man, with Iron Man, Superman, and Thor also being featured on the list.
5. Animation – 191,650 tattoo-related hashtags
Finally, in fifth place, is the animation genre, which has a total of 191,650 tattoo-related hashtags, spanning a huge 26 films.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is the highest-ranking animated film on the list at position nine, with appearances also being made from the likes of Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek.
Liam Solomon, PR Manager at Casinosenligne.com commented;
“Judging by the number of people inking their favourite films and characters on their bodies, there really are some super fans out there! It seems the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres attract the most die-hard fans, or at least the adrenaline junkies.
The inked artwork we found when researching is pretty incredible, and anyone contemplating dedicating a tattoo to their favourite movie or character should check out Instagram for inspiration.”
To begin with, we collated a list of some of the most popular movies worldwide by using sources such as IMDB and Rolling Stone. We then found appropriate hashtags relating to each of the movies, which would allow us to search for tattoos associated with each film. For movie franchises or series, we used the franchise/series name in order to match the hashtag habits of Instagram users. We gathered the total number of Instagram posts under each hashtag, which helped us to discover which movies are most commonly chosen as tattoos, before ranking them in terms of popularity and volume. All data is correct as of 15th March 2023.