SpongeBob Tattoos are popular among people who grew up in the late 90s and early 20s. When it comes to Nickelodeon, there was always one cartoon that reigned supreme. SpongeBob SquarePants was Nickelodeon’s ace-in-the-hole. For us 90’s kid imposters, SpongeBob was inescapable.
If we weren’t playing Pokémon silver on our lime-green Gameboy colors or listening to NSYNC, we were probably watching SpongeBob on our SpongeBob TV while all snuggled up in our SpongeBob beds eating SpongeBob cream of wheat. There was no bigger kids cartoon in existence at the time and even today. SpongeBob is still out there, just doing its thing.
- 1 History Of SpongeBob SquarePants
- 2 SpongeBob Tattoos Popularity
- 3 SpongeBob Tattoo Designs and Ideas
History Of SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob was created by Stephen Hillenburg. Stephen spent a good chunk of the 80s teaching marine biology to Orange County, California kids. While conducting his wet science classes, he decided to flex his art muscles too. He created a little comic called The Intertidal Zone that featured many talking sea creatures aiming to help teach the little kids more about underwater life. One of the characters was Bob, the sponge.
Eventually, Stephen moved on from marine biology and pursued his interest in art. So he packed up his stuff and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts to study animation. A few years and one Fine Arts and experimental animation degree later, Stephen gets picked up by Nickelodeon to work on a show called Rocko’s Modern Life.
After that show ended in 1996, he wanted to work on something new. At the recommendation of one of his co-workers, Stephen decided to make a new cartoon based on The Intertidal Zone, and in 1997 SpongeBoy Ahoy was greenlit for full production. Despite that was not the actual name they went with though that was the show’s original title. Two years later, on May 1st, 1999, a Stephen Hillenburg show that would now know as SpongeBob SquarePants was officially premiered on Nickelodeon.
SpongeBob Tattoos Popularity
We all know what this shows about, right? It’s your standard comedy story about a sponge that makes burgers for a greedy crab and karate with a scientist squirrel that lives in an air dome. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before. But despite its clear and not sarcastic originality, SpongeBob was an immediate hit for Nickelodeon. Audiences, both young and old, really latched on to the show’s clever writing, unique world, and likable characters. Quickly Spongebob became Nickelodeon’s newest number one show, and it went so much further than that.
Throughout the early 2000s, SpongeBob was a total phenomenon with countless toys, books, video games, and more. The show was still going strong, premiering a second and third season that was chock-full of classic episodes that people still quote and make Twitter memes of today. SpongeBob became such a massive hit that by November of 2004, the series saw a full-fledged feature film that was again pretty much a classic.
So when it comes to the popularity of SpongeBob tattoos, there is no surprise. People are still quoting the characters and jokes from this show to this day. And that’s because it’s just timeless quality comedy. It’s the kind that is going on 20 years later we still remember by heart, and chances are we’ll still be quoting in another 20 years.
SpongeBob Tattoo Designs and Ideas
SpongeBob Best Friend Tattoos
Patrick is SpongeBob’s best friend. They have been best friends since they were born. Even though they fought a lot throughout the series, they always come back together as best friends.
Small SpongeBob Tattoos
SpongeBob Catching Jelly Fishes
One of SpongeBob’s favorite pastimes is fishing for jellyfish. These tattoos captured that precisely. There is a sparkle in his eyes, a net in his hand, and jellyfishes are floating along above him.
SpongeBob Having Fun
These tattoos captured SpongeBob is having fun. Either he is catching jellyfish, or riding a seahorse, or dressing up as a pirate, he is always having fun.
Black and Grey SpongeBob Tattoos
Most of the SpongeBob tattoos are very colorful that capture the vibrant sea lives. These tattoos are exceptional. The black and grey tattoos are simply awesome.
SpongeBob Playing Instruments
Our fun-loving SpongeBob is playing musical instruments in the below tattoo designs.