10 MTV-Inspired Tattoos That You’ll Wish You’d Gotten First

Because tattoos are a lifelong commitment, it’s best to get ink of something you love, whether that’s your girl’s name, Tony Danza’s face or an homage to your favorite TV network. Let’s say MTV is your favorite TV network, which it obviously is. Well, there are more ways than you can possibly think of to honor it in tattoo form. We’ve rounded up 10 for you, from a quirky girl with a Daria tat to the holiest of all grails, the dual Beavis and Butthead tattoo. Take a gander at some of the finest body art MTV has ever inspired below and then start thinking about which body part you’d like to become the permanent home of Jesse Camp’s face.

1. Beavis and Butthead Feet

It’s not talked about a lot, but it is in fact true: Beavis and Butthead were the most important music critics of the 90s. Their withering contempt was something to behold (on indie-rock gods Pavement: “They’re too lazy to rock and too lazy to clean the tub.” “These guys are so lazy they probably take a dump in the tub”) but it was their sheer joy brought out by heavy metal that we miss the most.

2. Beavis and Butthead Bros

Despite their occasionally dysfunctional relationship, it’s important to remember that the boys were best friends. Psychologists have discovered that in the male-dyad friendship, one friend functions as the Beavis, the other as the Butthead. It’s probably best to clearly define who is who, preferably with tattoos. This way, you’ll know exactly which role to play when you’re hanging out with other dudes in your underwear.

3. Beavis and Butthead Headbanging

There’s something to be said for the classics: the headbanging, air guitar-playing, devil sign-throwing Beavis and Butthead. While on the show, Beavis was usually wearing a Metallica shirt and Butthead an AC/DC one, so we’re just going to assume that this guy prefers Sabbath and Maiden. We don’t think the guys would mind.

4. Beavis and Butthead Mooning

Along with metal, Beavis and Butthead loved their classic teenage pranks. Take, for example, mooning. What better way is there to show absolute contempt than showing someone your ass? And what better way to show your appreciation of the art of mooning than a tattoo of it on your chest? And it’s on a girl! B&B would appreciate that. Heh heh. Heh.

More mooning on page two!