What is your favorite children's book? Who was your hero? And do you have some tattoo to remember it?
Children's literature has got a big influence in the development of a child's personality. Who doesn't remember the heroes of his childhood and the whimsical illustrations that have made us dream? It is not surprising then than many people want to keep these sweet memories with tattoos. The number and variety of them are impressive and we have just gathered here some examples of children's book themed tattoos to inspire you or to make you remember your inner child... Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) From the original etchings and illustrations of John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham to the pop-surrealist imagery of Disney and Tim Burton, the odd universe of Lewis Carroll is of course the biggest influence of tattoo lovers worldwide. On the lead, Alice indeed, but also the Madhatter and the Cheshire cat, developed an impressive range of designs, from vintage to old school. We are all mad here for Alice's tattoos.
More work by Csaba Müllner and interview here.
Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie) Another children literature and Disney's hit. The character of Peter Pan, that kid who refuse to grow up is coveted by many adults, a sweet revenge ... If the pictures of Disney are the most popular designs, the tattoos are all unique and full of nostalgia.
The Little Prince (Antoine de St Exupéry) A famous poetic and initiatory French novel, illustrated by its author himself, that has a huge amount of fans in the world. The Prince is of course often inked, but also the rose, the fox and the elephant, along with inspiring quotes.
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak) The fun illustrations of naughty boy Max and his friends, the monsters, are very popular in the United States, country of the book, but also with foreigners. If Max is making mostly small tattoos, the monsters deserve huge pièces.
The world of Beatrix Potter The watercolors of this English writer are full of adorable animals dressed in Victorian clothes. The most famous are Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, but it is a full dapper zoo that has invaded tattoo shops.
Mary Poppins (Pamela Lyndon Travers) Before being a musical with Julie Andrews, the magic nanny was a book and her joy has inspired many tattoo lovers.
The Moomins (Tove Jansson) Coming from Finland, these strange looking creatures have seduced millions of children and are making very fun and cute tattoos.