One of our all time favorite books, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, will be coming to life in a television adaptation that is scheduled to premiere on Starz this April 30th. Over the course of this week, we will be looking at how American Gods, the real-life gods that inspired the characters, and some of Gaiman’s other work have found their way into the world of tattoos.
“This is a work of fiction, not a guidebook,” Gaiman warns. Gaiman has taken liberties with the geography and the roads traveled, but not many. An eager, adventurous fan could try to organize a trip based off of Shadow’s journey. You could very well map out Shadow’s travels throughout the book, and try to build your own American Gods-inspired vacation. There would just be one thing missing, really. “It goes without saying,” Gaiman concludes, “that all of the people, living, dead, and otherwise, in this story are fictional or used in a fictional context. Only the gods are real.”