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Remembering Michael Bond with Paddington Bear Tattoos

Remembering Michael Bond with Paddington Bear Tattoos

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The creator of the beloved children’s book passed away at 91, so we reflect fondly on the most polite bear to ever wander London.

Michael Bond, the author responsible for creating the quintessentially British Paddington Bear, passed away in his London home on Wednesday, according to a statement by his publisher Harper Collins. Starting with the publication of A Bear Called Paddington in 1958, Bond wrote more than 25 books starring the character over a nearly 60 year career. His books were beloved by millions of children all across the world, many of whom saw fit to get a tattoo of Paddington once they had grown up.

I remember discovering Paddington when I was in kindergarten. From the minute I picked up the first book I knew that I was reading about a kindred spirit. Much like Paddington, I was accident prone, wore glasses, and probably enjoyed strawberry jelly a little too much (which I assume is the American substitute for marmalade). But the similarity I shared more than any other was a feeling of being lost in a world that I was extremely curious about. No matter my intentions things always seemed to go awry, but it was from Paddington that I learned the pluck necessary to carry on and make the best of everything.

If you want to get a Paddington Bear tattoo of your own make sure to head over to the Instagrams of these talented artists. Remember to be polite and please don’t try to pay for a tattoo with marmalade.

Charlie Connell
Written byCharlie Connell

Likes: writing, baseball, dumplings, American Traditional tattoos, punk rock. Dislikes: kale, things that look like kale and words that rhyme with kale. Managing Editor @tattoodo

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