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The New Wonder Woman Trailer Has Us All Tied Up with Anticipation

The New Wonder Woman Trailer Has Us All Tied Up with Anticipation

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All fans of DC Comics will love these comic book tattoos showing how Wonder Woman transformed from a bondage-loving feminist into Gal Gadot.

For Nerds by Nerds is our weekly column where we dive deep into one of our pop culture loves. Sometimes that means opening a can of Duff and peeping some Moe Szyslak tattoos, other times we fight to put down our controllers and celebrate Majora's Mask.

A gorgeous depiction of Wonder Woman by Adam Guy Hays (IG—adamguyhays). #AdamGuyHays #comicbookcharacters #DC #traditional #WonderWoman
A gorgeous depiction of Wonder Woman by Adam Guy Hays (IG—adamguyhays). #AdamGuyHays #comicbookcharacters #DC #traditional #WonderWoman

While many people celebrate Wonder Woman as a feminist icon, most of her admirers are unaware of her risqué origins. Her character was created by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist and writer, and was unveiled in 1940. For a number of years, Marston, his wife, and a woman named Olive "Dotsie" Byrne participated in a kinky and clandestine polyamorous sexual relationship. If you examine some of the comics that Marston authored, his liking for experimentation in the bedroom becomes glaringly apparent. In many frames, Wonder Woman uses her lasso of truth to bind villains in provocative positions and spanks them. These depictions of her are sexualized to the extent that it makes one wonder how much of his purported intention to make her a figure for female empowerment was tainted by the male gaze.

A heroic depiction of Wonder Woman by Kenneth Restrepo (IG—tattoosbykbar). #comicbookcharacters #DC #KennethRestrepo #WonderWoman

An action-packed tattoo of Lego Wonder Woman by Max Pniewski (IG—maxpniewski). #comicbookcharacters #DC #Lego #MaxPniewski #realism #WonderWoman
An action-packed tattoo of Lego Wonder Woman by Max Pniewski (IG—maxpniewski). #comicbookcharacters #DC #Lego #MaxPniewski #realism #WonderWoman
An intense depiction of Wonder Woman by Ben Ochoa (IG—ben_ochoa). #BenOchoa #comicbookcharacters #DC #WonderWoman
An intense depiction of Wonder Woman by Ben Ochoa (IG—ben_ochoa). #BenOchoa #comicbookcharacters #DC #WonderWoman
Awesome shot of this Wonder Woman tattoo done by Renae Haak. #renaehaak #blossom #coloredtattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #wonderwoman
Awesome shot of this Wonder Woman tattoo done by Renae Haak. #renaehaak #blossom #coloredtattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #wonderwoman
A portrait of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman by Khan (IG—khantattoo). #comicbookcharacters #DC #Khan #GalGadot #portraiture #realism #WonderWoman
A portrait of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman by Khan (IG—khantattoo). #comicbookcharacters #DC #Khan #GalGadot #portraiture #realism #WonderWoman

To see more tributes to comic book characters, hit up these nerdy artists’ Instagrams. If you’re after a tattoo of Wonder Women, too, commission one of them to design it. Few other tattooists can capture (as if by a magic lasso) her feminine prowess and sex appeal so accurately.


Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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