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Tilting At Windmills: Don Quixote Rides Again

Tilting At Windmills: Don Quixote Rides Again

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

Serving up some Cervantes knowledge with Don Quixote tattoos.

There exists little debate as to whom wrote the first modern novel. While some millennials will argue that the modern novel didn’t come to be until Chuck Palahnuik published Fight Club in 1996, most literary historians trace the form’s genesis to 1605 and the publication of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic Don Quixote.

These tattoos are an impressive nod to work that is over 500 years old. However, I personally find the greatest testament to this literary classic comes from an unexpected place — Japan. One of the biggest, most recognizable shopping outlets in the Eastern nation is named Don Quixote. Large Japanese stores such as Don Quixote often have their own theme songs, and this retail giant’s theme is lit. It’s been in my head for over a decade now.


Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.

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