The time has come, the walrus said to feature Alice in Wonderland for Tattoo Tuesday! I absolutely adore everything Wonderland and read it about a elevendy thousand times. Alice needs no further introduction! There are a truckload of Alice tats out there so I tried to narrow it down to some unique takes on Wonderland and its inhabitants. (Can you tell I had a tough time narrowing it down?)
More Girl Gone Geek Alice in Wonderland Goodies:
Zombie Alice! (and other Undead Disney Characters)
Children’s Books Tattoo Tuesday
Alice in Wonderland Jewelry
American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns
I included all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.
Queen of Hearts (Via Bella Sugar)
(Via Bella Sugar)
Bridgette says: “I have a tattoo very closely based on the original rocking-horse fly illustration from Through the Looking Glass (1871), the sequel to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. John Tenniel was the illustrator; these prints were made with woodblocks.” (via Contrairwise)
B says the tattoo was done by Edgar Sick Clown at Old London Road Studios in Kingston Upon Thames, London. (via Contrariwise)
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My brain nearly jumped out of my head with excitement as I explored the beautiful bounty of literary skin art on Contrariwise.org (and a few other sites). Out of all of my many obsession literature is by far the one dearest to me. It tickles my soul to see so many people who felt a such a deep connection with an author, novel, character, quote, etc. and were inspired to put it on their body. This weeks theme I’ve decided to do a tribute to Children’s Books and authors.
My earliest and fondest memories of literature was Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughtersbecause that was the first time I read about princesses who looked like me. I can’t forget about our family’s Bible sized book of Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales; the table of contents was sprinkled with check marks to signify which stories we read (some stories had a few check marks!).
There are a so many wonderful Children’s Books I couldn’t possibly include them all (that could be its own blog!) but don’t worry Tattoo Tuesday will happen as long as Tuesdays and this blog exists, but most importantly as long as I don’t forget! If you comment (and answer the question below) I’ll make sure to try to include your favorite book the next go ’round.
Reminisce with me in the comment section: Which is/are your favorite children’s book(s) and why?
If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.
***Click on the image to read more about the inspiration behind each persons tattoo***
English translation: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince
"Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti." By: Gerald McDermott's
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
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