Alice in Wonderland tattoo is an example of what is possible with such a fascinating story as an inspiration. Among literature-inspired tattoo designs, none are as popular as Alice in Wonderland tattoos. Even with their popularity, Alice in Wonderland inspired tattoos are still fun, original and a bit quirky.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. In brief – it tells of a young girl named Alice. She falls through a rabbit hole into a fantastic world of bizarre creatures, strange customs and profound nonsense. Without a doubt it is one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.
This novel is one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language fiction. Its narrative, structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in popular culture and literature. The work has never been out of print, and it has been translated into at least 97 languages. Its ongoing legacy contain many adaptations for stage, screen, radio, art, ballet, theme parks, board games, and video games.
The most popular adaptations of the book are:
- Alice in Wonderland (1951)- a film version in traditional animation from Walt Disney
- Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010) – the hugely successful film features the unmistakable style of the director, with crazy visuals and exaggerated characters.
In fact many Alice in Wonderland tattoo designs are inspired by the visuals in these famous adaptations.
In conclusion interpretations of the novel vary in perspective and outlook. Some view the book as simply a celebration of a child’s wild imagination.
If you’re looking for Alice in Wonderland tattoos, you likely have a personal connection with the story. Getting a tattoo that depicts your favorite character in Alice’s story could be the perfect way to express it.
The major characters – and therefore most popular tattoo subjects – are: Alice, Cheshire Cat, The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts
Instead of directly depicting characters from the novel, many Alice in Wonderland tattoo designs focus on indirect meaning. Using symbols and less-known references from the book can be a great way to convey the significance of the book. For example Bottles with ‘Drink me’ labels are a common choice of symbolic designs, as are rabbit holes, playing cards, hats, clocks and the eyes and grin of the Cheshire cat.
In addition many Alice in Wonderland tattoos feature quotes from the book. The words can be included as elements of a larger design, or make a great writing tattoo on their own.
Check out the gallery below for some inspiration!