Some people, they just never want to grow up. Not unlike a real life Peter Pan, they would like to cling — albeit helplessly — to their youth. One way they pay homage to their childhoods is not just by simply watching their favorite cartoons over and over; not by naming their children Wendy, Aurora or Mickey; but by getting a tribute that is way hipper, cooler, and permanent. They etch into their skin their quest for a link to childhood in the form of a tattoo. And when many think of their childhood, they think of Disney. From Mickey and Minnie to Disneyland, the Epcot Center, and Walt himself, Disney imagery has become an iconic way of embracing the days of our youth.
Okay, then there is this. Babble has been acquired by Disney. I’d been planning on this post — collecting images and photos of Disney tribute tattoos — for weeks. And then the news came out that the mothership grew mouse ears and a tail. It was a total surprise. But one that I was delighted by. I’ve always loved Disney. It’s a big part of my youth and of my daughter’s youth. It’s something that makes me feel young. And although I don’t have a back piece as a tribute to Walt Disney, I get it. And here are 24 other people who do too … check out these 24 totally awesome odes to the house that a mouse built right here: nggallery id=’123742′
Thinking about ink? These moms with tattoos share the pros and cons.