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25 Totally Amazing Tattoos in Tribute to Children's Literature! (Photos)

Where the Wild Things Are Tattoo

There are certain things that people hold dear; their first love, their best friends, and their favorite book from childhood. Even though the person in question has moved on from picture books to epic novels, the books that they loved when they were three to – say – thirteen still hold an impact. These books made such an impression that as soon as they were of age, these literary loving adults opted to get their favorite childhood book characters tattooed – forever – on their skin.

Some got odes to old school classic like Where the Wild Things Are, The Little Prince or to the work of Eric Carle. But others, they got more modern with tattooed tributes to Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, SkippyJon and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Check out these 25 epic tattoos in honor of children’s literature. Which one would you get?

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  • Where’s Waldo 1 of 25
    Where's Waldo
    Here is a person who doesn't mind people having a good hard look at their back.
    Photo Source: Randomization
  • The Giving Tree 2 of 25
    The Giving Tree
    This has become a popular icon and tattoo. Even actor Ryan Gosling has a Giving Tree tattoo.
    Photo Source: Ink Art Tattoos
  • Don’t Let The Pigeon… 3 of 25
    Don't Let The Pigeon...
    Someone really enjoys the work of Mo Willems!
    Photo Source: Mo Willems Doodles
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 4 of 25
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Yes, this arm is dedicated to this Laura Numeroff classic.
    Photo Source: Tumblr
  • Curious George 5 of 25
    Curious George
    Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey's work has inspired many to brand themselves with Curious George.
    Photo Source: Flickr
  • Eloise 6 of 25
    Eloise
    Perhaps for a girl who wants never to grow up.
    Photo Source: Tumblr
  • Winnie the Pooh 7 of 25
    Winnie the Pooh
    Even Kate Gosselin has a Winnie the Pooh tattoo, but this one is far sweeter.
    Photo Source: Haight Ashbury Tattoos
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar 8 of 25
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    "On Thursday he ate through four strawberries" and this person has the tattoo to prove it...and to also prove their love for Eric Carle.
    Photo Source: Eric Carle Museum
  • It’s Lowly! 9 of 25
    It's Lowly!
    An ode to Lowly of Richard Scarry fame.
    Photo Source: Flickr
  • Corduroy 10 of 25
    Corduroy
    This beloved Don Freeman character is honored with a sweet simple tattoo.
    Photo Source: Photo Bucket
  • Holly Hobbie 11 of 25
    Holly Hobbie
    Holly Hobbie in all her patchworked glory.
    Photo Source: Tattoo Donkey
  • The Velveteen Rabbit 12 of 25
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams with illustrations by William Nicholson has been a classic for generations.
    Photo Source: F Yeah Tattoos
  • Harold and His Purple Crayon 13 of 25
    Harold and His Purple Crayon
    Harold and His Purple Crayon take on Chicago!
    Photo Source: F Yeah Tattoos
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 14 of 25
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Yes, someone got a tattoo honoring Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs , the classic written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett.
    Photo Source: Prince of Pet Worth
  • Madeline 15 of 25
    Madeline
    Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline is quite brave, as seen on this girls' torso.
    Flickr
  • Pippi Longstocking 16 of 25
    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi showing off her epic muscles
    Photo Source: Tattoo Designs
  • The Little Prince 17 of 25
    The Little Prince
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, it's no wonder there aren't at least a couple tattoos paying tribute out there.
    Photo Source Tattto Blogger
  • Skippyjon Jones 18 of 25
    Skippyjon Jones
    Who loves Judith Byron Schachner's Skippyjon Jones that much? This person does!
    Photo Source: The Fashion Spot Forums
  • Alice in Wonderland 19 of 25
    Alice in Wonderland
    While there are many, many Alice in Wonderland tattoos out there, most pay tribute to the Disney film. This Alice lover? They went old school.
    Photo Source: Flickr
  • The Lorax 20 of 25
    The Lorax
    This Dr. Seuss inspired tattoo states it plainly "I speak for the trees."
    Photo Source: Contrawise
  • Dr. Seuss 21 of 25
    Dr. Seuss
    An eerie Dr. Seuss Zax tribute.
    Photo Source: About.com
  • Green Eggs and Ham 22 of 25
    Green Eggs and Ham
    This tattoo, it delivers. Green eggs and ham that is.
    Photo Source: China Tattoo Machines
  • Matilda 23 of 25
    Matilda
    An ode to Roald Dahl's Matilda .
    Photo Source: 25 Hour Books
  • In the Night Kitchen 24 of 25
    In the Night Kitchen
    While Where the Wild Things Are is the most honored Maurice Sendak piece tattoo wise, this person opted to honor In the Night Kitchen.
    Photo Source: Flickr
  • Nancy Drew 25 of 25
    Nancy Drew
    Who doesn't love a girl sleuth?
    Photo Source: Flickr

 

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