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8 Tattoo Tributes to Where the Wild Things Are

By Sunny Chanel |

creature-wildthing-lOne of my ex-boyfriends had a Max from Where the Wild Things Are tattoo. At twenty I thought it was pretty much the coolest things ever. Back then it seemed totally original, but it turns out that that tributes to Maurice Sendak’s children’s masterpiece are almost as popular butterflies or cute little stars…almost.

Here are eight super cool Where The Wild Things Are tattoos on the skin of some super fans. These are the same people who will undoubtedly be jockeying for position on the opening night Spike Jones adaptation coming out October 16th.

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Now that my friends is commitment to children’s book.


The bright and cheery tribute.


The 360 view.


Max and a Wild Thing on matching limbs.

all-the-wild-things-by-shaun Max and a Wild thing go for a walk.


The Wild Things go for a climb, and what better place than up an arm.

max-and-the-great-waveA traditional Japanese tattoo with the special addition of a sea worthy Max.

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9 thoughts on “8 Tattoo Tributes to Where the Wild Things Are

  1. Johnson says:

    CommentsStreet Artists in New York City did a mural tribute called “Where the Wild Robots Are”

  2. snarky mama says:

    Oh! The last one is my favorite!

  3. GGsmama says:

    Love the last one too but not sure you’ll see Max anymore when all that dude’s chest hair grows back :)

  4. [...] film version?  Do you want to wear your love for the film for all to see? You could get a tattoo (like these people here) or you can spurge on some of the upscale (read expensive) limited edition items from Opening [...]

  5. [...] Ya hemos visto muchos ejemplos de libros, historietas (varias) y dibujos animados que marcaron la historia e infancia de muchos (como estos), al punto de hacerse un tatuaje en este recuerdo. Y estos monstruitos de “Donde viven los monstruos” son de esos ejemplos muy populares, con miles de fanáticos que se los tatúan. [...]

  6. Cash Williams says:

    Hey! Thats my arm! (Second from bottom) It’s so funny to go online and see pictures of my sleeve all over the blogosphere. I started this tattoo 5 years ago and it never got much attention until the movie.

  7. p22earl says:

    You have used my image from Flickr without consent. however if you kindly make reference to where this image of mine comes from, (ie. by linking to my flickr page) then I’ll forget all about it.



  8. gavin says:

    Hey Cash Williams – do you have any more pictures of your sleeve? I think it’s one of the best I’ve seen. very sick!!!

  9. Cash Williams says:


    Send me your email address to and I will send you more photos! I have added a lot to this and have done most of the color now too :)


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