Tattoos are often permanent reminders of memories and ideas important to people. A good children's book can leave that kind of impression, which is why many people get inked with scenes, characters, and words from favorite books from their childhoods. Alanna Okun of BuzzFeed rounded up 50 tattoos inspired by children's literature. Here are some of my favorites from Okun's list.
Where's Waldo? He knows how to hide, especially if you have long hair. Here's a clever and discreet tattoo by nocturalbodyart.
The enchanting and unearthly Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd has been a popular bedtime story for generations. jillpicklepants selected two lines for it for her legs.
Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon has encouraged millions of children to use their imaginations and write on the walls of their homes. quarlophone's tattoo of Harold's instrument is, appropriately, very realistic.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince inspires wonder in both adults and children. americanmudbloodinlondon selected one of the pilot's own illustrations for her tattoo.
As a father, I love reading Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram to my own daughters. mollylucas1997 acquried this tattoo of Little Nutbrown Hare as a memorial.
You can find more children's book tattoos at BuzzFeed.