Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

2 Oct 2010

Mad Alice in Wonderland Tatoos




There is an old movie very interesting called The illustrated man (1969). This man is completely tattooed all over his body, and each image is a portal that leads to a journey into a parallel reality.

As a child I used to walk in reveries into book illustrations and package labels with color figures. How not to walk inside these curious tattoos and visit landscapes of dreams and absurd characters, in skins that become books that take the stories to walk through the streets? It also reminds me the movie Fahrenheit 451 (1966) directed by François Truffaut, where after the books are destroyed, people memorize their content that come to live inside the people's mind.



Books live in people and people living in books as a mysterious moebius ring that never ends.



Escher's Moebius Ring - Ants


Alice in Wonderland Tatoos



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice


25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice




25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice



25 Mad Alice


Edgar Sick Clown


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Edgar Sick Clown






"Alice in Wonderland is classic story told so many times in so many ways over the years, inspiring new books, movies, cartoons, artwork and of course tattoos. Some tattoos draw inspiration from the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, while others take on a brightly colored wholesome Disney style or even a dark gothic style. The original story by Lewis Carroll actually contains many dark themes and undertones that have influenced twisted versions of the story like American McGee’s Alice which portrays our heroine as a raven haired killer. And of course the highly anticipated Tim Burton version takes a strange approach to the visual style of the characters. Regardless of which version you prefer, Alice in Wonderland fans should check out these 25 Mad Alice in Wonderland Tattoos." Ink Art Tatoos




Miss-MischiefX after Greg Hilderbrandt


Alice by Mervyn Peake


Mervyn Peake




Terez for the tatto factory here




"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Evidence: hip “Who in the world am I”, twinkle twinkle feet,shoulder caterpillar, hip “take care”, ankle cheshire, back nonsense,leg dodo, forearm “we’re all mad here”, shoulder cheshire, feet rabbit and hatter.

Alice has inspired the most varied collection of tattoos of any book. Its wide cast of characters, quotes and images are all represented: the Cheshire Cat, the Dodo, the White Rabbit, and the Caterpillar all have fans out there. Out of the quotes, “We’re all mad here” was the most commonly occurring. Credit Alice‘s popularity among the tattooed to the fully-realized world Carroll created, and for tone specific to its story. More than any other book on this list, you’d be likely to get an Alice tattoo because it simply looks great and is hyper-intricate. Tim, who has an image of the Cheshire Cat on his shoulder blade, said on Contrariwise: “The Cheshire Cat is the only creature in Wonderland who uses logic. Though his words often seem mocking and bizarre, his process is always logical. To me the Cheshire Cat symbolizes the fragility of the border between genius and insanity.” LCSNA blog



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