One of the most beloved children’s books has to be Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are. This book takes a look at our wild nature as children, which also includes the need to feel safe and comforted. We related to it because of the frustration of having to do what we are told and not being able to do whatever we want whenever we want but also shows that when we have all that freedom, we often just want to go home instead. One of the best things about this book aside from the story, is the illustration work. So much color and detail in the imaginative world where the wild things exist. The wild things’ character designs are some of the most memorable characters we can remember from a children’s book. More recently, Spike Jonze directed a live action movie based on the book, which took that wild nature even further, even to somewhat scary places. With an amazing soundtrack from Karen O, the movie is also quite memorable.
Are you a big fan of “Where the Wild Things Are”? Have you thought about getting some of the illustrations or perhaps a quote from the book done as a tattoo? Check out the following 10 vibrant “Where the Wild Things Are” tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
Remember that spread in the book where Max is swinging from vines and branches with all the wild things? A definite highlight of the story.
Here’s another take on that amazing part of the book, done in color.
This tattoo mashes up illustration work from the original book as well as some characters from the movie.
Here’s a completely different take on the characters, but so well done!
This creature is straight out of the movie, but a great interpretation of the book.
Black and gray linework from the book, featuring Max as king.
Here we see just the crown and scepter.
More fun parts from the book. This tattoo looks like it was torn straight out of the book, doesn’t it?
With just the crown and the scepter, the quote “ALL GOOD THINGS ARE WILD AND FREE.”
This tattoo takes up the entire back of the wearer and shows the occurrences of Max’s adventures over a year.