Illustration Tattoos

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni has a very faint tattoo of the children’s book character The Little Prince (Il Piccolo Principe) on her left bicep.  Her favorite Los Angeles artist Dr Woo was in Paris at the time and met up with Chiara in her hotel room to do the tattoo in March 2018.

The placement of her tattoo seems somewhat sideways, but it is oriented properly when she holds her arm outwards.  The particular illustration that she chose features The Little Prince sitting in the grass with his star beaming down on him.  It appears on the page where the prince tells the narrator “In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night..You, only you, will have stars that can laugh!”


Lynn Gunn

Lynn Gunn got this tattoo on the inside of her right arm following PVRIS’ concert in Houston, TX on October 1, 2017.

The design that she had inked is one of over 200 chapter headings that illustrator Aubrey Beardsley created for the 1893 book Le Morte d’Arthur which tells the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This book was the first commissioned work in Beardsley’s short career. Although he died at only 25 years old, Beardsley’s art lives on an iconic example of the Art Nouveau style.

Lynn’s tattoo is true to Beardsley’s style of using only black and white without any gray for a very graphic look.


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Lena Dunham

The tattoo on Lena Dunham’s upper left arm is an illustration from the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand. The book tells the tale of a bull who doesn’t want to fight and prefers to smell flowers. Lena’s tattoo depicts Ferdinand sitting under a tree in a field of flowers.

“I have tattoos from children’s books all over my arms and torso,” she told The New York Times. “The biggest one is of Ferdinand the bull, which Elliott Smith also had, but his was a different page. What a good message that book has! Just be yourself and don’t gore anyone with your horns if you don’t feel like it.”

She has had this tattoo since she was a teen and got it touched up in October 2016, writing “Ferdinand restored to his original pacifist glory… This was definitely the coolest thing I did at age 19.”


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