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One of the most famous fairies of all appeared in Peter Pan and in other Disney films. Indeed, Tinkerbell tattoos have won over a whole new generation of body art devotees, thanks to a popular new animated film.
Of course, fairies and fairy designs were an important part of J.M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy," which was the basis for the ultra-popular Peter Pan film that shot Tinkerbell to stardom.
Tinkerbell generally reigns supreme when it comes to popular, famous fairies. Many women are fond of having Tinkerbell tattooed on their shoulder blades or ankles. Tinkerbell is hardly the only famous fairy that ever came along, though. However the image has remained as a tattoo icon.
J.M. Barrie, who wrote the stories that inspired Peter Pan, once said, Every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that gets a tattoo." With that rather prophetic quote, Barrie shows how serious he is about his belief in Tinkerbell fairy tattoos.
Obviously, Barrie wants every child to wholeheartedly believe in the existence of cute fairies and wants the popularity of fairies to grow stronger and stronger. If you haven't already, you should definitely read a few of Barrie's stories. They were good enough to inspire the popular cartoon about Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell owes her existence to him.
And finally...Just in case you are not a great fan of Tinkerbell or Cute Fairy Tattoos, her is a zombie Tinkerbell and a not so cute Tinkerbell fairy.
In the Peter Pan story, though, Tinkerbell was sometimes shown to have a tattoo and be a bit of a troublemaker. The fact that fairies often walk a fine line between being naughty and good is a huge part of their allure.