Following-up our roundup of whimsical Little Prince-inspired tattoos, the second collection in our “Tattoos Inspired By…” series is Beatrix Potter’s magical children’s book, The Tale Of Peter Rabbit. The story centers around a mischievous little rabbit donning a blue jacket with brass buttons named Peter. With a sense of adventure, Peter disobeys his mother rabbit and wanders into the neighbor’s backyard, where trouble consequently finds him. Our little protagonist finds his way home in the end, learning a valuable lesson along the way.
Beatrix Potter first penned and illustrated the classic book in 1893 for an ill little boy, before it was published in the early 1900′s with pages-upon-pages of lovely drawings that have gained the adoration of many over the last century. Without further ado, join us as we peek at the darling tattoos Peter Rabbit has inspired after the jump.
We haven’t been shy about exposing our adoration for love letters, especially those of the handwritten variety. Nothing is more special than putting pen to paper for your sweetheart with musings and drawings that unveil affections. Seriously, where’s the romance, or fun for that matter, in an “I <3 you” text? There is none!! And if your love-letter skills are a bit rusty, take a cue from these letter-scribing virtuosos, who also happen to be some of our favorite musicians, authors, and artists. Join us as we geek out over the darling, sometimes silly, sometimes heartbreaking love notes from the likes of Sid Vicious, Marylin Monroe, and Virginia Woolf after the jump.
It appears that one of our favorite poets shared our adoration for the powers of mixing flour, sugar, and baking powder. Emily Dickinson not only penned some of the greatest poetry and broke down syntax barriers with her liberal use of the dash, but she was also an avid baker who would treat neighborhood children to homemade sweets. NPR unearthed a handwritten recipe for a rich coconut cake — conceived by Ms. Dickinson, herself — along with a remixed version adapted for us 21st century-dwelling folks. We plan on honoring the lovely poet by exploring her cake recipe, and you should, too, after the jump!