Elizabeth Entenman
Updated Sep 07, 2015 @ 10:56 am
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Picture of Inked Up Belle

In case you’ve been living under a literal rock and that rock doesn’t get wifi, let’s review something basic: The Internet is really into reimagining Disney characters right now. Actually, the Internet has been really into reimagining Disney characters for a while now, to the point that it’s almost too much. Almost.

It feels like every new set of Disney-inspired illustrations just gets more creative than the last. We’ve seen what Disney princesses would look like at music festivals, with short hair and on the red carpet. We’ve given them realistic waistlines and iconic haircuts. The latest incarnation is here, and it does not disappoint.

Illustrator Joel Santana asked himself: What would Disney princesses look like as tattooed pin-up girls? The results are fabulous. Each girl is a sexy, confident, modern-day boss-princess. The best part, though, is Santana keeps the girls true to themselves; their tattoos even give subtle nods to their individual stories. Here are the princesses he’s drawn so far.

“Inked Belle”