While everyone binge-watches Disney Plus, let's take a moment to remember the great Walt Disney, creator of all things Disney. A major part of the tattoo industry is influenced by pop culture and Disney films. So, in honor of this pioneer of the American Animation industry, we bring you a few awesome tattoos and facts about Walt Disney and his lovable characters.
Cover tattoo by Michela Bottin
Disney films almost never happened. Walt Disney almost sold vacuum cleaners for a living, but before he could get sucked into the cleaning industry he received a call from a company that wanted him to create shorts for them.
Between 1932 and 1969, he won 22 Academy Awards and was nominated 59 times.
Tattoo by: Sarah Miller
Even though Walt Disney had drivers, he would make the time to drive his daughters to school.
Tattoo by: Sarah Allen
Despite the rumors, Disney is not cryogenically frozen. His ashes were buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. (So they say, anyway).
Also, even though Yoda isn't considered a Disney classic, he was too cute to leave out.
Tattoo by: Monica Amneus
Critics doubted Snow White would be successful, but Disney pushed to have the project brought to life. Snow White earned more than $8 million during its original release, which would be equal to about $130 million today.
Tattoo by: Josh Herman
Tattoo by: Alex Moro
From 1928 to 1947 Walt was the voice of our favorite cartoon mouse, Mickey Mouse.
Mulan was the first Disney Princess that didn't sing about a prince or love interest. She's also not technically a Princess and one of the few that didn't go on to marry a Prince. Part of what made Mulan an instant classic was that she was created to be so different from the princesses we saw on the screen before her.
Tattoo by: Dan Átila
The Lion King was almost titled 'King of the Jungle' instead.
Tattoo by: Jackie Huertas
Sleeping Beauty was one of the longest Disney films to finish, it took six years; partially because Walt Disney took time away from the project to focus on a certain California theme park.
Tattoo by: Josie Sexton
Cinderella's famous glass slippers (which were a size 4.5) were not always made from glass. In original versions of the story, her slippers were made from silver, gold, and even fur.
Tattoo by: Edit Paints Tattoo