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Rugman Illustrates Children's Favorites with Adult Body Art Flair

 - Sep 5, 2011
References: rugmanart & blog.thaeger
Mickey Mouse is all grown up in these Rugman illustrations of various Disney cartoon characters fused with tattoo artwork. Who knew the classic mouse mascot could look so menacing with a creepy wrinkly clown mask thrown onto his face?

And it's not just Mickey Mouse's cranium that gets a makeover; he's also frequently wielding guns and pistols in these Rugman body art creations.

Rugman, whose a London-based illustrator, also features other Disney characters in his work. Be sure to check out his super risque depiction of Snow White bending over in sexy poses with her body covered in tattoos over on his main website.

Implications - The popularity of tattoo art has propagated to the point where it can be used in children's cartoons in inoffensive ways. This is because consumers view tattoo artwork as a common form of personalized self-expression. Corporations may consider using tattoo imagery in their media campaigns as a way to establish empathetic relationships with consumers.