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Timothy John Shumate Illustrates Vibrant Princess Body Art

 - Aug 10, 2011
References: telegrafixs.deviantart & blog.thaeger
If you've ever wondered what your favorite Disney princesses would look like with tattoo sleeves, Timothy John Shumate's illustrations totally answer your question. The illustrations themselves would make incredibly beautiful tattoos; the colors and artwork scream skin permanence.

Timothy John Shumate is a Chicago-based illustrator who specializes in depictions of wide-eyed females. It's remarkable to see Jasmine with a full tiger back piece and Ariel with stereotypical anchors on her shoulders. I'm also partial to Snow White's sparrow tattoos as it's a popular design amongst youth.

Implications - The popularity of tattoos have permeated mainstream culture and are no longer exclusively affiliated with their humble sub-culture beginnings. As the popularity of tattoo imagery is at an all-time high, corporations may consider utilizing it in advertising campaigns to garner consumer attention.