Princess tattoos are generally very feminine pieces that are used to describe how the wearers feel about themselves: noble, demanding, and ultimately very charming; or it may simply indicate a fascination with either the real or fantasy archetypes. The idea of a princess calls forth the image of majestic settings, rich colors, and dramatic scenes; all of which can lead to incredibly bold and beautiful pieces of body art.
Many princess tattoos portray fantasy, fairytale, or mythological images. Pictures of fairytale princesses may include Sleeping Beauty resting peacefully with a rose laid across her chest; Cinderella changing from servant girl to princess in a cloud of glittering dust, or Snow White cavorting with the seven dwarves. These may be done in either a cartoon style, or in an old illustration design. Fantasy princess tattoos may include fairies (which are generally a symbol of a free-spirited femininity), tough medieval princesses slaying dragons, or simply resting in a shining garden while surrounded by other fantasy creatures. You can also use the mythological stories of princesses for your piece. For instance, Andromeda being chained and exposed to a sea monster; Cassandra with a snake wrapped around her neck, and the serpent’s tongue in her ear, or Psyche climbing Mount Olympus.
It is not uncommon for people to have simpler princess tattoos. These usually feature bold script that may simply say ‘princess,’ or may include names, poetry, quotes or dates. These are often placed in ribbon, or in intricate borders of flowers, Celtic knots, or spirals. Some people may prefer to translate the word into different languages, or use kanji, Greek, or Hebrew lettering. Others may like to include other symbols in this style, such as crowns or tiaras; the ‘i’ dotted with a flower; or even stars, small ladybugs, or butterflies surrounding the lettering.
Many people prefer to use a cartoon-like image for their princess tattoos. These often include crudely sketched pieces that often show the princess in a less-than-flattering light. Others may show a more refined illustration of a Victorian, or Edwardian-style princess with only a small crown to indicate her status. Anime princesses have also become very popular. They feature a small, delicate woman with excessively large eyes, long flowing hair, puffy gowns and pointed tiaras; usually decked out in varying shades of bold pink, purple or blue hues. These characters may also sport wings; be placed atop shimmering white or gold steeds; or positioned dreamily in front of a castle in the clouds.
Although princess tattoos may not be for everyone, those who wear them will likely always have a place in their heart for these unique and charming pieces.