Film

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of ‘Pretty in Pink’ with a Tattoo

Released in 1986, this year is the 35th anniversary of the John Hughes written and co-executive produced film, Pretty in Pink.

Starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy and James Spader, it tells a story of teenage love and the social implications of being deemed either rich or poor. Despite being considered a cult classic by many, Pretty in Pink was not reviewed favourably with critics who labelled the film as cliched and not nearly as impressive as Hughes’s other work.

The film was adapted into a novel written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfield (who are behind many Clueless novel titles), released the same year as the film. Pretty in Pink’s final scene was changed during filming meaning that, in the book, Andie ends up with Duckie.

Creating this post serves as a reminder that there’s still a few more John Hughes films that we’ve yet to cover on LWG. Unlike the other films we have already featured (Home Alone, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Uncle Buck) there are so few Pretty in Pink inspired tattoos online that just the one made the cut.

Traditional Molly Ringwald (from Pretty in Pink) tattoo by @batsforbrains

Even after all these years, John Hughes’ work remains beloved by millions – would you choose to express your love by way of a tattoo?

Some people choose to have a number of Simpsons characters or superheroes from Marvel or DC to create a sleeve or back piece – John Hughes films could serve as inspiration for a large scale tattoo, featuring either a number of characters or imagery to reflect scenes from each film.