This month marks the 80th anniversary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer classic, The Wizard of Oz.
The 1939 film was an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (there’s a further 13 novels in the series) and introduced the world to Dorothy, her dog, Toto, and an adventure to the Emerald City on which she was about to embark.
The Wizard of Oz was nominated for six Academy Awards – “Over the Rainbow” was almost deleted from the film, but people fought to keep it in and it then went on to win the Academy Award for Best Song of the Year.
In the eight decades since the film’s release it has gone on to become a cult classic, enjoyed by multiple generations and frequently referenced in pop culture. From the book, to the film, and the inspired Broadway production – people are still enamoured with these characters, which is now reflected in the tattoo industry.
Whichever medium or retelling of The Wizard of Oz that you’re inspired by, any of these featured tattoo artists can ensure that your own tattoo idea becomes more than just a dream.
We’re not off to see the wizard, but we are off to see the top 20 Wizard of Oz tattoos today. Let’s go!