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Top 20 Wizard of Oz Tattoos

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!

Colour realism Dorothy portrait tattoo by @richiebon
The Wizard of Oz inspired tornado tattoo by @azamp_
Ruby slipper, yellow brick road and Emerald City tattoo by @codydresser
Floral neo trad Wizard of Oz themed tattoo by @ebony_mellowship
Blackwork Dorothy tattoo by @everlytattoo
Bold, colourful and sparkly Wizard of Oz tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos
Stylised neo trad Tin Man tattoo by @nick_sarich_tattooer
Stylised illustrative Dorothy and Emerald City tattoo by @hollietoldmeto
Faceless Dorothy double exposure Wizard of Oz tattoo by @jayjoree
Neo trad Dorothy’s foot and ruby slipper tattoo by @jodydawber
Colourful illustrative Wizard of Oz themed tattoo by @kshocs
Neo trad Wizard of Oz tattoo by @meganfelltattoo
Traditional style Wizard of Oz themed snow globe tattoo by @ryanxmcd
Ruby slippers and yellow brick road tattoo by @sasquatch_linked
Bold and colourful Wizard of Oz snow globe tattoo by @shell_valentine_tattoo
Colour realism Tin Man tattoo by @tattooartist_gretch
Bright and colourful Wizard of Oz tattoo by @tattoos.by.steve
Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West tattoo by @tattoosbymeri
Colour realism Wicked Witch of the West tattoo by @vicvivid
Sparkly ruby slippers tattoo by @tattoosbymeri