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  • My mother used to say that if I got a tattoo, I'd go blind. (Or was it... never mind.) The world has changed. It seems that for every person who gives up smoking, another gets a tattoo. Among the elite, those tattoos are of Disney symbols, attractions, and characters. Why just wear a dumb pair of ears when you can have amazingly intricate art inked into your flesh? You'll meet, every week, someone who has done just that, and who wants both the World and the world to know about it.

  • Bob McLain made his first visit to Disney World during the Nixon Administration. He took his son there for the first time during the Clinton years, and his daughter during the Bush (as in W) years. When not making connections between presidents and trips to Disney World, Bob writes about Disney, writes about zombies (the fast ones!), and writes helpful little guides about how to do technical things. He has no tattoos. For his first Disney tattoo, he has his eye on a full-length Evil Queen.

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Disney Ink

by Bob McLain (and Friends)

Welcome to the archives of Disney Ink, an active column published weekly on Saturdays.

Pirate Auctioneer and Redhead Tattoos

JULY 2 Just when you think you've seen every Disney tattoo there is to be seen (another Tigger? joy...), you run into ink you've never imagined, ink that features a famous scene from Pirates of the Caribbean - the ravishing redhead!

Kissing Mickey and Minnie Tattoos

JUNE 25 Most tattoos are solitary creations. You get them inked on, you show them off. Today's tat pair would each make sense individually, but their beauty is apparent only when the two people who own them are together, and positioned just right.

Haunted Mansion Logo Tattoo

JUNE 18 When you work for Disney as a Cast Member, you have to give up a lot of things, such as facial hair, short-shorts, and tattoos. Or rather, visible tattoos. Concealed tattoos are fine. Are CMs tempted to flash their tattoos? Yes! Here's proof...

Snow White Tattoo

JUNE 11 Snow White is a pure girl. She doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, and doesn't sport tattoos. But tattoos OF Snow White are popular among the Disney Ink crowd, and you won't see a more magical piece of body art than what's on the back of this girl...