Totoro Tattoo Tuesday
I LOVEHayao Miyazaki and if you have heart and a soul you do too! For those of you who don’t know Miyazaki (you clearly aren’t from this planet) he is often compared to being the Walt Disney of Japan and his career has spanned over 50 years. He’s made incredible movies through Studio Ghibli, which he also co-founded. One of his films, Princess Mononoke, was the highest grossing film in Japan until Titanic trumped it in 1997. Other prominent films (even though they all are prominent) are Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro,Ponyo and so much more.
Most of his movies have similar themes although very different and imaginative story lines.
“Miyazaki’s films often incorporate recurrent themes, such as humanity’s relationship to nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. Reflecting Miyazaki’s feminism, the protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women. His films are also notable for dispensing with traditional villains in favour of morally ambiguous antagonists presented with redeeming qualities.(wiki)”
If you haven’t seen his movies I hereby declare it your life’s’ mission to buy them, rent them, find them now and indulge yourself in the glorious world of Miyazaki! But first check out these My Neighbor Totoro tattoos! Oh and Totoro made a cameo in Toy Story 3!
If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.
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Tattoo Artist Marc Durrant, MD Tattoo Studio, Northridge, CA [Source: Flickr]