Sparkly and magical ruby red slippers tattoos are a top choice for the fans of the fantasy tale “Wizard of Oz.”Dorothy Gale wore the famous ruby red slippers, a character played by Judy Garland (1922-1969) in the film “Wizard of Oz” produced by MGM in 1939. The tale represents Dorothy’s journey to a magical wonderland based on a novel written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). The magic ruby red slippers were given to Dorothy by Glenda, who was the Good Witch of the North, which they kept away from the Wicked Witch of the West to get home.
You don’t need a shoe fetish to get a ruby slippers tattoo to your collection. There is a strong message behind this iconic footwear, and that is the transformative power of a life-changing challenge and an appetite for unscripted adventure. Ruby red slippers are a clear and unique graphic image.
Ideas for ruby red slippers tattoo and their meanings:
A Little Bit Retro
Judy Garland first clicked her heels together in those red slippers in 1939. Since then, the phrase “There’s no place like home” became famous and has invoked childhood, magic, courage, heart, and smarts. The original mighty shoes that glittered on camera were made with deep ruby sequins. You can get ruby slippers on your skin to signify belief and bravery.
The Wizard of Oz, both book and film, stretches across generations of childhoods. Even your grandparents would recognize those slippers, and chances are your grandchildren will, too. When you don’t have a pair of sparkly red slippers for your feet, you can wear them as a tattoo. For instance, you can tattoo a montage of scenes from the movie over your entire shin and calf, with the standout shoes front and center.
No Guts, No Glory
Plucky young Dorothy’s ruby slippers carry her off, deep into a quest, more effectively than that tornado ever did. Not only does Dorothy “come of age,” but also she comes to her senses as she confronts every distraction from what matters: the strength of character that comes from her roots. The Kansas farm girl isn’t just a hapless actor in a fantastical puzzle. She’s a warrior. She receives her shoes from an evil despot and marches off to free an enslaved people from brutal oppression.
Through defeating two incredibly forceful, tenacious witches, Dorothy becomes a symbol of an ordinary person who is squashing repression and speaking truth to power. You can harness this symbol by keeping it simple with a small pair of ruby slippers etched into the curve between your ankle and heel.
Hope and Heart
This tattoo is perfect for someone who never gives up. A person who loves what he/she likes and will go to any length to protect it. Even dark times can’t dim your belief in the rainbow after the storm. That essential optimism that your tattoo stands for is a guiding force that colors your life with magic and meaning. If you get this tattoo, you can tap your metaphoric heels together, and you can make your dreams come true.
The ruby slippers with this meaning can be perfect on the shoulder, your upper chest or the expanse of your back for a fragment of yellow brick road, an arc of the rainbow, the dazzle of enchantment and a pair of gleaming ruby slippers, glittering like crushed jewels, setting off sparks as they touch. Each time you look at that ruby-rainbow ink, you get a rush of invincibility all over again. Not every tattoo can deliver that much explosive energy and promise.
No Place like Home
Your upper arm and shoulder area is a perfect place for a tattoo that features the ruby slippers, your affection for home, and your pride in who you are. “There’s no place like home” isn’t just nostalgia or homesickness. It’s a declaration of intent to stand firm in your presence and integrity. Although the yellow brick road leads to the Emerald City, the shoes lead you someplace even more luxurious and more fabulous since they take you home, and that means back to your true self, which is the source of your fearlessness.
You can include all of it in a scene with the iconic golden pavement, the vivid green towers of Oz, a curve of blue sky to symbolize your journey, and Dorothy’s fervent magic, the one that summons your power. From your perspective, those gorgeous slippers loom larger than life, transporting you safely through the toughest times. Because of that, you can place them at the front of the canvas, dominant in the tattoo, an unmistakable symbol.
The wide popularity of L. Frank Baum’s stories and the enduring devotion to the film has resulted in numerous works based on The Wizard of Oz. From TV shows to video games to a long-running Broadway musical, Dorothy’s plight and her pretty pumps get a lot of mileage. This leads to a certain amount of crossover. However, you can take advantage of that to create your ruby slippers tattoo message.
“I do believe I have been changed for the better,” is a line from the song “For Good” that was sung by the witches Elphaba and Glenda in the musical Wicked. You can combine lyric and shiny red ruby red slippers for your declaration of the journey and your power. On foot, an inner arm, the small of your back, the back of your neck, ruby slippers signify that you are self-aware and unafraid of whatever tests life brings you.
Hang onto your magic shoes. In the 1939 film, when Dorothy and her companions finally reach Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West streaks over the city, sky-writing an ominous message with her broom. “Surrender Dorothy” hangs in the air, terrifying the populace and giving the phony wizard cover to send Dorothy out to conquer the witch. Dorothy never surrenders – and she certainly doesn’t give up her spellbinding kicks.
Her obstinate belief in her mission, her increasing courage when confronted with escalating peril, her refusal to yield to the easy way out is the real power symbolized by those ruby red slippers. Although slippers are usually a symbol of women, their image is not gendered – the ruby slippers belong to everyone who’s loved the classic movie. That unmistakable icon from The Wizard of Oz is a representation of your indomitable spirit. Tattoo those shoes on, so no one can ever take them away from you.