This Artist Imagined What Disney Characters Would Look Like With Tattoos.

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Li Shang from Mulan is a second-year student who also practices martial arts.

Rubén B. Caballero grew up watching Disney movies. The 29-year-old loves the animated characters so much that he has put them into our modern world as college students with an edge. Can you imagine Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty in boots and an arm band tattoo?

The self-taught illustrator even reimagines animals as people. The Lion King’s Nala is an education student while Simba majors in philosophy. Based in San Sebastian, Spain, Caballero uses the alias, Hyung86; his inspiration is simple: “I’m in love with Disney movies. They are an important part of my childhood and I want to draw how they would be seen today.”

The Disney heroes do not look as innocent as they are portrayed in their films; instead they have a lot of style and street credit with their ink.


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Football quarterback Hercules.

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Aurora from Sleeping Beauty is studying fashion design.

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John and Kocoum from Pocahontas are football players.

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Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid is a surfer.

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Eric's friend and fellow surfer is David from Lilo & Stitch.

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Nala from The Lion King is an education major.

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Simba is a philosophy major.

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The villains from The Lion King: Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed are political science students.

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Stitch is a foreign student majoring in robotics.

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Tarzan is a skater dude.

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Tarzan's best friend Jim from Treasure Planet.

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Milo from Atlantis is studying archeology.

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Mowgli from The Jungle Book has grown up. He is studying archeology while making time to hang out with Tarzan.

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Kronk from the Emperor's New Groove is going to culinary school.

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Kovu of Lion King II: Simba's Pride is the lead singer in a college band.

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Robin Hood is studying English as well as a member of the archery club.

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Big Hero 6's Tadashi and Hiro are studying robotics together.

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Bolt is majoring in drama.

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Prince Naveen of The Princess and the Frog is studying political science.

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Lars from Frozen is studying medieval art and Nordic philology.

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Gaston from Beauty and The Beast and Phil from Hercules are physical education teachers.

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Next, Disney princesses in a different race.