For centuries, parents have helped their children fall asleep through telling fairy tales before bed. And many of these fairy tales are stories that we still know and love today. Originating throughout England, Denmark, Germany and other nations, these stories have stood the tests of time and many of them have been re-imagined into feature films (or at least animated shorts). Take a look at 15 tattoos inspired by 15 of the most popular fairy tales from around the world in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media.

Hansel and Gretel

Date: 1812

Origin: Germany

Author(s): Brother's Grimm

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Date: 1841

Origin: Norway

Authors: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe

Tattoo by @tomstrom

Tattoo by @tomstrom

Little Red Riding Hood

Date: 17th Century

Origin: France

Author(s): Charles Perrault

Rumpelstiltskin

Date: 1812

Origin: Germany

Author(s): Brother's Grimm

Jack and the Beanstalk

Date: 1807

Origin: England

Author(s): Benjamin Tabart, rewritten by Joseph Jacobs in 1890

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Date: 1837

Origin: England

Author(s): Robert Southey

The Frog Prince

Date: 1812

Origin: Germany

Author(s): Brother's Grimm

Rapunzel

Date: 1812

Origin: Germany

Author(s): Brother's Grimm

Tattoo by Kelly Doty

Tattoo by Kelly Doty

The Three Little Pigs

Date: 1890

Origin: England

Author(s): Joseph Jacobs

The Ugly Duckling

Date: 1843

Origin: Denmark

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen

Puss in Boots

Date: 1697

Origin: Italy

Author(s): Giovanni Francesco Straparola

The Gingerbread Man

Date: 1875

Origin: United States

Author(s): St. Nicholas Magazine

The Monkey's Paw

Date: 1902

Origin: England

Author(s): W.W. Jacobs

Stone Soup

Date, Origin and Author(s): Unknown

Peter and the Wolf

Date: 1936

Origin: Russia

Author(s): Sergei Prokofiev