Few comic book characters have had a greater influence on the world than Wonder Woman. Since her debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has inspired generations of women to become leaders and display their strength to the world without feeling the need to sacrifice their love and compassion.
As her alter ego, Princess Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman is a diplomat for her country and a strong Amazonian warrior. To keep her true identity hidden from the outside world, Diana goes by the subtle, and not at all suspicious, name of Diana Prince, and has worked a myriad of careers ranging from U.S. Army nurse to United Nations ambassador. Wonder Woman's origins have changed constantly since her debut. In the 1940s, she was made out of clay and brought to life by her mother, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazon. In recent years, her back story has been retconned to being the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus born after a brief love affair, efficiently making Wonder Woman a demi-goddess.
Wonder Woman’s design was greatly influenced by creator William Moulton Marston's relationship with his wife, Elizabeth, and their life partner, Olivia Byrne. Inspired by his polyamorous relationship, Marston wanted to celebrate the strong and caring women in his life by displaying these same qualities in his character. Before creating Wonder Woman, Marston’s greatest achievement was the invention of the first polygraph test, a reference that would later influence her most iconic weapon, the Lasso of Truth.
Outside of comic books, Wonder Woman is best known for her 1975 groundbreaking television series. Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the character was highly praised and inspired a generation of children to twirl into superheroes. However, it wasn’t until 75 years after her first appearance that Wonder Woman made her live-action film debut in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” portrayed by Gal Gadot. Gadot reprised the role the following year in Patty Jenkins’ box office hit, “Wonder Woman,” gaining praise for her portrayal and further supplementing Wonder Woman’s status as a pop culture icon.
While we eagerly await the release of the sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984,” currently postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, we have compiled the best Wonder Woman tattoos to admire her strength, wisdom and beauty.