I love the lorax and everything it represents. I have never gotten a tattoo because I never felt there was something that captured who I am until the Lorax.
The Lorax represents the importance of speaking for those who have no voice. It represents the harms of capitalism when pursued regardless of costs to the global community. In short, it is an allegory of the world in which we live. The wise Lorax says to the boy who visits him, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
The reason I want the tattoo is not just about the symbolism of the Lorax's story. It is also because one of the quotes that has gotten me through my most challenging times in my life is from Dr. Suess, the author of The Lorax. Dr. Suess reminds us, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
There is one other reason that I want this tattoo is due to my fiance. My fiance and I were both members of Greek Life in college. My sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, maintained a close relationship with his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Out of my pledge class alone, three sisters are marrying or have married three of his brothers. SigEp recognized my relationship with the fraternity by honoring me with the title of "chapter sweetheart." It was a huge honor, as I was the one girl picked out of all the women on my campus for this honor. This ties into the Lorax because Dr. Suess was a member of SigEp during his college years. My fiance's fraternity chapter was particularly proud of this member and honored him by painting a picture of The Cat in The Hat on the wall.