Pixies are mythical creatures with pointed eyes and ears, green clothing and a pointed hat.
Pixies originate from Celtic folklore, just like fairies. They like to play tricks on people, by stealing and throwing things at them. There are 2 theories about their origin:
- Theory 1 goes that pixies are people who are not good enough to go to heaven and not bad enough to go to hell.
- Theory 2 says that pixies are druids who rejected Christianity. God punished them by making them smaller and smaller until they accept Christianity as their faith.
J. M. Barrie's Tinkerbell, from the novel Peter Pan, is sometimes described as being a pixie, but she is actually a fairy. Her looks were made immortal by Disney's Peter Pan movie.
Pixie and Tinkerbell tattoos enjoy a certain popularity the last decade or so.