Disney princesses are certainly having a moment. Various artists have given the classic fairytale characters a makeover in recent months: They've been used to promote sexual abuse and domestic violence awareness, were presented as haute couture beauties and "The Avengers" characters, and were re-imagined as pot smoking, selfie taking badasses. The latter of which perfectly complements artist Emmanuel Viola's next series.
Viola, an Italian illustrator and digital artist, spun Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella into gothic, at times glam or hipster modern ladies, with tattoos, piercings and a rebellious attitude to boot:
It's safe to assume these chicks don't need knights in shining armors to save their awesome, independently-minded selves.
For more of Viola's work, check out her Behance page.