15 More Tattoos Inspired by Books

Literature touches people in very personal ways, and the tattoos they get to memorialize that literature are just as personal. When you loved a book enough to want it decorating your skin forever, you know it was a good read.

We know tattoos aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but even if you never want a tattoo yourself you can enjoy these fifteen pieces of  beautiful bookish art. If you do like tattoos, consider yourself warned. You will want another one by the end of this post.

1. Matilda, by Roald Dahl

“These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

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2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

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3. A tattoo inspired completely by books

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4. Watercolor book

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5. The Dark Tower Series, Stephen King

“Ka was like a wheel, its one purpose to turn, and in the end it always came back to the place where it had started.”–The Waste Lands

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6. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

“And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them.” –The Return of the King

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7. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis

“But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, Courage, dear heart”

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8. Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

“There is a place where the sidewalk ends and before the street begins”

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9. The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” –J.K. Rowling

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10. The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

“This is Felix Felicis, I suppose?” said Hermione anxiously, holding up the bottle to the light. “You haven’t got another little bottle full – I don’t know -”
“Essence of Insanity?” suggested Ron”–Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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11. Poem by Elizabeth Gracely

“Before I am your daughter, your sister, your aunt, niece, or cousin . . . “

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12. Deadpool, from Marvel Comics

“Shhh. My common sense is tingling.”

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13. Game of Thrones Series, George R.R. Martin

“Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born.” –A Dance With Dragons

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14. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

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15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare

“Oh, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school. And though she be but little, she is fierce” –Act 3, Scene 2

 

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To find more literary tattoos, check out Stunning Tattoos Inspired by Books

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