I came across a couple of these on Pinterest and got curious enough to search for more. I was surprised by how many book tattoos are out there – especially book quotations! There are so many! I decided to share some of my favourite ones with you – though I should point out, there are many, many different styles out there, and this is only a very small sample of what I found.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Lamp Post
I love this tattoo because it’s so recognizable, and brings back so many memories from the book. This one just makes me smile.
The Tempest Quotation
While I like a lot of the quotation tattoos that I found, I particularly like this one because of the image. I like the message that it gives, and I think the dandelion was very well done.
I like this one because of the simplicity of the book. But I also like that the pages are blank, like the story is just waiting to be written.
I absolutely love the sentiment behind this tattoo, and also how the words are incorporated into the kite string. I really enjoy the attention to detail that went into this tattoo.
Flying Book Pages
There are many different versions of book pages turning into birds, but I liked this one the best. I think both the idea and image are very pretty.
Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Percy Jackson
I was surprised that I didn’t find too many mash up tattoos, but I liked this one as soon as I saw it. All three symbols are easily recognizable, and I love the quotation too!
Harry Potter Mischief Managed
There are a LOT of Harry Potter inspired tattoos, and many different versions of the “mischief managed” quotation. I like this one in particular because it is so simple, because of the font used, and also because of the placement on the shoulder.
The Hobbit Smaug
I saw a lot of tattoos inspired by both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Many of these were quotations in English or Elvish. I like this one because of the connections to the books, and because it is such a big reminder of the story, yet remains very simple.
Harry Potter Until the Very End
This tattoo was my favourite from the moment I saw it, and it made me smile because of the memories it brings back from the books. I think it’s really pretty, and I love that the Deathly Hallows symbol is so small, yet still very central to the picture.
There were so many other book related tattoos that I found and wanted to include. I am very impressed with readers’ dedication to books and words, and how many beautiful images can be made from the books that we read. Don’t forget to check out TheLibraryLife’s Pinterest Page for more bookish stuff!