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Neat Literary Tattoos

Tattoos have been growing more and more popular in recent decades, and now it seems like everyone has some Chinese calligraphy (which don’t always mean what you think they mean) on their wrist or bird outline on their foot. There are many tattoos out there that aren’t this cliché, however, and some of them are just downright neat. While there are many nifty tattoos in the world, some of the best out there just so happen to be literary tattoos that even the most trypanophobic (phobia of needles. Yeah, vocab word of the day!) book lover can get behind!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Outsiders

Where the Wild Things Are

To Kill a Mockingbird

Ender’s Game

The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Pan

J. R. R. Tolkien’s initials

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Alice in Wonderland

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Giving Tree, and Ryan Gosling eye candy (you’re welcome)


5 thoughts on “Neat Literary Tattoos

  1. I have one too! It’s not from a particular work, though. It’s a quill writing in an open book! I got it three days after graduation and it signified the beginning of my writing journey.

  2. Since reading The Great Gatsby, I’ve wanted the last line, just under my left collar bone:
    “So we beat on, boats against the currant, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    To me, it signifys both rememberance of the past (which is important to me) and originality.

  3. Great post idea. The Peter Pan is amazing–almost as pretty as Gosling. I’ve considered the following from Dr. Faustus, but so far I’m too scurred to follow through:

    “Philosophy is odious and obscure,
    Both law and physic are for petty wits;
    Divinity is basest of the three,
    Unpleasant, harsh, contemptible, and vile:
    ‘Tis magic, magic, that hath ravish’d me.”

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