Your Stunning Literary Tattoos.

Tattoos are a huge part of our culture now, and everyone from your doctor to your grandmother can get themselves inked. They are no longer a sign of a bad-boy type, nor do they stand in the way of someone getting that high-powered job they are after. Even our very own Reading Addicts have had themselves permanently adorned with pictures and quotes inspired by their favourite books and authors.

A while back we featured a picture of one of the best character-inspired tattoos we have ever seen. It prompted many of you to tell us about ones you had seen, and even ones you had had done yourself.

We asked you to send an email to forreadingaddicts@yahoo.com with pictures of your very own literary tattoos, and you did not disappoint!

Here are your stunning tattoos inspired by your favourite books…




“Gandalf by Nick Pierce at Diamond State Tattoo in Sherwood, Arkansas”

Sent in by Katie Gordon

“This tattoo was done by Nick Fabini at Cardinal Tattoo in Fort Wayne, IN, and this picture is about a year old.  Reading is everything to me and this tattoo is a window to my soul. One of the hardest things I’ve had to do was narrow the list of books that I could represent in the design!  What you see here are my absolute favorites and the books I go back to year after year.”

Sent in by Nichole Mendez

Lord of the Rings half sleeve tattoo sent in by Sara Roberts.

“A quote by Nelly Dean from Wuthering Heights” also sent in by Sara Roberts.

This affirmation “you are enough” was sent in by Kayla Page.

Thank you all so much for sharing your tattoos with us, we are honoured to see how dedicated you are to your favourite books!

If you would like to feature in the next Literary Tattoos article just email us your literary inspired tattoos to forreadingaddicts@yahoo.com.

Happy reading, Addicts!




Talented Artist Takes Classic Book Quotes and Turns Them into Beautiful Posters

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Stunning Posters are Available to Buy too!

Are you looking for some awesome literary themed posters to liven up your home? Maybe there’s a special bibliophile in your life who has a birthday coming up? Either way, check out these gorgeous posters created by Wisdom Supply Co, which take quotes from classic literature such as Moby Dick and Frankenstein and puts them with fantastic artwork in the form of a poster that will look great on your wall. Read More

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Two New Harry Potter Books Coming in Time for Anniversary Exhibition

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If you didn’t already know (have you been hiding under a rock?) this year celebrates twenty years since the release of the very first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This October, the British Library is celebrating with an exhibition to open on 20th October and with it comes two new books about the series! Read More

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Iconic Albums Reimagined With a Harry Potter Twist…

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MTV, with the help of The Old Red Jalopy Shophave created these odd-but-imaginative recreations of iconic albums with a Harry Potter twist.

Unfortunately the MTV website no longer shows the images but we have managed to grab them and pop them together here before they left the internet. We’d hate for you to miss out on this Harry Potter inspired treat.

Take a gander at these beauties and let us know what you think!

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Cast Your Eyes over This Literary Map of the World

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We love books because they can transport us from our own little corner of the world and allow us to visit far off places we may never get to see in real life. We’ve been on road trips across the United States with Jack Kerouac, visited England in the 1800’s with Charles Dickens, and mixed with Russian nobles in War and Peace.

Good literature can allow us to taste the flavour of a country without leaving the house and can broaden our horizons almost as much as travelling. The site Global English Editing has put together a fantastic map of the world that shows each country being represented by its most famous book. Some countries have a number of highly respected authors, do you agree with each countries’ selection? Read More

25 GIFs Only Reading Addicts Will Appreciate

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We know how much you love to laugh so we have created 25 GIFs especially for our Reading Addicts.

Some will produce a wry smile, others will make you shout “I KNOW, RIGHT?!” and many will make you laugh out loud. They are of varying sizes and themes but all will tickle you in some way or other.

We hope you will find a GIF for every bookish eventuality: if not let us know what we have missed and we shall endeavour to produce more funnies for you!

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Literature Inspired Sex Toys Are Real and Terrifying

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Now I suppose you are here because you are curious as to what dark depths we have waded into here at For Reading Addicts. I could also, however, have really piqued your interest by mentioning sex toys and literature in the same sentence.

Either way, we welcome you to this strange and wonderful article on some of the more sexy/bizarre areas of literature lovers.

It should be obvious by now but SERIOUSLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Unless you work in a sex shop, or your boss, like mine, is super cool.

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