Your Stunning Literary Tattoos.

By July 17, 2017Literature, Your Photos

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!




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