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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
“For Mortal Instruments and all the Shadowhunter books. The dates are my kids birthdays” sent in by Samantha Bakunzi.
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 email@example.com.
Happy reading, Addicts!
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
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!
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
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!
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.
No need to despair though! You can still introduce your bairn to the world of Harry Potter with this inspired range fit for any fan.
So many cute Potter-esque items it almost makes me want to have another baby…