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!
The worlds that fantasy authors create are full of amazing creatures, fearsome warriors, and magical beings beyond human comprehension… It is no wonder it is one of the most popular fiction genres!
Here are 10 of the most fantastical gifts for fantasy fiction fans we could find…
The men in my family are notoriously difficult to buy for but thankfully they are all avid readers so taking them as inspiration we bring you- 10 Literary Gifts For Him. We hope to cover all the bases here, from the classy intellectual to the nerdy and humorous, you will find what you need.
Jill Ashton graduated in 2004 from The University of Central England with a First Class BA Hons in Jewellery and Silversmithing. Now, as Betty Pepper the artist based in the South East of England, she spends a lot of time making each unique piece of art and jewellery. Betty’s literary-inspired art is created from silver wire and fabric fragments, and any orphaned books she finds while out on a ‘rummage’. She gives life to old and ruined books once more by fashioning quirky and whimsical pieces from their pages.
Betty’s work is displayed and sold across Europe from Glasgow to Paris, with collections and commissions also available via MadeByHandOnline. The artwork can also be found at worldwide exhibitions- most recently in the UK (Suffolk, and Leeds) and Munich, Germany.
A dedicated father of two daughters in Seattle, USA has built a life-sized Diagon Alley in his own driveway.
As a lifelong fan of Harry Potter himself, Jonathan Chambers has created a stunning replica of the infamous wizarding shopping street from Harry Potter. He quit his job and starting on this crazy project, spending a few thousand dollars on construction. By November 2nd they had accumulated 3000 visitors- and have raised over $500 so far. The money raised will go towards creating a two-story Gringotts Bank playhouse, with the remaining money going to Pancreatic Cancer Research.
That story turned out to be a hoax, but this time we have it straight from the horses mouth as Pokemon creators, Niantic announce that Wizards Unite is coming and it’s going to turn your neighbourhood into a giant game board. Read More
Despite being written over 200 years ago, the Jane Austen classics are still as popular as ever today. Her social commentary, wit, and love stories seem to still capture people’s imaginations.
Jane Austen fans will take great pleasure in perusing this list of goodies. It has something for everyone…