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!




BBC Documentary to Air on the History of Magic to Mark Potter Anniversary

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A BBC documentary on the History of Magic from the world of Harry Potter is to air on BBC 2. Harry Potter: A History of Magic will show as part of an Arts series that takes a look at the lives of artists and their inspiration.

The series will follow the 20th anniversary exhibition at the British Library starting in late October where the public will be able to access ancient texts, artefacts and artwork. The documentary will unveil all things magical, the history and myths that inspired the Potterverse, magical objects and the folklore at the heart of the Harry Potter series. Read More

Australian Kids Impress With Their 2017 Book Week Costumes

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The best thing about Book Week and World Book Day is the creativity and passion that goes into the costumes. This month it was Australia’s turn to don their costumes and show off their favourite books. From Frida Kahlo to Mary Poppins, the range of stunning costumes is so impressive- the rest of the Book Week participants have a lot to live up to!

Take a peek at some of our favourite costumes we have found while scouring the ‘net…

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Fake Book Titles #2

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When we asked you for the best pun-ish fake book titles you could think of you gave us so many to work with. Our first Fake Book Titles blog was well received, and it is time for another.

Let us know if you see your idea in here, and if you have any more for us! As long as you have the ideas- we will keep making them.

Here are 9 of our favourite, and your funniest Fake Book Titles…

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UK Department Store Stocking for a Harry Potter Christmas

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British budget department store Primark is about to make all your dreams come true with a range of Harry Potter Christmas baubles and decorations. The Christmas trees at Hogwarts are a sight to behold and most of us have a fairly strong visual image of Hagrid putting them all into place. Sadly Primark isn’t promising real live fairies, or Hagrid to deliver the tree, but you could still have a magical Christmas and without breaking the bank too! Read More

New Harry Potter Themed Restaurant Bar to Open in Exeter, UK!

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As you walk along the cobbled streets of Exeter, your stomach growling hungrily, you turn into Gandy Street. The weather has cleared at last but the walkway is still shining with rain. Window displays of gift shops and jewellers sparkle with their array of treasures, tempting you… But you wander past…

This is the heart of the independent shop of Exeter, its vibe is exciting, exuberant, and almost…magical.

You can hear the laughter of staff and patrons of a nearby restaurant, and the sumptuous smells wafting out of the doors of The Cauldron Inn are calling you…

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Book Themed Burgers on Bob’s Burgers Season 1 – 5.

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Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom set in a fictional seaside community and surrounds the Belcher family who run the local burger restaurant. The Belchers are Bob and Linda- the parents- and their children Tina (obsessed with butts and ponies), Gene (the goofball and musical fart machine), and Louise (possibly a psychotic evil genius).

The family restaurant, Bob’s Burgers, is run by the whole family and everyone helps where they can from refilling napkin dispensers to repeatedly sitting on new chairs to release the squeaky fart noises before customers can use them.

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