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22 Book Tattoos & Designs Inspired by Literature We’re Obsessed With


22 Book Tattoos & Designs Inspired by Literature We’re Obsessed With

22 Book Tattoos & Designs Inspired by Literature We're Obsessed With

You know when you’re reading a book that is so good, and then this one quote stands out to you that is SO GOOD, and you want to remember it forever? Or it’s not a quote, but an image or symbol that appears again and again throughout the book, that the meaning is just too powerful to exit your brain? Well, some seriously committed readers have taken it one step further and taken to permanently marking their bodies with their favorite book-inspired tattoos!

Tattoos are a big decision, obviously, but we can’t help but admire these stunning literary-inspired artworks. And if we were an author, wouldn’t that just be the most flattering gift ever?

Scroll down for some stunning ideas of bookish tattoos!


22 Tattoos Inspired by Literature



1. This tattoo is so colorful and looks like magic literally seeps out of a book!


2. Books + fanbases = one happy book nerd. What tattoo could be better than combining these two loves?


3. George R.R. Martin quotes are the best quotes. This one is perfect for Game of Thrones fans while addressing a love of reading!


4. This cool library card includes names of loved ones. You could totally add names of your favorite stories — or even the names of your pets.


5. How about incorporating your favorite animal with books? It’s fun, quirky and totally unique to you.


6. Small book tattoos are so cute! Small ones can go in creative spaces like on your wrist, ankle or behind your ear.


7. All the worlds we *wish* to inhabit permanently inked on our arms? Um, YES PLEASE.


8. The more colors and the more books the merrier, in our opinion.


9. A book makes the mind grow, and we LOVE this image that perfectly exemplifies this.

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10. Who can resist a John Green quote? Not us!


11. Harry Potter is basically life advice in a series, right? We totally see how these quotes would be great go-to’s for tattoos!


12. Brb, we’re just quietly sobbing because we love Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower so much.


13. Look at this Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! It’s so colorful and like the book cover! We’re kind of obsessed.


14. Who said you had to rock a bookish tattoo by yourself? Harry Potter tattoos for you and your bestie are seriously the best.


15. More growth + books, this time in the form of flowers!


16. Ahh! Six of Crows! How perfect is this one featuring the great Bardugo quote?


17. For all of you A Court of Thorns and Roses fans, you know how important tattoos are in the series. How about one for yourself?


18. Parabatai from The Mortal Instruments would be another great one for you and your bestie.


19. Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland is a classic tattoo for a classic story.


20. This Caraval tattoo is sprawling and gorgeous.

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Hey Booklovers ❤️ ✨Do you have any book inspired tattoos? ✨ There couldn’t be a more perfect prompt to show off mine 😆 although I couldn’t get the focus right on the camera timer and it was still healing. My Legend is now healed nicely and I’m extremely proud ❤️❤️❤️ I get to carry some Caraval magic with me everywhere I go ✨🎪 . Im excited because tonight I’m going to start Stranger Things S3!!! 🤩🤩🤩 Have you seen it yet? . 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 #bookqueensjuly19 : Tattoo Worthy Book Quotes – Remember It’s Only A Game #tinylovejuly19 : Religious Character – well there is a Church of Legend.. that counts right? #bookishsummercourtjuly19 : Alliances – Favourite Duos #FangirlsBookishJuly : Favourite Rereads #readgushjuly19 : ☕️ @stephanie_garber #caraval #legendary #finale #rememberitsonlyagame #bookishtattoo #tattoodgirls #halfsleevetattoo #booktattoo #caravaltattoo #legend #books📚 #mylibrary #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookish #booknerdigan #reread #bookphotography #bookcommunity #readingaddict #readmore #yabooks #yalit #fantasybooks

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21. Let’s be honest, Divergent tattoos always win.


22. And another watercolor book tattoo because we simply cannot resist.


Which bookish tattoo is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!


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