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Friday, February 24, 2012

Lit Ink: Literary Inspired Tattoos


Happy Friday Cupcakes! It's been a looong week and I wanted to start the weekend off by talking about something fun- Literary Inspired Tattoos!!!

I love books and I love tattoos...so it would make perfect sense that I LOVE tattoos inspired by books and literature. In fact, I love both SO much that I have two literary inspired tats of my own...
Harry Potter Inspired Tattoo

This tattoo is on my inner left forearm and proudly displays my love for all things Harry Potter.  As you can see there are several symbols representing the world of Harry Potter - wand, lighting bolt, snitch, ink & quill- and of course, the infamous "Mischief Managed". To me, mischief managed represents the idea that a little bit of mischief and fun is a daily necessity and accomplishment!

General Fairytale Inspired Tattoo

This tattoo is on my inner right forearm and isn't inspired by one specific book or story, but instead is inspired by all things fantastical and fairytale-ish.  I suppose it kind of symbolizes my imagination and reminds me to never quit believing in magic, fairytales, and make believe.

Here are some pretty awesome literary inspired tattoos I found on the interwebs...

Alice in Wonderland

Lord of the Rings

Where The Wild Things Are


Shel Silverstein Inspired Tattoos

Twilight Saga 

Chronicles of Narnia

More Harry Potter


Now, I wanna see YOUR literary/book inspired tattoos or your favorite book tattoos!
If you have a tattoo inspired by a book/story/character/writer or have come across any awesome book tattoos and want me to share them in future Lit Ink posts just send me an email with the subject "Lit Ink": wordspelunker@gmail.com

What do you think about literary tattoos?!
Leave your thoughts in the comments

**UPDATE**
Hey, Cupcakes! I just wanna say thanks for the comments and interest in this post! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loves literary tattoos. It seems as though some of you may have gotten design degrees with all of the artistry shown in these tattoos. Since this seems to be a pretty intriguing topic I'm going to try and do a weekly Lit Ink post, every Friday, with pics of literary/book tattoos and maybe weekly themes (book quote tats, classic book tats, YA book tats, etc) AND if enough people are interested perhaps other bloggers will do Lit Ink meme posts of their own! So check back next Friday (really Thursday night) for the first "official" weekly Lit Ink meme post...I'll try to come up with a great theme this week.

***Second Update***
This weekly meme is now called TATTED THURSDAY and will be featured on Thursdays. Click HERE to learn more.



10 comments:

Sarahbotbonkers said...

You have a Mischief Managed tattoo? wow, that's really cool! I'm planning to have a Snitch tattoo on my hips if ever I got in on a medical school. Or maybe I could get Harry's lightning scar as well :)

Amy said...

Awesome post! I have Expecto Patronum on my left forearm I will send you the pic. :) I love your mischief managed tattoo and your fairytale one. Both are really great!

jwhitus said...

I love this! I heard about a girl on the radio in my town who has a tattoo of Twilight but with her face instead of Bellas! I'm going to see if I can find a pic. of it. GREAT topic!
Jeannette
www.walkingonbookshelves.blogspot.com

Ajoop. S said...

Wohmygod. *gasps at the twilight tattoo*
Awesome post! If I got a tattoo, it would probably be Harry potter-related :D

The Romance Bookie said...

I think Literary tattoos and the tattoos to get!! If I were to ever get a tattoo, which unfortunately, I probably wouldn't because I am to scared lol, and it's a little too permanent for me.

But I love all of these!! The artwork is just gorgeous on all of these! The Alice in Wonderland looks amazing, even though I am not even a huge fan of that story.

I was thinking if I were to ever get one, it would a quote from a book. I know it's cliche probably, but I have always liked the quote "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb". I would maybe get that on my wrist. But probably not haha.

I LOVE your "Mischief Managed" tattoo! That is awesome!!

The Romance Bookie said...
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The Romance Bookie said...

Here's the best one I found online :)

^^ I hope you can all see it!

http://www.google.com/imgres?num=10&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1266&bih=687&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZfCoi9wiMW4hNM:&imgrefurl=http://hptats.tumblr.com/&docid=Zpb4sVZ-ZmSvPM&imgurl=http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz2fnclsBj1r05s6do1_400.jpg&w=300&h=515&ei=88FHT_iNNu3KiALertXbDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=576&vpy=147&dur=105&hovh=294&hovw=171&tx=89&ty=216&sig=103158417754589187715&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=158&tbnw=106&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

Tara said...

oh man i love these!!!! yours are amazing!! and i would most likely participate in it!!!! i dont know about fridays could use a meme for thursdays!!! could be tatted thursdays! or something but im so down!!!!

Tara

Cayce said...

Love them! You should do that weekly ink post :)
My favorite was the 2nd one from Alice, the cat with green eyes!

Sarah E. said...

Love your tattoos :)

My favorites from the rest are the Cheshire Cat, the Elven *swoon*, and the 2nd to last HP one with the glasses and lightning bolt scar!