Take a look at the fabulous Lord of the Rings tattoos from talented tattooers around the world

J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most prolific and influential authors of the 20th century, producing both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And despite passing away in 1973, his legacy in fantasy has lived on and will continue to flourish for many decades to come. In honor of Tolkien, we've curated 40 of the most stunning and striking tattoos inspired by The Lord of the Rings universe. Take a look at the tattoos in the gallery below and let us know your thoughts on the ink in the comments section.