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35 Literary Tattoos for the Bibliophile in Us All

From author, to words in ink, to paper. Then: to reader, to shop, to tattoo ink. Repeat.

Sometimes reading and re-reading our favorite book isn’t enough. While we love the adorable Deathly Hallows tattoos and the “So it goes” tattoo for Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, these striking tattoos will strike the bibliophile bone, even for the inked non-reader.

Art, in every medium, sparks something within us-- and in our own ways. The amazing thing about book-inspired tattoos, whether tattooed literally or conceptually, is that each piece is a transformation of a reader’s own interpretation of the art. The written word lasts forever, and luckily, so do these literary tattoos.