Actually deciding what to get inked on to your skin permanently can be a pretty difficult thing to do. People often choose to get something meaningful tattooed onto themselves, or something that they love. So it comes as no surprise that people choose to get tattoos inspired by great works of literatures. After all, there are few mediums capable of capturing someone’s imagination so well. To celebrate just how awesome tattoos (and books) can be we’ve put together a list of 20 tattoos inspired by books.
1. Inspired by Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
2. Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
3. Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84.
4. Inspired by Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot.
5. Inspired by C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
6. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
7. Inspired by William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.
8. Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
9. Inspired by Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
10. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s The Waves.
11. Inspired by Richard Adams’s Watership Down.
12. Inspired by Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
13. Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
14. Inspired by Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
15. Inspired by Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.
16. Inspired by Stephen King’s It.
17. Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
18. Inspired by Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Mist and Fury.
19. Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.
20. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.