11 Gorgeous Literary Tattoos for Book Lovers
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11 Gorgeous Literary Tattoos for Book Lovers

One of the best things about tattoos, from traditional to abstract, is that no matter what the style, you can pretty much always count on beautiful imagery. But, while a picture’s worth a thousand words, sometimes words just do it best. Here are some booky beauties that take a cue from some of our favorite stories of all time.

1. The Little Prince: This story brimming with optimism is a perfect opportunity to remind yourself of the power within. We love that this poignant quote is paired with one of the story’s original illustrations. (via @codielyoung)

2. Where the Wild Things Are: The artwork in this childhood classic is and has always been a favorite. A tattoo homage to this book is the optimal way to sate your inner wild thing. (via @yourstrulytattoo)

3. Alice in Wonderland: Not ready to fully commit to your favorite literature? This intricate and beautiful illustration from the classic Alice in Wonderland is a great temporary fit. (via Etsy)

4. The Lorax: A tattoo commemorating a book dedicated to the preservation of the world’s beauty should, rightfully, be as colorful and vibrant as the pages of this Seuss tale. How creative is this watercolor interpretation? (via @puuurrr)

5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: From a very powerful book comes this very powerful quote. The handwritten feel of this tattoo encapsulates how personal the book itself feels — a great feat to capture in body art. (via @kellyvanrita)

6. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Sometimes, all you need is a little reminder that you just need to be brave. We love this courtesy of one component of the Chronicles of Narnia. (via @alaskanamazon)

7. Lolita: The book that inspired tons of college dorm posters is one of the more beautifully written classics, as evidenced by this excerpt. This line is a simplistic ode to any closing of a life chapter. (via @cinderhellaaa)

8. Sense and Sensibility: Here’s some sage advice from the ultimate British novelist, Jane Austen. Keep what makes you happy in mind — including this temp tat, of course. (via Litographs)

9. The Catcher in the Rye: In a book where the main character spends a lot of time denoting his experiences (and rocking a flannel hat like no other), this brief line is definitely a standout. (via @bibliogony)

10. “Paralytic”: It’s arguable that no one has ever strung words together to spin anything quite as lovely as Sylvia Plath. Let that love of poetry shine with a line from one of her most popular poems. (via @jenablolia)

11. The Great Gatsby: This Gatsby quote is such a beautiful sentiment. Here’s one to get if you’re someone who lives to keep on keepin’ on. (via @littlemisssunshineyday)

Do you have any literary tattoos? Hashtag #britstagram on Instagram to show us!