The Scholastic Book Fair was so lit at my elementary school, you would've thought Dr. Dre was doing a concert in the auditorium. Books were GOLD at my school, and if you — like me — grew up proud of being a reader, what better way to pay tribute than with a book-themed tattoo?
On one hand, you're saying to the world, "I'm a reader and I'm edgy" — which couldn't be sexier, IMO. On the other hand, you're saying "This is something that meant a lot to me growing up" — which is *so emotional.*
Looking for inspiration? These 22 book tattoos will get you started — and hit you with a glorious wave of nostalgia.
"The Little Prince."
St. Exupery out here still making me cry.
Edgar Allen Poe.
In a delightful letter to a fan, Poe wrote, "I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity". Literary nerds have fangirled hard ever since.
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe.
"Still I Rise."
Maya Angelou's beautiful poem
"The Great Gatsby."
"And so beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." Oof, Fitzgerald is always good.
Stephen King's "It."
"A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Helena: And though she be but little, she is fierce.
*schedules tattoo apointment*
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
Nothing is ever quite as it seems.
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," from the Narnia series.
"But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, 'Courage, dear heart,' and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face." - C.S. Lewis