Tattoos are a form of self-expression. They are ways of identifying yourself. They help you express how you are feeling and make important marks for things that mean a lot to you. In a world where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, there is something poetic about the permanence of a tattoo. People love to dedicate a space on their skin to represent something which they love so it should come as no surprise that many have chosen to adorn their bodies with art which celebrates their love for literature. Whether it’s a pile of books, a character, or a quotation, there are thousands of book tattoos out there. If you’re ready to take that next step with proclaiming your love for books, check out these beautiful literary tattoos.

These book tattoos are the perfect way to wear your love for literature

There’s no wonder that book inspired tattoos are so popular because literature brings a lot of inspiration to many people’s lives. Books can teach you great lessons of life, make you dream or laugh, or can give you new ways to achieve one thing. They are like a magic carpet that carries your imagination to the ends of the universe or the beginning of time—or to it’s end, for that matter. Some people love books so much they re-read them. Other people love them so much they get permanently inked with tattoos in homage to them. We made a selection with the most beautiful book inspired tattoos that we’ve found out there. From traditional designs to new school ink styles, each holds an interesting meaning and story.


book inspired tattoos

 tattoo artist © YELIZ OZCAN

best book tattoo

tattoo artist © SIA | @mrtnv_

creative book tattoos

tattoo artist © Victoria Yam @vinktattoohk

creative book tattoos

 tattoo artist © YELIZ OZCAN

book tattoo ideasx

tattoo artist © ziho @tattooist_ziho

tattoos for book lovers

tattoo artist © Léo Dionizio Tattoo

tattoos for book lovers

tattoo artist © Sol Tattoo Studio

book inspired tattoos

tattoo artist © Emily Brown @emily_b_tattoos

book tattoos for book worms

tattoo artist © Y V O N N E K O P R N I C K Y @vinktattoohk

creative book tattoo

tattoo artist © Terryemi Tattoo @terryemi

awesome book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Philipp Wegener

minimalist book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Marcela Badolatto


tattoos for literature lovers

tattoo artist © Robson Carvalho

best book tattoos

tattoo artist © Nel Rodriguez

tattoos for book lovers

tattoo artist © Tony Hache

tattoos for literature lovers

tattoo artist © Lee Humphries 

tattoos for book lovers

tattoo artist © Louise Flynn

best book tattoos

tattoo artist © Edit Paints Tattoo

book inspired tattoos

tattoo artist © Emily Brown @emily_b_tattoos

tattoos for book lovers

tattoo artist © JoshUA Bowers

creative book tattoos

tattoo artist © Angelika Ulyanova

book inspired tattoo

tattoo artist © Aina Rodriguez

galaxy book tattoo

tattoo artist © MISHA @misha.tattoo

book inspired tattoo

tattoo artist © Mykel @inkpatch


tattoos for book lovers

tattoo artist © Robson Carvalho

book inspired tattoos

tattoo artist © Tiare @tiarevaztattoo

illustrative book tattoos

tattoo artist © Katherine [Miki]

awesome book tattoos

tattoo artist © Simona Borstnar

illustrative book tattoos

tattoo artist © J a c q u e L ó p e z

best book tattoos

tattoo artist © 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕩𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕣𝕖 𝕋𝕠𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕜

creative book tattoos

tattoo artist © Carolina Helena

creative book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Mar Benabarre

book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © KAYLA HANG

best book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © ℕicole’s Tattoo

tattoos for bookworms

tattoo artist © Léo Dionizio Tattoo

minimalist book tattoos

tattoo artist © Vik B Tattooer



book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © V A L P E N T A 2

inspirational book tattoos

tattoo artist © Jessica Hiemstra

creative book tattoos

tattoo artist © Anita Olivetti_tattoo

best book tattoos

tattoo artist © Karry Ka-Ying Poon

best book tattoos

tattoo artist © Robert Hendrickson 

awesome book tattoos

tattoo artist © Jacke Michaelsen

creative book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Ivan Cavassana

creative book tattoos

tattoo artist © Terryemi Tattoo @terryemi

minimalist book tattoos

tattoo artist © Vik B Tattooer

awesome book tattoos

tattoo artist © PanRose

creative book tattoo ideas

tattoo artist © Krofty @kroftytattoo


Breathtaking tattoos inspired by famous book characters

The things we read in the books we love often stay with us for a long time, but for some, they stay forever — literally.  Tattoos inspired by books are a beautiful way of keeping your favorite literary characters alive even after we’ve turned the last page.  What better way to show off your love for your favorite characters from literature than to ink them permanently on the canvas of your skin?

Alice in wonderland tattoo

 

#Alice In Wonderland | tattoo artist © Bumpkin Tattoo Studio

tattoos for book lovers

#The Little Prince Tattoo | tattoo artist © Adrian Bascur 

book inspired tattoos

#The Old Man and the Sea

tattoos for literature lovers

#Crime and Punishment by Dostoievski | tattoo artist © Eva krbdk

#Faust by Goethe

book inspired tattoos

#The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman

tattoo for book lovers

#Bluebird Poem by Charles Bukowski

book tattoos

#The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry