Recently, I got my fourth tattoo. I happen to be someone who believes that getting permanently inked is an awesome form of self-expression. It had been three years since I had gotten my last one and I cannot wait to go back and get more. Sure they are a little painful, but a tattoo is a permanent piece of art on your body to represent your feelings, your passions, your beliefs, etc.
So in my quest to determine what my fifth tattoo will be, I started to think about my love of everything books. Thinking back to all of the wonderful books I have read over the years and which meant the most to be. Great Expectations, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, On The Road, Atlas Shrugged, and Alice in Wonderland are just a few books that I have read throughout my life that have had a profound effect on me. Each of these books has touched me for a different reason. I read Great Expectations with my dad every year growing up, The Perks of Being a Wallflower got me through all things horrible in high school, and the others have personal stories attached to them as well.
As I began thinking about these books I began thinking, “How awesome would it be to get my favorite line or image from one of these books tattooed on me?!” So I started looking into literary tattoos and I found something I was not expecting. There are thousands, if not millions, of people out there with some really, really awesome literary tattoos. From one line of a poem to images of favorite characters to the rules of Fight Club, people are getting literary inspired tattoos quite often.
While I still have not decided on which literary inspired tattoo I will be getting (although my favorite line from The Perks of Being a Wallflower is winning…), I have rounded up some of my favorite ones I have found from around the web.
So I pose this question to you, do you have any literary tattoos? Would you be willing to get one? Let me know in the comments section below!