We have a slight obsession with literary tattoos…

Back when we were kids, tattoos were for big, burly bikers and not something you’d normally consider. But then they started to become more and more mainstream – our friends were getting them, our brother got one and then so did we. Why? Literary tattoos appeared!

I mean, why wouldn’t you want to wear your love for your favourite book/series/author on your sleeve? Or your wrist in our case.

I need it

We’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous images of the tale of the Three Brothers from Harry Potter showing up down people’s arms, cute illustrations from beloved children’s favourites and the epically beautiful quotes etched across rib cages.

Here are a few of our very favourite YA-inspired literary tattoos!

Classic Winnie the Pooh tattoo for Emily 💖💖💖 #tattoo #tattooer #blacktattoo #blackworktattoo #blackworktattoos #literarytattoo

A photo posted by Stephanie Stiletto ( on

#twistedinktattoostudio #tattoosbywomen #deatheatertattoo #deatheater #harrypotter #tattooednerd #literarytattoo A photo posted by Jessica J Paul (@jessicajtattooist) on

Tattoo perfeita 😍😍 Meu sonho !!! E então? What do you think ??? #tattoo #harry potter #harrypottertattoos

A photo posted by Chris… from brazil… (@christyan_jesus) on

Do you have a literary tattoo? Send us a picture at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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