Have you ever wanted a tattoo? Do you have one? The idea has never appealed to me (the scars on my arm attract enough attention, thank you) but after reading about some literary tattoos, and seeing some photos, I have to admit my interest is piqued. I don’t think I’ll run out and get one–but I like thinking about it.
It’s a neat idea to me–that you can put a few lines or an image from a book that really touched you, a book that has stayed with you for years or that will, on your skin, as a constant reminder of whatever it meant for you. I can see the appeal. (Though you can create a similar effect by putting up a sign or image on your wall, your mirror, etc.)
Among the literary tattoos at Literary Tattoos For People Who Love Books hub page, I found these tattoos from children’s books:
There was also Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Illustrations from The Velveteen Rabbit also seem to be popular.
If you had a literary tattoo, what book would it be from? Mine would be from When Pigs Fly by Emily Rodda, one of my all-time favorite middle-grade fantasies. Or perhaps The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key. Or an illustration from David Wieser’s Tuesday. Or…oh, there are so many favorites to choose from!
Thanks to The Guardian blog for the link.