Blog Posts - Literary Tattoos



Best of Book Fetish 2014

Rory Williams Tee: This nerdtastic tee combines Doctor Who legend and Harry Potter mythology in the most unexpected and awesome way possible.   Shot Out of a Cannon Bookends: These unique and creative steel bookends are just one of the many ...
by Book Riot on Dec 31, 2014

Written on the Skin: On Literary Tattoos

Tattoos can tell you a lot about a person. I like to think of them as stories of people’s lives written on the body, quite literally. I got my first tattoo at 17, when I bought a tattoo for my … Continued You just finished reading Writt...
by Book Riot on Dec 4, 2014

The Literary Tattoos of Team Book Riot

We recently asked readers in our Facebook community if they had any literary tattoos, and the responses came pouring in. Several of us here at the Riot have bookish ink, so we figured it was only fair to show you ours now that you’ve told us a...
by Book Riot on Mar 21, 2013

Marisa Shares Some Vonnegut

I love a good literary tattoo, especially when I recognize the text and the author.I met Marisa after I spotted these six familiar words below her neck: The quote "Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt" refers to an epitaph inscribed...
by Japanese Tattoo Gallery on Aug 4, 2011

Jaimie's Emersonian Ink

 "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself" are the words inked across Jaimie's back. I spotted her down the street from my home in Bay Ridge.I asked Jaimie to explain why she got these words from poet Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Sel...
by Japanese Tattoo Gallery on Jul 2, 2011

The Tattoosday Book Review: The Word Made Flesh

If you're looking for an awesome gift for an ink-loving special someone this holiday season, and you can't afford a budget-buster like Marisa Kakoulas' Black & Grey Tattoo, I'd strongly recommend The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookw...
by pool in tattoos on Dec 16, 2010

The Tattoosday Book Review: The Word Made Flesh

If you're looking for an awesome gift for an ink-loving special someone this holiday season, and you can't afford a budget-buster like Marisa Kakoulas' Black & Grey Tattoo, I'd strongly recommend The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookw...
by Accessories In Tattoos on Dec 16, 2010

The Tattoosday Book Review: The Word Made Flesh

If you're looking for an awesome gift for an ink-loving special someone this holiday season, and you can't afford a budget-buster like Marisa Kakoulas' Black & Grey Tattoo, I'd strongly recommend The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookw...
by Harley davidson In Tattoos on Dec 16, 2010

written on my body

Submitted by Katie:I got the tattoo when I was going through a series of events I ended up losing a large number of those who were close to me. I got to a point where I was absolutely miserable and couldn’t find a good reason to wake up in the morn...
by M A G P I E on Jul 30, 2009

Literary Tattoos

They’re kind of cool, and a great place to find unexpected pieces of literature. Tattoos that feature literary works give an unexpected twist to reading, kind of like science tattoos. Since literature and tattoos both use ink, however, perhaps they...
by Blog.TattooFocus.net on Feb 15, 2009


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