15 Tattoos Inspired By Literary Characters

by Alex Weiss

I'm sure that your favorite literary character means a lot to you. You'd consider her your best friend if she could jump out of the book and talk to you in person. You probably have more than one favorite, too, because how could you not? There are too many books and too many characters in the world to not love. Some of them are good-hearted, like Pudge from Looking for Alaska, while others are wickedly cunning like Count Olaf from The Series of Unfortunate Events .

Whomever you love the most, one of the ways to show your affection is to declare it permanently. Which by that, of course, I mean to get a tattoo dedicated to your all-time favorite character. And the options you have for a literary-themed tattoo are endless — it can make the choice about what to get super-hard, since deciding is such an emotional process in the first place. How can you choose between your favorite books and characters? (The good news is you can always get more tattoos.)

I've put together a list of tattoos inspired by some of the best characters in literature to help jumpstart your imagination. From childhood classics like The Little Prince to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy, get ready for some beautiful and creative literary tattoos based on these amazing characters. Which will you choose?

Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

Guy Montag, Fahrenheit 451

Holden Caufield, The Catcher and the Rye

The Lorax, The Lorax

Ponyboy, The Outsiders

The Little Prince, The Little Prince

Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

Count Olaf, The Series of Unfortunate Events

The Giving Tree, The Giving Tree

Billy Pilgrim, Slaughterhouse Five

Pudge, Looking for Alaska

Madeline, Madeline

Haymitch Abernathy, The Hunger Games Series

Max, Where the Wild Things Are

Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

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