24 Literary Text Tattoos Inspired by Moving Words From Books

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Our favorite stories and poems become part of us in a very personal way. When we find words that explain us, inspire us, and tell our truths, we hold onto them tightly — and sometimes, we want to hold onto 'em forever. That's where tattoos come in: the ultimate permanent accessory. It isn't surprising that so many people have chosen to use their bodies to pay homage to their most-loved words from lit.

I found 24 absolutely beautiful literature-inspired text tattoos, drawn from passages by authors like Harper Lee, Suzanne Collins, Maya Angelou — it's an amazing range. The text comes alive on the canvas of skin: You just have to see it for yourself...like this Shel Silverstein tattoo above!

If you are a dreamer, come in.If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,For we have some flax golden tales to spin.Come in!Come in!

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