9 Timeless 'Lord Of The Rings' Tattoos So Your Love For The Classic Story Never Has To Die

When you're getting any tattoo, you want to make the image you are choosing something you are willing to live with for the rest of your life. So when you're getting a Lord of the Rings tattoo, you not only have to love the popular book series by J.R.R. Tolkien or the six-part film franchise as a part of your life; you want it to be done as amazingly and artistically as possible.

It's not uncommon for hardcore fans of any awesome book or movie series to permanently get brilliant images inked onto their bodies. It's probably the ultimate display of your affinity for whatever it is you love so much, after all.

If you're looking for some stunning inspiration for a LOTR-influenced tatt, you're in for a treat. I took to Instagram and Twitter to find the best ones out there. Some of them are sure to amaze with the quality of detail put into them. Some of them are a simple nod to the beloved and classic story. And some of them seem utterly impossible to endure.

Either way, such a brilliant and epic tale of hobbits, elves, dwarfs, wizards, evil creatures, and men — if immortalized on someone's skin — deserves painstaking attention to detail and an equally awe-inspired admiration from tattoo-lovers everywhere. Let the following images remind you of the classic story that captivated people all over the world.

1. One Ring To Rule Them All

Probably the most classic icon from the film, this script from The Ring itself appeals to global LOTR fans alike.

2. Frodo

A central character to the story, this Frodo tattoo must have taken ages to complete. Getting this one probably felt like a journey for the wearer — a bit like the enduring journey Frodo had to take.

3. The Travelers All Together

Silhouettes of each of the travelers who band together to protect Frodo on his journey are all displayed brilliantly in this one.

4. A Hobbit's House

This cartoon version of a hobbit's home has a charming feel to it to symbolize the home of one of the greatest species in Middle Earth. It was leaving home to chase after adventure that made home that much more special in the end.

5. The Evenstar

A romantic notion of the love between Arwen and Aragorn, this lovely tattoo would tinkle the fancy of any Elven lover in all their mystery and magic.

6. A Tolkien Quote

Not an exact piece of the LOTR story, this quote by the author is likely known by most fans and makes a simple nod to the man who created such a masterpiece.

7. The White Tree Of Gondor

Another majorly iconic piece from the films, this tattoo is sure to spark a sense of pride in the story of the people of Gondor in any fan.

8. Map Of Middle Earth

Only a true fan would emblazon the entire map of Middle Earth on their head — for all who may have lost their way.

9. Eye Of Sauron

An integral piece in the plot of the books and film, the tower that holds the Eye of Sauron would bring back the intensity of the journey Frodo took to destroy the ring as the evil lord sought to destroy him instead.

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