13 Unique Harry Potter Tattoos For Serious Fans

They say that when it comes to love, you should wear your heart on you sleeve. But I say that you should get it tattooed as a sleeve. At least, that's how I feel about these Harry Potter tattoos, which are perfect for die-hard fans of the series.

Over the years, Harry Potter tattoos have grown in popularity. Given how the series is so beloved by so many, it isn't surprising to find more and more people who want a piece of the books to become a part of them (literally). It only takes a quick Google search to see how many people have the symbol of the Deathly Hallows tattooed on their wrist, or Harry's round glasses on their ankle. Fans all over the world like to honor the beloved series with permanent body art, but they make it hard to find a Harry Potter tattoo that hasn't been overdone.

Don't get me wrong; I love it when someone has one of Dumbledore's many quotes inked across their rib cage, and I've obsessed over couple's matching "Always" tattoos. But with so many Potterheads out there, are there any original ideas left?

If you're a true fan looking for a new tattoo, then don't worry. Here are 13 unique Harry Potter tattoos perfect for honoring your fandom.

1. Hedwig

Admit it: Since reading Harry Potter, you've secretly wanted an owl as a pet. Opt for a tattoo of the best owl from the book instead — it will last longer, and the cleanup will be much easier.

2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

A story within a story, "The Tale of Three Brothers" from Hermione's copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard make a great subject for a breathtaking and truly unique tattoo.

3. Patronuses

With so many amazing animal Patronuses — Hermione's otter, Ron's Jack Russell terrier, Dumbledore's phoenix — how could you choose just one? They would all make amazing tattoos, but this pair of the doe and the stag is simply stunning.

4. Interior Art

Anyone who read Harry Potter enjoyed it not only for the story, but also for the detailed artwork throughout. With so many amazing scenes to choose from, the options for a tattoo inspired by novel artwork are limitless.

5. Your Favorite Spell

Whether it's the Patronus or the Alohomora unlocking charm, your favorite spell can make an original and personal tattoo that's easily customized to fit your style.

6. Lightning Bolt

I know, there are thousands of them out there, but something about this small and subtle lightning bolt tattoo makes it stand out as bold and unique.

7. The Correct Pronunciation

Hermione isn't always going to be around to help you say "leviosa" correctly. This tattoo, however, will be.

8. Marauder's Map

There are dozens of ways you can get a piece of the Marauder's Map tattooed on your body. That's what makes this tattoo so unique, no matter how many people have it.

9. Death Eater Tattoo

Sure, all the Death Eaters may have this same tattoo, but can you say the same thing about muggles?

10. Liquid Luck

Another tattoo idea that has almost unlimited potential, this bold and beautiful Liquid Luck body art is just one example of the many spells, potions, and magical items you can use as tattoo inspiration.

11. Wand

The thing that makes a Harry Potter wand tattoo so original is the fact that their are dozens to choose from. Do you want Harry's wand, Hermione's wand, or the Elder Wand? The choice is yours.

12. The Golden Snitch

Quidditch tattoos can be bold and colorful, but for a unique twist on a classic Harry Potter symbol, look to this minimalist snitch.

13. "All Was Well."

Is there a closing line more famous than this one?

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