Literary Tattoos: J. R. R. Tolkien Elvish

This tattoo was submitted by Sarah Bohr:

My tattoo is a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien, whom I’ve had a lifelong relationship with through his books. I first read The Hobbit when I was four and five (it took me a while) and Tolkien has been a major influence in my life ever since. It’s also a tribute to my family – the outer ring of the tattoo is the language Quenya written in the Tengwar script, and is the first and middle names of myself and my immediate family. I included my own name because I am named after a close aunt and great grandmother. I translated and designed the tattoo myself, and my baby brother (a 23 year-old professional tattoo artist) did the inkwork.


  1. Patrick says

    HI, I really like your tattoo work and was interested in doing something similar with my children’s names. I have been researching how to translate the characters into english but it seems kind of complicated. Can you tell me how you figured out how to do it? Thanks.


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