5 Deathly Hallows Tattoos

Literary Tattoos: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter

This belongs to Kristine.

I wanted this tattoo to honor Dumbledore, who has always been one of my favorite characters, and so had the middle line– his wand– be blue so it was the color of his eyes. I quite love it, and though the Hallows have become very popular– didn’t Xenophilius Lovegood say it was worn to announce to other believers that they believe? Well, I believe!

Literary Tattoos: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter

This belongs to Clorissa Rene’ Brown.

Literary Tattoos: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter

This belongs to Victoria.

I got this tattoo for a few reasons. I love the books and the magic that they have shared with me and millions of others. The Harry PotterLiterary Tattoos: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series also bonded me to my dad. I only got to see my father one weekend a month when I was little, but every night that I was at his house, he would read to me from the Harry Potter books. They helped us bond even though we didn’t spend much time together. I decided to get the version of the symbol with uneven lines and imperfections because it was the one copied straight out of the exact set of books that my dad read to me. My tattoo was done at Cartel Ink Works in Carmichael, CA by Aaron. He did a perfect job and was super quick too:)

Literary Tattoos: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter

This belongs to Amy, who also has the second “all was well” tattoo from this post.

In my mind, it represents making the right choices in life.

Literary Tattoos: J.K. Rowling Harry Potter

This belongs to William McElrath.

This tattoo was done by Abel Killian at Lucky 13 Tattoo in Richmond, Virginia. Under the symbol, I have the quote from Dumbledore “I open at the close.” For authenticity’s sake, I had Abel photocopy the quote from the book so that my tattoo was in Albus Dumbledore’s own handwriting. However, I changed the “I” in the quote to “eye,” trying to give the tattoo a second meaning: that fiction is better than fact; that living in a dreamworld is more freeing than anything that life has to offer. This made the authenticity of Dumbledore’s handwriting more difficult to achieve; I had to search all seven books until I found “eye” in his pencraft.

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