This tattoo belongs to Chelsea.
I absolutely love Harry Potter. I grew up with it as a child, and with this I will hold on to my childhood as I grow older. Not only is this from the book, but it expresses that truly, after all this time, I will always love Harry Potter.
"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Happy New Year.
This is Robert's tattoo.
I grew up with the Harry Potter series. I was around 9 when I read the first book, 10 when the movie came out, and you can imagine my dismay at not receiving my own letter. Dumbledore says this at the end of chapter 3 in Half-Blood Prince. This quote always stuck with me. It became a kind of mantra. For isn't adventure a flighty temptress? She beckons but she will not come to you, you must go to her. This tattoo is a constant reminder to me that I cannot simply wait around and hope something wonderful or exciting will happen, I have to make these things happen for myself. I need to pursue that flighty temptress.
The font is Lumos, a kind of variation on the font used for chapter names in the books.
Dumbledore then waved his wand again, and the front door opened onto cool, misty darkness.
"And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Two dreamy tattoos:
This is Heather's tattoo.
I have always loved the Harry Potter series, and now that it's over, I wanted something to keep, something that would remind me of all the things I learned from these books.
This is Lura's tattoo.
I have loved Harry Potter since the first time I read the books when I was in 5th grade (I'm 23 now). The Harry Potter series has helped me through very tough times, and has always been a friend of sorts.
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
This belongs to Rachel Lau from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
This is my first tattoo, located on my left wrist - a simple script tattoo that says "always". It means a lot of things but it is first and foremost a Severus Snape tribute tattoo.
‘I have spied for you, and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter – ’
‘But this is touching, Severus,’ said Dumbledore seriously. ‘Have you grown to care for the boy after all?’
‘FOR HIM?’ shouted Snape. ‘Expecto patronum!’
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: she landed on the office floor, bounded once across the room and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
‘After all this time?’
‘Always,’ said Snape.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This is Michelle C's golden snitch tattoo.
These sisters got matching Harry Potter tattoos:
I got a flying key from the first Harry Potter book and my sister got the famous snitch from the books as well. We both love our tattoo and are very proud to be huge Harry Potter fans!
This is Hailey's tattoo.
This is my second tattoo, a Golden Snitch with the words "Mischief Managed" from JK Rowling's Harry Potter book series. I got it in honor of my adorkable obsession with the Harry Potter books, and to celebrate the fact that Harry and I grew up together--when the books were released, I was 11 and so was Harry; in the second book, we were both 12, etc. This went on until about book five, until I was a year or two older than he was. :,( However, these books are such an untouchable classic series that I simply had to get a tattoo for them. I chose a Golden Snitch because that is such a unique icon that is in every book, not to mention the ever-important message that involves a Snitch in the final book. I also chose the words "Mischief Managed" (the closing words for the Marauder's Map) because I think they are so much fun, and such a good mantra for those people (like me) who enjoy causing a bit of trouble. Plus, they were fitting for the day I got this tattoo--I was "sick" from work that day. Ha ha.
I got this tattoo at ACME Tattoo in Kent, Washington. My artist was the incredibly wonderful Jason Jacobson.
Lots of my blog readers appear to be up to no good.
The first is Cori:
The second is Samantha, whose tattoo is done in "James Potter's (prongs) handwriting":
Finally, Chloe, who explains:
Under regular light, it looks like a blank scroll (almost) with the three stars that appear on every page in each book. But under a black light, the quote lights up: "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." (I couldn't get the best picture of it or angle with my scorpion finder light, but you get the idea.)
This is the password to the Marauder's Map, first appearing in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
"Messrs. Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs
Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers
are proud to present
THE MARAUDER'S MAP"
—The Marauder's Map