Book tattoos?

imagesWhen I was 18 me and my friend decided we wanted to get a tattoo. We had just finished out A- level’s and were a week from our first girls holiday. The tattoo idea was mentioned a week before we went to get it.

They cost us £20.

She got a star (original :P) on her hip and I got a bow on the back of my neck. Yes, it killed, and yes, i nearly fainted.

My tattoo

My tattoo

When asked why I got a bow, my response? It reminds me of my girly side. When i was growing up I was the ultimate tomboy. Playing with all the boys in my street, climbing trees etc and even though my friends tel me i am definitely a girly girl now, it still symbolizes the girl inside me. Sounds stupid i know, but that’s my response.

People always say that you get the itch to get more once you have one, and the is definitely true.

I have many thoughts about my next tattoo. I want ‘LIFE’ tattooed on my wrist because that is what ‘Zoe’ means.

But now I want something to do with books as well.

I’ve thought whether I’d have a quote tattooed one me…but which one?
Or would I get an open book tattooed one me
Or a book cover? (probably not)
Or something symbolic from that book?

The list is endless.

My love of books will never dwindle. Whomever i end up with will have to deal with my kindle being my baby. Me being an emotional wreck when reading and my love of book boyfriends.

But i ask you this, do any of you have a book tattoo? Or would you consider getting a book tattoo?

Let me know :)

12 thoughts on “Book tattoos?

  1. I don’t have any tattoos but I have been wanting one for years (the only thing stopping me is tattoo regret). The tattoo I want is “Je m’ouvrais pour la première fois à la tendre indifférence du monde” on my underboob/rib area. It is a Camus quote from L’etranger. That is both bookish and meaningful to me personally.
    After reading The Fault in Our Stars I wanted “okay” somewhere. After reading True I wanted “true” though that wouldn’t really make sense because it is initials in the book and not my initials : ) Maybe it is a good reason I haven’t made the tattoo plunge otherwise I would be covered in random things from all the books I love – could get very dangerous!


    • Ohh my french is rubbish, what does it mean? I know the word ‘world’ in involved :P at least i think its ‘World’ haha.Oh that would be lush to have tattooed though, i love french tattoos :)
      Hahah but at least they would mean something to you, they would be from your fav books! But yes, it could be dangerous, because you;ll want more once you get one lol


  2. I am having one ( my first) in sept when my book comes out. It is a personal phrase that means a lot to me and I have used in the closing stages of my novel, Foi Vainquera – faith conquers.
    I am rather scared and you will probably be able to hear my screaming all the way in Wales!


  3. I love tattoos… But I don’t think I would ever get a book tattoo. I have books that I love – but what’s not to say that I won’t love the next book I read? Or the one after that? And will I regret not picking THAT book for my tattoo? Decisions decisions!

    I have a small tattoo on the inside of my wrist. On the surface it looks like a flower – but to me it has a hidden meaning, & if anyone looks close enough they may possibly spot it too! But I like that its personal and I think thats what tattoos should be… Personal. Whatever you pick and whatever you choose is great – because its yours! :-)


    • Definitely a lot of decisions! I totally wouldn’t take it lightly. My fav book is The Edge of Never – but mainly because i relate to Camryn (Have you read it?) and her need to just pack a bag and travel, find herself lol.

      Yeah definitely, i agree with them being personal. I would definitely not just get a tattoo willy nilly just because its a tattoo. I want it to mean something to me, express who i am :)


  4. Ah yes, the post A-Level tattoo, been there done that. £60 later, it hurt a lot. I’d quite like another one but can’t figure out what I’d have. After reading Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights, I thought maybe I’d get a tattoo of whatever my daemon is… But still can’t decide on that either!


    • Ahh what did you get? I thought I was so cool getting a tattoo at that age lmao.
      Ohh i havent read that yet! So i’m not sure what the Daemon thing is about, but whatever you decide, im sure it will be pretty awesome :D


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