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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 🙂


Smutty author

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!


    1. Ohh my french is rubbish, what does it mean? I know the word ‘world’ in involved 😛 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!


    1. Oh that quote is so nice ❤ Where are you wanting it?
      HAHA ohh dont worry! I only nearly fainted because i was stupid enough to have it on the back of my neck. Never realized that is probably the worst place to have a tattoo the first time 😛


      1. My sister had you’ll never walk alone across both feet in Arabic (bet you can’t guess what football team she supports) then drank three pints of cider and threw up everywhere!

        Probably on my wrist in script!
        Just realised I gave away a teeny plot spoiler there! Erase it from your memory or act surprised when you read it!


  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! 🙂


    1. 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!


    1. 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 😀


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