Bookish Tattoos

Bookish tattoos are my favorite thing. I am constantly looking at them on instagram. I actually have four of my own!

Current Bookish Tattoos:

The mortal Instruments


As you can probably tell by my blog name, I am a huge fan of the mortal instruments. I read it for the first time at 16 and one quote always stuck with me. This was “All the stories are true.” Then when I was 18 in college my friend wanted to get a tattoo, so I decided to spur of the moment get the quote on my foot. Honestly, looking back I wish I had put more thought into it because I didn’t know the font or size I wanted and let the artist pick it out. Luckily it turned out pretty well.



When I was looking through bookish tattoos when I was 16 I found one where bibliophile was tattooed on a wrist. I loved this because then you can see bibliophile every time you are reading a book. I knew I wanted it, but waited until my 21st birthday when I finally got it. I am glad I put more thought into this one, unlike my first one. I ended up getting it in my favorite font and moved it a little from where it was on my inspiration picture.

A Court of Thorns and Roses/Percy Jackson


I read A Court of Thorns and Roses when I was 19 and ever since it has been my favorite book and I wanted to get a tattoo for it. I have loved the night court symbol since I read A Court of Mist and Fury and wanted to incorporate into the tattoo. I started looking up ACOTAR tattoos for inspiration. I found one that I liked, but I wanted it a little different. I ended up drawing my own design and giving it straight to the tattoo artist. The night court symbol is for ACOTAR, lotus flower is for Percy Jackson, and the crescent moon is sailor moon because my sister and I watched it constantly as children.

Harry Potter

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Harry Potter has been a huge part of my life since the first movie came out when I was 5. It was the first fantasy movie I had seen and my dad read the books to me when I was little. I always knew I eventually wanted a Harry Potter tattoo since it always been so important to me. I didn’t want it to look like the deathly hallows that everyone else has. So, I asked my artist to try to get it to look similar to my ACOTAR tattoo.

Nerdy Tattoos that I Want:

Book Tattoo

As you can tell from my current tattoos I love floral tattoos. I love this one because it incorporates books and floral. It also really reminds me of beauty and the beast!

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Throne of Glass

Throne of glass is another series that holds a dear place in my heart. I have debated back and forth if I want a Throne of Glass tattoo. The only reason I wouldn’t get it would be because I already have another Sarah J Maas tattoo. Currently I am leaning more towards getting it, but we shall see!

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Star Wars

This isn’t book related, but I have loved Star Wars since I was little and have always wanted a light saber tattoo. I think this will be my next tattoo. I am deciding between behind my ear, on my finger, or on the opposite of my wrist from where my bibliophile tattoo is.

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Do you have any bookish tattoos?


From your local bibliophile, until next time!

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