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60 Incredible Tattoos Inspired by Your Favourite Books

When times are hard, when nothing seems to be going the right way, we turn to one of the most dependable things on this planet—our favourite piece of literature. Whether it's a tiny bit of prose, or a poem, literature has a way of making sure we forget our troubles for a little while. There are books that comfort and inspire us, and these are words we want to keep with us forever. What better way to show off our love for our favourite pieces from literature than to etch them permanently on the canvas of our skin?

Scroll down to take a look at some of the best tattoos inspired by literature.

Still I Rise , Maya Angelou

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Howl , Allen Ginsberg

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Where the Sidewalk Ends , Shel Silverstein

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Where's Waldo?, Martin Handford

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The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Peter Pan , J. M. Barrie

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The Tempest , Shakespeare

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower , Stephen Chbosky

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The Little Prince , Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing , Margaret Atwood

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"Aurë entuluva," in Elvish or "Day Shall Come Again."

The Silmarillion , J. R. R. Tolkien

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Lady Lazarus , Sylvia Plath

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Nancy Drew , Carolyn Keene

Guess what I did today.... #nickreddy #girlsleuth #literarytattoos #hallowedgroundtattoo #mymomisgonnakillme

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The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of Mice and Men , John Steinbeck

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , Lewis Carroll

Moby Dick , Herman Melville

The Giving Tree , Shel Silverstein

Giving Tree Tattoo @babiery #thegivingtree #shelsilverstein #givingtree #literarytattoos

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Still I Rise , Maya Angelou

The Little Prince , Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Trampo da manhã....um ótimo fds a todos!

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The Lorax , Dr. Seuss

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The Hobbit , J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring , J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring , J. R. R. Tolkien

One Ring inscription #lotrtattoo #lordoftherings #lordoftheringstattoo #onering #oneringtattoo

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A Game of Thrones , G. R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones , G. R. R. Martin

New tattoo #gottattoo

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A Game of Thrones , G. R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones , G. R. R. Martin

#gameofthrones #hodor #booktattoo #foottattoo #nerdtattoo #gameofthronestattoo

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , J. K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series , J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , J. K. Rowling

Mischief managed first of the few #harrypottertattoo #harrypotter and #animallover

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , C. S. Lewis

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close , Jonathan Safran Foer

The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A Clockwork Orange , Anthony Burgess

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Anais Nin

Another view of my #anaïsnin #tattoo. SO pleased with it. #tattooedgirl #literarytattoo #anaisnin #quote

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A Series of Unfortunate Events , Lemony Snicket

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The Catcher in the Rye , J. D. Salinger

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , Douglas Adams

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle , Haruki Murakami

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Slaughterhouse-Five , Kurt Vonnegut

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you Said Is , e e cummings

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , Lewis Carroll

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , Lewis Carroll

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Ender's Game , Orson Scott Card

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Atlas Shrugged , Ayn Rand

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"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum," in Latin or "Don't let the bastards grind you down."

The Handmaid's Tale , Margaret Atwood

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Jane Eyre , Charlotte Bronte

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Slaughterhouse-Five , Kurt Vonnegut

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Litany Against Fear , Frank Herbert

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To Kill a Mockingbird , Harper Lee

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Hogfather , Terry Pratchett

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The Bell Jar , Sylvia Plath

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The Red Wheelbarrow , William Carlos Williams

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A Dream Within a Dream , Edgar Allan Poe

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Lolita , Vladimir Nabokov

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Fahrenheit 451 , Ray Bradbury

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