Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

World Book Day is a huge, global celebration of all things books. Created by UNESCO in 1995, the original idea was conceived by Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés “as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes”.

April 23rd was the day that Cervantes happened to have passed, but it’s also the date that a few other literary heroes have died as well, including the Great Bard himself, Sir William Shakespeare. Another thing World Book Day tries to promote is education, free books for all, as well as connecting a global community of readers who want everyone to find novels or stories out there that really resonate with.

In this lovely collection of literary illustrations, we celebrate World Book Day this year. Each one of these book tattoos depicts many different aspects of the written word: portrait tattoos that perfectly capture our favorite authors, quote tattoos from our favorite novels, even some of our most beloved book characters. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy some of our favorite picks and maybe got some idea for your own new tattoo.

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Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Peter Pan and Wendy tattoo by Zihae
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

The Hobbit themed tattoo by Dani Tattoo NYC
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Anthony Bourdain portrait tattoo by Goldy Z
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Pride and Prejudice tattoo by Sophie Annison
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Shakespeare portrait tattoo by Lee Lee Couture
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Beatrix Potter tattoo by Harry
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Hogwarts Castle tattoo by Saegeem
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Alice in Wonderland themed tattoo by Hakan Adik
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Franz Kafka tattoo by Katy Wiedemann
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Hermann Hesse portrait tattoo by Pawel Indulski
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Kurt Vonnegut tattoo by Davey CXC
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Virginia Woolf portrait tattoo by Katie McPayne
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Harry Potter themed tattoo by Roberto Euan
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Le Petit Prince tattoo by Baris Yesilbas
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day
Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

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