Top 10 Harry Potter Tattoos

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People get tattoos for various reasons.  Many people get a tattoo as a tribute to something or someone they love.  It’s a well-known fact that a whole lot of people love the Harry Potter books and movies.  So much, in fact, that a crazy amount of people out there have gotten Harry Potter tattoos.  So here is a list of the top 10 types of Harry Potter body art, in case you were considering getting your very own Harry Potter tattoo.  We’re actually going to show you way more than ten tattoos – we’re giving you the top ten categories, and then several tattoos within each category.  That way you see  more pictures.  You like pictures, right?

1. Harry Potter Character Tattoos

Whether you’re a fan of the dark side of J.K. Rowling’s stories, a Gryffindor at heart, or a big fan of Hedwig, Harry’s owl, here are some tattoos to inspire you.


Full back piece tattoo of Dumbledore?  Why not?


Not overtly a Harry Potter tattoo, but if you know the stories you can imagine this tattoo is of Fawkes, Dumbledore’s trusty phoenix.

Hedwig in Cage

Beautifully done – Hedwig in a cage.

Some people like the meaner, more evil characters in Harry Potter –


The cool thing about getting a Bellatrix Lestrange tattoo is that you also end up with a Helena Bonham Carter tattoo.  Double bonus!  But, why get the most sadistically evil character in the whole series tattooed on you?


or, why not go all the way and get a He Who Must Not Be Named tattoo?

In the end, however, it’s the good guys who win out, right?

dobby tattoo

A fantastically-executed Dobby tattoo – the Free Elf, and he saved Harry’s life to boot.


A Sirius Black tattoo.  And it’s a Gary Oldman tattoo, too!

2. Hogwarts Tattoos

If you wish Hogwarts really existed, and you have your house all picked out (because the Sorting Hat wouldn’t ever put you anywhere but the house you belong), you might choose to get a Harry Potter tattoo related to Hogwarts or one of the houses.


Very nice.


Too bad the photo is so small – this is a great-looking Gryffindor tattoo.


Or maybe you’re more in tune with the intellectually-inclined Ravenclaws.


Or, maybe you’re cunning like a Slytherin.

3. The Dark Mark Tatoo

There is another category for symbols related to Harry Potter, but the Dark Mark, with its insidious implications, deserves its own category.  Here are some examples of Dark Mark tattoos.

dark mark tattoo

dark mark bicep tattoo

death eaters

calling the dark lord

4. The Deathly Hallows

The symbol that represents the Deathly Hallows – the Resurrection Stone, the Cloak of Invisibility, and the Elder Wand, is a popular Harry Potter-related tattoo.

deathly hallows

wonder if they got a group rate?

deathly hallows

deathly hollows 4

deathly hallows page

5. Curses and Spells

For the die-hard fan of the books and movies, there are any number of spells and curses to help you achieve a more obscure Harry Potter tattoo.  Here are some people who got clever.

avada kedavra

Killing curse tattoo on the knees?


The other two unforgivable curses.  Wonder if these and the above tats are all on the same person?

expecto patrronum

Best way to keep Dementors away!


In case you run into a Boggart, this spell will make it appear however you want it to.

i must not tell lies

The nasty spell Doloroes Umbridge cast on Harry to punish him for telling the truth about Voldemort.


To light your way.

6. The Harry Potter Logo

Sometimes, branding works.

Harry Potter Logo

Harry Potter Logo back of neck

harry potter with quote

For the rest of her life.

Harry Potter Hip Tattoo

7. Harry’s Scar Tattoos

Some people want to look like The Boy Who Lived.

Harry Potter Scar

fancy scar

Harry Potter Scar

8. Actual Harry Potter Tattoos

Some people like to get Harry himself tattooed on them.

harry potter

From the book cover.

harry Potter faces

This could have gone into the characters category or the logo category, but since it features Harry prominently, it goes into this category.

artistic harry potter tattoo

This is pretty. Almost too pretty.

harry face closeup

A dramatic close-up of Harry Potter’s face.

9. Objects From Harry Potter Movies Tattoos

Some of the objects that feature prominently in the films and books have made their way onto the bodies of fans.

golden snitch

The golden Snitch.

order of the phoenix

time turner 2

The time turner.

golden snitch 4

More golden snitch.  What the heck body part is this on?

10. Harry Potter Quotes

Certain quotes are very famous parts of the Harry Potter lexicon.

mischeif managed

What you say to close the Maurader’s Map – mischief managed.

solemnly swear

What you say to open the Marauder’s Map – “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”

well organized

we must

wit beyond measure


harry potter happiness tattoo

This could have gone in the Hogwarts-related section as our missing Hufflepuff tattoo, but the quote is so good it belongs in this section as well. Have any Harry Potter Tattoos you want to share?


  1. Dell July 20, 2011 at 7:15 am -

    I don’t even like the Harry Potter movies or books, but the loyalty from fans and what they will put on their bodies relating to Harry Potter is impressive or insane?

    • Danielle November 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm -

      It’s Impressive.
      I’m going to do it. HP is legend.

    • Lulwat February 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm -

      I can’t even question right?

    • Emily March 4, 2012 at 4:14 am -

      Impressive. I get that some people might think it’s dumb or unnecessary, but Harry Potter is childhood to a lot of people out there. You know how people get Tweetie bird? Same thing.

  2. Christian Hollingsworth July 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm -

    Well, JK Rowling can consider it an honor – she’s created culture.

  3. JD September 1, 2011 at 12:43 am -

    Dell, some of them are crazy haha. But I really like the deathly hallows symbol tattoos… Me thinks this fan may have found his second tattoo.

  4. Phoenix September 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm -

    I can see why you put the phoenix tattoo in the list anyway. It is remarkably pretty.

  5. meaner September 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm -

    All tattoos are cool, but I think the best are the coats of herbs.

  6. keln September 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm -

    These guys are only getting laid in the UK now lol. !0 points Griffindor lol.

  7. Arun September 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm -

    Nice Tattoos. I am also a harry potter Movies and books fan.

  8. Jessie September 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm -

    The Dobby tattoo is pretty awesome and the artist did a great job

  9. Katelyn September 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm -

    I can’t believe people got these things permanently etched onto their body! Crazy dedication!

  10. SHankar September 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm -

    Tattoos. Tattoos are just for fun. But people are very crazy about those. I cant imagine.

  11. Bharti September 2, 2011 at 12:21 am -

    See how people are crazy for tattoo and Harry Potter. Now every body can imagine the fame of Harry Potter in the world.

  12. amay September 13, 2011 at 11:16 am -

    A different post!!! spells and curses tattoos are weird

  13. john September 16, 2011 at 7:57 pm -

    my friend has a lightning bolt on his penis

  14. Alice September 17, 2011 at 11:17 am -

    Umbridge doesn’t put a curse on harry for the “I must not tell lies” thing, it’s a special quill that uses his blood.
    I hate to be nitpicky, but get your facts straight.

    • BigOak September 19, 2011 at 6:10 am -

      Alice, thanks for commenting! The quill that Umbridge made Harry use to write his lines was a blood quill – a dark magical object that magically took the blood from Harry’s hand to act as the ink on the parchment. One might assume that a blood quill is a quill cursed using the Dark Arts to perform this awful punishment. Sorry if the wording was misleading – and thanks for your attention to detail.

    • Maham April 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm -

      haha! anyone who disagrees with tht really has missed a big chunk outta the books and movies! btw tht wasnt nitpicky at all it was the truth! xx

  15. Robbie January 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm -

    Just got mine done yesterday! check it out

  16. Ben January 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm -

    i didn’t know j.k. rowling invented the phoenix. i suppose anyone with a tattoo of a dragon was actually imagining norberta

  17. Lulwat February 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm -

    Whadabout Hufflepuff? Oright, they don’t exist

  18. Sydney Mechelle May 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm -

    Im getting an HP scar on my ankle tomorrow. My mother told me it was stupid. I read Harry Potter the year it came out and I fell in love. The books immedietly caught me, and the movies were magical. I loved going to book and movie premires because i didnt have to hide my inner potter geekness.

    I love Harry Potter, its been a part of my life since the idea came out. Im now 19, and still yell have my custom Harry Potter wand and all of the books. I will never forget how much it was a part of my life, so whats the harm of getting a tattoo of it?

  19. Rachel August 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm -

    i’m only thirteen, but i might get one on the back of my shoulder when i’m 18. the harry potter books really changed my life. it would be a quote. maybe “Always.” i like that one :)

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