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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
wonder if they got a group rate?
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.
Killing curse tattoo on the knees?
The other two unforgivable curses. Wonder if these and the above tats are all on the same person?
Best way to keep Dementors away!
In case you run into a Boggart, this spell will make it appear however you want it to.
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.
For the rest of her life.
7. Harry’s Scar Tattoos
Some people want to look like The Boy Who Lived.
8. Actual Harry Potter Tattoos
Some people like to get Harry himself tattooed on them.
From the book cover.
This could have gone into the characters category or the logo category, but since it features Harry prominently, it goes into this category.
This is pretty. Almost too pretty.
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.
The golden Snitch.
The time turner.
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.
What you say to close the Maurader’s Map – mischief managed.
What you say to open the Marauder’s Map – “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
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?
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