Magical Harry Potter Tattoos
Are you ready to feel old? The first Harry Potter book was written in 1997, a whopping 14 years ago! Over the course of ten years, J. K. Rowling churned out seven awe-inspiring books that shaped the literary world into what we know today. Combined with the equally amazing eight-part movie series, Harry Potter remains one of the most prevalent fantasy series in the world! J. K. Rowling has also confirmed that the story of Harry Potter is not over, and on top of that, one of the supplemental books (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) is getting its own movie. The worldwide passion for Harry Potter shows no signs of dimming, nor do these tattoos! The series is so impressive that there are many people who got tattoos dedicated to these series. Whether they are a spell, a heartfelt quote, or a reference to the story, these tattoos carry deep significance to those who wear them.
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Harry Potter Quotes
As I’m sure you know by now, the story of Harry Potter follows an orphaned boy through the most difficult and the most magical part of his life. This combination of struggles and emotions rings true with anyone who reads it, and the number of one-liners contained in those pages is phenomenal. ‘Don’t let the Muggles get you down, darling,’ is a popular phrase that has kept many hopes up in dark times.
Before going to sacrifice himself, Harry Potter uses the resurrection stone to speak with the dearly departed. They tell them that they have always been there, and they will be there until the end. Always is also a reference to Snape’s undying love for Lily.
Harry Potter Spell Tattoos
On top of memorable quotes, the whimsical nature of the story means that there are plenty of words, symbols, and even numbers that are a subtle reference to the stories. Sectum Sempra is a spell that inflicts seven wounds on its target, Lumos lights up the immediate area, and Mischief Managed, while not Latin, is technically a spell to hide the contents of the Marauder’s Map.
9 ¾ is a reference to the train station where students board a train to Hogwarts, the lightning bolt is a reference to Harry Potter’s scar, the triangle symbol represents the Deathly Hallows, and the skull with a snake is a tattoo that signals the wearer is a Death Eater.
These are just a few of the references that you’ll find in Harry Potter tattoos. Fans show their loyalty through ink, art, and images, and this series is so amazing that even the permanence of a tattoo may not be enough to express the monumental nature of these stories.