Lord of the Rings Tattoos
Any avid Lord of the Rings fan should be interested in Tolkien-inspired tattoos. Lord of the Rings tattoo designs have so many wild variations from subject to style that there could be one for every person on earth without repeating designs. That might be an exaggeration, but you get the point. The reason this is possible is that the lore behind the stories runs deeper than anything the Lord of the Rings hints at. You can get a taste of that story in the Silmarillion, which goes into depth about the creation story of the famous Middle Earth. There are a multitude of gods—good and bad—which ruled over the realm. But you’re not here to read books! Without further ado, here are some awe-inspiring LOTR tattoos!
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Lord of the Rings Quotes
The most recognizable of designs are the Elvish tattoos. This beautiful script is a functional language, and you can even create your own sayings or even your name to get tattooed with! There are classes that can teach you how to speak Elvish, even though the language is entirely fantasy. Lord of the Rings is full of memorable quotes, along with The Hobbit tattoos. See if you can pick out any you like from these favorites of mine.
- “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
- “Even the smallest person can change the course of history.”
- “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
- “It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.”
- “Not all who wander are lost,” or “Not all those who wander are lost.”
- “The road goes ever on.”
If you’re still looking for a quote, there are quite a few books to inspire you!
Lord of the Rings Cast Tattoos
Middle Earth tattoos don’t have to be pretty Elvish letters or quotes from the book. They can be beautiful depictions of the cast, characters, and scenes of the movies. If you want to check out these LOTR tattoo designs, then check out artists at the same time. Getting an excellent artist is crucial when you want to depict faces of people or characters. And try to avoid just getting their face tattooed—you should invest in the large tattoo designs. Despite being more expensive, it shows more of the character’s personality.
Are you feeling adventurous enough to get a new tattoo yet? The Lord of the Rings is widely regarded as a modern fantasy epic—in other words, it’s going down in history as literature. I would definitely advise that you read the books before you get your tattoo, since the movie is basically an animated Sparknotes version that leaves out some delightful details and the whole appendix. Prepare yourself for a long haul and curious punctuation if you haven’t read the books yet. The ride is well worth it and a tattoo is a wonderful way to commemorate your experience.
If you still feel yourself interested in fantasy novel tattoos but LOTR tattoos just aren’t your thing, then check out our Harry Potter tattoos gallery and the rest of InkDoneRight for inspiration.