25 Stunning Literary Tattoos From Books By Your Favorite Female Authors

14. Toni Morrison, Beloved

If you haven’t read this book, do so immediately. This tattoo incorporates both a quote from the novel as well as its imagery.

15. Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

This quote from Dickon in The Secret Garden makes for a lovely tattoo: “A body ‘as to move gentle an’ speak low when wild things is about.”

16. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Gosh, I love that font.

17. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Whether you agree with Rand’s philosophical arguments or not, it is impossible to argue against her being a heavily influential figure in the literary world. While looking for literary tattoos, I came across dozens that were inspired by Atlas Shrugged.

18. Flannery O’Connor, Everything That Rises Must Converge

The cover art from O’Connor’s book was just begging to be put onto a person’s body.

19. Maya Angelou quote

“Now that I know better, I do better” is one of Maya Angelou’s most famous quotes, and with good reason–they are the perfect words to live by.

20. Jane Austen, Persuasion

I know there are already two Jane Austen tattoos on here, but I think this one is so snazzy in its balance, font and placement.

21. Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Wow, the placement and the work here is stunning.

22. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum,” meaning “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” BAM.

23. Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time

Once again, coordinating wrist tattoos rule.

24. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter

What, did you think I forgot her?

25. Joyce Carole Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

22 Literary Tattoos From Books By Your Favorite Female Authors

I got this last year, though I had wanted to have it done for at least two years. I try not to play favorites with my tattoos, lest I grow tired of one of them or something dreadful like that, but this one is very dear to my heart.

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    • Alana Vincenza

      I don’t want to be a giant cliche but my goodness, I want an HP tattoo.

      • Heather C

        You are not alone. I just don’t know of what…probably not a Weasley family portrait though.

      • Samantha Escobar

        Pssst I have a Harry Potter-related one. WORTH IT.

    • LadyClodia

      I love the Margaret Atwood one. Wow, so great!
      I’d love to get another tattoo, but I’m afraid of blacking-out like I did with my first one.

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    • Olivia Wilson

      I love your feet tattoos! Foot tattoo? Foot tattoos? I’m spiraling down the Grammar Rabbit Hole.

    • Abby K.

      So stoked about the Madeline L’Engle one–what a fabulous author, and a super cool tattoo :-D