The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Tattoos


While I’m the first to admit that I’m a bit of a Muggle when it comes to anything Harry Potter related, there’s no denying that the power of this boy wizard is unrelenting, even two decades on from the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. J.K. Rowling can be credited with getting kids interesting in reading and using their imaginations, thereby bringing people from all walks of life (both young and old) together to share their love of Harry Potter.

With seven books, eight movies, countless pieces of merchandise, and even themed areas within Universal Studios in Hollywood, Orlando and Japan, unsurprisingly the Harry Potter fandom has crossed over into the tattoo world.

When you think about it, tattoo artists are not much different to the likes of Harry, Hermione and Ron – they all create magic in their own ways. There’s no wands, but tattoo machines, needles, and ink instead. There’s over 70,000 Harry Potter tattoo images currently shared on Instagram, with dozens more being added daily. I don’t see the popularity for Harry Potter ink waning anytime soon.

Kick back with some homemade butterbeer, then delve into the wizarding world of Harry Potter and celebrate its 20th anniversary with these 30 tattoos.


“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black

Tattoo by Kristian Kimonides


Expecto Patronum!

Tattoo by Ebony Mellowship


“I’ve always wanted to use that spell.” – Professor McGonagall

Tattoo by @villeprinsen


“Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.” – Dumbledore

Tattoo by @val_tatboo


“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

Tattoo by Eddy Lou


“Join me in the forest tonight and confront your fate.” – Lord Voldemort

Tattoo by @tattoosbyjaclyn


“I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules.” – Hermione Granger

Tattoo by @hanahelizabethtattoo


“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Dumbledore

Tattoo by @chrisstockings


“The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal… You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.” – Severus Snape

Tattoo by Kristian Kimonides


“You’re the weak one. And you’ll never know love, or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.” – Harry Potter

Tattoo by @eathantattooer


“Kreacher lives to serve the noble house of Black.” – Kreacher

Tattoo by @earthgrasper


“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore

Tattoo by @gabripais


“…in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends. These cunning folks use any means to achieve their ends.” – The Sorting Hat

Tattoo by @findyoursmile


“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – Hermione Granger

Tattoo by @earthgrasper


 “Well, well, well, look what we have here. It’s Harry Potter. He’s all bright, and shiny, and new again, just in time for the Dark Lord.” – Bellatrix Lestrange

Tattoo by

“Sorry, Professor, but I must not tell lies.” – Harry Potter

Tattoo by @cjwhite.tattoos


[Harry gulps down the Felix Felicis]
Hermione Granger: How do you feel?
Harry Potter: Excellent… really excellent!

Tattoo by @LoganBourbina


“Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them.” – J.K. Rowling

Tattoo by @michelabottin


“I hope they have pudding.” – Luna Lovegood

Tattoo by @tatoosbyspot


“Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!” – Dobby the House Elf

Tattoo by @ben_carlisle_tattooist


“Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him.” – Professor Lupin


“Sirius Black is the reason the Potters are dead.” – Professor McGonagall

Tattoo by Eddy Lou


“You were right, never better. I feel like I can spit fire.” – Neville Longbottom


“Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now, students. If they can do it, why not us?” – Harry Potter

Tattoo by @aj_tattoo


“I can’t let you out, Hedwig. I’m not allowed to use magic outside of school.” – Harry Potter

Tattoo by @j00lie


“Very well, kill him. But wait one more minute. Harry has the right to know why.” – Professor Lupin

Tattoo by @earthgrasper


“You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal. Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil.” – The Sorting Hat

Tattoo by @findyoursmile


“Always…” – Severus Snape

Tattoo by @aaronistattoo


“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter

Tattoo by Rachi Brains


“…in wise old Ravenclaw, if you’ve a ready mind, where those of wit and learning, will always find their kind.” – The Sorting Hat

Tattoo by @jawtattoos



Originally published June 27, 2017 –