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
“I’ve always wanted to use that spell.” – Professor McGonagall
“Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.” – Dumbledore
“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
“Join me in the forest tonight and confront your fate.” – Lord Voldemort
“I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules.” – Hermione Granger
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Dumbledore
“The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal… You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.” – Severus Snape
“You’re the weak one. And you’ll never know love, or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.” – Harry Potter
“Kreacher lives to serve the noble house of Black.” – Kreacher
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore
“…in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends. These cunning folks use any means to achieve their ends.” – The Sorting Hat
“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – Hermione Granger
“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
“Sorry, Professor, but I must not tell lies.” – Harry Potter
[Harry gulps down the Felix Felicis]
Hermione Granger: How do you feel?
Harry Potter: Excellent… really excellent!
“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
“I hope they have pudding.” – Luna Lovegood
“Dobby never meant to kill! Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure!” – Dobby the House Elf
“Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him.” – Professor Lupin
“Sirius Black is the reason the Potters are dead.” – Professor McGonagall
“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
“I can’t let you out, Hedwig. I’m not allowed to use magic outside of school.” – Harry Potter
“Very well, kill him. But wait one more minute. Harry has the right to know why.” – Professor Lupin
“You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal. Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil.” – The Sorting Hat
“Always…” – Severus Snape
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter
“…in wise old Ravenclaw, if you’ve a ready mind, where those of wit and learning, will always find their kind.” – The Sorting Hat
Originally published June 27, 2017 – http://inkedaustralia.com/2017/06/27/harry-potter-tattoos/