Books·Posted on Feb 7, 201726 Literary Tattoos That Are Borderline GeniusRead it and weep.by Spencer AlthouseBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink We asked the BuzzFeed Community to send us their book-inspired tattoos. Here are the incredible results. 1. buzzfeed.com I absolutely love Harry Potter, but I wanted to add a musical element. The "M" has a small eighth rest drawn in, so the tattoo means “rest in the light!”—bethanyb4 2. buzzfeed.com This little tattoo on my ankle was inspired by my favorite book since I was a child, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.—kellith6 3. buzzfeed.com In The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, there’s a passage about sitting under a fig tree and seeing each fig as a different possibility for the future and starving to death because “I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest.” I’ve never related to a passage in literature as much as that one.—jerikac 4. buzzfeed.com I read Looking for Alaska while recovering from my eating disorder. I was at the lowest place in my life and was desperately looking for something. This line helped me realize that we are in far more control than we think. It helped save me from myself.—kelseya4e 5. buzzfeed.com The Hogwarts skyline.—tannerg47 6. buzzfeed.com I have the death's-head hawkmoth from The Silence of the Lambs novel. I thought this was a cool, different, and low-key way to show my love of Hannibal and true crime in general.—eliseh6 7. buzzfeed.com A bright, powerful spell in Stephen King and Peter Straub’s Black House, "d'yamba" is such a simple word, but that green feels like it has its own inner light, and reminds me daily that there are bright, powerful, and wondrous things in the world.—peppone 8. buzzfeed.com From East of Eden.—kbakertrapp 9. buzzfeed.com A quote from Stephen King’s Duma Key.—stacia 10. buzzfeed.com The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg from The Great Gatsby.—ashleya55 11. buzzfeed.com “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.” —Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar—kaya41 12. Watership Down.—elizabeths48 13. buzzfeed.com Go, go, go, said the bird: human kindcannot bear very much reality.–T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton—smritis45 14. buzzfeed.com Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan.—tessap4 15. buzzfeed.com I have the invisible child from Tove Jansson's short story with the same name. Having grown up with Tales From Moominvalley, it was just a matter of time before I chose to immortalize my childhood memories.—cefroberg 16. buzzfeed.com This is my Peter Pan tattoo. Located on my right wrist, this leads me to Neverland.—andyc46 17. buzzfeed.com My favorite Shakespearean quote, from The Tempest. Even though in the play it has a slightly different context, I’ve always loved the idea that everything you’ve done makes up who you are, but it’s only the start; what’s yet to come is the real story.—ellyi 18. buzzfeed.com My entire right arm is Gatsby-themed, but this was the first piece of it to be completed. The most lousy broad in all literature, Daisy Buchanan (done by James Hall at Shaman Tattoo in Austin).—samedwards08 19. buzzfeed.com I've always been the biggest Harry Potter fan, and I absolutely adore my most recent tattoo!—theloonymarauder 20. buzzfeed.com White Tree of Gondor from The Lord of the Rings.—mikaylajwalker 21. buzzfeed.com “Timshel,” the Hebrew word for “thou mayest” from East of Eden by John Steinbeck.—catherinea45 22. From Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.—megking30 23. buzzfeed.com A line from Richard Siken’s "Scheherazade."—ashleyb171 24. buzzfeed.com J.R.R. Tolkien's drawing of Smaug from the original manuscript of The Hobbit.—meganmichaels 25. buzzfeed.com Alice in Wonderland.—michellec42 26. buzzfeed.com The Deathly Hallows, with Hermione’s wand, beautiful greenery, and, of course, "Always."—marissak4 Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter!