Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

 

— C. S. Lewis

 

Alice contemplates which side of the mushroom to eat, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Tattoo Artist: Mat Lapping

 

The Beast from Lev Grossman’s The Magician.

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Tattoo Artist: Kelly Doty

 

Tattoo inspired by the novel 100 Years of Solitude.

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Tattoo Artist: Matt Brotka

 

Tattoo inspired by George Orwell’s 1984. Doubleplusgood.

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Tattoo Artist: Lorenzo Loreprod Anzini

 

Tattoo based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Tattoo Artist: Teresa Sharpe

 

Fantastic new school tattoo of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Tattoo Artist: Kelly Doty

 

“Let the wild rumpus start!” Tattoo of Maurice Sendak‘s Where the Wild Things Are.

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Tattoo Artist: Katie, Tattoo-A-Go-Go

 

Log-a-Log from the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

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Tattoo Artist: Kelly Doty

 

Illustrative tattoo inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Tattoo Artist: Jessica Ann White

 

Really unique, surreal, tattoo of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Tattoo Artist: Jonathan Penchoff

 

“Too weird to live, to rare to die.” Great black & grey portrait of Hunter S. Thompson.

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Tattoo Artist: Ryan Hadley

 

Tattoo of Curious George.

Curious George tattoo by Carl Huggins

Tattoo Artist: Carl Huggins