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.


Tattoo Artist: Mat Lapping


The Beast from Lev Grossman’s The Magician.

Lev Grossman, The Magicians, tattoo of The Beast by Kelly Doty

Tattoo Artist: Kelly Doty


Tattoo inspired by the novel 100 Years of Solitude.


Tattoo Artist: Matt Brotka


Tattoo inspired by George Orwell’s 1984. Doubleplusgood.


Tattoo Artist: Lorenzo Loreprod Anzini


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


Tattoo Artist: Teresa Sharpe


Fantastic new school tattoo of Edgar Allan Poe.


Tattoo Artist: Kelly Doty


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

Where the Wild Things Are tattoo

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


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


Tattoo Artist: Kelly Doty


Illustrative tattoo inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.


Tattoo Artist: Jessica Ann White


Really unique, surreal, tattoo of Edgar Allan Poe.


Tattoo Artist: Jonathan Penchoff


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

Hunter S. Thompson tattoo ryan hadley

Tattoo Artist: Ryan Hadley


Tattoo of Curious George.

Curious George tattoo by Carl Huggins

Tattoo Artist: Carl Huggins