17 Tattoos Inspired By Our Favorite Literary Heroines

It's total girl power in here with these beautiful tattoo tributes for some of the most inspiring women in the literary world.

Xaviera year ago in Tattoo Ideas

In a world where the ratio of male superhero to female are 1:6 (I just made that up but let's trust The Avengers), I'm not surprised to find female leads that aren't a.) too lovestruck to be that sensible b.) whose character has as much dimension as an A4 paper or c.) whose main purpose is to serve as a love interest to the male hero.

The literary world offers a wider perspective, though I think I should mention even one of the most loved and idolized literary heroine of our time (Hermione Granger) is still a sidekick at the end of the day. But let's not let the minority issue get in the way of smashing tattoo tributes like these! 

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Katniss Everdeen portrait tattoo, artist unknown. #KatnissEverdeen #portrait tattoo
Katniss Everdeen portrait tattoo, artist unknown. #KatnissEverdeen #portrait tattoo
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Conceptual neotraditional style Hermione Granger portrait tattoo by Jonathan Penchoff. #hp #harrypotter #neotraditional #HermioneGranger #JonathanPenchoff
Conceptual neotraditional style Hermione Granger portrait tattoo by Jonathan Penchoff. #hp #harrypotter #neotraditional #HermioneGranger #JonathanPenchoff
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Looking for Alaska John Green tattoo, artist unknown. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #lookingforAlaska #JohnGreen
Looking for Alaska John Green tattoo, artist unknown. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #lookingforAlaska #JohnGreen

Okay, Looking for Alaska's Alaska Young may not be the most ideal book heroine and leans more toward the category of ‘manic pixie dreamgirl,’ she has her fair share of redeeming qualities.

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Roald Dahl Matilda tattoo by Thunder Swan Tattoo #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #roaldgahl #matilda #thunderswantattoo
Roald Dahl Matilda tattoo by Thunder Swan Tattoo #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #roaldgahl #matilda #thunderswantattoo
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Nancy Drew tattoo by Sammy Winks #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #nancydrew #sammywinks
Nancy Drew tattoo by Sammy Winks #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #nancydrew #sammywinks
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GOT Game of Thrones Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen by Kayley #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #gameofthrones #khaleesinaenerystargaryen #kayley
GOT Game of Thrones Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen by Kayley #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #gameofthrones #khaleesinaenerystargaryen #kayley
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Blackwork Nancy Drew by David Tombu #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #blackwork #nancydrew
Blackwork Nancy Drew by David Tombu #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #blackwork #nancydrew
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Jane Eyre tattoo by opethina #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #janeeyre
Jane Eyre tattoo by opethina #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #janeeyre
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Gone with the Wind Scarlett O Hara portrait by Katelyn Crane #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #portrait #gonewiththewind #scarlettohara #katelyncrane
Gone with the Wind Scarlett O Hara portrait by Katelyn Crane #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #portrait #gonewiththewind #scarlettohara #katelyncrane
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Alice in Wonderland, Alice linework tattoo, artist unknown. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #aliceinwonderland #alice #linework
Alice in Wonderland, Alice linework tattoo, artist unknown. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #aliceinwonderland #alice #linework
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Wicked witch Elphaba heart tattoo, artist unknown. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #wickedwitch #elphaba #hearttattoo
Wicked witch Elphaba heart tattoo, artist unknown. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #wickedwitch #elphaba #hearttattoo
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The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan flapper girl portrait by Nate Beavers. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #thegreatgatsby #daisybuchanan #flappergirl #girlportrait
The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan flapper girl portrait by Nate Beavers. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #thegreatgatsby #daisybuchanan #flappergirl #girlportrait
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Coraline Neil Gaiman tattoo by Teddy Wong. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #coraline #neilgaiman #teddywong
Coraline Neil Gaiman tattoo by Teddy Wong. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #coraline #neilgaiman #teddywong
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LOTR Galadriel neotraditional style tattoo by Veronica Lendel. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #neotraditional #galadriel #lotr #veronicalendel
LOTR Galadriel neotraditional style tattoo by Veronica Lendel. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #neotraditional #galadriel #lotr #veronicalendel
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Harry Potter JKRowling Luna Lovegood tattoo by Kelly Doty #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #harrypotter #jkrowling #lunalovegood #kellydoty
Harry Potter JKRowling Luna Lovegood tattoo by Kelly Doty #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #harrypotter #jkrowling #lunalovegood #kellydoty
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The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy tattoo by joe_rad #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #thewizardofoz #dorothytattoo #joerad
The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy tattoo by joe_rad #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #thewizardofoz #dorothytattoo #joerad
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Emma, Jane Austen tattoo by Jessica Jordan Kreh. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #emma #janeausten #jessicajordankreh
Emma, Jane Austen tattoo by Jessica Jordan Kreh. #literary #literaryheroine #book #bookcharacters #grlpwr #emma #janeausten #jessicajordankreh