Magical Tattoos of Hogwarts for Witches and Wizards

By Ross Howerton - 
Magical Tattoos of Hogwarts for Witches and Wizards

Because, as J.K. Rowling herself puts it, ‘Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home,’ here are tattoos of the magical school.

Do you wish there was really such a thing as magic and that you could escape from all the insufferable Muggles in the world? Well, all you have to do is crack open one of J.K. Rowling's books or just look at all of these enchanting tattoos of Hogwarts — the place you really wish you were — and, alhomora, you're there.

None of us have received the coveted acceptance letter, much less tried on the Sorting Hat — fingers still crossed — but us wannabe sorcerers and sorceresses will always hold Hogwarts dearly in our hearts and on our bodies, no matter what. We keep it close through the revisiting books, films, and other art forms (fan fiction included [have you read the one where Harry and Ron hook up? It's rad]) so that the magic lives on in our wild imaginations at least. 

Hogwarts has been recreated in almost every style of illustrative tattoos. The school looks absolutely magical in everything from traditional to color realism. You can practically hear potions being concocted and spells being cast in these pieces. The most spellbinding aspect to most tattoos of Hogwarts is how tattooists pair the prestigious institution with other figures from the books and movies, placing it in the background behind a depictions of Dumbledore, Harry, or the elusive Golden Snitch.

Blackwork Hogwarts castle tattoo by Ashley Crow. #blackwork #maraudersmap #HarryPotter #hogwarts #castle #popculture #film

To check out more tattoos based on fan favorites, hop on your broomstick and fly on over to these artists' Instagrams. If you want to get a lightening bolt tattooed on your forehead or a depiction of Hogwarts over your heart, commission on of them to tattoo the school on you.

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