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15 Harry Potter Tattoos That Are Pure Magic

The Horcruxes

This is a jaw-dropping tattoo. The more you look at it, the more horcruxes you see. At first, you may only notice Nagini and the goblet, but then you notice the diadem, ring, diary, and every last one of Voldemort’s horcruxes. Perfection.

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Glow-in-the-Dark "Lumos"

Glow-in-the-dark tattoos have become very popular, since they’re easier to hide--and we can’t think of a better spell than “Lumos” (which summons light) to use for one! 

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Gryffindor Lion

Animal tattoos are very difficult to execute, but this Gryffindor lion looks like he’s about to come right off this guy’s arm and attack you! The tattoo artist also made the remainder of the piece look like wrought iron, and I think Godric Gryffindor himself would love it.

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The Dark Mark

Even though the Dark Mark is sinister, I love that someone was devoted enough to actually tattoo it on their forearm, just like the Death Eaters. It’s flawlessly done and completely accurate to the books. Bravo, Potterhead. You may have some evil tendencies, but bravo.

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Bellatrix Lestrange

I’m not sure why anyone would want this evil witch on their arm, but I have to say, it’s beautifully done. Bellatrix’s face gives me chills, and the Dark Mark over her head completes the scene and the overall malevolent vibe.

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The Deathly Hallows

This tattoo is simple but powerful. I love the details put into the wand, ring, and cloak, and the pop of purple makes it look all the more magical. As the most important symbol of the series, I can see why many people would want this tattooed on themselves.

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Hogwarts Castle

This tattoo is massive and impeccably detailed, plus they decided to use a wonderfully rebellious quote that's perfect for a tattoo. I’m sold. I didn’t notice at first that this tattoo also includes the little first-year boats, which makes this a complete masterpiece!

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Dumbledore's Snitch

This snitch-themed tattoo is the perfect example of a time when less is more. The theme is simple, the color scheme is simple--and it all works together so well!

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Dobby: A Free Elf

Admit it: You’re a little choked up after looking at this one. Dobby was one of the most selfless characters in the whole series and he got mistreated by a lot of people. This tattoo beautifully commemorates his freedom!

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The Mirror of Erised

I was always fascinated by the mystical Mirror of Erised. I love this rendition of it, and I also adore that this Potterhead’s deepest desire is to be a part of the wizarding world, symbolized by the Hogwarts Express. It speaks for all of us Harry Potter fans!

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Severus Snape

Wow. As someone who isn’t generally a fan of portrait tattoos, I am completely enamored by this one. It’s so well done, and the “Always” at the bottom outlined in white makes this tattoo one of my favorites. Just look at the details!

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Minimalist Harry Potter Glasses and Scar

Big, flashy tattoos aren’t for everyone, but this one, inspired by Harry’s glasses and lightning-shaped scar, proves that minimalism can still be a work of art! 

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Nine and Three-Quarters

There’s a lot packed into this one, small wrist tattoo! You’ve got the 9 ¾, which is a nod to the platform where the Hogwarts Express arrives, but if you look closely, you’ll also see a lightning bolt and the symbol for the Deathly Hallows too!

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The Sorting Hat

This Sorting Hat tattoo is the perfect choice for someone who can’t make it to Hogwarts for the real thing. Let’s just hope this person was hoping for Slytherin! 

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Dementor and Patronus

I love the minimalism of this tattoo and what it represents. On the surface, it’s a well-designed dementor and a Patronus, but if you dig deeper, the dementor represents all of the evil and heartache that Harry had to endure, and the Patronus symbolizes his strength and bravery though all of it. Simply beautiful.

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