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If you’re a lover of both literature and body modification, you’ll understand the longing to get a book tattoo.

Between quotes, illustrations, and tattoos of just books in general, we’ve compiled some amazing pieces of ink! Here are ten of my favorite, beautiful book tattoos.

And if you can't get enough of them (I sure can't), check out the website Tattoo Lit, now a book published by our friends Harper Perennial.

An illustration from Shel Silverstein’s Falling Up (via TattooLit)

100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (via FYeahTattoos)

Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe (via TattooLit)

From Shakespeare’s The Tempest (via TattooLit)

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (via Contrariwise)

Based on The Odyssey by Homer (via FYeahTattoos)

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (via Contrariwise)

Lord of the Rings Tattoo (via TattooLit)

A tattoo featuring this person’s favorite books (via TattooLit)

A stack of old books (via 25 Hour Books)