12/18/2012 01:43 pm ET

12 Tattoos Inspired By Famous Books

We’ve seen librarian tattoos, geeky tattoos, sci-fi and video game tattoos, but now it’s a chance for the more educated tattooees to show off their ink with these fantastic literary tattoos.

Special thanks to Contrariwise, a site specializing in literary-inspired tattoos. While not every tattoo here was pulled from that site, a good number were.

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