Harry Potter Tattoo Ideas and Photos!

Updated on April 22, 2019
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Harry Potter tattoo ideas and images!
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Getting a Harry Potter tattoo is something lots of fans decide to do. I’ve seen so many people with the dark mark, the Deathly Hallows symbol, lightning bolt scars, and the word “always” tattooed on them over the past few years. While these are all great ideas, there’s so much more to the Harry Potter universe that you can use for your body art, and there are tons of other, different ways to symbolise your love for Harry Potter.

Here are some fantastic, unique Harry Potter tattoo ideas and suggestions!

Harry Potter Tattoo Symbols

You can get something (a symbol or image) that’s loosely related to Rowling's series to signify your love for the books and movies without resorting to symbols that are too obvious... like a picture of Hedwig.

Symbolic tattoos are nice because they're almost like a secret. Maybe only other Harry Potter fans will understand the reference, and people who aren’t familiar with the books might just see it as some beautiful art work.

A symbolic tattoo is a good fail-safe in case you (heaven forbid!) ever grow out of your love of Harry Potter. If you stop loving the series but still have the tattoo, you might reinterpret a symbol and use it to represent something else, something that still has meaning for you.

Harry Potter Symbols That Make Great Tattoos:

  • three stars (like the symbol at the top of every page)
  • a wand (or a hand holding a wand) (makes a great finger tattoo!)
  • a vial of potion (with a label describing it... or not!)
  • a deathly hallows symbol
  • a Marauder's Map
  • a line of footprints (as seen on the Marauder's Map)
  • 9¾ (the Hogwart's train platform number)
  • a flying key
  • Harry's glasses
  • Harry's lightning bolt scar

I really like the idea of the stars from the book pages. It’s small and tasteful, and not easily recognisable as something from the Harry Potter universe, but other fans will get it straight away.

Even the tattoos of the wands aren’t specifically tied to the series (the elder wand is, of course, but non-Potter fans won’t recognise it, anyway); it could just be a wand that’s symbolic for magic or witches, etc.

The Marauder's Map footprints are nice, too. While fans will instantly relate them to The Prisoner of Azkaban book and movie, they aren’t immediately recognisable to the series.

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Book page stars tattooWand tattooFelix Felicis tattooElder Wand tattooDeathly Hallows and wand tattooMarauder's Map footprints tattooPlatform 9 3/4 tattooHarry Potter flying key tattoo
Book page stars tattoo
Book page stars tattoo
Wand tattoo
Wand tattoo
Felix Felicis tattoo
Felix Felicis tattoo
Elder Wand tattoo
Elder Wand tattoo
Deathly Hallows and wand tattoo
Deathly Hallows and wand tattoo
Marauder's Map footprints tattoo
Marauder's Map footprints tattoo | Source
Platform 9 3/4 tattoo
Platform 9 3/4 tattoo
Harry Potter flying key tattoo
Harry Potter flying key tattoo

Minimalist Harry Potter Tattoo Ideas

I really love minimalist tattoos in general; I love sparse colour, neat line work, and few details. If the minimalist look is your tattoo aesthetic, why not get a minimalist Harry Potter tattoo, too? You don’t have to get a full-colour replica of Hogwarts just because you want a Harry Potter tattoo.

  • a simple line drawing of the deathly hallows symbol
  • an outline of a patronus (yours or one from the series)
  • an outline of Hogwarts (or any of the HP characters)
  • a snitch... or a snitch's wings combined with another HP symbol
  • any simple, artistic combination of any Harry Potter symbols (mix-and-match!)

Minimalist Harry Potter Tattoos:

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Wand and Deathly Hallows tattooExpecto Patronum tattooMoony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs tatttooHogwarts outline tattooDeathly Hallow and Snitch tattooPatronus tattoosLightning bolt tattooHarry's glasses and scar tattooSnitch tattooHarry Potter symbols tattooSnitch tattooDeathly Hallows and wand tattoo
Wand and Deathly Hallows tattoo
Wand and Deathly Hallows tattoo
Expecto Patronum tattoo
Expecto Patronum tattoo | Source
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs tatttoo
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs tatttoo | Source
Hogwarts outline tattoo
Hogwarts outline tattoo | Source
Deathly Hallow and Snitch tattoo
Deathly Hallow and Snitch tattoo | Source
Patronus tattoos
Patronus tattoos
Lightning bolt tattoo
Lightning bolt tattoo
Harry's glasses and scar tattoo
Harry's glasses and scar tattoo
Snitch tattoo
Snitch tattoo
Harry Potter symbols tattoo
Harry Potter symbols tattoo
Snitch tattoo
Snitch tattoo
Deathly Hallows and wand tattoo
Deathly Hallows and wand tattoo

Harry Potter Tattoos: Characters and Houses

I’ve gone over some of the more understated Harry Potter tattoo options, but why not show your love loud and proud with your favourite Harry Potter character, or Hogwarts house tattooed somewhere on you? There are some really great ideas out there for character and house art tattoos, and I’m sure you can find a way to represent your house or favourite character from the series.

Here are some great examples of Harry Potter characters and Hogwarts House tattoos:

  • A Hogwarts crest (showing all four houses) in any color or style of your choice.
  • The Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Slytherin house symbols. (Why not show off where you were sorted on your body with a beautiful tattoo? Just make sure you get officially sorted by JK Rowling on the Pottermore site, first!)
  • A portrait of any Harry Potter character, done realistically or in a manga style. I also like the more quirky Pop Toy and Lego styles.
  • A detailed portrait of your favorite creature (pixie, dementor, dragon, hippogriff, etc.).

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Hogwarts crest watercolour tattooRavenclaw watercolour tattooHufflepuff tattooGryffindor tattooHarry Funko Pop Toy tattooHermione tattooHarry tattooLego Harry tattooRon Lego tattooRon's sweater tattooLuna Lovegood tattooHagrid tattooDobby sock tattooCornish Pixie tattoo
Hogwarts crest watercolour tattoo
Hogwarts crest watercolour tattoo
Ravenclaw watercolour tattoo
Ravenclaw watercolour tattoo
Hufflepuff tattoo
Hufflepuff tattoo | Source
Gryffindor tattoo
Gryffindor tattoo
Harry Funko Pop Toy tattoo
Harry Funko Pop Toy tattoo
Hermione tattoo
Hermione tattoo
Harry tattoo
Harry tattoo
Lego Harry tattoo
Lego Harry tattoo
Ron Lego tattoo
Ron Lego tattoo
Ron's sweater tattoo
Ron's sweater tattoo
Luna Lovegood tattoo
Luna Lovegood tattoo
Hagrid tattoo
Hagrid tattoo
Dobby sock tattoo
Dobby sock tattoo
Cornish Pixie tattoo
Cornish Pixie tattoo

Elaborate Harry Potter Tattoo Design Ideas

Why not go all out and get a full-colour, huge Harry Potter tattoo? You can go all the way with your idea and get some more elaborate artwork without it looking over-the-top or gaudy. There’s some really gorgeous Harry Potter tattoos that incorporate several ideas and concepts from the books and films, or maybe you just want to recreate your favourite artwork from the book, or your favourite scene.

  • a portrait of Hedwig (with or without a delivery!)
  • the Hogwarts castle (from any angle)
  • the whole cover of your favorite Harry Potter book
  • a goblet, time turner, remembrall, horcrux, or other magical device

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Hogwarts castle tattoo
Hogwarts castle tattoo
Harry Potter book tattoo
Harry Potter book tattoo
Hedwig tattoo
Hedwig tattoo
Harry Potter characters tattoo
Harry Potter characters tattoo
Dark Mark tattoo
Dark Mark tattoo
Castle and letter tattoo
Castle and letter tattoo
Harry Potter symbols tattoo
Harry Potter symbols tattoo
Harry Potter series characters tattoo
Harry Potter series characters tattoo
Hogwarts castle tattoo
Hogwarts castle tattoo
Hogwarts castle tattoo
Hogwarts castle tattoo
Owl and Deathly Hallows tattoo
Owl and Deathly Hallows tattoo
Stag tattoo
Stag tattoo
Time Turner tattoo
Time Turner tattoo
Deathly Hallows floral tattoo
Deathly Hallows floral tattoo

Harry Potter Quotes to Use as Tattoos

Since the Harry Potter series wouldn’t exist without the books, it makes sense to get a Harry Potter quote tattoo. JK Rowling has a wonderful way with words, and there are some fantastic quotes and phrases from the books that would look fantastic as a tattoo.

Great Harry Potter Tattoo Quotes

  • “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  • “There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
  • “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
  • "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."
  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
  • "When in doubt, go to the library."
  • "Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."
  • "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
  • “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
  • "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
  • “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
  • “Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
  • “Until the very end.”
  • “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”
  • “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
  • “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
  • “The ones that love us never really leave us.”
  • “After all this time?”
  • “Always.”
  • “All was well.”

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"Of course it it is happening in your head" tattoo
"Of course it it is happening in your head" tattoo
Mischief managed tattoo
Mischief managed tattoo
Until the very end tattoo
Until the very end tattoo
Lumos tattoo
Lumos tattoo
Dumbledore movie quote tattoo
Dumbledore movie quote tattoo
Don't let the Muggles get you down tattoo
Don't let the Muggles get you down tattoo
Movie quote tattoo
Movie quote tattoo
Nox and Lumos tattoos
Nox and Lumos tattoos
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good tattoo
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good tattoo
Lumos tattoo
Lumos tattoo
Movie quote tattoo
Movie quote tattoo
Death is the next great adventure tattoo
Death is the next great adventure tattoo
I must not tell lies tattoo
I must not tell lies tattoo
All was well tattoo
All was well tattoo

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