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10 Amazing Lord of the Rings Tattoos

One thing is true about Lord of the Rings fans: They really, really love the Lord of the Rings.

So much so that they get tattoos, big tattoos, beautiful tattoos, tattoos even better than the Great Gatsby tattoo in this post.

Jason, one of the editors on my team (not Brandon, the editor who guest-posted yesterday), has dedicated his entire left arm to Lord of the Rings tattoos. It’s impressive.

This is what it looks like.

That’s Barad-dur (Sauron’s tower)at the bottom, with the Lord of the Nazgul further up, followed by some elvish song Frodo sings, or something like that, at the top.

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A little farther up is detailed drawing of Grey Havens, the Elvish port that appears at the end of the story.

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Jason’s LOTR ink inspired me, and I decided to see what else, both good and bad, we could find in the form of LOTR tattoos on the web. And we all know the web never disappoints with these things.

Here are 9 other pretty impressive LOTR tattoos:

Dude. This is, like, art. Serious art.

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Source: holykaw.alltop.com

 

That is an entire back, dedicated to The Lord of the Rings, with Gandalf as the star. How long must this have taken? Take that Jason’s left arm!

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Source: Flavorwire

 

Holy crap! Is this one even real? Is this real? Do you think this is real? Can this be real?

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Source: Jamieleeparker.com

 

This might be the most frightening tattoo I’ve ever seen. An angry Gollum, with Sauron’s eye in the background. How can this person sleep at night with that on their arm?

 

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Source: Rattatattoo

 

This one’s simple, but I like it. Might be good for someone who isn’t into the over-the-top back tattoos. More elvish here, too.

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 Source: Pinterest

 

This is a really big Gandalf. And there’s a naked woman as his puppet. This might be the first NSFW post ever on 101 Books.

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Source: Trickfist

My Lord, this next one’s a frightening tattoo. Can you imagine seeing this guy on the beach? Hey, there’s Sauron’s eye staring at you while you’re sipping a Margarita and building a sand castle with your four year old.

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Source: Pinterest

 

This one is intense, but it’s pretty good. I would never get the ring tattooed on me, but it’s really well done.

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Source: Geeky Fan Boy

 

All right. That’s not just a tattoo of Arwen. That’s a tattoo of Liv Tyler. That’s creepy.

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Source: Radagast.hubpages.com 

 

Seriously, google “Lord of the Rings tattoos” and you’ll spend the rest of the day on the internet. They’re more frequent on the web than Mark Twain quotes.

Do you have a LOTR tattoo? Share it with us! What’s your favorite one above?

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Not Brandon #

    Ha! You work with nerds. Although that Brandon guy sounds really good looking and interesting.

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    July 18, 2014
  2. Beautiful tattoos but all I can think is “Ouch! Ouch!”

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    July 18, 2014
  3. Those are pretty interesting tattoos. People are really going for theme tattoos now. I’ve seen a lot of amazing Star Wars tattoos as well.

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    July 18, 2014
  4. I love the Ent and Elvish but could never put the Eye of Sauron on me. CREEPY!

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    July 18, 2014
    • I agree. Isn’t that one creepy?

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      July 18, 2014
      • It would scare me if I randomly saw it out and about.

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        July 18, 2014
  5. If I may speak for the 30,000 of us who follow your blog, we come here because we love story (and we think you are a great writer). You put forward an interesting idea, but I kept wondering, why would anyone want these tattoos? Most of the time you send us somewhere else on the internet to see what’s out there, but this time, Jason is just a story waiting to be told! Please consider making more of Jason here and letting him tell his story–what motivated him to put those images on his arm? How did he connect with the book so deeply that he wanted to make it a permanent part of his identity? And why those specific images?

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    July 18, 2014
    • Ha. Great point, Erik! Maybe I’ll have to explore that idea with Jason. He’s obviously a big fan and would have some interesting stories to tell.

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      July 18, 2014
  6. Mark Jones #

    Hey,
    I was just cruising through book blogs, seeing if I could get some ideas for mine, and I found this one. A brilliant blog, it made my day. Thank you.

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    July 19, 2014
  7. The ring is amazing. Simple, but the colors and the design are really nice.

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    July 20, 2014
  8. Those might be one of the most intense tattoos I’ve ever seen.

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    July 20, 2014
  9. awesome,hope you don?t mind if I share this

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    September 15, 2014

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