15 literary tattoos that will inspire book lovers to get more ink

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The lamppost from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Much like J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, C.S. Lewis’ novels often serve as an introduction to fantasy stories for younger readers. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia series tells the story of a magical realm full of good and evil, often from the perspective of a group of siblings—although certain novels go into the history behind Narnia as well.

One of the more commonly read installments in The Chronicles of Narniaparticularly in schoolsis The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This book begins Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy’s stories, and it kicks off their adventures in Narnia, a land they discover by crawling into an old wardrobe.

One of the major symbols that allows the four siblings to find their way to and from Narnia in the book is a lamppost. The streetlamp is located in the middle of the woods, and it marks the entrance to Narnia—just as it symbolizes the beginning of the siblings’ adventures.

Readers looking to have their own adventures can show off their love of Lewis’ magical world by tattooing this lamppost to their skin. Surrounded by Narnia’s trees and snowy landscape, just like it is in this particular tattoo, the lamppost makes a perfect larger piece. Of course, there are plenty of ways to design it so that it will fit a smaller section of skin, too.