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

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The crow and the cup from Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse is full of world building and characters that readers won’t forget once they’ve closed her books. So many Grishaverse fans have become absorbed in Kaz Brekker’s schemes, and it’s difficult to not be enamored with his gang after reading Six of Crows.

Fans of Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology can really feel like they’re part of the Dregs by getting tattoos like this one, which features the main symbol of Kaz’s gang: the crow and the cup. There are plenty of ways artists can interpret the symbol, meaning that the design of the image is flexible. And again, this one can go almost anywhere on the body, though it fits well on the arm.

The meaning behind the crow and the cup, and particularly the crow, is one that’s discussed during Crooked Kingdomwhen Kaz tells Inej that he chose the crow symbol because crows remember the faces of those who have wronged them and those who have been kind to them.

“NMNF” is also written on the bottom of this tattoo, an abbreviation for the Dregs’ favorite saying: “No mourners, no funerals.” This is something the characters say to one another often throughout the book, especially when they’re about to embark on a dangerous mission. It’s a saying plenty of fans have adopted, so it makes sense to include it in the tattoo.