Harry Potter: 25 beautiful tattoo designs inspired by JK Rowling’s books

These 25 Harry Potter inspired tattoos are absolutely beautiful, tasteful, and oh-so discreet

Harry Potter tattoos

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Harry Potter fans will absolutely love these clever tattoo designs, all of which have been inspired by the magical wizarding world dreamed up by the magnificent JK Rowling.

From quotes to spells, motifs to illustrations, you’re sure to find an ink to suit your stye.

Check it out…

1) The Deathly Hallows

“Together, they make the Deathly Hallows. Together, they make one master of death.”

This design is iconic nowadays - and we love the beautiful meaning behind it.

2) The lightning bolt

“Mr. Ollivander touched the lightning scar on Harry's forehead with a long, white finger…”

It is a mark of all Harry experienced - and of all he was to become.

What better tattoo to pay tribute to The Boy Who Lived, eh?

3) The stars

“For in our dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own…”

We love how simple this tattoo is; definitely one for TRUE fans of the books, we say!

4) Lumos nox

“Lumos… nox!”

The perfect wand trick for any wizard looking to create nighttime mischief - lumos lights your way, and nox shrouds you in darkness.


5) Lumos


A new spin on the previous tattoo design.

6) Always

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.

This design is even more poignant now that we’ve lost our beloved Alan Rickman, the talented actor who portrayed Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.

7) Platform 9 3/4

“I’ll meet you at Platform 9 and 3/4…”

Sure, the platform at King’s Cross may hold a secret portal to a magical world - but your mind is the most magical place of all.

8) Harry Potter

“The only thing Harry liked about his own appearance was a very thin scar on his forehead…”

This is so cute and perfect; we love it!

9) The Marauder’s Map

“Nitwit Blubber Odment Tweak…”

Not quite so discreet, we’ll grant you that - but it’s a positive work of art!

10) The golden snitch

“I open at the close…”

You could be referring to a lighthearted Quidditch match, or the moment that Harry was rejoined by his lost loved ones as he walked out to face death… either way, this little snitch design is gorgeous.

11) Hedwig

“Hedwig gave him a loving nip…”

Hedwig taught us about the pain of departure and the loss of innocence - making this a truly beautiful and meaningful tattoo design.

12) Swish and flick

“Wingardium Leviosa…”

It’s a firm reminder of the moment Hermione Granger established herself as a very clever witch - and not someone to be messed with.

13) The Hogwarts letter

“We'll get the letter, you and me."

Why not start off your Harry Potter tattoo collection with the letter that started it all?

14) Felix felicis

“One tiny bottle of Felix Felicis,” said Slughorn, taking a minuscule glass bottle with a cork in it out of his pocket and showing it to them all. “Enough for twelve hours’ luck. From dawn till dusk, you will be lucky in everything you attempt.”

Liquid luck, wherever you go - perfect!

15) Dumbledore’s lesson

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of places, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

There’s a reason so many people are inspired by this wonderful quote, you know.

16) A magic wand

“The wand chooses the wizard.”

Will yours be hawthorn and dragon heartstring, or holly and phoenix feather?

17) The patronus

“Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.”

Why not have your own permanent patronus - or guardian - close by at all times?

18) The Nimbus 2000

"That's not just a broomstick, Harry, it's a Nimbus 2000!"

Harry Potter’s first broom gave him the power to soar - and the confidence to believe in himself, after so long trapped in his cupboard under the stairs. This simple design is a firm reminder of his first taste of freedom.

19) Mischief managed

“I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good.”

This is perfect for those wishing to unleash their mischievous side… and embrace their inner Weasley twin!

20) Dumbledore’s goodbye

“Death is but the next great adventure…”

A fitting tribute for those who have loved and lost.

21) Hogwarts

"The castle is a stronghold of ancient magic."

This simple silhouette design is a perfect tribute to Hogwarts itself.

22) Mischief managed

"Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs

Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers

are proud to present


We love these tiny footprints, as seen on the Marauder’s Map - they’re just too cute!

23) Obliviate

"If there's one thing I pride myself on, it's my Memory Charms."

Dreamy and whimsical, this spell is perfectly suited to a text tattoo.

24) Expecto patronum

"This ancient and mysterious charm conjures a magical guardian, a projection of all your most positive feelings. The Patronus Charm is difficult, and many witches and wizards are unable to produce a full, corporeal Patronus, a guardian which generally takes the shape of the animal with whom they share the deepest affinity. You may suspect, but you will never truly know what form your Patronus will take until you succeed in conjuring it."

Summon a patronus to your side whenever you need one.

25) The quill

"Quills are useful for writing."

Whether you’re using a Quick Quotes Quill, a la Rita Skeeter, or just an ordinary quill, you’re guaranteed to be able to write more easily with one of these on your arm.

Which of these Harry Potter inspired tattoos is your favourite?

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