They’re kind of cool, and a great place to find unexpected pieces of literature. Tattoos that feature literary works give an unexpected twist to reading, kind of like science tattoos. Since literature and tattoos both use ink, however, perhaps they naturally gravitate towards each other.
We have passages from Dickens inscribed on forearms, while other tattoos borrow images from the cover art of a dust jacket, such as the 'Fight Club' logo from Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. Also classed as literary tattoos are illustrations from the pages of books such as “The Velveteen Rabbit” or “Where the Wild Things Are.”