In my online meanderings, I've noticed that several blogs and sites have recently devoted their attention to literary tattoos. Here's a round-up:
With the exception of Fight Club, the top-ranking books according to Publisher's Weekly that inspire tattoos are children's lit or high school required reading.
In my own browsing, I've noticed quotes and/or images from the following children's books keep cropping up: various Dr. Seuss books, Harry Potter, The Hungry Little Caterpillar, and The Growing Tree.
There are also countless examples of cartoon character tattoos, which arguably work in the same way, or are chosen for the same reasons, as children's book tattoos.
We often have a deep emotional connection to books we loved as children. Perhaps the children's book tattoo is like a rune or a good luck charm, continually connecting the wearer and the viewer with the positive aspects of childhood.
Anyone out there with a children's lit tattoo want to speak to its meaning for you?