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28 Tattoos Inspired by Lord of the Rings

Updated May 9, 2019 18k votes 2.7k voters 202.5k views28 items

JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe enormous enough that there's an endless supply of tattoos fans can get to show their love of the most epic fantasy tale ever told. The world of Middle Earth is also ripe with badass images worthy of ink. Orcs, Dragons, Dwarves, Nazgul, Ents, the Balrog! It's a veritable who's who of fantasy glory.

Treasured books or films are often the best way to go with tattoos, since tatts are extremely personal and every shade of permanent. Lord of the Rings stands as a masterpiece of both literature and film, so it's a natural choice for ink inspiration. Whether you're into the books or the movies, the odds are you're a lifelong fan, so you won't be embarrassed flashing a Gollum tattoo decades down the line.

We've rounded up the best tattoos inspired by Lord of the Rings in one place! Whether they're from The Hobbit or Return of the King, these are true works of art inspired by one of the greatest pieces of literature every written! Vote up your favorites below!
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    Keeping It Subtle

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    Anybody Speak Elvish?

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    The White Tree of Gondor

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    "Gah, We're Lost. Take Your Shirt Off"

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