As I searched last week for Twilight tattoos, I came across something equally disturbing:
A frighteningly large number of Harry Potter tattoos.
I'm guessing most of the tattoo-ees will wish they'd never gotten that permanent drawing of Daniel Radcliffe on their forearm 20 years from now, but Paul Croft, pictured at the left, is already regretting his massive Dumbledore tattoo, which he got as a surprise for his five children.
Shortly after the tattoo was finished, Harry Potter author JK Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay.
"It's been terrible," Croft told the U.K. Sun. "I've always liked Dumbledore -- just not in that way. I went into work and everyone was sniggering ..."
Want to see more Harry Potter tattoos? You know you do!
Harry, Hermione, and Ron might have grown up, but not on this guy's forearm ...
Real pain, that is ...
Forget the Crips and the Bloods. If you let on that you're a member of the House of Slytherin, you'll really strike fear into people's hearts ... (That well-ordered shoe rack in the background makes him seem EVEN MORE MENACING, doesn't it?)
This is Harry Potter from that alternate ending, where Voldemort ended up killing Harry and they found his body three days later ...
Hmmmmm ... I think antipsychotic drugs may be the best hope you have. But what do I know?
Good thing there's a caption on this tat. Otherwise, I might have mistaken that thing for Yoda.
Wait a second. Isn't that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Tattooed? UH OH ...
OMG dot com.
Awww, how cute! A Harry Potter charm bracelet! After all, why narrow it down to just one HP symbol when you have so many to choose from?
Dude. Is that a young boy wizard on your forearm? Now that's badass.
I don't think this fan will ever have to worry about anyone copying this tattoo ...
I'm pretty sure this means "Loser" in English.
From the tattoo's owner: "This is my Snape tattoo. I’ve been reading Harry Potter for over half my life now, and the books honestly mean so much more to me than I could ever explain. Snape has been my favorite character forever, and I am proud to say that I always had faith in him. This tattoo shows his love for Lily, always. It also represents that the book series and his character will always have a huge place in my heart."
Hardcore, my friends. HARDCORE.