It's JK Rowling's Birthday, Here Are Some Magical Tattoos

Today we celebrate the British novelist, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist we know as J.K Rowling. J.K Rowling has earned multiple awards for her work, including the British Book Award, Children's Book of the Year, Carnegie Medal, Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize in Children's Literature, and many more! She also shares her birthday with the protagonist of her series, Harry Potter. In honor of J.K Rowling, we bring you a few awesome tattoos of characters from the adventures of Harry Potter. (Enjoy some fun facts about Rowling too and make sure to comment your favorite below).

Her real name is Joanne Rowling, but her publisher suggested she use a fictitious name because, at the time, they didn't believe boys would want to read a book about a boy wizard that was written by a woman.

Tattoo by: Leonardo Fukuyama

Rowling was an avid reader as a child and based the character of Hermione Granger on her 11-year-old self.

Tattoo by: Cori James

The soul-stealing dementors in the books were based on J.K's struggle with depression. 

Tattoo by: Anrijs Straume

J.K Rowling's series was rejected 12 times before finally getting published; proving if you truly believe in something you should never give up.

Tattoo by: Steph Winters

Of all the loveable Harry Potter characters, one was named after a real person. That name is Natalie McDonald, who was a young girl who wrote to Rowling shortly before she died of cancer.

Tattoo by: Claire Warhus

She completed the first draft of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1996 using a manual typewriter.

Tattoo by: Hayley Spear

Rowling founded the international children's organization Lumos, whose mission is to support the 8 million children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to family life and to end the institutionalization of children. In March 2015, Rowling received the British Red Cross Humanity Award for her charitable work and advocacy for humanitarian causes.

Tattoo by: Patrick Bruno


Rowling made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons in 2003, in an episode where the family visits the U.K.

Tattoo by: Kate Weir

Here's a quote from J.K Rowling, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

Tattoo by: Ashley Tyson

Harry Potter has inspired more than 600,000 pieces of Harry Potter fan fiction.

Tattoo by: Nikko Hurtado



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  • Awesome I love her!!!!

    Holly Williamson

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