Literary Tattoos: Jane Austen

Welcome back to another Literary Tattoo post – click the link to check out the others in my series!

This particular post is going to showcase Jane Austen inspired tattoos! I’m excited about this one and hope you all enjoy it as well!

My ‘Literary Tattoo’ series seems to be the most liked content on my blog and I adore making these so I’m glad they’re so popular and I thank you for taking the time to check them out! (:

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jane austen literary tattoos

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Jane Austen was an English novelist from the 1700’s who is probably most notably known for her works such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma.

I adore Austen’s books and think they’re truly good classics that I highly recommend you read. My particular favorite is Pride and Prejudice, which might be cliche but hey, it’s a great book.

A lot of these tattoos are from that particular book and I looked through quite a few, so that tells me other people would agree with how well the book is generally received.

jane austen tattoo

Here are some of the best/most creative Jane Austen tattoos I found to showcase. Enjoy the post!

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The Tattoos:


most ardently

This is of course from Pride and Prejudice – it’s something Mr. Darcy says to Elizabeth.

“I love you. Most ardently.”


Pride and prejudice

This is something Lady Catherine says to Elizabeth, also in Pride and Prejudice.

Obstinate, headstrong girl! I am ashamed of you!”


jane austen movie quote

While this is also from Pride and Prejudice, it isn’t from the original book – it’s a quote from the 2005 movie adaptation starring Kiera Knightly.

Mr. Darcy: “And, of course, she must improve her mind by extensive reading.”

Lizzie: “I’m no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I rather wonder now at your knowing any.”

Mr. Darcy: “Are you so severe on your own sex?”

Lizzie: “I never saw such a woman. She would certainly be a fearsome thing to behold.”



You really can’t go wrong with just a flat out portrait type tattoo of the author herself! This design is absolutely gorgeous, in my opinion.


i am all astonishment jane austen

I honestly should’ve just titled this post “Pride and Prejudice” tattoos at this point. This is a quote from Miss Caroline Bingley.


darcy and elizabeth

This is literally one of the best literary tattoos I’ve seen done thus far. I absolutely adore this piece and how it was done – it’s just so lovely!♥



A very touching, albeit tragic, line from Jane’s book Persuasion. Here’s a piece of the excerpt:

“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.”



And to top it all off – an overall ode to several Austen pieces. A truly unique piece of artwork, if I say so myself.


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Are you a fan of Jane Austen? If so, what books of hers have you read or which is your favorite? I’d really love to know! 🙂 x

1 Comment

  1. Margaret Nahmias

    September 11, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    More interested in whether those are your tattoos or photos of ones that reader sent.

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