wizard tattoos

Wizarding Tattoo Parlors.

I know it has been talked about before but I want to talk about wizarding tattoos and piercing again. Here’s just a couple ideas.

  • A tongue ring that you wear to ward off minor hexes and jinxes.
  • A Tattoo of a tree where the leaves change depending on the season.
  • A pair of matching tattoos of a piece of parchment that can be wrote on to send messages.
  • You see this dagger I have tattooed on my calf? It comes off into my hand as a real weapon when I’m in danger.
  • A little dragon that flies around your left forearm. 
  • A pin-up witch that winks and waves at you. 
  • A tattoo that starts off as a rune but once you fall asleep and wake up in changes into something that is similar to your patronus, something that symbolizes who you are.
  • A tattoo on somebodies wrist that warms up and changes color when they need to take their medications.
  • Ear piercings that translate everything around you into your native language. 
  • Lip piercing that do the same, except when you speak you speak the language of whoever you’re speaking to.
  • A small bird tattoo behind your ear that chirps and whistles to you when you’re anxious.
  •  A tattoo of your child that ages with them.
  • A tattoo for those that are hard of hearing or deaf and are unable to read lips at that moment that displays the words of the person speaking to them on their hand.
  • A nose ring that is charmed that long as you are wearing it you will never lose your keys.
  • A flower scene where some flowers only will bloom at certain times.
  • little nocturnal animal tattoos like raccoons that only show up on your skin after dark.
  • a tattoo of digital numbers on your wrist that tell the time.

Magical tattoos and piercings!!!

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Tags: Eighth year, not epilogue compliant, mild self-harm

(Also posted on AO3)


Harry was sitting behind him when he first noticed. It wasn’t hard. Noticing Draco Malfoy was an old and easy habit to fall back into and once he started again it was almost impossible to resist.

The was a History of Magic lesson and Binns was as boring as always. Two rows up and one desk over Harry saw Draco push the sleeve of his shirt up until just the edge of the dark mark was visible, a strange shock of black on that porcelain pale skin. His thumb bent, as he dragged his nail over the black ink over and over again. By the end of the lesson, the skin was red and inflamed.

After he had seen it the first time, Harry seemed to spot Draco doing it all the time. He would stare down at his own hands tucked under the desk, his brow furrowed and he worried his skin and the inside of his cheek. Most of the time Draco seemed fine. He talked with his friends, studied in the library and was snide and sarcastic as always but that nail over skin, it worried Harry in the depths of his gut.

When the weekend came. Harry went to muggle London. He put his purchases in his bag and on monday Harry came in late for History of Magic just to take the empty seat next to the pale young man. He ignored the glances of alarm from Draco and pulled out his book and parchment though he knew he wouldn’t be paying attention. In the bottom of his bag, he took out a bundle of pens, sharpie pens in every colour of the rainbow. Pulling the rubber band off, the pens rolled across his book and all across their shared desk.

Draco’s left arm was between them. Harry wrapped his hand around Draco’s narrow wrist and pulled his arm under the table. He held on loosely but firmly, ignoring the way Draco tried to pull free. He ignored his hissed questions and growing alarm as Harry pushed his robe back and then carefully unbuttoned his sleeve to push his shirt back.

When he glanced up Draco was pale, staring at his forearm with heartbreaking revulsion. Harry picked up the green sharpie, pulling the cap off with his teeth so he could keep hold of Draco’s arm. He drew a long green stem right across the center of the black tattoo.

Unlike wizarding magic, that couldn’t seem to effect the dark mark, simple muggle permanent ink covered it easily. He capped the green pen and picked up the white paint pen and carefully drew a narcissus flower right over the skull. He had practiced it for hours on sunday to make sure he could get it right. Harry blew gently on Draco’s arm to dry the ink faster and felt him shiver. The yellow sharpie finished the pretty little flower.

He heard Draco’s intake of breath when he realized what Harry had drawn and looked up with a smile. He let go of Draco’s wrist, scooping up a handful of pens in all sorts of colours. He fanned them and held them out hopefully. Draco paused from running his fingers across the bold ink and stared at the pens as if hypnotized. Slowly, as if they might bite, he reached out and took the light blue sharpie. He uncapped it and drew bluebells. Harry took the purple pen and drew violets.

By the time class ended Harry and Draco were pressed shoulder to shoulder and Draco’s arm was covered in flowers instead of scratches.

Houses and Tattoos
  • Gryffindor: Gets the tattoo for #rebellion and the thrill of it; fierce animal tattoos- roaring lion, flaming phoenixes, glaring foxes; exploration themes- maps, globe, mountains; monochromatic with splashes of color here and there; quotes that mean nothing to other people, but tell a story essential to them; likely addicted to getting them; also most likely out of all the houses to be dared into getting one and actually do it
  • Ravenclaw: colorful; lots of watercolor; symbols; lots of references to things they love- books, pets, art, stories; space themes- constellations, planets, sun/moon; spread out rather than condensed into one area; most likely to get impulse tatts; never tells you the real meaning of them; probably some reference to mythology
  • Hufflepuff: sentimental tattoos; always have a meaning, even if it's as small as "it's my favorite animal"; nature-centered- flowered shoulders, forests on the wrists, roses on the ankles; mostly small tattoos with big meanings; cute animals; small, happy quotes like "life is beautiful"; monochromatic mostly; simplistic design; will definitely gush about their tattoos to anyone and everyone
  • Slytherin: does it for the #edge; covered in tattoos- most likely clustered in one area; black & white ink; slightly intimidating things- snakes, skulls, animals with bared fangs- but most likely adorned with decorative designs like flowers; splashes of darker color; realistic designs and dot-work; probably the one who dared Gryffindor to get a tattoo, but also most likely got one with them; not always a meaning but they're always attached to each tattoo

My Deathly Hallows - Tattoo. It’s my first Tattoo (and will not be my last 😉 ) I know, the circle is not perfect, but at least, it is like all the DH-Symbols I drawed 😂 . The ‘Elder wand’ was the most painful part. The colors will fade some more. It is also not yet completely cured, so that’s why the left side looks thicker 👌🏻

cunningtype-deactivated20160902  asked:

You pulled me into Drarry hell with your amazing and lovely drawings and I have to thank you for that??? Like I finally understand what was missing in my HP experience. Also I'd like to ask what your headcanons were for Harry's and Draco's tattoos? Draco got muggle ones while Harry's can move and I really want to know more about them. Like how many are there? The motives and reasons behind them? Ahh, just thank you so much for sharing your art, i love you.

thank you so much! I’m glad I helped you find your missing piece :’)

and since it’s not the first time I get asked about their tattoos, I decided to answer this one publicly and with pictures. please note that I’m no tattoo designer though, haha.. anyway:

I really enjoy the idea of post-war draco getting to know muggle world that he used to hate blindly because of his upbringing and because of being isolated from it his entire life. exploring technology and muggle pop culture, wearing fancy muggle clothes - I love thinking that he would challenge himself to try all that. that’s why I also enjoy the idea of him getting a still muggle tattoo. it’s a dragon tattoo in a blackwork style (the reasoning behind this is simple: I just love blackwork tattoos a lot, I think they’re really aesthetically pleasing) on his right arm. it sort of supposed to mirror and oppose his dark mark: he got the dark mark as a symbol of loyalty to someone, which proved to be a wrong choice, so he gets a dragon that symbolizes his loyalty to himself (does this make sense. I suck at explanations).

also a bird tattoo on his neck for no other reason that I hc him as a person who loves birds (shoutout to half blood prince movie, ay).

now about the dark mark! I’ve seen a few different interpretations of what he might do to it after the war’s over and, seeing as I’m a sucker for angst, my favourite one is that he got it scarred either when he tried to get rid of it with some dangerous magic or due to self-harm.

(fun fact: not everyone knows that apparently inactive dark marks are not black, as often depicted, but red)

my second favourite is more positive, it’s the one where he accepts his mark as it is and tattoos something over/around it. for example, flowers

(not that I’m completely against the idea of him getting wizarding tattoos though, for example, I really love his moving tattoos in this fic)

now, harry. harry, on the other hand, must be fascinated with a concept of moving magical tattoos that react in a certain way when you touch them so I thought he’d definitely get one or two. the first one is a snitch that flutters across his body, and if you manage to “catch” it, the “I open at the close” words appear above it.

and right above his heart is a lily flower bud tattoo that blooms when touched. in memory of his mother, of course

(ft horcrux scar)

he’d probably get a muggle one as well. something like this, maybe? stag antlers, a black dog and a wolf since I totally see him as that kind of person who gets tattoos in honour of people who are/were dear to him

I’ve also seen a plenty of fanarts where they have more tattoos, like entire tattoo sleeves, for example, and the ones where their tattoos don’t have any deep meaning within them, and as a person who believes that tattoos don’t necessarily have to be deep and meaningful if they are beautiful, I quite enjoy those too actually

wow this was long and incoherent sorry I’ll. see myself out now haha

let me talk a bit about my magical royal bangtan au

  • firstly jin, jungkook, and jimin are brothers/princes your kingdom
  • hoseok, namjoon, and taehyung are brothers/princes of the rival kingdom
  • yoongi is a high wizard, the last remaining of his bloodline because his parents gave him up to an orphanage when he was young to protect him from being hunted down by the crown which had declared a war on magic
  • yoongi doesn’t know where his parents are, but in the orphanage he was ridiculed for the spreading of a glowing purple rash that runs up his neck (a common, naturally occurring tattoo for wizards whose familiars are crows)
  • and at the age of eight he broke out using magic and learned to fend for himself, mostly from the black market of potion brewing which he used to sustain himself
  • up until now when he’s apprehended by the royal guards and he thinks he’s going to be like??? thrown in jail but jin explains to him that there’s an oracle loose in the country
  • an oracle that one of the princes has to marry to be able to see the future of the country through the power of eternal love (aka marriage)
  • and yoongi is like wELL how exactly am i supposed to help you with that??? and jin is like “don’t hide it.” and one of the guards tugs at yoongi’s long hood and when it drops the glowing purple tattoo is there
  • and yoongi’s staff which he disguised as a walking stick reacts to the exposed tattoo and shifts back into its original form, along with his crow familiar perched atop it
  • and jin is like “you’re a wizard, you can sniff out another magical aura can’t you?” and yoongi scoffs because like what the hell is in it for him and jin is like “jimin, bring the gold” and at that yoongi’s whole attitude changes because uh,,,,,,money,,,,,,,,,,,,,,YES PLEASE
  • and yoongi tries to reach out to touch it but jungkook unsheathes his sword and yoongi is like ok ok i got it ill find the oracle
  • and guess who the oracle is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ITS YOU
  • you just???? don’t know it because your whole life you’ve spent it working for your families grocery store in town and you’re just???? an ordinary person who sells vegetables and fruits alongside your parents
  • but ,,,,,,,, you know,,,,,,sometimes you get dreams so vivid and realistic about future events and a war,,,,,,that might happen between the rival kingdom
  • and you just shrug it off as nightmares
  • but yoongi, he can sense it just by walking by you. there’s something magical, something different
  • and yoongi decides to disguise himself as one of the royal guards and he makes up some story about how the princes have ordered an obscene amount of pumpkins and your family is delighted to send you over with three huge boxes of them
  • but once you’re inside the palace, you get a weird feeling because,,,,,,,common people aren’t,,,,,,,,allowed in here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,like ,,,,,,,,,,,ever
  • and this story about pumpkins isn’t adding up and when you turn to ask yoongi whats going on,,,,he’s shapeshifted back into his normal form
  • and you see the tattoo, the piercing eyes and the huge black-wood staff and crow and you’re like oh S HI T
  • and you’re considering throwing a pumpkin at this dude and just making a RUN for it
  • but the doors in front of you open and you immediately have to drop to your knees because it’s the three noble princes of the kingdom
  • and jin goes “is this them?” and yoongi’s like “it’s the only person with any kind of magic in their aura. it has to be.”
  • and you’re like what the hell is going on,,,,magic is forbidden in this country
  • and that’s how you end up seated at a long table, the three princes and yoongi at one end and you at the other
  • and jin is trying to carefully explain the situation whilst jungkook keeps growling under his breath and yoongi whose shoving his face unapologetically with fancy food
  • jimin,,,,,,,tries to peak looks at you but is too shy if you lock eyes with him
  • and you’re like what,,,,,,wait,,,,,,marriage???????? to one of you???????
  • and jin is like “you can take some time to think about, not long though we need to be married to be able to see the full potential of your prophecies-”
  • but you’re like prophecies???????? im not magical????? sure i get weird dreams
  • and yoongi stops eating just to be like “dream, prophecy same thing.”
  • and you’re flabbergasted to say the least
  • and jin is trying his best to give you a smile, and jimin is like “sorry!!!!! you have to go through this!!!!!!” and jungkook keeps just toying with his sabers handle
  • and you’re like i,,,,,,,,can’t just,,,,,,
  • but jin gets up and makes his way across and takes your hand and he’s like “please, it’s for the sake of this country that we love.”
  • and basically the princes explain that you can live alongside them for a month and see which one of them is best suited to your taste
  • and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,, wait is that like ill be dating three????of you?????
  • and jungkook is like “just pick jin, don’t waste time!” but jimin is like “jungkook,,,,,,we can’t just force them ok!!”
  • and you’re like what in the heck

–> Jin

  • he really likes being in the kitchen and learning from the world famous cooks that get hired,,,,,and it’s almost shocking to see him out of his white, elegant outfit and in an apron instead
  • is the oldest and takes care of jungkook and jimin more like his children than his brothers because his parents largely neglected them for their political life
  • so you always see jin internally worrying about his younger siblings and just wishing they’d behave (jungkook more than anything)
  • doesn’t really like fencing or rowing,,,,,,,,his favorite royal sport is archery and you once wake up to see him practicing early in the morning in the gardens and he looks so poised and collected,,,,,,,it’s enchanting
  • if you choose to spend more time with him he tries to teach you to shoot a bow and to do that he stands behind you, arms on your shoulders, than moving your waist to position you and his breathe against your ear
  • and jin is always excited when you talk about your job as a produce seller and he insists on buying from your family owned store even when the cooks are like uh,,,,,,,,we can import something from france-
  • but jin falls in love with your families food and you teach him how your parents taught you to peel potatoes prettily and make sure the cabbage is ripe enough to be fermented
  • and like,,,,,you fall for him largely because he actively engages with you and also he’s such a freakin flirt
  • like he’ll see you wandering around the big palace and say that you look lovely
  • or randomly compliment your voice, or your eyes, or the way you laugh
  • and it gets to your heart really fast,,,,,,,,,,,,

–> Jimin 

  • he’s not all that great at politics, the arguments and constant trickery get him really worked up and so he turns to jin for a lot of the guidance on actual affairs of the country
  • more than anything he loves the arts,,,,,,,,,everything from painting to singing to dancing to sculpting to writing,,,,,,,,,
  • he’s learned every instrument he’s ever been able to get his hands on and he has a teacher for every subject of art he could ever become interested in
  • and the crazy thing is that he really is talented,,,,,,,,,no matter what he tries to do. he draws beautifully, his voice is perfect for singing, and he even dancing like a professional it’s become an annual joy to watch his performances put on at the country national theater
  • but he’s also quite shy and flustered and you’re not sure how to approach him but out of everyone,,,,,,he seems really apologetic and guilty about you having to do this
  • and he tells you quietly once when you bump into each other at midnight in the halls that he wishes you didn’t have to force yourself to fall in love with one of them,,,,,love is something so free and so beautiful and it should happen naturally
  • and for a moment you wonder if maybe jimin knows what love is like,,,,,and how much it should be cherished,,,,but you don’t ask
  • although this talk does somehow make jimin a bit more comfortable around you 
  • like he starts asking you to join him for the tea together,,,,,,,and to maybe try your hand at sculpting with him or learning to play the violin since well you have a month to kill in this huge palace why not
  • but also,,,,,jimin is so attentive and affectionate. he becomes much more clingy the more comfortable he becomes and you notice with how suddenly he isn’t shy to kiss your hand or even touch your shoulder gently when you clumsily hold up the violin
  • and when jimin asks you to tell him about what it’s like to be surrounded by a family that loves and cares for you
  • he can only stare with wide eyes and a warmness when you tell him anecdotes of yourself and your parents
  • and you slowly realize that jimin didn’t get to experience this,,,,,,and that jimin really just wants unconditional love
  • and he’s so soft,,,,,,,he deserves it
  • and somehow you end up deciding that,,,,,,,,,,,you want to give it to him. that unconditional, real love

–> Jungkook

  • is interested in all the cool things he gets to do as a prince,,,,,,,,,,like learn how to sword fight from the country’s top knight and how to ride horseback in a flashy style 
  • and long story short he has no interest in the manners of a prince, the public eye on him and his “grace and elegance” or whatever that stuff is called
  • he wants to be heroic and brave, he wants to be a legend which is why he keeps jumping at all the chances to prove himself physically and jin always has to hold him back by the ear and be like “jungkook. sit down.”
  • likes collecting weapons and keeps insisting that jin let him get karate lessons from a real monk or something and jin is like jungkook. no you don’t need to know karate- jungkook: yES i d O,,,,,,,
  • he has absolutely zero interest in you at the beginning. like he sees you and is like “jin is amazing, marry him.” and you’re like uh,,,,,i don’t know him and jungkook shrugs like get to know him through marriage
  • and he seems to really dislike that yoongi guy and jungkook is like because wizards are historically always up to no good
  • and glances a look at you and is like “oracles don’t seem all that great either” and you wanna be like square up punk but he is the prince so you bite it back
  • until,,,,,,,,,,,,you figure out one day that jungkook absolutely sucks at juggling like out of all things,,,,,,,,the boy cannot juggle
  • and you know how to because out of boredom when you were working at your grocery you used to practice with apples or oranges 
  • and you do it one day to show jimin and jungkook is like “i can do that too” but lmao he CANT
  • and when he drops all the apples to the floor you and jimin are giving him smug smiles and jungkook is like jUST WAIT ILL PRACTICE AND BEAT YOU
  • but ,,,,,,,,,,,, he can’t get the hang of it. and you offer to help him but he refuses point blank and you’re like ok whatever
  • until one day as you’re sitting at the window of the room you were given you hear a maid announce that prince jungkook is coming inside
  • and to your shock there he is,,,,,looking defeated and red in the ears and the butler beside him is holding a basket of apples and you’re like,,,,,,,,,,oh
  • and he’s like “,,,,,,,,,,,,,pl-please teach me how to,,,,,,,,,you know,,,”
  • and you can’t help but stifle a giggle and be like “juggle?” and he’s like gkhfdsaljgfs,,,,,,,,,,,
  • and so you decide why not whats there to lose and so you help jungkook learn the technique
  • and after a week he’s doing really well and he’s like “let me move on to juggling knives-” but you’re like no no nO 
  • and you can’t believe it but jungkook is laughing and having a good time with you
  • and he has such a cute way about him when he’s happy and not trying to put on that indifferent scowl
  • and it’s when you’re out walking through the stables and you see jungkook, forehead pressed to the nose of his horse saying goodnight to it that you figure hey,,,,,,he’s actually Soft isn’t he
  • and jungkook spots you and is like YOU SAW NOTHING,,,,but you’re like i saw everything and it was adorable
  • and jungkook is like “don’t call me adorable. you’re adorable!!!!! not me!!!!” and you’re like woah did you just compliment ???? me ????? in a roundabout way
  • and jungkook flushes red and is like uh,,,,,,,,,what,,,,,,,,,,,,i guess,,,,,i don’t know,,,,,,,,,,you’re cute,,,,,,,ive never felt this before,,,,,,,,help me,,,,,,
  • you: do you still want me to marry jin?
  • jungkook: no,,,,,,,,,,,,,id have to challenge him to a duel if that happened

—> Yoongi

  • is planning on just leaving you with the princes and being on his merry way,,,,,but then he realizes,,,,,,,,,what in the world is he doing giving someone who can predict the future up to a bunch of royals who killed off his bloodline
  • but he knows he can’t just snatch you away again so he decides instead that he’ll stick around and see which prince you choose and then maybe he can take it from there
  • but also,,,,, ever since he brought you to the palace his familiar has been acting weird. like the crow has become ,,,,,,, interested in you and it usually never care for other humans beside yoongi
  • and it takes yoongi quite some time until you pull out from your pockets pumpkin seeds and the crow swoops down from its perch on yoongi’s staff and to sit on your forearm as it pecks away at the food
  • and the three princes are shooing the crow off and yoongi has to catch his familiar and hold it under his cloak 
  • and that night when he’s going back from the palace his familiar won’t stop cawing and it’s annoying him and he’s like “FINE we’ll go back to see them”
  • and to your utter surprise you find yoongi sitting on the balcony outside your window and you’re like “why are you back here???”
  • and yoongi, obviously trying to play it cool is like, “because i,,,,,,,,wanted to see how you’re doing.” and you’re like “i,,,,,,,,,feel really weird and uncomfy,”
  • and yoongi is like dammit ok time to pretend to show feelings and goes “i know it’s scary, but the country-”
  • but he notices you’re not listening and instead looking at his neck and he’s like “what?” and your like “your tattoo is so pretty,,,,,,is it magical?? ive never seen glowing purple ink”
  • and yoongi quickly puts his hand over it and is like “it’s nothing, don’t worry about it.” and you’re like “im not, im just saying it’s really nice to look at.”
  • and yoongi suddenly forgets that he’s supposed to be pretending and he’s like “really? most people think it looks like some kind of disease.” and you’re like “what? no it kinda looks like a little nebula on your skin”
  • the description catches yoongi off guard and he’s like “i should get going,,,,” but before he leaves you ask if he’ll come again and yoongi hesitates but nods
  • and every night yoongi is waiting there on your balcony and he asks which prince you’re interested in and you’re like none of them really and you guys talk more and yoongi can’t believe it 
  • like it might be the fact that you have magic in you like he does ,,,,,,,, but you’re the first person he’s ever had to talk to,,,,,,,, and it feels nice
  • yoongi shows you that his staff can transform into a broom and that’s how he flies up to the balcony and you’re like “flying sounds so fun,,,”
  • and yoongi is like “ill show you, come here” and you, rather fearlessly, get on the broom with him and wrap your hands around his waist
  • and yoongi would turn red ,,,,,,, which he does but it looks even cuter because the tattoo starts to flash and you’re like huh whys that and yoongi is like igNORE it,,,,,,,,
  • and he takes you for a fly around the palace and you can see the lights from the village and all across the country’s mountains
  • and you’re like “this is so amazing!!!!!!” and yoongi smirks to himself because,,,,,,,,,,,ok he’s totally having fun showing off his flying skills right now (even though he won’t admit it)
  • and yoongi comes to terms that his familiar wasn’t acting all that weird the day he dropped you off with the princes, tbh he was looking for an excuse to go back and see you
  • and when the month is up and it’s the night before your marriage yoongi can’t hold back and he goes “run away with me. i can get us out of this country,,,,,,,,,,,,i can’t leave you and your magic in the hands of,,,,,,,those people”
  • and he isn’t even thinking about your powers as something he can sell anymore, he’s thinking about you,,,,,,,as the person beside him,,,,,,,as someone he wants to protect
  • and you’re nervous because ,,,,,, this country needs you right????? but yoongi is living proof that this country hurts those who harbor magic
  • which is why you take his hand and yoongi gets you on his broom and he throws his hood over your shoulders since the night sky is cold
  • and you to vanish from that country,,,,,,,together,,,,,,,,,,to start somewhere new

note: this is super corny im sorry it’s just something ive thought about for ages and could ramble on about because ive made this au so detailed in my mind LOL,,,,,,,,,should i do hoseok + taehyung + namjoon because they actually do fit into this plot but i don’t know if you guys will like this au enough to wanna read about them,,,,,,,,,,,,,anyway!!!!! i hope you enjoyed