Thea Glassman
July 31, 2017 5:19 pm
Warner Bros.

If you can believe it, Harry Potter is already 37 years old, which kinda makes us want to buy a Time-Turner immediately because it feels like just yesterday he was turning 11 and getting his Hogwarts acceptance letter.

While we totally encourage all of the traditional means of celebrating your lifelong Harry Potter fandom (drinking Butterbeer, re-reading the books, etc.), we also want to provide more permanent ways of commemorating the incredible life of The Boy Who Lived. Namely, the many Harry Potter quotes that make perfect, timeless tattoos — and will definitely make you the envy of all your Potterhead friends.

Without further ado, here are some suggestions for those feeling bold — and magical.

1“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”

Ahhhhh Fred, George…we love you so, so much.

2“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

Talk about #MISCHIEFMANAGED. If only we had enough space to ink the Marauder’s Map along with this.

3“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Really, we’re good with carrying any piece of Dumbledore’s wisdom with us everywhere.

4“Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”

This is kind of applicable for all of us because, you know, we’re witches and wizards.

5“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

Warning: This one might create a spontaneous desire to go out and destroy a bunch of Horocruxes.

6“After all this time?” “Always.”

Annnnd this one might create a spontaneous desire to sob uncontrollably.

7“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?”

This about sums up our relationship to the books themselves.

8“One can never have enough socks.”

Practical reminder, and so, so true.

9“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Did we mention that we’d ink anything wise and brilliant Dumbledore has said?

10“You’ll stay with me?” “Until the very end.”

Put this one where you won’t see it very often, like the back of your leg. You know, to prevent too much heartache.

11“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”

In case you ever need a particularly biting comeback off the top of your head.

12“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

Dumbledore isn’t the only wise one. Here’s a rock-solid line from Hagrid.

13“You’re a wizard, Harry.”

And speaking of, why not just go with the moment that started it all?

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