Literature is almost as archaic as visual art. Several books have gone down in history as lifelong lessons to be learned by students, teachers, parents, and leaders around the world. American literature is a staple in high school curriculums, and J.D. Salinger is no stranger to the English board. Check out ten tattoos inspired by the cult classic known as “The Catcher in the Rye.”
This creative piece has a tinge of watercolor styling and is playful take on a quote from the book amid a few sprigs of rye.
This bold piece has strong black lines and places emphasis on Holden’s hat. The accompanying line from the book suits the mood of the tattoo.
Here is a detailed black line version of the book’s cover. The piece is thin and elegant and represents the book well.
Another black horse version from the book, this piece has a quote that is written like that of a teenage boy.
This beautiful Holden framed piece is colored in a pastel nature and presents the cover art in a straightforward yet elegant fashion.
This artist has recreated a scene from the book, which features Holden in the middle of a rye field and a beautifully framed quote on a scroll.
This awesome variation of Holden is devious and dark. There is immense detail in his yellow coat, all the way back to the cityscape and cigarette smoke.
This horse tattoo incorporates the quote into the actual design that features the animal crumbling into stars.
This piece has amazing detail but a subtle approach. You can almost feel the rye against your fingers just by looking at it.
Lastly, this black and grey version of Holden perfectly captures his persona. The smoke from the match fades out into a similar detail as the famous horse cover art. Notice the contour of his body and the glistening expression on his face.