Reviewed & updated: October 31, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you are a Harry Potter fanatic, then this magical list of Albus Dumbledore tattoos is definitely for you and for your Potterhead friends.
Harry Potter is one of the most popular fictional characters ever created worldwide.
The character was conceptualised by the British author Joanne Rowling, a.k.a. J. K. Rowling, while on a train journey. The first book of the series ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was published on 26 June 1997, while the first film of the same name came out on 12 April 2002.
The book as well as the film series narrates the coming of age story of the three wizards, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, as they navigate through magic lessons and fights evil Voldemort in the wizarding world. While three main protagonists remain the primary focus of the series, there are various subplots and character arcs revolving around numerous lovable characters throughout. One of the most admired characters of the entire series was the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore. He was an old and wise wizard who was the mentor of Harry Potter and a strict and impartial headmaster to all the students of Hogwarts. Dumbledore’s ultimate sacrifice in the end to save the soul of an antagonist of the series, Draco Malfoy, remains with the readers long after the series come to an end. The character of Dumbledore was portrayed by two actors in the film series – Richard Harris played Dumbledore in Part 1 and 2 of the franchise, while Michael Gambon played him in the remaining 5 films of the series. This specially curated list of Albus Dumbledore tattoos pays homage to the wise, old guardian of the wizarding school and his ultimate sacrifice in the end resulting in his death. If you are a Harry Potter buff looking to get a Dumbledore tattoo, be sure to scroll down.
Realistic Dumbledore Arm Tattoo
This realistic Albus Dumbledore arm sleeve tattoo portrays a hyper-realistic image of the famous wizard using various ink colours and flawless technique. Go for these kinds of realistic Albus Dumbledore tattoos only if you are a seasoned tattoo enthusiast with a big budget as it will demand a time consuming and expensive process (and a painful one as well!)
Minimalist Dumbledore Hand Tattoo
If you are getting inked for the first time or are on a tight budget then this awesome minimalist designed Dumbledore hand tattoo is perfect for you. Getting this piece of body art will not require a lot of time, money, or pain and is for all the first-timers introducing their bodies to tattoos. Place this simple and small Dumbledore tattoo on the wrist or neck to be spotted easily.
‘Harry Potter’ Movie Scene Dumbledore Tattoo
The image of Albus Dumbledore played by Richard Harris in the first two, and by Michael Gambon in the subsequent parts remain etched in the minds of every Harry Potter fan out there. This realistic Dumbledore tattoo is a snapshot of the Dumbledore played by the two actors in the blockbuster series, depicting the famous gaze of Dumbledore as his glasses slide to the bridge of his nose. Get this Dumbledore tattoo if you swear by the Harry Potter movies.
Cartoon Themed Miniature Dumbledore Tattoo
Some tattoos are too cute and wholesome and a must-have for every tattoo enthusiast. This miniature Dumbledore tattoo looks like an animated character straight out of a comic book and depicts the old wizard in a unique and new avatar. This remains possibly the best and our most favourite Dumbledore tattoo on this entire list of great Dumbledore tattoo designs.
Dumbledore Caricature Tattoo For Kids
Albus Dumbledore remained one of the most serious and sincere characters of the wizard realm of Harry Potter which makes this Dumbledore caricature all the more fun. While the books as well as the subsequent movie series started out for kids, the coming of age tale spiralled into fodder for the adults. But if you want to recreate the nostalgia or get one for your kids to rekindle the memories, this Dumbledore tattoo is perfect for your purpose.
Dumbledore Sleeping Portrait Tattoo
In the Harry Potter universe, you will find a number of portraits hanging on the walls of the school of Hogwarts. However, in the wizarding world, nothing is normal as the ‘muggle’ world with the paintings coming to life and jumping from one frame to another. Hence, if you are an enthralled Harry Potter fan in search of such magical tattoos, this sleeping Dumble portrait style tattoo is perfect for you. Who knows the Dumbledore tattoo might even come alive at night with the right spell!
Short Dumbledore Quote Tattoo
The wise, old Albus Dumbledore mouths some of the best lines of the Harry Potter movies, uttering many quotes that became an instant hit with some even achieving cult status. One such Dumbledore’s quote is “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.” These iconic words by Dumbledore feature in the third instalment of the Harry Potter books – ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. If you are in search of hope and positivity in life, then this Albus Dumbledore tattoo is perfect for you.
Ron, Hermione, Harry Potter, And Dumbledore Tattoo
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley remain the three fictitious protagonists that everyone absolutely loves and adores. This Harry Potter tattoo features the iconic trio with their headmaster Dumbledore and many other popular symbols such as the golden snitch from the Quidditch games and Hedwig, the pet owl of Harry Potter, and the headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore. If you are into Harry Potter and looking for the perfect tattoo that portrays all the important characters from the wizarding universe, then this Dumbledore tattoo must be for you.
Hogwarts And Dumbledore Tattoo On Arm
We all dreamt of receiving a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on our eleventh birthday. While that type of wishful thinking was never meant to be fulfilled, we all have borne the nostalgia and memories within us. We can hope to relive them with this magnificent Dumbledore tattoo, coupled with the silhouette of Hogwarts on the top. Dumbledore loved the schoolhouse and its students with all his heart, protecting the school by warding off evil forces, and even sacrificing himself for the sake of one of his students. Thus this Dumbledore tattoo fittingly pays homage to the great man by drawing his portrait along with the outline of Dumbledore’s beloved institution.
Watercolour Sketch Themed Dumbledore Tattoo
Some of us prefer colourful, artistic tattoo designs over monotonous black, grey, and white ones. This watercolour sketch themed Dumbledore tattoo is a must-have for such tattoo enthusiasts with its rich use of vivid colours and masterful artistry that portrays Dumbledore and Harry Potter in a whole new avatar. But go for this Dumbledore tattoo if you have a considerable budget only as different tattoo inks mean the piece of art will cost more than average tattoo designs.
Dumbledore remains a fan favourite among all the characters of the Harry Potter universe and considering the raging popularity of Harry Potter even after both the book series and the movie franchise ending more than a decade ago, this trend of Dumbledore tattoos is here to stay. With so many new books, prequels, and fan fiction of Harry Potter coming out every year, it is only logical that Harry Potter and Dumbledore tattoos will continue to dominate the tattoo scene for decades to come and possibly more. Climb onto the bandwagon of Dumbledore’s fans and get a Dumbledore tattoo that suits your sense of fashion and personality. As always, be sure to search for an experienced and professional tattoo artist to save yourself from future complexities.