Top 51 Best Always Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]
The word “always” embodies the undying strength of love. The word has become one of tattoo’s most popular script tattoo concepts.
“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
In the final book of the Harry Potter series, it takes te single word “Always” to change Snape from being one of the least popular characters and major antagonists, to it’s most misunderstood and sympathetic figure.
Despite his constant antagonism towards Harry Potter, Snape’s unrequited love for his mother Lily drove him to give the ultimate sacrifice: his life, in order to save Harry’s.
Always tattoos reference love as a complete and fully fleshed emotion. For lovers contemplating a matching tattoo, or those memorializing a loved one, it’s a beautiful fit.
The following collection of Always tattoos explores the single word quote as a tattoo concept, and how it can be applied either alone or part of a wider body art image.
1. Patronus + Always Tattoo Ideas
2. Always Tattoo Ideas for the Back
3. Always Tattoo Ideas for the Forearm
4. Always Couple Tattoo Designs
5. Always Tattoos in Cursive Script
6. Small Always Tattoo Ideas
7. Watercolor Always Tattoo Ideas
8. Always Tattoo Designs for the Wrist
Always Tattoo FAQs
What does an Always tattoo symbolize?
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Snape used the word “Always” to describe how he has always loved Harry’s mother Lily, since the time they met as small children before going to Hogwarts.
It was a painful, unrequited love, but so powerful as Snape gave his life to protect Harry.
Why do Always tattoos often feature a deer in them?
In the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the Patronus charm is a personal spell of protection to ward off evil.
Lily Potter’s Patronus was a deer, and when she died Snape took on her Patronus. At one stage Snape saved Harry in the Forbidden Forest by using the Patronus.
What are some simple small Harry Potter tattoo ideas?
Always, is a short, small, and simple, Harry Potter tattoo. Other very small ink designs that work in a similar fashion include:
- Harry’s glasses
- The Deathly Hallows
- The lightning scar
- The Sorting Hat
- A wand
- A broomstick
- Spells words such as Expelliarmus, Riddikulus, and Expecto Patronum
What does a Deathly Hallows tattoo symbolize?
The Deathly Hallows symbol is a circle, line, and triangle combined to represent the three Deathly Hallows: the circle is the Resurrection Stone, the line is the Elder Wand, and the triangle is the Cloak of Invisibility.
Anyone possessing all three of the artifacts will be the Master of Death.
What are some other popular Harry Potter tattoo themes?
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are popular themes for Harry Potter tattoos, as are Dumbledore, Snape, and Dobby the Elf.
The Hogwarts houses – Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff – also provide plenty of tattoo inspiration.