The recent release of a new short story by J.K. Rowling has revved up all the longtime Harry Potter fans. The piece is a glimpse into Harry's family life as a 34-year-old man. It's yet another installment in one of the most popular sagas of our time. It's been more than 16 years since the first Potter book hit shelves, and for many people, the books and films were formative experiences.
In fact, many people love Harry, Hermione, Voldemort, and Snape (yes, even Snape) so much that they've decided to commemorate them with tattoos. In honor of the entire Hogwarts crew, we asked 16 tatted-up Potter fans to tell us about how and why they got their pieces. From dark marks to Protego charms, read on to see some truly magic ink.