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Iratxe has had her Hogwarts coat of arms tattoo since July 2007.

What inspired you to get your tattoo?

"Well, obviously I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books saga, and waiting for the last book to come out, I went through some hard times. Waiting for the book was something to keep me hanging on to my daily routine. By the time the book came out, things had gotten better in my life, so it's like a 'thank you for saving my life' tattoo dedicated to J.K. Rowling (not that she will ever know, but . . .)."

How did you come up with the design?

"The design is the one inside every first page of the book series. I haven't touched anything on it!"

If you had to pick one thing about your tattoo that you liked best, what would it be?

"I think it's beautiful as a whole, but if I had to choose I would choose Slytherin (my favorite house) and the motto, which means, 'never tickle a sleeping dragon.'"

Source: Flickr User Iratxe Martinez

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