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Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Strength, Adversity, Courage

Updated on January 22, 2016
"Without struggle there is no progress."
"Without struggle there is no progress."

They say what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and stranger, and if that's true then wouldn't you want a permanent reminder of the fact that you survived? The important thing to remember about quote tattoos is that they can't be too long. Unless you have a huge expanse of skin that you plan on dedicating to the tat (like a forearm, or your entire back), you're going to need to pick a quote that says a whole lot in as few words as possible. It has to be meaningful to you, yet short enough to fit in a small area. A few years ago my ex wanted to get something I had written tattooed on her in my handwriting. The quote she wanted was twenty-one words long, and she wanted it somewhere on her inner forearms. As she was already fairly heavily tattooed, there was no criteria such as having to get it on a place that could be easily hidden if need be. She ended up getting it running lengthwise down her arm next to the word GIRL that was already there. She was lucky. Most people don't have the same flexibility. Maybe your job is too professional for tattoos and piercings, or you don't want your mother to see it. If that's the case, then a quote tattoo can be challenging to find space for.

Another mistake is thinking that you can fit an entire poem (unless it's a haiku) on your wrist simply by shrinking the letters down to a size 5 font. Good tattoo artists will only let you make the lettering so small, because they know that tattoos blend, fade and bleed over time. The smaller the font, the better the chance that you'll be left with a meaningless blob ten years down the road. I personally did NOT take my tattoo artist's advice when I got my Polish quote on my upper arm and now, ten years later, what once said "Cokolwiek jest ponad pozadanie ja tomam" now says cokdlksdfzdjaoma.

I recently went back through the 2,000+ comments I have on my other tattoo hubs and tried to identify the most common themes people requested when asking for help with quote ideas. In addition to being a voracious reader, I've been compiling quotes in notebooks and journals since I was thirteen, so I have tons of inspiration to draw from. However, if you have any ideas or would like to share a favorite quote of yours, please feel free to comment! The examples I've chosen for this particular hub may not resonate with everyone. You might read it and get nothing out of it. But my hope is that something will resonate with someone, somewhere, and the words written here will inspire you to take a step you may not have taken otherwise.

Quotes--Struggle, Strength, Adversity, Courage

"Once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep." --James Blanchard

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

May I be forever grateful that at times, I did not receive that which I truly deserved.

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

I may be lying in the gutter, but I'm staring at the stars.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. --Friedrich Nietzsche

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. --Rainer Maria Rilke

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

Let your joy scream across the pain.

Thorns and stings And those such things Just make stronger Our angel wings.

God gave burdens, also shoulders.

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. --Walt Whitman

Mine the darkness: see by the path you leave behind. --Andy Young

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. --Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? --Richard Bach

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. --Richard Bach

Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. --Nietzsche

Leap and the net will appear.

Kites rise highest against the wind.

Dig as a root digs until you find the motive to grow. --Casey Haymes

"Come to the edge," he said. They said, "We are afraid." "Come to the edge," he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. -Apollinaire


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      starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

      wow, i love this hub. i was recently wanting a script, as well, but am waiting until after my wedding next month, so that it won't be the talk of my event lol.

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      J_Eds 8 years ago from Blackpool

      These are lovely.... a bit too large for me though...

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      Declan 8 years ago

      "i have not ceased being fearful, but i have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life, especially the fear of change the fear of the unknown but i have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says turn back, turn back youll die if you venture too far"

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      Darren 8 years ago

      'To live is the rarest thing in the world'

      - Oscar Wilde

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      tara 8 years ago

      i may be lying in the gutter, but im looking up at the stars.

      any good????

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      Becca 8 years ago

      I am getting a tattoo for my Aunt who had a double lung transplant just over a year ago. I want to get a quote on strength about her being so strong throughout the whole ordeal. Any ideas?

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      Danielle 8 years ago

      I am an avid quote collector as well! I am getting my quote this summer not sure where yet though!

      "Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself." - GBS

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      Liz 8 years ago

      "The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all"

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      steven 8 years ago

      pain is weakness leaving the body

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      josh 8 years ago

      my first quote'no man alive, knows the struggles i've survived'

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      Maddy 8 years ago

      'Have the courage to live. Anyone can die'.

      'A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.'

      'Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance.'

      'Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.'

      'Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.'

      and yes, i collect many many quotes as well...

      maddy x

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      Gwen 8 years ago

      "I may be lying in the gutter but I'm looking at the stars" is actually a paraphrase of Oscar Wilde's quote:

      "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"

      I like his version better.

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      faided beauty 8 years ago

      i want a tat the says something about my past as i have been thru so much in such a little time but came out of it with my head high wen no body thought i would

      any idea guyz email me

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      Crystal 8 years ago

      Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. --Is this too big for a tattoo??

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      Michele 8 years ago

      Me and my sister are looking to get a tattoo together. hers in french and mine in italian to represent our heritage. i was thinking of just one word, but she wanted some sort of phrase. i wrote a couple of these down. any ideas?

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      Peter 8 years ago

      If you never risk anything, you risk even more

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      Bernie 8 years ago

      wars begin in the minds of men

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      Lauren 8 years ago

      im thinking of getting a phrase on the inside of my wrist,

      only a few words, but i want it to mean something.

      im having it in italian, i just dont know what to have?

      email me any ideas?-

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      Sal 8 years ago

      Myself and my boyfriend are looking @ getting either matching tattoos or a quote that means something. He will be deported soon 2 fight in afganistan & it would be nice 2 have something that reminds us of each other. Any ideas???

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      Me 8 years ago

      Sal...I just saw a beautiful one! One person got "til death" and the other "does us part"

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      Jazzy 8 years ago

      Sal! My Husband just deployed to Afghanistan. He got a script on his arm before he left. I guess that just what men do before they leave. I saw a few quotes that are really good. I've been browsing for some. They're especially good if you like the writer of them too.

      "The only abnormality is the incapacity to love." ~Anaïs Nin, The Diaries of Anaïs Nin

      "and in time this too shall pass"

      I think that one is really good for a couple going through a deployment. He's going to go through the hardship of war and being away from you, friends and family. You're going to go through the pain of worrying and waiting for your partner. It's not easy but it will pass and you guys will be together again. trust me, once he's back in your arms it will feel like he never left them.

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      JamJam 8 years ago

      My favourite quote at the moment, and yes, its a reference to science, but it's so optimistic.

      ''I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work''

      -Thomas Edison

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      Jessica 8 years ago

      I am looking for ideas for a tattoo in greek-any good phrases???

      the phrase would either go on my right shoulder blade or on my left side..any ideas??get back at me @

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      Char Linnen 8 years ago

      I just received my second round of radiation therapy for Thyroid cancer. I'm thinking of having a butterfly (symbol of the thyroid for it's shape) flying away from a quote I use quite abit - "Accept what is" - on my inner arm wrist. Does anyone have comments or concerns they'd like to share with me.

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      kat 8 years ago

      MICHELE!!! My sister and I love this quote: "Blood made us sisters, hearts made us friends". We are Mexican/White so the first part we had written in Spanish and the second half in English. Hope this helps! Goooood LUCK!!<3

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      JamerLeigh 8 years ago

      My favourite...."success is the best revenge"

      or "to be irreplaceable you have to be different"

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      jo 8 years ago

      a quote about strength/endurance that i want tattooed:

      "and i don't always feel lucky, but i'm smart enough to try" - ani difranco

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      Bela 8 years ago

      I think I will be getting "To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

      Any comments?

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      nicole  8 years ago

      "I am the master of my fate;

      I am the captain of my soul."

      - WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY (Invictus)

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      Bridget 8 years ago

      For anyone who is a music lover, like me, here are two qoutes that I think would make great tattoos:

      " Music is what feelings sound like"

      "Music has beats like the heart"

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      dave 8 years ago

      im 16 years old and getting an angel cross on my neck and in it its going to say inside it "don't follow the path make one"

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      Katie 8 years ago

      i was raped last year and i feel i need to have something to show my bravery and courage and i wanted a tattoo, any ideas?

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      anticipation 8 years ago

      dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today.

      James Dean

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      Lebanon girl! 8 years ago

      katie here are some quotes hope u like them:1- God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.: reggie white.2- March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path. gibran khalil gibran. ( a lebanese idol )3- The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment, but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all morality.: john f. kennedy.

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      kate 8 years ago

      im getting a quote on my lower back, im very conservative and this will be my first and only tat. my parents wont know either. its just for me, i always wanted the "la bella vita"- the beautiful life. written their but im sick of the phrase now. then i thought live love laugh would be nice, but i think it would look weird. i know i want something small. i want it to be about life and happiness. i was thinking of just getting "believe" written their with maybe a peace sign and a cross on each side. im just not sure. because i really want it to mean something. i love the idea of the dove, but my bestfriend has it and it would remind me of her which i don't want, and angel wings are very cool but i havnt been able to find any designs of them i liked on the lower back.

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      scwuffy 8 years ago

      i got " pain is inevitable suffering is optional " tattoed on my chest 2 weeks ago think its a brilliant quote

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      Daniell  8 years ago

      im getting my first tat today across my upper back right below the tank top line of just 1 word ~sinner~ representing i do sin we all do i have sinned and i will mostlikely agien im not very religious but because of my sins i have a beautyful daughter comeing and shes so precious to me im now married but my daughter was consieved b4 we got married n no that's not the reason we got married we found out 3 days after but we all sin its inevidable not to n ive been through a lot n my life n seen a lot n i know that we all make our mastakes so im not afraid to admit that i sin. so imma show it everything i did n my past has lead me to where i am today and that includes my sins and i love where i am today i wouldent change a thing. a lot of these quotes are rlly good on here to btw

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      Kaylin 8 years ago

      My all-time favorite quote:

      "If you want something you've never had, do something you've never done."

      I would love to get this tattooed somewhere!

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      Becky 8 years ago

      I am looking for a short but nice quote.. hopefully in another language and Ideas? I was thinking cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today. But I would like something in another language. What do you think?

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      Amber 8 years ago

      I am looking for a quote or phrase tattoo. Something meaningful. I thought of vivere memento which means remember to live. any other ideas?

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      Sara 8 years ago


      I was also the victim of rape, years ago, and just recently dealt with it. I want a tattoo that marks this new stage of my life. I love the yiddish quote "God gave burdens, also shoulders." I'm thinking of getting it in Hebrew. Also, not necessarily for a tat, but the words of Maya Angelou's poem "I rise" are very expressive of the courage many women and men must develop through the recovery period, and may be of interest to you. Best wishes.

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      sophie 8 years ago

      Jealousy Qoutes.

      To jealousy, nothing is more frightful then laughter.

      jealousy is no more than feeling alone, against smiling enemies.

      before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean,

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      Mali 8 years ago

      hey im just a young kid 16 wanting to get a tattoo about my attitude toward life.. thinking about "today's chance is gone.." ( on chest) "..tomorrow's a new opportunity" (on back) what do you think, let me know -

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      Hannah 8 years ago

      Don't let the happenings, ruin your happiness.

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      Staxx 8 years ago

      Hi. . . i realy want another tattoo. and i need a quote. . . long or short? i want it to be about death. or losing a brother, or family member. my bro took his life not to long ago, and i need a quote. if anyone can help me, e mail me the quote. thanks :)

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      Jess  8 years ago

      Someone already quoted it.

      But I just wanted to say that I like it better as:

      "The Only Human Abnormality Is the Incapacity To Love"

      It's what I have across my back

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      lfc4life 8 years ago

      if you do what you have always done, you get what you have always got!

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      Kelsey 8 years ago

      I want to get a quote tattooed on my foot, so it has to be short. I really want one concerning either letting go, courage, moving on from death, living, things like that but I can't find one I like that is short enough. Any suggestions? I'd appreciate it.

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      Lunq 8 years ago

      i got a tatto on my wrist last summer in lebanon, and i am getting a ne one this month on my back, im thinking wether i should have it in japanese.. the word will be "CORAGGIO" wich translates courage in italian... im still not sure... any help?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hi, i can't complain much about my life, i have a beautiful family and boyfriend but i feel i lost every friend i've ever had. Fakeness and jealousy seem to reoccur in my life...and i really want a quote focusing on stength...can someone help me out?

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      Chrissy 8 years ago

      Hi everyone,

      I am thinking of getting a tattoo just above my bikini line. Please let me know what you think of these phrases -

      La vita e bella, la vita e amore -- means Life is beautiful, life is love or something a bit more intimate like

      Forbidden pleasure is my poison

      Pure as poison

      Any ideas?

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      caitie 8 years ago

      I think one of the better quotes I've seen as a tattoo, or have liked just in general is,

      "You weren't put on this earth to be ordinary."


      "A ship is safest in the harbour, but that's not what ships are for."

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      Pixie 8 years ago

      Hey there!

      I'm Austrian and I would like to get an English quote on my foot.

      If you have any ideas, please send them to:

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      Scowndril 8 years ago

      Some of my favorite are:

      "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu

      "Opportunities multiply as they are seized." -- Sun Tzu

      "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." -- Sun Tzu

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      Jarrod 8 years ago

      I would really like a qoute tattood on me somewhere

      But i need some realy good qoutes

      if you have any ideas please email me :

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      hayley 8 years ago

      every song ends, is that any reason not to enjoy the music ..

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      chelsea 8 years ago

      once I get some money I'm planning on getting another tat, I want one of shakespeare's quotes so I've been doing a lot of research, one I found that I really like is

      "Journeys end in lovers meeting"

      that's from his Twelfth Night play, thought some of you would enjoy it!

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      Rachel 8 years ago

      I was thinking about getting a Ziggy Marley quote " Free Spirits Have To Soar" in small script on my rib cage..what'ya think?

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      tiffani 8 years ago

      i have 2 sisters and we waanted to get matching tattoos. or maybe something that came in threes? any ideas? symbols? 3 part quote?

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      Evelyn 8 years ago

      C'est La Vie

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      Rhiannon 8 years ago

      carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

      seize the day, place no trust in tomorrow

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      Alicia 8 years ago

      Hi everyone im getting a tattoo for my son who at 4 months old was diagnosed with a brain tumor.I would love a quote that symoblizes his strength so everytime I look it at it will be a reminder on how precious life is..any sugestions?

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      Jessica 8 years ago

      I was wanting to get a tattoo to describe how strong I have been. I was 17 when I got pregnant, got kicked out of my parents house. My daughter's father left me because he wasn't ready to grow up. I had just been through a lot. Her father kept playing mind games with me. after two years we're together as a family and happy as can be. But I just feel like I have been through so much and want a quote to describe my strength.. any ideas??

      email me at thank you!

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      twyliteskyz 8 years ago

      "speak softly and carry a big stick"

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      kelly  8 years ago

      Hey Fellow Quoters.....

      Im after a shortish quote that has meaning!

      Im drawing a blank an need some help...anytakers??

      Can be about Dreams, Life, Friends....

      I would really like some help.

      Plz email me at

      Thanks :)

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      lily 8 years ago

      i want a tatto in french which is nice and short, with the same meaning as C'est La Vie, i would just have that but my friends having it :(

      any ideas?

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      vito 8 years ago

      hi im 17 and im looking to get my 7 tattoo around my collar bone..ima good kid no drugs no beer..i play sports and ima pretty strong willed kid..but im stuck on a quote or word that would fit me..any ideas

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      Jor-El  8 years ago

      i was thinking about getting a tattoo on my forearm that says ~con te partiro~ which is latin for time to say goodbye its a good way to remember the past or someone from it but also being able to move on.

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      okami 8 years ago

      VITO, as a child of 17, with 6 tattoo's already, a drug free and alcohol free life, coupled with a "strong will" .... i find it hard to believe you have no idea of a word/quote or phrase to fit you....if you understand where im coming from..maybe try "to mature too young is to believe in a lie"

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      vito 8 years ago not sure if i understand wat you mean by your quote

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      Falon 8 years ago

      "what goes around comes around"

      i have that tattooed around my wrist in white ink, it's pretttttty sweet (:

      & also LOVE inside my lip.

      can't wait to get the arch of my foot done next week!!

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      Ericka 8 years ago


      I think this quote would be good for you as i am also 17 and live the same type of life style as you

      'don't waste your youth growing up'

      here are some other ones:

      'a boy's story is the best that is ever told'

      'youth has no age'

      'it is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence'

      'young men wish; love, money and health. One day, they'll say; health, money and love.'

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      vito 8 years ago

      thanks ericka...if you find anymore send them over

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      jayjay 8 years ago

      im 16(about to be 17 in september) and im getting my first tattoo the day after i graduate from high school. I have my whole senior year to think about my tattoo but i want to start narrowing down what i want now and then building upon it. i know i want something similar to "what doesn't kill me makes me stronger"

      i was thinking some thing like "Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good." something similar to that. i just don't want something to popular. I want something that symbolizes all the strength that ive acquired and also something that reminds me of my mother.

      if u guys can think of any quotes feel free to post them here or email me at


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      tori 7 years ago

      im deff want a tattoo going down my rib cage,horazontal,ive been thinking forever and came up with

      all we are is a result of what we have thought


      it's not how long you're here, but what you do while you're here.

      i have been thinking forever and these are the two i came down with,i wanna get it this week,so any comments on which one you like better would come in great great help!

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      sean 7 years ago

      what about

      Dream as if you'll live forever

      Live as if you'll die tomorrow

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      7 years ago

      ok dude. if u don't feel like reading their sob stories just go to another website. stop being a jackass.

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      hp 7 years ago

      Only God can judge so either love me or leave me alone.

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      Marin 7 years ago

      I am getting "She flies with her own wings" on my back in old manuscript. and i'm so excited.

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      fed 7 years ago

      anyone one have a short quote about losing everything and still succeeding? email at

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      Ambrocious 7 years ago

      I am getting "Fuck My Life" across my back... can't wait!!

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      Shane 7 years ago


      I'v been through a lot in the past year with anxity, strenth and feeling not good enough. Im looking to get a tattoo to resemble the things iv come through and that i can make it through anything


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      Sarah 7 years ago

      Hey, anyone got some quotes that tie life lessons and dance together?

      So far I really like "Its easier to leap if you're already dancing."

      I've gotta keep it pretty short, its going on my foot!

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      daniel 7 years ago

      This ain't taking me anywhere.

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      Matt 7 years ago

      I saw some good shakespeare quotes and this one really stuck out

      "by that sin fell the angels"

      its talking about satan when he was and angel and his goal to overpower something that was already perfect.

      just thought it was a good power qoute and pretty catchy.

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      Carlos. 7 years ago

      I want a tat with a quote about family.. kinda short and with meaning...

      any ideas..??


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      Semaj 7 years ago

      ii want a quote for me and friend t'anna

      something deep and short.saying something bout how we been there for eachother since lil kids and ill do anything for her and we'll always be kool til death

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      obsessed.with.steph. 7 years ago


      my best friend told me that she saw a quote a few months back and since then I've done nothing but figure out how to design the tattoo for it. Here's the problem: she told me the quote incorrectly and now that i've looked up the actual quote, i'm not as crazy about it... would it be weird to have a quote that isn't really a quote???

      my friend told me the quote was: "Do not wish for easier lives. Wish to be stronger men." (JFK)

      I found out the quote was originally by an episcopal bishop in the late 1800's that JFK used again in a speech and it actually goes like this: "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."

      so does anyone think it would be odd to have it printed the first way and not the actual quote? feel free to email me:

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      lou 7 years ago

      hey i am looking for a quote on life about being honest and upfront and not liking games or bs

      ex: "Why go 12 rounds when i can end it in 1"

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      max 7 years ago

      um, im looking to get another tattoo, preferably in gaelic irish. something meaningful about living life, or being true to your self.

      if anyone has any ideas, please email me.

      p.s. hopefully someone who knows the language will help.

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      JLW  7 years ago

      I just found this site and there are some great ideas on here. I recently lost my fiancé and I am looking to get my first tat. Here are some things I am thinking:

      "Celebrate, life is short but sweet for certain" -DMB (actual song lyric is celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain but think it is too long)

      A lyric from Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Under the Bridge"

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      Aleena 7 years ago

      For anybody that wants a cool unique quote, here's one of my favorites:

      "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies"

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      Aleena 7 years ago

      Also, my stepsis just made this one up:

      "Don't forget the lessons you've learned, when you were innocent."

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      K.D 7 years ago

      ....jst came up with it while wrkin out.

      ...I may not live by gods rules

      but im not gods enemy

      i live my life by my rules

      and i believe in god.

      meaning: i make mistakes

      altho i dnt regret my actions i still pray to god.

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      laura 7 years ago

      learn from yesterday

      live for today

      hope for tomorrow

      love all

      trust few

      do wrong to no one

      always love, hate will get you every time

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      kitten 7 years ago

      Buddha quotes are pretty good, im getting

      'Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it'

      on my ribcage.

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      cait 7 years ago

      I found this really great quote, and I'm planning on tattooing it on my upper back --

      " The day will happen whether or not you get up"

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      mina 7 years ago

      when words fail, music speaks.

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      Emilii 7 years ago

      i have

      "Only God can judge me" on my right hip


      "Ce qui ne me tue pas me rendra plus fort"

      which is french for what doesn't kill me will make me stronger


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      Uday 7 years ago

      i want a tattoo with a quote in latin similar to memento moris which means death is certain.only the hour is uncertain...any ideas?can anyone recommend authors to pick up similar quotes from?

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      suzi 7 years ago

      I'm turning 18 in less than 2 weeks and i have a 6 month old daughter aaand i really like the quote "No man alive, knows the struggles I've survived" its great :) I was thinking about getting "the long hours of night are worth the five minutes of sunrise" I really cant decide though

      can someone help? or myspizzace me [=

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      patrick 7 years ago

      hey i'm looking for a good faith quote

      on my chest

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      Kiersten 7 years ago

      It's not how fast you are; it's how strong you play the game.

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      Mr. 4o4 7 years ago

      My first tat was on my neck

      "I keep it gutta"

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      Melissa 7 years ago

      My best friends mom died a few daysago and she was like my own mother to

      i want to get a tattoo for her

      She was going through a long battle with breast cancer i wanted to incorperrate that in it somehow


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      stephen 7 years ago

      blessed are the hearts that can bend ; for they shall never be broken.

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      catie 7 years ago

      im thinking of getting a tattoo of a quote but im not sure what it should be. i want something that shows i pulled through in what i was going through and that my family was there the whole time helping me through it. any ideas? its going to go one my side.

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      Dave 7 years ago

      Iv been researching 4 a while now before i get my tattoo...

      I want a quote which represents how i have changed from my past..

      Im gona get this quote.."Every sinner has a future Every saint has a past"

      Half on my right tricep n half on my left tricep..

      Wat u tink..?

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      Heather 7 years ago

      Live long, love, love life, and be free.

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      sydney 7 years ago

      My name is Sydney and i'm 17 turning 18 in feb. I want to get a quote written in Kanji. I want it to run down my spine. I don't know what I want it to say though. Got any good quotes about life, or dreams or something. email me at I'm looking for something original.thanks:)

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      jon 7 years ago

      im looking to get a tattoo about something to do with having no fear, or something along those lines. any ideas?

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      lauren 7 years ago

      Emilii i hope you put an " e" at the end of your french tattoo " ce qui ne me tue pas me rendra plus fortE" if you are a female it needs the letter E at the end .....

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      ashley g 7 years ago

      hey so im getting a tattoo next month and i wanted it downwards on my ribs, i wanted something to do with love or family or life.. i really like megan fox's "there once was a girl who never knew love until a boy broke her heart".

      or even a saying in italian!!

      any ideas. please and thank you:)

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      Lindsay 7 years ago

      Hi there to all! I am planning on a getting a chest piece tattoo real soon, and I want it to be a quote or phrase about laughter...something not too long. But my life is filled with laughter each day and it gets me through everything. any ideas?? please help. email me at

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      Jenn 7 years ago


      my favorite family quote is

      "other things may change, but we start and end with family.."

      i'm sixteen, nearly seventeen, and i'm getting a script tat done next month for my birthday,,

      i'm thinking i wanna get "que sera, sera" on my hip

      ..what will be, will be

      not that it's gonna change my mind, but what do you guys think?

      lemme know

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      kaitlyn 7 years ago

      im looking to get a tattoo and want it to mean the world to me. my father has struggled with alcoholism my entire life. it has effected me greatly, in the obvious negative ways but also in ways i have come to see as positive. i am the person i am because of my sick father and personally i love who i am growing to be. i am very independent as a result of my experiences as well as determined and humorous. i am looking for a very short quote (only a few words) to symbolize all i have overcome. i am the strongest person i know because of it, except for my mom of course who i am wishing will write the quote i choose to symbolize my respect and love for my mom, my hero, through the roughest time in our lives. if you have any good and short quotes about strength or other ideas i would be very grateful. thank you!

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      KS 7 years ago

      My favourite quote is

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power there will be peace.

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      KS 7 years ago


      In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separate us, don't let your eyes deceive you.

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      Terri 7 years ago

      i've got a tat on my side...

      Love as is told,

      By the seers of old

      Comes as a butterfly

      Tipped with gold

      Flutters and flies

      Across sunlit skies

      Weaving 'round hearts

      That were once cold.

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      Ward 7 years ago

      Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous

      Albert Einstein

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      Ryan 7 years ago

      Albert Einstein Quotes

      “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools”

      “You have to learn the rules of the game.”

      “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be”

      “Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish”

      “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

      “To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.”

      “When the solution is simple, God is answering.”

      “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war”

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      2pac quoted: 7 years ago

      Thug life

      The rose that grew from concrete

      No man has witnessed struggles I've survived

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      KK 7 years ago

      Me and my boyfriend would like a matching quote symbolizing our love we are both artistic people and just would like something very powerful.

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      Marius 7 years ago

      Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.

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      amy 7 years ago

      veni vidi vici .. i came i saw i conquerd..

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      chris Tepper 7 years ago

      good ma quote it " through all the drama, you'll always love your mama"

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      Sarah  7 years ago

      I've always wanted a tattoo on my wrist. And lately I've been thinking about getting "Be Yourself" in white ink.

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      sarah 7 years ago

      Before everything falls apart, Create!

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      chelsea 7 years ago

      "My bloodline made me who I am." is a good quote for family.Its from the song long line of losers

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      Rach 7 years ago

      life is about taking risks...and it requires you to jump!?

      Giving up doesn't mean you are weak... only that you are strong enough to let go!?

      And she shall learn from their mistakes to creat her own finest traits...

      Any good!?

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      Jessy 7 years ago

      Heyy getting a tattoo on saturday with my sister. we have been through a lot together and it would mean a lot, were getting it on our wrist and she will have one half and i'll have the other, so if you have any quotes that would be really helpful! thanx :)

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      Rachel 7 years ago

      I've been thinking of getting a quote from literature for a tattoo. I want something small though. Any ideas?

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      CC 7 years ago

      "To err is human, to forgive divine" - Alexander Pope

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      nikia 7 years ago

      without love we perish..... translate to any language you like (online translator) it always sounds beautiful in every country....

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      l.k 7 years ago

      peace cannot be kept by force, but only obtained by understanding

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      CherBear 7 years ago

      i have "semper credere" in the inside of my wrist and it means "always have faith" in latin

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      Anon 7 years ago

      Life Goes On..

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      shane 7 years ago

      i have MOLON LABE its greek for 'come and take them' across my stomach

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      Broon 7 years ago

      It's better to be someone for a day, than no one for a lifetime!

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      casey 7 years ago

      " being who you are is being different, and different is irreplaceable. "

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      Was lost but now i'm found. 7 years ago

      This would be my first tattoo. I thought about getting the word Strength with a phrase going in and out of it. I hit a rough spot in my life a couple months ago and quit believing in God. I've been going to church for a while now and want soemthing to represent what i've over come. Any ideas for a phrase would be greatly appreciated!

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      junior 7 years ago

      what about-

      man up, and grow a set!

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      sake123 7 years ago

      a man that chooses the law against his fellow man is either a coward, or a fool. a man that cannot exist without those laws, is both. for a victim shall look into the eyes of his assassin and say with his last breath "if i die, you are forgiven, but if i live, I WILL KILL YOU!" such is the rule of honor

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      laurenn 7 years ago

      to thine own self be true

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      aaron b 7 years ago

      im a boy and Im turnin 16 in october and im getting a tattoo.....

      i want it 2 be somthin meaningful but nothin happpen in my life rlly... i want a quote about becomin successful or a quote about being somethin when people say u cant... lik goin against all odds... i also want it writen on somthin for example a cloud cross but i want it related to bein successful...some one please help me ... thanks

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      amber 7 years ago

      "what is happiness but the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"

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      Alii  7 years ago


      " Hate is easy ; Love takes courage."

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      Megan  7 years ago

      how bout:

      we don't have anything until we risk loosing nothing then we have experence.

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      juice 7 years ago

      success is matter of luck ask any failure!

      i like this quote

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      jole 7 years ago

      we fall but our souls are flying - the decemberists

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      Chloe 7 years ago

      Hi guys!!

      AMAZING quotes you have all shared!!

      inspirational and beautiful.

      Im a 17 year old girl and was planning to get a tattoo for my 18th birthday! I obviously want something meaningful...but can't decide!!

      i really love LIFE and LOVE quotes, and quotes that express strength, courage, beliefs, catch my drift!

      my email is-->

      i greatly appreciate it! xox

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      Ashley 7 years ago

      I want a tattoo down my side with an inspirational quote. I've been through a lot and my parents have been there every step of the way, they are my strength i want to get a tattoo and then put their initials by it.

      does anyone have any suggestions of a good quote

      or a good way to put the quote and their initials on my side?

      email me with your suggestions


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      miha_frk 7 years ago

      Hi there, I have a tattoo and I'm thinking at the second one.

      I'm still thinking what should be : a quote or my name in Chinese. If you guys have any suggestions...

      What you think about "Be THE ONE, not anyone!"?


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      Gillian 7 years ago

      Hey, I'm 16 and getting two quote tattoos next week, Im getting

      "freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved"


      "It is only after we have lost everything that we are free to do anything"

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      Nato 7 years ago

      Hey i want one either down side of ribs or inner bicept. not anything too long, something like success is the best revenge, or something like that. something that shows my success (wont go into it cause i see some people don't like hearing the stories) or about how life can get u down but theres always something better to come. any ideas please send too


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      Cath 7 years ago

      hey , i want a tattoo on my inner wrist and i think about a quote like ''each is own fight''(in french it would mean ''chacun son combat'') or something like that but i don't know if its written the right way in english. Someone can help me?

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      Kate 7 years ago

      '' Beauty Is Gods Handwriting ''

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      hails 7 years ago


      my heart goes out to you

      i know this is to long for a tatoo but its still good for your circumstance

      " god did not create woman from mans head, that he should command her, not from his feet that he should be his slave, but rather from him side, that she should be near his heart"

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      hayley 7 years ago

      'Theres something inside so strong' (8)

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      Jamie 7 years ago

      Hey this is a few quotes i made up hope u like them.

      -'Do not show weakness,

      Nor fear,

      Nor shame,

      When walking through the gates of hell,

      Grin and bare it,

      as you put yourself here.

      -'Failure is a lesson'

      -'Dont follow the map

      make your own route'

      -'Take a moment, look around, what do you see'

      -'Never throw in the towel, until the fight isn't worth


      don't no if there any good just came into my mind!

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      hannah 7 years ago

      ~con te partiro~ which is latin for time to say goodbye its a good way to remember the past or someone from it but also being able to move on.

      someone wrote that ^ and I'm getting it this summer.


      "To live is the greatest thing in the world, most people just exist."

      if you want a one-worded tattoo

      you could get

      Believe or Breathe

      I like those two reminding you to just take a step back and breath or just have some faith and believe.

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      Mathias 7 years ago

      "I'm not the one, am I Lord?"

      Which means it's not you who fails

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      yup 7 years ago

      "passion is the reason for everything"

      "don't be afraid to fly"

      "got enemies? good that means you actually stud up for something"

      ""you cant love from your heart unless you had to put it back together"

      "some people wonder why i do the things i do, i wonder why they don't"

      "death is easy, living is the hard part"

      "the love and the laughter will live on long after all of the sadness and the tears, until we meet again.. my old friend."

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      AJ 7 years ago

      "If you cant handle challenges that life throws at you, then your already dead"

      "life is interesting"

      theres a couple i came up with.

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      7 years ago

      live with intention.

      this is my favorite quote i've seen for a tattoo

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      joanna 7 years ago

      don't ever frown never know who might be falling in love with your smile

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      Marizal 7 years ago

      a couple i know just got awesome tattoos.. he got "Once upon a time..." on his forearm and she got "...& they lived happily ever after" on her hip.. if they were to break up both tattoos would still be cool, especially for a girl bc we all want a fairytale :)

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      amy 7 years ago

      its not about wanting to win, its about refusing to lose.

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      vicky 7 years ago

      i've been researching for ages about my tattoo. i've found some good ones, and worked it down to these..

      -the goal isn't to live forever, it's to leave behind an impression that does. (my own variation from a different quote)

      -life is what you make it (not so keen on this)

      -be the change you want to see in the world (quote of mahatma ghandi)

      ive also found these on this page which im keen on

      -What goes around comes around

      -Every sinner has a future Every saint has a past"

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      Sam  7 years ago


      there's a quote i love from joni mitchell's song "a case of you" and it goes

      "part of you pours out of me in these lines from time to time."

      its about a painter who is in love; here is the whole verse:

      Oh I am a lonely painter

      I live in a box of paints

      Im frightened by the devil

      And Im drawn to those ones that aint afraid

      I remember that time that you told me, you said

      Love is touching souls

      Surely you touched mine

      Cause part of you pours out of me

      In these lines from time to time

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      RG 7 years ago

      I lost a close friend last year and another friend sat morning. Any ideas on quotes about living life to the fullest or about not knowing when it could be over?

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      jenna 7 years ago

      Hey, all these quotes are really good so I was hoping you could help me :) i'm 21 and gettin married in 2 weeks and I want a tattoo about love, to represent my husband2be & my little boy who are my absolute world!! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :D

      thanks guys xx

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      tash 7 years ago

      i want to get a tatto saying without love we perish , without strength we fall but i dont know weather i like it

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      carey 7 years ago

      my friend just got a tattoo on her back that says die living ..i absolutely love that quote! :)

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      Catherine 7 years ago

      Id love to get a tattoo of a quote something along the lines of "don't let fear of the unknown choose your path in life" but i need it 2 be shorter, does any1 hav any ideas for me please?

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      CR 7 years ago

      Hey guys, i'm thinking about a quote im going to get on my lower arm and this is what it is "im not afraid that is to die, but to live and not remember why" Or The hardest thing in this world is to live in it" or "for those i love, i will sacrifice"

      RG, if you every read this page again that last one would be good for you...

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      random 7 years ago

      You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

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      me 7 years ago

      if life gives you lemons make lemonade.

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      sarah 7 years ago

      Live Laugh Love

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      THE MASTER. 7 years ago

      "Happiness is enhanced by others, but your hapiness shouldn't depend on others"

      i think that's something everybody should always remember.

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      robcarter 7 years ago

      And yes i know this world is cold and deceiving, but i keep mi head up like my nose is bleeding......_lil wayne...favorite quote, getting it sooon

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      Jamisson 7 years ago

      I am deploying to Iraq here in December, and I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of a quote that would work. I have an idea of having a shoulder of a uniformed soldier with his whole silouette against a building with something evil mirroring himself with the verse Psalm 24:3; "Though I walk through the valley of shadows and death; I fear no evil; For he is with me." Whatcha think?

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      Kevin 7 years ago

      "What we do in life, echoes throughout eternity."

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      chelbie 7 years ago

      hey i just got a quote tattooed on my rib cage, its something i like to live my life by and its really good for me because i pride my self on being optimistic, it says " There are no ipmossible dreams just our limited perception of what is possible" i think it'd be good for anyone that has had a hard past but is determind to make something of themselves and know that nothing is impossible, its a good reminder for me to have on my at all times, really helps when things get tuff to help move forward. hope it helps someone.


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      Tony Rodriguez 7 years ago

      hey im lookin for a short quote, about proving people wrong. plz email me. thanks

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      nona 7 years ago

      if you want a quote that really means something, it should come from your heart, or strike you when reading a book...

      if someone has to tell you it, its probably not the best you'll find

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      Misty 7 years ago

      I like this one - for anyone who has ever been in love more than once!

      The heart has reasons, which reason knows not of

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      Elliott 7 years ago

      Freedom is not free

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      Courtney 7 years ago

      I'm looking to get a tattoo of a meaningful quote, i believe strongly in having strength and no regrets, but I can't seem to find any quotes for it. I don't want something too long.

      Any ideas

      Please email

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      Marrissa 7 years ago

      I'm 18 have two tattoos and looking to getting another one soon, i was thinking about a quote w/ meaning but short, i already have a tattoo that says carpe diem and i love thinks like that

      any ideas?


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      Jess 7 years ago

      "Learning from yesturday Living for today Dreaming of tomorrow, never regretting what we have done for at one moment it was all we ever wanted"

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      emma 7 years ago

      "Carpe diem"

      seize the day

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      Me 7 years ago

      You either live like a wolf, or you die as a dog.

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      yesenia 7 years ago

      hey im looking for a quotes about life >>>something about holding back im suppose to sign up for the navy and my mother doesn't want to let me so idk if i should or not

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      Cory 7 years ago

      Hey everyone. Its not really a quote, its more a saying, or a way of life as i think of it... I've always loved it, and i have a tattoo of it on my upper back... its a latin saying

      "Via, Veritas, Vita" Which means "The way, The Truth, The Life"

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      marie 7 years ago

      my cousins died in 07 from a tragic death, they were 7 and 9.. so i would like something in rememberance of them on my hip.. a cute quote with the date or something like that?

      email me if you have any suggestions please!!


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      ryanhb22 7 years ago

      okay i need a and strength adversity for my dad.. he has been dealing with a heroin addicting problem for about 5 years the last year i have been taking care of him. and got him thru it. i want a quote for that any ideas would be apreciated.

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      KELLIE 7 years ago

      i really like the quote "place no trust in tomorrow"

      but i really want to add something onto it...can someone help me out please? =] getting it on my side so it doesn't have to be really short.

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      angieee 7 years ago

      hi i am looking at getting my first tat, but am looking for a good saying to have. im female, and about to turn 18. ive been through a lot and would like a quote about moving on from mistakes made or something along those lines, about living life to the fullest and not worrying about what anyone has to say.



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      sjak 7 years ago

      life is divine choas...

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      manstevely 7 years ago

      i know it's long but i wrote it myself...

      sometimes words said are words meant.....

      other times words said are words better left alone......

      as you cannot take back what has been spoken...

      are these words standing with meaning?

      are they words that stand upon a solid foundation?

      or are they a figment of our past which we cannot change, we cannot recreate, and upon knowing this they are the devil within..... reminding us of our sin.

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      Alicia 7 years ago

      hey.. yeah thinking of getting a quote tattoo about a guy that broke my heart.. any ideas??

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      RG 7 years ago

      Alicia, my advise don't get one about a guy that broke your heart cuz for the rest of your life everytime you see it the tat will remind you of him

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      DIckfucK 7 years ago

      NO glove no love

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      bob 7 years ago

      how much does a wrist tattoo hurt?

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      a-rose 7 years ago

      My wrist didn't hurt during the tattoo butswelled like a golf ball after!

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      RG 7 years ago

      i wanna get die living but idk where i was thinkin either down my side or the inside of my bicep?

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      chris 7 years ago

      i have 2 tattoo quote ideas


      and the other is


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      sammy! 7 years ago

      im thinking of gettin this down my ribs..

      there once was

      a little girl

      who never

      knew love

      until a

      boy broke

      her heart.

      ? xx

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      DAVE 7 years ago


      Megan Fox already has this phrase tattooed on her ribs

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      Lisa 7 years ago

      I am looking for at short quote to go down my side in remembrance of my dad who passed away a few months back. He was my best friend, I took care of him while he was sick. I am devastated without him. I was going to do the Celtic Cross but would like a quote with it....any suggestions???

      I need help, 1st tattoo...

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      Sarah 7 years ago

      @ KELLIE, you could do Carpe Diem, quam minimum credula postera. It was posted earlier in the thread and means seize the day, place no trust in tomorrow in latin. i was thinking about this one myself. i also really like the one "die living" but don't know where i would get either.

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      DW 7 years ago

      "you don't need wings to fly"

      There's so many different ways to interprut it, I really love it!

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      Adam 7 years ago

      I'm thinking about getting a quote on my side too, all i've come up with so far that means something to me is "All I can be is me, no matter who that is" by Bob Dylan. Everything else i've seen and liked is either too long or I liked it because it was funny.

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      Ste' 7 years ago

      I'm thinking about getting a quote on my side, don't want anything too long, roughly want something around 16 words. Something to do with love? or something cute. I originally had "nothing will come of nothing" from King Lear but i don't know. Anyone have any ideas?

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      Suzi  7 years ago

      it's only when we're tested that we discover who we truly are.

      every song ends but that's no reason not to enjoy the music.

      6,470,818,671 souls in this world and sometimes all you need is one.

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      Suzi  7 years ago

      a great tattoo for a couple to get is 'always and forever'

      one has always one has forever. or both have the whole thing

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      holly 7 years ago

      one quote that im thinking of getting on the side of my ribs is

      "at the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet"

      by the philosopher plato.

      like it?

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      Jon 7 years ago

      Bend Don't Break

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      suzi  7 years ago

      run don't walk. the sky is falling

      is from a song but I love how it signifies that we only get one life and we haven't got the time to takes things slowly

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      elizabeth 7 years ago

      I'm 19 and my mom just passed away last year. she was my best friend & my hero. she was an amazing & strong woman who helped a lot of people in her lifetime. i want to get a quote tattoo for her. i don't want it to have her dates or anything i just want a meaningful quote & i want to put rosary beads draped around the quote with the cross hanging on the bottom. i was thinking maybe a line or two from a song or maybe a line from the poem i carry your heart by ee cummings.

      any ideas let me know!

      thanks so much

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      Tiffany 7 years ago

      I'm about to turn 19. I've made many mistakes in my past I want a tattoo on my ribs about overcoming and life.

      Any Ideas???

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      mikael d 7 years ago

      I am in love with the fact you posted Emersons quote,

      "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"

      i have a best friend that was in a car wreck this past year and paralyzed from the neck down. I've been thinking about that quote as a tattoo, not to remember him, but more as an inspiration of his strength..

      Im 18 and new to tattoos so i am not sure what kind of artwork could go with it. I don't want just the quote, but I am lost as to some art that would be appropriate with it, as the quote really holds true to my heart... if you have any advice, i would really appreciate the help anyone could give. thanks, one love

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      carleigh 7 years ago

      "he was the light in the darkness..

      ..she was the butterfly"

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      Leah 7 years ago

      I want a quote, preferably in 3rd person. But meaningful. I've been messed around a lot with guys, I want a wishful "one day it'll happen" sort of thing..yet strong. I haven't got a clue. I'm 18 so it'll be my first tatto. Anyone?


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      AC 7 years ago

      made it up myself

      let me know what you think

      make yourself known

      make your presence felt

      stand out on your own

      and you'l make your audince melt

      let me know what you think

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      Ellie 7 years ago

      I don't trust soo i won't get let down

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      Busta 7 years ago

      Just random quotes someone might find worth getting :)

      "If you don't lose, you'll never win"

      "IF you never lost, how can you win"

      "You need chaos to have peace"

      "Where does the sinners go when hell is full"

      "If you're afraid to die, you are also not living"

      "Why go the distance if i can end it now"

      "You wont know what you'll live for if you don't know what you'll die for"

      "God place the heaviest burden to those who can carry its weight"

      "Pain is a must but suffering is not"

      "Before pointing fingers your hands must be clean"

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      dude 7 years ago

      me and my brother want to get matching tattoos, we want it to be either some biblical verse or something about power, and ides?

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      Busta 7 years ago


      "Don't live the life you dream about but live the life your living"

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      Amanda 7 years ago

      I got this for my grandmother who passed and meant the world to me to symbolize that although she is gone in body, she is still with me always in spirit:

      When Tomorrow Starts without Me

      Don't Think We're Far Apart

      Every Time you Think of Me

      Im Right here in Your HEART

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      phil 7 years ago

      how about

      "my ends justify my means"

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      Andy 7 years ago

      Hey i got a tattoo yesterday on my forearm... I'd Rather Die On My Feet, Than Live On My Knees... A Real good quote about strenght and freedom

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      Casey 7 years ago

      Im getting a tattoo soon. I have been collecting quotes for a really long time. I lost my best friend in a car accident and want to get something for him. And i also want to get a dance quote.

      Ive found one for dance- Those who think that happiness comes from the sun have never danced in the rain.

      But i have no ideas for him.

      i do like

      When Tomorrow Starts without Me

      Don't Think We're Far Apart

      Every Time you Think of Me

      Im Right here in Your HEART

      that somebody posted.

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      hutchi 7 years ago

      such is life

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      Miranda 7 years ago

      idk if Katie will see this now since it was so long ago, but i too was raped at the age of 14. i'm now only turning 18, but i love expressing myself through tattoos. because of everything that i've been through, especially that, i'm getting the quote "God places the heaviest burdon on those who can carry its weight" on my left inner forearm. i think it'll remind me of how far i've come emotionally in my life.

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      mia 7 years ago

      i'm 17 and planning to get a tattoo on my 18th in a couple of weeks. im not sure if i want a quote but here are a few that i like.

      -Laugh when you can, apologise when you should and let go of what you can't change. kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have no regrets. life's too short to be anything but happy

      -To be is to exist, to do is to live.

      -Laugh as much as you breathe, love as long as you live.

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      ~N~ 7 years ago

      I got a script tattoo on my ribs recently.. it's a quote by Che Guevara in spanish and says 'Sueña y seras libre en espiritu, Lucha y seras libre en la vida'... which means 'dream and you'll be free in spirit, fight and you'll be free in life'... i love it andi'm planning my next ones

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      alimyali:) 7 years ago

      i need a quote to symbolize my grandmother,she just passed away and she was a big part in my life i miss her and will always love her... i miss her everyday and one day i wish im like her wgen i become a grandma like her.

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      bonnie 7 years ago

      "blood is thicker than water"...

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      Shelby_C 7 years ago


      i really liked the last quote you had, it really seems true to me anyway.

      I was in a car accident last year doing buckforty on a loose gravel road, the car was totalled but i walked away with a bumps and bruises. I've wanted a tattoo ever since but i can't think of anything to do with it. I've always thought of wings/an angel flutter over a set of keys, saying something but i don't know what. I also thought of a line that says something like i was put on this world for a reason and was given a second chance to do something.

      Any Ideas?

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      Amanda 7 years ago

      Buddha - "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."

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      Anya 7 years ago

      "The mere sense of living is joy enough." Emily Dickinson

      "While there's life, there's hope." Marcus Cicero

      "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." Emily Bronte

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      tom 7 years ago

      hello, i was thinking of getting a tattoo for my mum as she is everything to me, she is still alive and everything has anyone got any ideas? something to say thankyou

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      G.L. 7 years ago

      I think a good quote about life is " life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away"

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      riko 7 years ago

      "Believe in yourself and others will too"

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      Ron 7 years ago

      hi there.. can anyone help me with these translations..

      Feel the fear and do it anyway.

      For every man shall bear his own burden

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      Ron 7 years ago

      oh and into latin please.. cheers

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      haVok 7 years ago

      "fear is only a four letter word"

      "Pain is only temporary but the result will last forever"

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      RW 7 years ago

      Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

      When you see only one step of footprints, that is when he carried me (with a pic of footprints at the side)

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      analeigh.. 7 years ago

      my nephew died at the age of 3 months..

      so for him i got this..

      God is my witness as i promise myself to live a beautiful life. to dream forever and love for eternity. to look at the stars and reach for heaven.. To let my spirit be free so I can fly up on your wings and touch the face of god.

      and on inside of my upper armss im getting believe... and on the other.. in love or and live..

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      michael 7 years ago

      Words i've seen as tattoos that i thought looked alright. "Whakahirahira" means "outstanding" in maori

      "aroha" means "love" in maori

      "Kia Kaha" means "stay strong" in maori

      "mana" means "pride" in maori

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      IT'sME 7 years ago

      "in life you can be successful and have enemies, or you can be unsuccessful and have friends"

      what does everyone think of this one???

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      Biii 7 years ago

      Rhyddid (Freedom in welsh)

      on my thigh/hip with a balck and blue flower print.

      or the same print with


      which one?

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      sandra 7 years ago

      here's a short and meaningfull quote i have it on my neck

      " My life My Time"

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      Jim  7 years ago

      A man that's never made a mistake , has never made anything at all .

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      ken 7 years ago

      on my forearm i have,,,,,,As my darkness rises and falls I will defeat it,now into the light i shall stand....

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      Lindsay 7 years ago

      I have a a tattoo on my foot.

      It says "Because they loved me I stand strong"

      It's for my parents just because I've been through a lot and they were always there for me.

      I really love it.

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      Siobhan  7 years ago

      "All because of you, I believe in angels. Not the kind with wings, no not the kind with halos. The kind that bring you home, when home becomes a strange place."

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      Steven 7 years ago

      My favorite Quote of all time comes from Muhammad Ali, and I have been toying around with the idea of getting it on my forearm.

      -I Run On The Road Long Before I Dance Under The Lights

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      karlie 7 years ago

      im wanting a quote tattoo!,something to do with having the ability to overcome lifes obstacles.. i want it in french but cant seem to find anything related.. i did come across 'savoir faire' meaning "to have the ability to kno how to deal with any situation that arises" but its not quite what im after anyone able to help?

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      7 years ago

      To that Snake person, I believe that's quoted wrong. If that's from the song Omerta by Lamb of God, then it should go like this:

      Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his assailant; if I live I will kill you, if I die, you are forgiven. Such is the rule of honor.

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      Nedda 7 years ago

      "You can't put your arms around a memory" - Johnny Thunders

      "I can resist everything but temptation" -Oscar Wilde

      "Born to lose" -Johnny Thunders

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      scottt 7 years ago

      i got my name dwn the inside of my arm recently i realli want a quote now any1 help me decide ?

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      ben 7 years ago

      "The darkest hours hold the brightest dreams"

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      Kari 7 years ago

      This is for anyone really

      "I am me, I am ok" It's from a virginia satir poem

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      batinic 7 years ago

      We'll do it all


      On our own

      I need your grace

      To remind me

      To find my own

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      Victoria Lauren 7 years ago

      Sometime s you have to get lost to find yourself.'

      For anyone who has been lost and has or still is finding themselves in life

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      Nicole 7 years ago

      I got my first tattoo back in july its the japanese symbol for love with my parents names over it, my mom is japanese, and i'm thinking about getting another tattoo, it says "true victory is victory over oneself" it would also be in japanese. what do you guys think?

      email@ or post.

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      Rachel 7 years ago

      I really like nicoles, i was thinking about getting "and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" its by anais nin i'm not sure where to get it tho, any help?

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      dee 7 years ago

      "An rud nach fiú é a lorg,

      ní fiú í a fháil"

      its irish for;

      What is not worth seeking, is not worth finding.

      was thinking bout gettin it on my rib cage but i was hoping for something longer. if anyone can think of something in english to go with it i can translate. its my first.


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      Dave 3449 7 years ago

      our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

      that's what i have on my ribs

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      corail 7 years ago

      i have one on the ribs; Live & learn

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      Jessica 7 years ago

      I'm an 18 year old girl looking to get a rib tattoo that can apply for my whole life. I don't want something that reminds me of a certain age or person or anything (i think its better that way)

      Here are some of my favorites:

      Love me, Love me well

      I ask for much because I give much (Robert Schumann)

      Live. Love. Laugh (corny but so true for me)

      What lies behind and before you are small matters compared to what lies within.

      You must be the change you wish to see in the world (Ghandi)

      Looking for some that kind of just inspire, or remind you to live each day, and that you don't have to change for anyone. If anybody has some that come to mind or any websites that'd be greatly appreciated!!!

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      claire 7 years ago

      Some of my favourites..

      'and in time this too shall pass'

      'dont follow the path make one'

      'every moment is the beginning of the rest of your life'

      'Nothing is worth more than this day'

      'Always do what you are afraid to do'

      'The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible'

      'When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us'

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      macc 7 years ago

      Remember your Promises, My family motto

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      lil_lex 7 years ago

      Hey Everyone

      Love all the quotes on this page i am on the hunt for another quote to do with strength. I got my first tattoo a few months ago on my back it says LIVE WELL, LOVE ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN in greek. Everyone that has seen it loves it. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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      7 years ago

      really inspiring quote-

      Give me firm ground, and i will move the earth.

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      Bobbie 7 years ago

      I'm getting a tattoo in a few days that says... "Not everyone can do everything, but someone can do something.

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      Ralph 7 years ago

      I have 4 quote Tattoos. One one my collar bone/neck piece that says Leave No Doubt. One on my right arms that says Try Burning This One Wrapped over and under and American flag. Only left arm Is a skull with an American flag theme that says All That Is Necessary For The Triumph of Evil is For Good Men To Do Nothing. And the last one runs the length of my spine and says Only God Can Judge Me. Some other good quotes are

      Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

      si vis pacem para bellum (if you want peace prepare for war)

      The only easy day was yesterday

      Death before dishonor

      I thought all of these are good quotes.

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      Abbey 7 years ago

      I have three tattoos.

      My shoulder: a blue star and the phrase "second star to the right and straight on 'till morning" to remind me to never loose my innocent childish side, and i will neer forget how to get to neverland

      My left wrist: the number 525,600. that's how many minutes are in a year. i will never take a single one for granted

      My side: a bird. above it says "If you never jump," and below it says "You'll never know id you can fly"

      I'm looking to get another one dealing with strength, endurance, or never taking life for granted

      If you have any ideas, email me at

      all ideas are appreciated!

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      Gerry 7 years ago

      "May you live as long as you want but never want as long as you live"

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      wakin bordado 7 years ago

      " god knows who hudas not pay "

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      Robert 7 years ago

      Im lookin to get my first tattoo. I really like the one only God can judge me. but i also want some words along my side about never giving up or never quitin. send me some ideas at

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      nichole 7 years ago

      so me and my sister were both recently diagnosed with an incurable disease. i want a quote that we can both get to stand for our strength, secrecy, and love for eachother. any ideas??

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      csg 7 years ago

      "god would not put me through

      what he cant take me through"

      my fav quote

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      Freddy 7 years ago

      Hi am looking for a quote / saying to go down my left arm on the elbow side does anyone have an idea of a good quote that would fit?

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      Jess 7 years ago

      I lost a nephew eight years ago and have only recently started to grieve for him, i've wanted a tattoo to symbolise him for about two years now and i have come up with a idea. It's an angel carrying a baby boy and i want to get a quote to tie it all together, any suggestions? :)

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      Darren 7 years ago

      Check this out---

      --Carpe Diem, Carpe Noctem, Carpe Vitam--

      aka,- seize the day, seize the night, seize life

      i alreddy have carpe diem on my left forearm, going to get carpe noctem on my right forearm, and carpe vitam across my back.


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      Zasha  7 years ago

      I like this one: There's a lot to be said about a man who can recognize failure and cut his losses early, rather than forcing an issue until his ego bares the brunt of his unrelenting delusion.

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      Brad 7 years ago

      hey i need some1 2 help me out my nan has been diegnosed with cancer and has only a small amount of time 2 live so i wanna get a tattoo that i can remember her by...she is a big hearted and some1 that has lived life the the fullest but yet still has so much 2 live for. im thinking of getting "one life, one chance" but im more than happy 2 here what other life inspiring quotes or sayings that would be appropriote.

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      mc 7 years ago

      im getting my first tattoo in two weeks

      with my best friend but im not sure what quote

      to get im getting over my heart , in fancy handwriting with a cool design, but i need a worthy quote. any ideas?

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      SW 7 years ago

      We accept the love we think we deserve - Stephen Chbosky

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      eleanor 7 years ago

      give me firm ground and i will move the earth

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      matt 7 years ago

      the only limmits we have are those we place on ourselvs, love the quote no idea were to put it any ideas?

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      kyle 7 years ago

      im 16 any good ideas for a tat?

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      Matt 7 years ago

      use a hoby for a tat say you play guitar make somethig out of that but as long as it means something to you

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      WIllow 7 years ago

      "Who is to say what is, and what isn't?"

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      libz 7 years ago

      We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly

      If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"

      The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it

      Love is the love that does not alters wen alterations finds...shakespeare

      All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

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      Lizzy 7 years ago

      i admidt, i am an avid quotes collector and i am interested in getting a tattoo when i am older (i just turned 17) and i have discovered something that will really mean a lot to me (and when my parents are not as likely to freak out) :) these are just some ideas (some cliché, some made up, most taken from movies and books)

      Why not.

      carpe diem. (Sieze the day) (Dead Poets Society)

      I have come this far. I will continue. (Great Book of Amber)

      Love is a leap (Kate & Leopold)

      For I have sought, not truth, but meaning. (The Meaning of Night)

      Your life is an occasion. Rise to it. (Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium)

      Such is life (Ned Kelly)

      “Oh, what are men compared to rocks and mountains?” (Pride and prejudice)

      Hope, trust, love, life.

      They danced with Fate.

      “Give me liberty or give me death.”

      “I have not yet begun to fight.”

      “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

      “Evil can never survive, though it may seem to triumph. It is only a question of patience and endurance.”

      “I will be as harsh as truth, as uncompromising as justice . . . I am in earnest – I will not equivocate – I will not excuse – I will not retreat a single inch – AND I WILL BE HEARD!” (William Lloyd Garrison)

      To faith, hope and pancakes.


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      patrick 7 years ago

      im looking for an irish sayin or even just a family pride quote to outline a celtic cross or some type of irish symbol...any ideas...

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      Lauren 7 years ago

      "No pain is forever".

      "It'll all be ok in the end. If it's not Ok, it's not the end".

      "Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out".

      "Dance with fate".

      "Seize today. Place no trust in tomorrow".

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      ruben 7 years ago

      i need a quote, about the past having no regrets about it (beeing it a verry bad past)

      or a quote on "i am who i am.."

      plz mail me at

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      amanda 7 years ago

      Does anyone know quotes about being/having "strength/courage", having "faith in god and yourself", and something about "respect"? if u do can you email me at please thank u

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      tttttt 7 years ago

      i got a quote on both my feet. I have "Live With No Excuses" on my right foot and "Live With No Regrets" on my left foot. It was one quote.....but too long to fit on just one foot

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      mmm 7 years ago

      I want something with Live your life to the fullest with no regrets because in the end you cant take anything back??

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      Cares 7 years ago

      what is a good quote for a family member that died?i have ideas but im not too sure yet..

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      mya 7 years ago

      "there are things we don't want to happen-but have to accept, things we don't want to know-but have to learn, people we cant live without-but have to let go"

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      Jesse 7 years ago

      Heaven's not a place you go when you die its that moment in life that you actually feel alive.

      - The Spill Canvas

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      Nate 7 years ago

      I feel this is a good reminder for everyone to fight with all your rage against the injustice done to you.

      "Do not go gentle into that good night.

      Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas

      Also, "Bibo est Morior" which is Latin for "To drink is to Die" for those of us fighting the poisonous drink.

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      Maicie 7 years ago

      I have a good music one,

      "my heart is my metranome"

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      roxas 7 years ago

      im clean no alcohol no drugs no nicotine..i play football and baseball and im smart and i want a tatoo..what should i get?

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      Janneke 7 years ago

      I really like...

      "Each day's a gift and not a given right"

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      Leigha 7 years ago

      Hey I want a new quote tattoo on my back involving the topis such as life,love, courage, strength, wisdom, DREAMS ec but i cant think of any good ones

      Any suggestions feel free to email me

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      Jade 7 years ago

      I have been wanting to get a tattoo about living life and not being afraid of death and i found a perfect one:

      Don't be afraid of Death. Be afraid of the unlived Life.

      How does that sound?

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      natasharose 7 years ago

      The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. (Hubert Humphrey)

      Wonder is the beginning of wisdom

      It's only after you've lost everything that your free to do anything

      We are defined by the choices we make

      Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.

      I just don't want to die without a few scars

      Anything else along these lines?

      Thanks in advance.

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      nikky b 7 years ago

      I am looking into getting another tatt soon. I want it to be a quote about losing a family member and never forgetting them. Some thing like that and kinda short. If anyone has ideas please email me...

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      Sash 7 years ago

      Wow these quotes are really awesome.

      My friend just got 'May you always have the courage to spred your wings and fly' written in Arabic. She shortened a quote she found so she could fit it from her neck down her back and it looks awesome.

      I really like the previous ones:

      She flys with her own wings

      And she shall learn from her mistakes, to create her own finest traits

      to thine self be true

      my life my time

      not everyone can do everything, but someone can do something

      who is to say what is and what isn't

      I wanted to get something about how much i love my family and i really like:

      Because they loved me i stand strong

      I carry your heart with me

      I carry it in my heart

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      Blak Rob 7 years ago

      This website is hot....Im lookn for bout a four word quote to go inside both of my first tattoo was the happy/sad face.....and i have (sometimes we laugh, to keep from crying) around them

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      keiran mcmullan 7 years ago

      pain is only fear leaving the body revel in it, enjoy it, for it is good

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      elizabeth 7 years ago

      live for something or die for nothing

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      Monike 7 years ago


      These are some quotes i want either on my foot or wrists.

      For those I love I will sacrifice

      seize the day, place no trust in tomorrow

      Never stop believing

      We are captives of our own identity,

      living in prisons of our own creation


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      AmyLou 7 years ago

      My boyfriends desperate for a quote down his rib cage but can't think of any. He's 18, had a bad past but has become ambitious, strong willed and a good person. Any ideas will be really appreciated guys, maybe something about strength, overcoming the past, moving forwards?

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      pika 7 years ago

      I have a tattoo of an anchor and i want to add a quote

      about my love for the ocean! None of the ones posted relate to it at all.. I have made a couple up but need some ides!

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      mac 7 years ago

      i recentley got caught cheating on my partner, something i will never do again, i've lost everything and i wanted a tattoo to represent the failings i've had, but the new life i want to follow, any idea's please? thank you

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      Jsf2 7 years ago

      Im 17 and i'm a physically strong girl as i do martial arts but i can be quite emotional and mentally weak i get quite lonely, i've had problems with my parents and i've had eating disorders but my friends all view me as the joker the fun, party animal, and i'm thinking about getting a short but meaningful quote tattoo to relate to my life and experiences..

      so if you have any good suggestions they would be much appreciated :)

      thank you

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      Carly 7 years ago

      hey guys i love your quotes, i cant wait to get my tat, make sure its worth it k?

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      7 years ago

      starting a sleeve on tuesday, im getting a quote from one of yeats poems,

      But I, being poor have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet, Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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      John 7 years ago

      If anyone is looking for a quote on success here is one I made up..hope it helps somebody....“In attempt to succeed, you may fail, but only to find that success will come in the shadow of your failure.”

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      John 7 years ago

      here's one for living life to the fulllest quotes....“Life to me is like a game of poker, Im all in!”

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      7 years ago

      TOM this something i came up with for people who want a quote to thank your mother for everything she has done for you....You brought me life, happiness, success, and left me no stress. In other words, you are the best. I Love You, for you I will not let life waste, MOM your one person that I could never replace...

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      John 7 years ago

      AMY about this I came up with for your boyfriend...Be strong for everybody makes mistakes, not for long it will ache. It’s a new day, a new dawn, soon it will all be gone, now don’t look down despite this I suppose upon, because for all, life does go on...

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      John 7 years ago

      here is a family quote i also came up with if anyone would like to use it... "Friends are great to have along for the ride, with helping hands they may stay by your side, but keep in mind, this is no lie, soon you will find, it is your family, that will be there till you die."

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      Wildreams 7 years ago

      I'm having a tat done tomorrow with the quote

      "This heart will start a riot in me"

      in black italic writing on my left rib cage

      When i was 16 life was about having fun not getting into serious relationships with guys n whatever and i got home one day and my Mum turned round to me and said "One day your heart will start a riot in you" and true to form, 6 years later i'm fully understanding what she meant!!

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      tylertequila 7 years ago

      the quote i want to get tattooed on myself is from the song crystal ball by pink:

      "i've felt that fire, and i've been burned. but i wouldn't trade the pain for what i've learned"

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      Jere 7 years ago

      "Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself."

      "When you define me, you destroy me"

      "If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot."

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      chvath 7 years ago

      im wanting to get my first tattoo and i truly have no idea what to get, i was thing about getting some kind of design or tribal surrounded in quates and i want a quote that's short but sweet about strength can anyone help me???

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      7 years ago

      On the lower right side of my back i have...

      "..I Live

      and Die

      for those

      I Love.."

      - My dad has this tattoo on his arm (he's had it since he was 16). For Fathers day, my sister and I got this tattoo'd, it was our present to him. He loved it! And i will forever

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      jojo182 7 years ago

      hey guys, Im from South Africa and looking for a quote representing strength and patriotism.

      any ideas??

      Also, can anyone translate the word 'faith' into French for me?

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      ROB VICKERS 7 years ago

      "They shall not grow old,

      As we that are left grow old,

      Age shall not weary them,

      Nor the years condemn,

      At the going down of the sun,

      And in the morning.


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      unwritten 7 years ago

      hi I am 19 years old I want to get a tatoo and I have been through a lot these past few years I was actually gonna get married this month but but fiancé left me few days before marriage and i want it to say something about love/life. and what i am going through or something inspirational for me to go through this

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      hayley 7 years ago

      i knew this one girl who on the back of her neck (i think its by socrates) had written in old english:

      i think therefore i am

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      Jacki 7 years ago

      I just came up with this one, it could use some tweaking, but i think its beautiful

      "your soul rests in my heart"

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      unwritten 7 years ago

      i don't wanna make it sound that im directly sending the message to him i want it something like he would really think about. we wer together for 5 years and what happened really hurts

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      same 7 years ago

      just throwing some ideas out there...

      Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill

      Courage is not the absence of fear, but the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

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      sarah 7 years ago

      i have a few tattoos. i need an idea. i have gone through so much in the past year. I guy i was dating for, for 1 month, when i ended it, he started to stalk me. so bad he was arrested 3 times and sent to jail. afetr that i was so scared and me being scared turned into depression. i want an idea for a tattoo to show my strenth and courga

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      jordan 7 years ago

      'many people live great lives unwritten'

      i was thinking of getting that done on my chest in like script or something similar.

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      Jenn 7 years ago

      hey i am looking for a quote for around my wrist at my first looking for something meaningful iv'e had a rough life but not many people realize how stong i am. im only 19 and i support my mom who is handicapped, and my sister. i work everyday to pay for bills and car insurance, i go to school full time, and i have a eating disorder.. please e-mail me with any ideas thanks

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      stacy 7 years ago

      Ruben- "No regrets, just lessons learned"

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      HisOneLove 7 years ago

      My fiancé gets deployed in march and we are planing on getting matching tattoos...does anyone have an idea, quotes or anything.

      he has drew a rose that i am planning on getting on my ankle and i want a quote to go along with it.....any ideas on that one too??

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      Taylr 7 years ago

      I'm 18 and I ant to get my first tattoo soon. i know what i want but need some ideas for a quote.. Im getting a desert eagle on the side of my hip so that its handle is towards the front of my body and the guns pointing on my back and instead of bullets coming out, i want it to be shooting words. I need a quote that says words are more powerful than bullets but i can't think of a sick way to put it. any suggestions ??

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      justine 7 years ago

      the obstacle is the path

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      CR 7 years ago

      I was with a girl for a while and later found out she was pregnant by me but she had and abortion and didn't tell me about it .i would like a quote for that. something saying how much i wish that decision was not made and wish i could have had that chance to meet my baby

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      Cara 7 years ago

      I was recently in a horrible car crash in which a lady died. I was put at fault for the accident. My boyfriend at the time was paralyzed from the waste down and still is. I'm not allowed to talk to him anymore. So I was looking for a quote that would touch base on what I feel about that wreck. It will be with me forever so i want a tattoo to be with me along with it

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      erik 7 years ago

      Reasons come first. Answers come second

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      nicole.j 7 years ago

      hey im looking for a short quote about being original and being yourself and believing in yourself...sumthin that sums this all up...would really love if any1 could think of anythin..thanks guys x x x

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      mylene 7 years ago

      hey guys, i'm looking to get a tat that says something about overcoming hard times and obstacles. i've had a rough past with everything, but i've broken free. i saw some pretty good ones, like :

      "blessed are the hearts that bend; for they shall never be broken"

      "the rose that grew from concrete"

      "as my darkness rises and falls, i will defeat it.

      now into the light i stand."

      "my heart is my metranome"

      any ideas? email me:

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      kayla  7 years ago

      "the best way out is always through"

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      MLS 7 years ago

      My dad passed away about 3months ago very suddenly with only a week between finding out he had cancer and dying...I know he didn't like me having a tattoo on my ankle that says 'faith' going up the side, but I want to get one in remembrance of him...I love my dad so much and want something that only I know he would understand....he always said to me, 'Were Only Penciled In'....

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      KATRINA 7 years ago

      Hi guys

      I've decided i want a qoute on my foot rather short but something uplifting about life. Ya know somethig about staying strong any ideas. I wanna then change the qoute into arabic as egypt i my fave country of the world.

      Please feel free to email me ay ideas.

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      Jess 7 years ago


      I am in desperate need for a quote. the type of person who never gives up, i just keep going no matter what. and i always end up ontop! Do you no of any inspiraional quotes that can relate to me? would be greatly appreciated! :)

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      Ari 7 years ago


      I'm interested in getting a tattoo down my ribs but can't quite find the saying for me. I have nothing special or unfortunate about my past..just living for the day. I really like

      What lies behind and before you are small matters compared to what lies within.


      carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

      seize the day, place no trust in tomorrow

      This would be my first tattoo so im not sure what would look good. let me know your ideas :) thanks!!

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      BOY 7 years ago

      As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Proverbs 23:7

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      nicole 7 years ago

      i have a few quotes i've been thinking about. thinking of getting one of them in script under the brest line...

      "We are what we believe we are." - Benjamin N. Cardozo

      "Failure is impossible." - Susan B. Anthony

      "Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly." - Louis Ginsberg

      "Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today." - James Dean

      "Just living is not enough." part of a quote from Hans Christian Anderson

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      Ashley 7 years ago


      If you ever read this site again, a good quote in memory of your too young cousins would be

      "They were angels in waiting for wings" or just "They were angels in waiting". It's from a song by Tammy Cochran, about 2 loved ones who died at a young age. The chours goes:

      They were angels in waiting

      Waiting for wings to fly from this world

      away from their pain

      treasuring time, til time came to leave

      leaving behind, sweet memories

      they were angels in waiting, angels in waiting for wings

      And you said something about putting a date too. But if you wanted you could do their birth flower on both sides of the quote. Birth flowers are as follows:

      January- Carnation

      February- Iris

      March- Daffodils

      April- Daisy

      May- Lily of the Valley

      June- Rose

      July- Larkspur

      August- Gladiolis

      September- Aster

      October- Marigold

      November- Chrysanthemum

      December- Poinsettia

      Birth flowers are a good idea for a female who is going to get a tattoo in memory of someone, or for their child. Hope that helps!!

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      Danielle(: 7 years ago

      Hope these Help,

      "Tomorrow Is Never Promised."

      "Love Will Kill And Save You, Its The Beauty In The Tragety."

      "Live For Today, Place No Trust In Tomorrow"

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      Danielle 7 years ago

      Cara, The "every sinner as a future and every saint has a past" might work for you, not calling you a sinner for what happen but its basicly saying that don't let what happened in your past stop what could happen in your future, kinda like even the flawless have flaws if that makes since.

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      Natalie 7 years ago

      Im so excited about getting my first tattoo done! im gonna design all my tats myself as im pretty artistic.

      im gonna get a little guardian angel on my shoulder blade (so it symbolises someone looking out for me) with a quote from this site! 'she flies with her own wings'

      i also got a quote which i made up..originally to be inscribed on my boyfirneds ipod as a present

      'words. meanings. reasons.

      And love is the melody'

      would look great with a music note or something.

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      Andy 7 years ago

      i saw a tattoo recently "live love and suffer but never learn to surrender"

      im interested in something similar but not the same

      any ideas?

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      blond-e 7 years ago

      ANDY......'luctor et emergo' it's latin for i struggle and emerge may work 4 u

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      hubba hubba 7 years ago

      does anyone know if:

      memento tibi ipsi credere semper et diem carpere


      Never forget to believe in yourself and to seize the day

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      CeeTee 7 years ago

      I want to get my first tattoo but i want it to be a quote that goes with me...I want it to be something that has to do with some mistakes i made in the past and how im paying for it now but for some reason i appreciate life more now because i hit rock bottom because of these mistakes and im on my way to a new, improved me. so in short a quote that speaks of past mistakes leading to maturity or appreciation and love of life...please email me at

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      Car;y 7 years ago


      I want a tattoo on my neck with some kind of quote.

      I suffer from a female sexual disorder which makes sex painful, it's something im still facing and trying to cure, and i'd like a quote that relates to Hope, Strength, Not giving up, Living Life to the fullest. Something along those lines, so that when im feeling hopeless, i can see my tattoo and be reminded to stay positive, and fight till the end and not to give up. I was also thinking about having this quote next to a lotus flower, as these flowers are born in the muddle, and face a struggle to reach the surface of the water, and once they get there, they finally bloom! I feel it really represents me and my struggles.

      its going on my neck, so not too long, and im going to design it myself, im quite arty.

      Please let me know on

      I would really appreciate it


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      JerrBearr. 7 years ago

      "Nobody said it was going to be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."

      "Being able to survive it, doesn't mean it was ever okay."

      "Draw a line, and live above it."

      "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."

      "Even though im marked for death, im a spark till i lose my breath." -2pac

      "No smile is more beautiful than one that has struggled through the tears."

      "God will never take anything away from you without giving you something so much better."

      "Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be."

      "Behind this smile, is something you'll never understand."

      "Im a firm believer that sometimes its right to do the wrong thing."

      "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

      "Faith is not belief without proff, but trust without reservation."

      "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller

      "Put your hands in the stove for a minute and it feels like an hour, sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it feels like a minute. That's relativity." -Einstein

      "Before there can be courage, there has to be fear."

      "Theres no dawn without a night, theres no victory without a fight, theres no rainbow without the rain, theres no happiness without pain."

      "Its no use going back to yesterday because i was a different person then." -alice in wonderland

      "I am strong because i am weak, i am beautiful because i know my flaws, i am a lover because i am a fighter, i am fearless because i have been afraid, i am wise because i have been foolish and i can laugh because ive known sadness."

      "Its kind of fun to do the impossible." -walt disney

      "Laughter is timeless and dreams are forever, imagination has no age." -walt disney

      "Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance, you must keep moving." -albert einstein

      "Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, follow your heart."

      "As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. Its not that we don't want too but too much has happened that we just cant." -now and then

      "Actions speak louder then words."

      "Tell me i cant, ill show you i can."

      "Don't let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present."

      "Old enough to know better, too young to care."

      "At the end of the day, you either focus on what separates you, or what holds you together."

      "Smile, its easier then explaining why your sad."

      "There are some things we just don't admit because we don't like the way it sounds." -sex and the city

      "If i were peter pan, you would be my happy thought."

      "Look like a lady, party like a pimp."

      "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile."

      "In a world of cheerios, be a froot loop."

      "Don't tell me the skys the limit when theres footprints on the moon."

      "Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart."

      "Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything."

      "Smile, its the second best thing you can do with your lips."

      "Live life the way you want to, not the way they tell you to."

      "Everything happens for a reason."

      "Damaged people are dangerous, because they know they can survive."

      "Theres always a reason to smile, find it. After all, your lucky just to be alive."

      "you live, you laugh, you learn, you scream, you cry, you burn."

      "Beauty gets attention, personality gets the heart."

      "The average girl would rather have beauty then brains because she knows the average man can see better then he can think."

      "In a world of fakes, dare to be real."

      "If you cant find something to live for, you best find something to die for."

      "Impressions are lies, experience is truth."

      "Too positive to be doubtful. Too optimistic to be fearful. And too determined to be defeated."

      I LOVVVVE QUOTESSS! you can tellll!


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      7 years ago

      Hey im 17 and through out my life, ive always helped other with there problems but ive had noone to turn to, i find it hard to trust and every man in my life including brothers and father have left me. ive been in such a dark place for a few years now and the only thing that's kept me going is the word hope... im thinking of getting a short but meaningful quote on my side, any ideas please? x

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      Jsf2 7 years ago


      here's some suggestions for you...

      "Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past"

      - from the song 'eye of the tiger'

      You don't drown by falling in water. You drown by staying there

      Yesterday don't matter if it's gone.

      - - -Rolling Stones, "Ruby Tuesday"

      My wings need to grow.

      - lose it, Atreyu

      Never stop believing

      While there's life theres hope

      We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

      learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

      Once you choose hope, anything's possible.

      I hope these help you out! (im also 17 and have had similar things happen as you)

      :) x

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      Shay 7 years ago

      Okay. I'm 14 and my mom has passed away, and well basically you can say I've been through a rough life. I'm looking to get a chest piece and I have a few quotes I'd like to get.

      Can anyone help me out? email me-

      In a world of fakes, I dare to be real

      Mother is God in a child's eyes

      Have the courage to live. Anyone can die

      Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself

      Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

      What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us

      Turn your wounds into wisdom

      and if you have anything else that you think I'd like to get, please add that into the email. thanks!

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      Beth x 7 years ago

      Follow your heart


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      JerrBearr. 7 years ago


      Every time i try to give up

      hope whispers

      "one more try..."

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      7 years ago

      Thanks guys, im wanting to get more than one now!

      if you find anymore please let me know! x

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      7 years ago

      ~Deus Ex Machina

      ~Cellar Door

      ~Iacta Alea Est

      ~Wake Up Donnie (with Frank the bunny above it)


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      Kayleigh 7 years ago

      Love. Hope. Smile. Believe. Be Happy, Before its Too Late ..

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      BB 7 years ago

      Hey im about to turn 17 and am hoping to get a tattoo for my bday. im looking to get a quote along my rib cage and not to sure on what to get. i want something that really means a lot to me and that i wont regret later in life. i am really mature for my age and have dealt with a lot of stuff that someone my age shouldn't have dealt with. it seems that i am always there for others, but when i need something no one seems to be there for me i have a really hard time trusting others due to a past relationship and it seems unhappiness seems to sit on my shoulders. i really want a quote that relates to this and that will remind me to be happy and eventually good things will come my way. if anyone has any ideas please, please let me know :) thanks

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      autumn 7 years ago

      i'd rather beg for forgivness then ask for permission.

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      7 years ago

      iam looking for some quotes in different languages can anybody help plz

      thnx YE

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      yener 7 years ago

      A winner never quits and a quitter never wins

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      Lisa 7 years ago

      since you've been gone ive been all alone but alone is steriods cause its made me strong

      we should seize the moment; try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it-- cause these minutes are golden.

      No need to worry about everything I've done, Live every second like it was my last one. Don't look back got a new direction

      when u figure out love is all that really matters after all

      it sure makes everything else seem so small

      i rise above my problems && still remain here;;i hope the picture painted clear, if your heart's filled with faith then you cant fear.

      you'll never leave where you are until you decide where you'd rather be

      the purpose of life is not to be happy-- but to matter, to be productive, to be useful && to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

      Close my eyes, Let the whole thing pass me by, There is no time to waste Asking why

      i don't know what this worlds gonna bring but i know one thing-- that this is the life for me

      ill do what it takes till i touch the sky. make a wish, take a chance, make a change && break away. out of the darkness and into the sun; but i wont forget all the ones i love.

      put a smile on your face && make the world a better place; you get what you give in this life that we life and all that you do will come back to you.

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      Lisa- moreeee 7 years ago

      it took awhile to understand the beauty in just letting go.

      Those who cannot remember the past,are condemned to repeat it.

      maybe some women arent meant to be tamed. maybe they are supposed to run wild until they find someone just as wild to run with

      nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending

      you can never undo whatevers been done. but you can learn to smile again. never give up; that's a big mistake. be true to your heart, even if it breaks.

      "Imperfection is beauty; madness is genius. && its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring" -Marilyn Monroe

      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

      The past cant be rewritten, you get the life you're given. Some pages were turned, some bridges were burned; but they were all lessons learned.

      some hearts just get lucky sometimes

      We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

      And though I make mistakes, ill never break your heart. And I swear by the moon, and the stars in the sky ill be there.\

      Take my hand && we'll make it. i swear.

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      unnamed 7 years ago

      for the quote "my heart is my metranome" you spelled metronome wrong! FYI

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      me 7 years ago

      I rather be hated for who i am, then be loved for who i am not.

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      michael 7 years ago

      inspire to be more

      not to have more

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      allie 7 years ago

      never regret anything because at one time... it was exactly what you wanted

      the tattoo is the mark of the soul

      it can act as a window

      through which we can see inside

      or it can be a shield to protect us from those who cannot see past the surface

      they say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them,

      a day to love them,

      but then an entire life time to forget them

      the human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea drivin about by wind blowing from all four corners of heaven

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      christinebabes 7 years ago

      im getting 4 tattoos on my back and left arm on my arm im getting the names of my brother and sister and also one with the name of my boyfriend and on my back im getting a skull and crossbones and the flaming ring of fire

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      Sweet_cheeks 7 years ago

      "..Woe is me!

      The winged words on which my soul would pierce

      Into the heights of love's rare universe,

      Are chains of lead around its flight of fire--

      I pant, I sink, I tremble, I expire." - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Epipsychidion (1821)

      "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin

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      T  7 years ago

      hey everyon i am thinking about getting one of these on my back what do you think

      - Tell me I can't.... I'll show you I can

      -Let go of what you can't change... Give evrything and have no regrets

      -In a world of fakes I dare to be real

      what do you guys think ??????? post a comment or email me

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      Big D 7 years ago

      Wounds fade, Scars heal, But Glory lasts forever

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      JennaCupCake 7 years ago

      To Brush Thy Lips Of Grace

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      sandra 7 years ago

      heya. i know someone already asked but i need this really quickly.

      i wanna get a tattoo on the inside of my wrist. but i literally need like few words.i found really good once but they're too long.any help??plz plz plz.

      i just want it to be meaningful and short.its my first tattoo has to be perfect.. :):):) xxxxx


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      Alex 7 years ago

      Read a lot of these and just thought i would throw this out there.

      "Everyone will be beaten but the strong will never be broken"

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      7 years ago

      impossible is nothing

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      Ashley 7 years ago

      "You've got to put the past behind you before you move on" - forest gump.

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      loren 7 years ago

      i like the lyrics

      iv never told a lie and that makes me a lier, iv never made a bet but we gamble with desire.

      dedication takes a life time, but dreams only last for a night.

      both all time low songs:)

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      Courtney 7 years ago

      I'm ninteen, but have been terribly sick with Anorexia Nervosa since the age of thirteen. I've just recently lost my grandfather and my boyfriend of a long long time is joining the air force in a month. I honestly have no idea what to do anymore. I would love a tattoo quote just symbolizing everything I have been through and coninue to go through. It would be on my rib cage going all the way down. If you have ANY ideas, I would love to hear.

      Thank you so much!

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      JORDAAAANN. 7 years ago

      im 16 & i just lost the love of my life. but i want a quote on my back about strength & courage, cause its what's gotten me through all this.

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      Allison! 7 years ago

      Its been 10 years this year since I survived the wrath of Meningococcal.

      The image of my tattoo is sorted.

      I have an existing lotus flower, which will have the Chakra of survival (the root Chakra) above it, with two sparrows either side.

      I need words, or a phrase.

      Something that is indicative of survival.

      I like the idea of "She flies with her own wings"

      If anyone has any ideas, throw them at me!

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      icksie 7 years ago

      hi, i'm wanting to get a quote tattoo going around my ankle... i want something to remind me that even though things are bad i need to keep going, and to stay strong because all i have is myself. any ideas?? because i'm kinda stuck....

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      7 years ago

      "love is patient love is kind. it does not envy,it does not boast it is not proud. it is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perservers. love never fails."

      this is from the bible, from corinthians 13.4-8

      its a beautiful quote, thinking of getting it myself probably not the whole thing though.

      hope this helps!

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      nick 7 years ago

      i recently got into a lot of trouble with the law. realizing ive made a mistake and trying hard to get through it all. i want a tattoo of something to remind me to be the best i can be, and stay out of trouble. someone help?

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      Tonnie 7 years ago

      The quotes on here were great, i wrote a few i jus hav to pick which one i want tatted on me. =)

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      mollie 7 years ago


      your quotes are from One Tree Hill!

      im in loveeeeeee with that show!

      and hopefully getting a tattoo soon.. :)

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       7 years ago

      hey i am im 16 years old and about 3 months ago i found out i was pregnant. it was ultimatly my choice to have an abortion but i felt i had no choice ( no support, no money)and i regret my decision everyday. i want a tatto to represent even tho my baby is no longer with me i will never forget what has happent

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      Lauren 7 years ago

      Courtney im a sufferer with ana aswell and this is a quote im thinking of getting

      " Thinking.dreaming.wishing.hoping.loving.realising.hurting.


      email me if you need to talk

      i like this but do you guys think its too depressing as a tattoo? xx

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      Kat 7 years ago

      Alis Volat Propriis

      " She Flies with her own wings"

      thinking of getting it somewhere, but im not sure where i should get it. any ideas?

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      Dcervjohnson 7 years ago

      Could anyone help me with any ideas for a tattoo. My dad is "going away" for a bit and I want some quotes to symbolize him.

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      Courtney 7 years ago

      Thanks so much Lauren.

      I absolutely love it!

      I'm here if you need ANYTHING as well. Don't hesistate to email!

      Stay strong :)

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      Swanny 7 years ago

      Soon to get a spiral sun on my ankle that stands for "When life get's hectic, keep shining on."

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      you cant love until you have lost

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      brandon 7 years ago

      Ive been wanting a tatoo for a while and already have a design but also wanted a quote to go along with it. I like the quote

      "if there is no struggle, there is no progress"

      meaning there will always be struggles in order to suceed.which i like,

      but i want something about determanation brings success and living for the day as well. but im just not very good with making a quote catchy and meaningful. any ideas? -

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      francesca 7 years ago

      unless you've lived my life. don't judge me because you don't know, never have known and never will know every little detail about me

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      Cameron 7 years ago

      I got the quote "God will not put me through what he cannot take me through" on my left side on my rib cage.

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      Ashley 7 years ago

      I really love "take these broken wings and learn to fly" from the Beatles song Blackbird.

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      charlotte 7 years ago

      "Don't be afraid of failing, be afraid of what you will miss if you don't even try

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      mayur 7 years ago

      dis is freakin awesome love u guys gona hv a tattoo soon

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      kelly 7 years ago

      hey guys, iam fixin to get my first tat. and i really wanted a quote about life..but i wanted something different and deep. so if you have any ideas please email me at


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      ashley 7 years ago

      ive been struggling with depression for many years and i have quite a few self inflicted wounds on my arms and i want to get a quote on my arm or wrist that has to do with learning from past struggles, any ideas would be much appreciated :)

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      krysten 7 years ago


      "nothing takes the past away like the future" and maybe incorporate a symbol of the future...something bright, hopeful.

      "nothing makes the darkness fade like the light"

      "everyone falls, but not everyone rises"

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      Savannah  7 years ago

      Thinking about getting a quote tatttoo and these two really speak to me.

      "Set your thoughts on a world far off where we only cry from joy."

      and also

      "I remain, mistress of mine own self, and mine own soul."

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      stacey 7 years ago

      hey guys, awesome quotes. im 21, and nine months ago my fiancé and i moved far away from home and i have been struggling ever since. i have just had our daughter sophie who was very very sick with seizures and all sorts. she has severe cerebal palsy, and the one person who i needed when i was going through this was my nan, who died when soph was 9 days old. she ment the world to me, and i really want a quote about strength for the way we have handled my daughters illnesses, and one on my nan watching over my girl, because im sure that's what she left us to do. would be much appreciated

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      david 7 years ago

      i have a tattoo of a skelaton smoking a cig and drinking on my upper arm i want a banner on the top and maybe on the bottom any ideas?

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      angie 7 years ago

      i am 20 years old, i am looking for a really good quote to put on my side, near my rib cage, not too short but not too long, want it to be about 4 lines....i have some ideas but nothing i really love....i want a quote having to do with life, love and staying strong...and also another quote for my boyfriend who i am in love with but had to let go because he "went away" for a while and didn't want to live that life anymore....anyone have any ideas please letme know, you can email me at, thanks

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      eric 7 years ago

      i am a 17 year old who is currently fighting cancer. i am looking for a quote to put on my rib cage please give ideas

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      Blak Rob 7 years ago

      Im fixing to get (dying to live, living to die) inside my arms..............

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      Joel 7 years ago

      just lost a best mate in a car accident

      want to get a quote that reminds me of him and that also shows u have to life life to th fullest

      email me your ideas

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      Chessie 7 years ago

      Everyone has had some form of trama growing up I know I have. I have a quote on the inside of my wrist so I will never forget how far I've come from depression and abuse. Whenever I am let down I glance at my wrist and realize I can get through this look how far I've come......

      "With Disappointment Comes Character"

      P.S. I love this page!

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      Kelliee 7 years ago

      James Dean:

      Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

      i have this tattoo at the top of my left rib, was terribly painful but very meaningful

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      Crystal 7 years ago

      I have a son with a rare syndrome because of this he is deaf and blind i want to get a quote for him short if possible. Can any one help with ideas? email me

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      jay 7 years ago

      so i just got my back done and its a bunch or stars and such, i need some quotes with it tho any thoughts >?

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      kissXkiss 7 years ago

      hey im looking for a qoute to go down the side of me, i kinda know wat i want but want the perfect qoute for me, for my first tattoo i want one that is about strength courage things like that, i am 19 now, i was raped when i was younger and my dad died with the decision of suicide and i had overcome some of the same thoughts after he left me so let me know :) thanks

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      Ernesto 7 years ago

      hey i want a tattoo in cursive on my back that goes down kinda like a script..something sort of long..any ideas anyone?

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      Tam Nassar 7 years ago

      Veni, Vidi, Vici.

      three famous latin words! they mean: "I came, I saw, I conquered."

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      shen 7 years ago

      what goes around comes around (this written around the wrist)

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      lilmisslondon 7 years ago

      To kissXkiss

      I was raped a couple of years ago and i am about to get "strength and the desire to succeed" on my wrist - as its what has kept me going. Just "Courage" is good, and "nothing is more precious than this day" is a quote from some old german guy (but its lovely) sorry lol dnt remember the name. TAKE CARE

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      lilmisslondon 7 years ago

      also..slightly off topic but i am getting a lotus flower on my hip or ankle. It symbolises something beautiful and pure growing out of a troubled time - as they can grow in the dirtiest water. happy tatt hunting

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      sarahh 7 years ago

      one of my favorite:

      Never Regret

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      vicreg 7 years ago

      even a strong girl hurts.

      it'll go on my left shoulder blade,

      ive already got the chinese symbol for strength

      on the top of my back between my neck and my back.

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      bella 7 years ago

      im planning on getting my first tattoo soon and i want a quote on my rist that says "we live in what kills us" any good or any other/better ideas??

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      tori 7 years ago

      i want a tattoo that's about never giving up and staying strong but i want it unique so it fits'll be my second,and more than likely my last tattoo so i really want it to be me and have a lot of meaning

      i am a rape victim as well at 16,and i was a virgin..

      the tattoo needs to be something that reminds me of how strong i am because of hard it is to deal with especially alone,because i was too afraid to tell anyone.

      so if you have any ideas

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      loveliveson. 7 years ago

      I am someone I walked past a dead face even though the person was alive I saw my eyes in the mirror and cried at the sight I looked at a person I didn¹t know and I met a friend I got heads to turn when I walked past I learned a lot about myself when I lost a new friend I cried every tear in my body when I thought about love I got hit bad then got back in the ring I climbed a mountain of rocks and saw an eagle fly over- head I heard terrible things about myself when no one thought I was listening I realized I was strong when I didn¹t cry when it hurt I found out who I was when I was with someone else I thought I was lost forever when a friend found me I held a life in my hand and it was my own I was a pawn in someone else's game so I surrendered to a brook I walked the fine line between surviving and not wanting to survive I still am I am someone-

      Annastasia Aressia

      this is an amazing quote i found,maybe you can find something you likeand shorten it.



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      Ms.M 7 years ago

      "What tomorrow has in store we could never be sure so all we can do is Pray" from a Jay-z song & "I didn't choose this life, this life chose me". Also from a Jay-z song. His lyrics are full of great quotes.

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      kissXkiss 7 years ago

      to lilmisslondon:

      thanku so much i like that idea... i thought of this one tell me if u like and it would go down the side of me....

      SEMPER CREDERE in cursive and bbig then in the middle of it going in and out of the letters in print is "if anthing matters then everything matters"

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      Gloria 7 years ago

      "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow"

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      Gloria 7 years ago

      “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”

      I really like this quote Never give up is what I think its saying

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      yep 7 years ago

      He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain.

      Chinese proverb

      This is a good strength quote

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      Cody 7 years ago

      i have on in my inner bicep, in greek: "you do not know what will happen tomorrow"

      its from the book of james 4:14

      its a good verse to remind you to live for today

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      Kevin 7 years ago

      Made this one up;

      "it's never too late to be yourself"

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      Lianne 7 years ago

      Reach for the moon

      Even if you fall,

      You will lad amoung the stars.

      I love tht one, also like.

      Just when the cattipillar thought it was over ... it became butterfly.

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      canadian gurl 7 years ago

      My names alex & im thinking of getting a tattoo soon, before my 19th birthday. I have been looking for a while for a good quote but don't know the perfect one yet. Im going to be putting it on my back, under my bra strap on the right side, if you have any suggestions that would be great :) Also i have some french in my family so if there was a good french quote that would be great also.


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      ella 7 years ago

      "i may be lying in the gutters but i'm looking at the stars"

      this made me think things such as: "i may be lying in a pile of crap but i have a rose stuck up my nose" hahha

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      Taylor 7 years ago

      "Live for the fight if that's all that you've got."

      -"It's my life" by: Bon Jovi.

      I love that song. :))

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      Christine 7 years ago

      "Time to turn over a new leaf"

      **But have it tattooed upside down**

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      beth 7 years ago

      when I was 17 I found out I had thyroid cancer and I have had 3 radiation treatments since. i'v dealt with a lot of anxiety and depression because of this but with the help of my husband and children I have learnt to deal with it I am now 23 and I want a quote to represent what I have experienced. if you have any ideas please e-mail me thanks.

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      tom 7 years ago

      'Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it! Impossible is not a fact, Its an opinion! Impossible is not a declaration, Its a dare! Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!'

      i knw this is off the addidas commercial but i think this sums up a never say die attitude that we must have in life!

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      xoitzmex3 7 years ago

      im 16 and im planning on getting my first tattoo soon i want something about life. i want it to be on my right shoulder blade or my left rist if you have any ideas

      email me att


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      becky 7 years ago

      i have 7 tattoos n i9 want my 8th pretty soon, they all mean a lot 2 me, ive got 'amicilia es prosapia' which is latin 4 'friends are family', i also have 'only god can gudge me' my 7th 1 was for my grandma who died last yr , she was my world, it takes up half my back, has angel wings n says,

      'my strength , my guiding, my best friend....

      ill love you forever , ill like you for always, as long as im living your baby ill be.....


      my nxt 1 is goin 2 be ' miss me but let me go' for my grandad who died 11 month after her'

      i also love the quote ' you only live once, get it right and thats all you need'

      and i want the 7 deadly sins down my side.

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      Rebecca 7 years ago

      'trust your heart & let fate decide'

      i love this

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      mongiee 7 years ago

      "Pain is temporary, Glory is eternal"

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      Ricky 7 years ago

      'Even the darkest hour has only 60 minutes'

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      Ricky 7 years ago

      'Soap is to the body

      what laughter is to the soul'

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      imperfection is beauty 7 years ago

      im considering having this Jack Kerouac quote down my side, anyone know how if tattoos of this placement are particularly painful? 'Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do'

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      Heat 7 years ago

      "color outside the lines"

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      TIANNA 7 years ago

      hayhay :) im 16 and i want to get my first tattoo. i want it to have something to do with not feeling sorry for yourself, being happy with what youve got, working hard, and/or class. also i want something to remind me of my family, i was thinking ofd having the quote "pain is inevitable but suffering is optional" with 6 roses (one for every person in my family)

      i also really like this one:

      "i am only one, but i am one. i cannot

      do everything, but i can do something.

      and i will not let what i cannot do

      interfere with what i can do."

      hah lemme know what you think, or if you could post some quotes or ideas that would help me out

      THANKS ! xoxoxoxo

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       7 years ago

      hey, my borther just commited suicide in december & i wanted to get a very original quote tattooed. something that has to do with faith love or living life. thanks.

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      victoria 7 years ago

      i got a tat in memory of my uncle, who gave me a coin from his aa group. on the front it said one day at a time and the back was the lords prayer.

      i got one day at a time tattooed on the back of my neck, and i love it.

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      madarasz 7 years ago

      "i'd die just to see you live"

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      7 years ago

      It cant rain all the time - the crow

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      leo  7 years ago

      im a young kid only 16 but i was lookin for a quote i havent had any luck so can any1 help send quotes and/or pictures to thanks

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      Ed Evans 7 years ago

      "love can mend your life but love can break you heart"

      This is a lyric from sting & police - message in a bottle and this is my favorite lyric, id love to get this printed on me but i have no idea where, i dont want it visable to everyone. im thinking just a inch under the shoulder on my left.

      any advice where to put it?


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      MyFavorites 7 years ago

      - Life Starts Again..Today

      - Dream as if you will live forever

      …Live as if you will die today

      - When words fail...Music speaks

      - Because they loved me…I stand strong

      - No pain is forever

      - For those I love...I will sacrifice

      - No smile is more beautiful…Than one that has struggled through the tears

      - Every time I try to give up…Hope whispers one more try

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      lost one 7 years ago

      "it is better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved at all."

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      james 7 years ago

      does any one like. "life is not about waiting for the storm to be over, its about learning to dance in the rain"

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      Cozza 7 years ago

      "Love me or hate me, but you won't break me"

      I love it : )

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      nix9 7 years ago

      I want to get a tattoo on my inner upper arm. A french word or short phrase that has to do with the love for my son. I also want a star involved somehow. I already have his name on my wrist. Any ideas???? Greatly appreciated!!

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      Rivet 7 years ago

      I went with:

      "There's only us

      There's only this

      Forget regret

      Or life is yours to miss."

      From RENT

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      Alexis 7 years ago

      i have couple of quotes..

      "there will be beauty from pain"

      "passion is not an option"

      tell me what you think

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      Lashay 7 years ago

      I've been through a lot this past year or so. ive just come out of a years depression and i want to get a tattoo of something to show my progress and what ive been through.! a small quote for my the front of my shoulder....any ideas? email me

      by the way i really like Rihannas tattoo im leaning towards this:

      "always a lesson never a failure"

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      CallmeB 7 years ago

      Great sight and a lot of good ideas here. I have been searching for awhile and here are some new (I think) ones.

      The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

      When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.

      Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

      And one that is funny and dirty if placed in the right spot.

      Be naughty - save Santa a trip

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      Emma 7 years ago

      "I think therefore I am" - Satre (Not socrates :-D )


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      Santos barajas 7 years ago

      Here a dope ass Quote "Surrounded yet always on my own, just another face in the crowd but i stood alone"......thats for the vatos who think homies will always be there puro pedo homies cuz wen it comes down to anything its all up to urself homie...

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      Alexandrea 7 years ago

      my favorite quote ; a smile cost's nothing but creates much , it happens in a flash but the memory of it last forever.

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      Liz 7 years ago

      To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead

      I like this quote but I dont get the ending already 3 parts dead (what makes up the 3 parts?)

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      lol 7 years ago

      iv got the best one and i betcha everyones gonna take it its a lil hardcore ...

      " Trust in GOD, But just incase i keep one loaded "

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      Dreamth 7 years ago

      I have one quote on my back shoulder "Alis Volat Propiis"-latin for She flies by her own wings. At some point I'd like to get either wings or a bird.

      I have a female koi fish on my right arm and a chest piece of lilies and ivy.

      I was looking to add a short quote inbetween the lilies like a necklace style. I thought of "Clair de lune", which means Until I find you. My lilies are for my grandmother.

      Its a toss between that or Carpe Deim.

      Im also a huge Cure fan, so Ive been playing around with ideas for something on my forearm and the lyric quote of "Underneath the Stars" and place stars in grey shading instead of the usual stars.

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      rolacolacube 7 years ago

      "Life's a big playground. It's a shame to stand at the gates"

      "Only those who have been disappointed, can really appreciate success when it comes"

      "Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly"

      "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice"

      "Find out who you are and do it on purpose"

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      velina 7 years ago



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      sue c 7 years ago

      It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on. 

      Marylin Monroe 

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      sualth 7 years ago

      For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. 

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      sualth 7 years ago

      quitting is hard not quitting is harder 

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      tracy 7 years ago

      for anyone suffering from a mental illness or has a family memmber who suffers....

      The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind...

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      Lacey 7 years ago

      can someone please give me a human translation (not using a website translator) for this quote in french?

      "and i will make my path next to his"

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      JI:) 7 years ago

      Loved all the quotes - still don't know what i want though!

      Emma - isn't "i think therefore i am" Descartes?

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