Tattoo Ideas: Words & Phrases

Angelina Jolie's Pali incantation tattoo is written in the Khmer language
Angelina Jolie's Pali incantation tattoo is written in the Khmer language

Written by: Jaclyn Popola

Of the thirteen tattoos I have permanently inked onto my skin for all time, four of them contain words or phrases. There's a single word on my lower stomach that hails from the Elvish language created in the "Lord of the Rings" saga by J.R.R. Tolkien, "wake your dreams" is on the back of my neck, "i only want now" is located on my lower back, and a Polish quote that means "anything I could desire, I already have" wraps around my upper bicep. As an avid reader and obsessive writer, I have maintained a love affair with the written word since learning how to read at age four. No matter how many times I tell myself, "Okay, my next tattoo is going to be an image", I always seem to end up getting more words.

We use words to convey meaning and express desire, to give solace and provide comfort, to impact and inspire. Getting someone's name tattooed can be a permanent memorial of a loved one who has passed away; inking the initials of your partner's name on your body can represent your eternal commitment to one another; a quote from a favorite book or movie can serve as a daily reminder to live the ideals expressed in that particular saying.

And with so many different languages in the world, the possibilities are endless. Famous actress Angelina Jolie has a Pali incantation written in Khmer, the native language of her adopted son's birthplace, Cambodia. Others choose Japanese "kanjii" characters to represent the word or phrase they want to display. Keep in mind, however, that if you get a tattoo in a different in a place that is easily visible to passersby, you will constantly be asked the same question over and over again without fail: "What does your tattoo mean?"

If you're thinking about getting a tat, keep in mind that ideas are all around us at any given moment. If you have a favorite song lyric, instead of getting the actual words, think about getting the corresponding music notes or guitar tabs. If you're interested in getting yours or someone else's name, select a fancy font like Old English to make it interesting. Binary and barcode tattoos are also very popular right now because websites like can be used to turn words and phrases into a series of numbers that only you will be able to understand. I am constantly on the lookout for new tattoo ideas, and currently I am considering two in particular: a quote by artist Kurt Halsey tattooed on my wrist that says "we are more than most will ever know" or a line from Dr. Seuss' children's book The Lorax which reads "unless someone like you cares a whole awful, nothing is going to get better--it's not."

Here are some examples of the many things you can do with lettering tattoos, all courtesy of the wildly popular

Latin for "Either I will find a way or I will make one."
Latin for "Either I will find a way or I will make one."
"Life Won't Wait" done in Old English font
"Life Won't Wait" done in Old English font

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cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

Those are nice tattoos, I would like to have one image tattooed. My Grandma had plenty of tattoos in her hand, but it was part of religious thing.

nana 9 years ago

im opening my own shop soon

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GreatTattoosNow 9 years ago from San Jose

Your Lord Of THe Rings Tattoo "Wake Your Dreams" sounds hot! I like word tattoos a lot also bieng a words type of person that love to read and write!

falmarindu 9 years ago

I have elven words tattooed on my back! :) It is my first horse's name in elvish underneath an outline portrait of him. I think it is such a beautiful written language!

shirley 9 years ago

i just got my 2nd tattoo done is a quote from Buddha...."It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles,because the victory is yours it cannot be taken from you angels ro demons, heaven or hell"....with cherry blossoms around it...i love it!!

Lyla Raymond 8 years ago

Im getting a tat in my own script that says " I miss you now more today then yesterday. " I hope the artist dosnt ask me why, im gonna have to say id rather not talk about it.

michelle 8 years ago

i don't know i was thinking about getting a tatto that sayas aegri somniawhich means "a sick man's dream" in latin, where do you guys think would be agood place to have it tattoed?

Bones 8 years ago

i Have 2 tattoos one is the elven star and the other says BELIEVE

Nakoma Goins 8 years ago

that nothing is true; everthing is permitted tattoo is hot. that is so true.

lindsay 8 years ago

love the site! i want some sort of latin script with a phrase having to do with karma. im thinking something short, i kind of want this on my neck. any ideas? thank you!

Jesso 8 years ago

I love "wake your dreams" ... I have a colourful fish on my left lower back, but next I want a script.. .. just what I don't know... something positive to remind me every day is mine, I am in control of my destiny ... mmmm ideas?

Becca 8 years ago

agreed with you, Jesso. I'm looking for something similar. I've been considering "there will be an answer, let it be" from the Beatles song, "the journey is the destination" (or "it's not the journey, it's the destination", "all you need is love" (obviously I love the Beatles), and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head. I'm getting it on the arch of my foot, so it can't be too many words.

mina 8 years ago

i need help i want to get a tattoo for mothers day but don't n0w what words to put i need help

cj 8 years ago

i duno wot to get tattooed on my wrist. something people will always see an will always be on my skin. any suggestions?

becky 8 years ago

me and my best friend are getting "promise" on our back towards the bottom. It means that we promise we'll always be there for each other and it's for our parents becuase it's saying tht we promise to always love you and we promise we'll never be too far away.

JJJ 8 years ago

I love word tats. I have "struggle" arching on one shoulder and "sacrifice" on the other. I also have a kings crown with blood dripping off of it that says "Blood of a slave, Heart of a king". I want to get more. There like little reminders i guess.

Evaa 8 years ago

I am so into the * wake ur dreams tattoo*

pinkylous 8 years ago

I have a tattoo on my wrist which is seize the day translated into latin "carpe diem" then wrote in elvish, i love it everyone makes comments on it, i want another meaningful sayin in hewbrew but i don't no what to get?

Kelly 8 years ago

I am getting "Through the thorns, to the stars" in latin. (~ Per asper ad astra ~)

JeaRea 8 years ago

I want to put "Take My Hand" with a heart on my inner wrist, but I have small wrists and I'm afraid the text would be too small.

prevail 8 years ago

hey, i was jus going to ask your opinions on if jus getting a single word "PREVAIL" down my ribcage is dumb or what not...b/c i was lookin at quotes but the word prevail jus sums the most of um up for me ya know

meg 8 years ago

i love word tats too..i have wake your dreams on the arch of one of my feet and then impossible is nothing on the other

Fizzle 8 years ago

I stand here just like you accused, Of being born without a Silver spoon.

Sir Richard Ashcroft - The Verve - This is Music.

Only tattoo I will ever need.

April 8 years ago

Hi please can someone help me i would really like to have the word 'unique ' or the phrase 'wake your dreams' in either sanskrit or kanji could anybody translate for me or give me a site name that could help



Courtney Reigh 8 years ago

Hiya i have 7 tattoos, "UNIQUE" written on my wrist, butterflies all up one side & japenneese flowers up my left side, flowers & butterflies on my foot, angle on my back but now wanna get writing down my spine any suggestions x pics of my tats @ xx

rachel 8 years ago

i reallly wanna get a word tattoo on my wrist. my friend has hope on her's in old english and its so cute. i think i might get dream or believe on my wrist.

i also wanna get one in memory of my auntie. i was thinking a fairy. any ideas?

Apphias 8 years ago

I have Huge feathered wings on my back in black and white. I also have the word Believe on my lower back and i have the word TRUTH on my right wrist.

thinking about getting another one to tie into one of the other pieces. Any seggestions?

Midnight Gibson 8 years ago

I think this week I'll get "Death end a life, but it doesn't end a relationship".

Corey 8 years ago

Im Getting 2 tats soon one that says "every scar has its story" Due to my many scars from surgery due to a birth defect. And One that Says "sleep is Not Mandatory", Meaning that you cant just wait around for something to happen go and make it happen. Let me know what you think of my ideas by emailing me please at

zena 8 years ago

i have 2 tats one is a butterlfy, i want to write something on it, something that is encourageing and will mean alot throughtout my life, im thinking MODESTY PRIDE., but not too suree any suggestions.

peter 8 years ago

someone i know has a tat "forever young"....i really like it but cnt cpy his....any ideas on something similar?

dom 8 years ago

im gettn my 2nd one. When u look at it one way it will say 'strong rule the weak' n then when u look at it the other way it will say 'wise rule the strong'. gradding from FSU so that's what its reprsenting

Natalie 8 years ago

this site is amazing i love to see everyone's ideas... the elvish "wake your dreams" is great! im looking to get a second and want something that i can remember when i need a kick up the arse sumthing like "forever young" "dream big" but i cant pin point on sumthing that can fit on my wrist any help or phrases that fit in with my ideas???? x

Tanja 8 years ago

im thinking of getting Per Ardua At Astra tattood on my wrist it means through adversity to the stars but i don't know a good type for the words i like the type on angolina jolie's belly but i don't know which one it is..

any ideas for a type??

HayDay 8 years ago

I already have a frat tattoo on my right arm...I am looking at getting a space needle tattoo on my left arm - japanese words for courage/passion/loyalty/respect on the left side my stomach - God is my heart on my chest but I need a good powerful word to put on my back from shoulder blade to shoulder blade.... anyone have any ideas? something triumphant/never quitting/brave/Kingly/?? Any ideas?

HayDay 8 years ago

A Good phrase would work too!!

Any Ideas??

jealousy 8 years ago

"God's Will" a cross and around it says "count your blessings" for all the things u are blessed for....

kness 8 years ago

hey i wana get for your word.....

hiddensunshine 8 years ago

I'd like to get the quote, "All I am, and all I hope to be..." on the inside of my right foot, then "...I owe to my Angel mother" on the inside of my left foot, done in my mom's honor. Any input on tattoo's on that area of the foot?

Sweet Melissa 8 years ago

I want "This to shall pass" across my chest with two birds hold up the ribbon and the birds represent good and evil.

sarah xo 8 years ago

i have 3 tattoos im 18.. and i have had me tattoos since i was 14 years old... i got them because my mum and dad and baby sister died in a car crash... i no there not here but when i look at my tattoos i still no theres hope left...

:) 8 years ago

tattoo on the inner foot - not that painful, but prob going to have to be a little bigger than you wanted it to be...will fade and my not come out very well - touch up! tattoo artist will try and talk you out of it!

kristen 8 years ago

im 18 and i have 3 as well.."forever young" on my left zodiak sign and then angel wings on my back..i know so many more tattoes i want and its hard to decide..i think my next one will be a quote but i cant decide which one

"stand up for something or you'll fall for anything"

"Where there is no struggle there is no strength"

"Heaven's not a place you go when you die, it's that moment in life when you finally feel alive"

"Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true"

so which one should i get?

Ben 8 years ago

stand up for something or you'll fall for anything.That's quality. I might have to steel that from you lol

8 years ago

How do you like "It takes a fool to remain sane"?

Heather 8 years ago

I Like the Heaven one, the last one, I'm 20 and have 4 tattoos, my first when I was 16. A few weeks ago my best friend was killed by doormen in front of me. Theres an amazing punk song written by a band who are friends of mine called Not Indestructable which to me really describes him and his last moments. Last night I had 'Not Indestructable' tattoed on my wrist.

w. 8 years ago

i also have wake ur dreams on the back of my neck . i always receive compliments for it . & im actually happy to see someone else shares the same tattoo as me .

Gemz  8 years ago

I have "Live, Laugh, Love" Tattooed down the center of my back in Japanese Kanji.. I Took Japanese for 4years at school and thought it would be an awesome way for me to get something individual... now i see every 2nd person has it.. :(

wain 7 years ago

i need the best word made our of 4 alphabetes, any ideas anyone, anythin??

emma 7 years ago

my sisters and i all have tattoos

mines a butterfly inbetween my shoulder blades and in tiny letters above it says 02 - 12 - 86 ( my birtthdate )

my younger sister has the same butterfly on her lower back with a design around it. and above it in hand writing it says 'forgive me for' and underneath it says 'my sins'

and our youngest sister got 'forgive' on one wrist, and 'forget' on the other.

all of our writing is in the same font and we each got them done on our birthdays, it was fun

Ang 7 years ago

what do you think of Hakuna Matata?

is that stupid or cute?

Nika 7 years ago

I suppose it's not stupid. Just because it comes from a cartoon doesn't make it stupid i guess cos the meaning isn't too bad.

Charlotte 7 years ago

Hi all, i have "the most wasted day of all is that on wich we have not laughed" on the back of my neck and i have an outline of a swallow bird tatto on my ribs saying underneath "fly away"

keely 7 years ago

hi loves ! i have 4 tattoos not including that i have my whole back tattooed. i have a chinese symbol for family on my ankle. i have love in the essence of life on my lower stomach. i have my gemini sign on the back of my neck and i have faith written behind my ear. my back consists of a cross on my lower back on my spine with 2 wings taking up my whole back with red rose peddles falling from them

chloe 7 years ago

hi all i have a tattoo on my back and it reads as follows " La Vida Vive" translates to "and the life lives on" i quite like it. The next one i will be getting is "Its like the pray, playing games with the hunter. No where to run time to just surrender" song lyrics purely because in life we act as the pray and a hunter but to decide whether or not we surrender to whatever is yours alone but within the lyrics it doesn't necessarily tell you who wins because its your choice on my wrist will do just fine

jessica 7 years ago

i love your tattoo and the life lives on..

i want a tattoo on my back area..

down the spine or on shoulder blade..

but i am reali unsure on wt to get..


juicy j 7 years ago

heyy i already have a tattoo its a small cross on my wrist... but my grandpa passed away this year and i was thinking of getting a tattoo for him i know i want to have a small dove but i also wanted to have a word or phrase next to it... any ideas??

Joedude 7 years ago

i either want "Make this moment last like the deepest sleep you never wanted to leave" or "Time favors no one" just not sure which one i want right now

dave 7 years ago

im thinkin of gettin my first tatt. i want "beautiful moments of internal struggles forces my soul to be uplifted" on my forearm. any comments??

LaurenNicole Stroman 7 years ago

i have two...a cross on my hip and "Only Hope" written i curisive on my upperback/ means God, to me. He's my only hope in lifee....this saturday im gettinhg "i know" on my wist. meaning i know what God can do in ur life, he brought me from hell to here...ya kno??

i also LOVE word tattoos, and anythn i get would prob b religiuos or for my kids...its wat means the most to me and yea i agree they're "little reminders" u could say. the fam doest get it....ahah. but u guys all do!! :)

TheyCallMeJesus 7 years ago

Hey Im thinking of getting my first tattoo and i wanna know what people think about this quote:

"If you're going through Hell, Keep going"

I've thought it through for nearly a year what i wanna get and this quote has followed me basically my whole life. So what do people think?

Josie  7 years ago

Hi! my 18 and have 4 tattoos, a lady bird behind my left ear, an M for my mum behind my right, music notes on my arm and one blue and one pink swallow on my lower back, though im wanting something written between the two birds, any ideas? :) ALSO! if you want something done and you've been pondering it for a while do it! you only live once and even if you do regret it (as my mother frequently tells me) it was who you were at that time in your life :) x

Cait 7 years ago

I'm doing my first tattoo a recovery tattoo. It's going to be strength and struggle on my hip....somehow I want them intertwined but I can't draw. How would I get it done by an artist that's not expensive?

merlot 7 years ago

i wanna get a tattoo but its frustrating finiding just the right one....

i wanna get something like freedo in god ... or anything that has the word god in but isnt long quote.

Jason 7 years ago

I want a necklace type thing with 3 maybe 4 words in it. thinking seize the day but any other ideas?

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non0n 7 years ago

guys.. i need your help.... BEST PLACE TO PUT a PHRASE TATTOO??

horsekrazi 7 years ago

i have 2 tattoos. "love life" in hebrew on my hip and "born free" in script on my foot..

if you want to get a short phrase, i love the foot.. it only shows when you want it to and it gets a lot of compliments

ash <3 7 years ago

im 17 and i have 4 tattoos. a rose and love in cursive on my foot, wings on my lower back and a quote "she flies with her own wings" on my left side.

im looking for another tattoo but im having trouble finding something that i really want, i know i want a heart on my wrist, anywhere that there are good pictures of hearts ?

mel 7 years ago

i have "a coeur vaillant rien impossible" going across my hip it means to a valiant heart nothing is impossible....but its verrrrryy plain and just goes straight across...what design should i addd !!??

jessica 7 years ago

i have a tattoo, right below my neck that says "Always Dream"... it remindes me everday that really nothing is impossible, as long as you keep dreaming you will someday get there =)

hailey 7 years ago

does anyone no how to say that which does not kill me makes me stronger in hebrew??? ive been looking all over and cant find anything

elad 7 years ago


in hebrew,

that which doesn't kill me - makes me stronger

is - ma she lo horeg oti - mechashel oti

?? ??? ???? ???? - ???? ????

I WANT ONE!! 7 years ago

i really want one on my wrist but don't know what. ohhhhh theres too much choice!

jessica 7 years ago

I'm wanting something on my left inner wrist and I've got an idea but this will be my second and I want it to mean something and I want words. I would like it to have something to do with mine and my fiance's relationship. We're getting married October 3rd which was my grandparents wedding day. I am extremely close to my grandmother and was close to my grandfather who passed away a few weeks after I first met my fiancé. To me it was like my grandfather found me someone to help me with losing him. So that's a little information any ideas would be great you can email them to me at thanks.

ryan 7 years ago

i want a word tattoo. i have praying hands with a chain around them and my 2 grandfather's names, birth and death dates on them on my upper left arm. i found one quote "By preserverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great." - General George S. Patton Jr., that i like a lot and am thinking about putting it right below my left armpit but any ideas where to put it?

Tara 7 years ago

Okay. I'm only 16 and i'm getting my first tattoo for my first time. I want something to go with my mother cause she died when I was younger. So I want something cool. But I just don't know what to put on there, I'm so confused. I want it to look really special but no skanky. Any idea's?

GG's 7 years ago

Hi there, i have a tattoo in small but in script writing going across my neck saying "Of all the things i have lost, i miss my mind most" I like it heaps any other people have ideas for quirky, witty strange phraes please email me at because i really want another one. and im sure there is much variety from people across the planet.

Stanye_West 7 years ago

Hey, can anyone translate: 'what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger' into latin?

mellisalamay. 7 years ago

i am going to get a tattoo that says "hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." a quote by langsten hughes. and then i am going to have a sparrow with it. it basically talks about following through with your dreams, and not letting anything hold you back. which is a huge part of my life. i was a foster kid, and was always told to follow my dreams... now i am a certified cosmetologist at 18, living on my own, in an upscale neighborhood i might add, and am extremely happy with my life. i also want to wright a book, i feel i can be a huge insperation to all kids growing up in foster care. :]

kadence 7 years ago

To Tara,

Im not sure if u want a quote or not but if u want something special for your mom you could get script on your rib cage saying "never to have suffer would never to have been blessed" with ur moms birthdate underneath the quote. it reminds you of your mom but also reminds you that u are blessed with happier times ahead of you.

im also 16 and i got angel wings tattood about a year ago.

adam 7 years ago

i have "beauty passes wisdom remains" on my left leg

shonie 7 years ago

I've been debating for years on the perfect one....and I just cant seem to decide, I want to get a quote or phrase and want something that Im always going to like and mean something to me...something that reminds me of how I want to live my life...or the attitude that I want to have...when things get off course.. I guess something that will give me a reality check when needed or snap me back into what i believe in... I was thinking maybe

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain"

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending"

"When the world says give up hope whispers try one more time"

"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away

"The only things in life we regret are the risks we didn't take"

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end"-semisonic

I Just cant decide...I think I want it with some other little design....and either my shoulder blade or lower back... Im lost!!!!

milliemo 7 years ago

hello peeps,

im really desperate for a new tat!!  i want a phrase of some sort either on the arch of my right foot or the back of my neck?

i love the sayings "Always Dream" or "wake your dreams"

just really don't know what to have - any ideas if so email me


alicia 7 years ago

im 17 and have a cross with my brothers names wrapped in a scroll on my lower back. im either thinking of getting it extended. saying for those i love i will sacrifice. just not to sure. few other ideas i have are just me against the world and courage threw love and war, just don't know where to put them. any ideas?

Declan 7 years ago

"i have not ceased being fearful, but ia 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 a head despite the pounding in the heart that says, turn back turn back youll die if you venture too far"

Jessie 7 years ago

I have "she flies by her own wings" in latin (alis volat propiis) i love it im thinking about getting a word tat on my inner foot but im kinda stuck on what to look for

tim  7 years ago

i have 'success builds character faliure reveals it" on the inside of upper right arm.

travis 7 years ago

hey, just wanted to ask some girls opinion on gettin a tat, one inside the right bicep saying 'Never' and on the inside of left bicep saying 'Change'

Stacey 7 years ago

i want to get an elvish tattoo down my spine but don't know how to get the letters and stuff...

Coste 7 years ago

is there anyone who knows a good good phrase ? something historic ?

jess 7 years ago

don't look too good; nor talk too wise

(from the poem "If")

Theresa 7 years ago

Can someone tell me the greek words/symbol for Gods Child

Andrei 7 years ago

Stanye_West says:---- "that wich doesn't kill me only makes me stronger" in latin will be " quod me non necat me fortiorem facit"

soREAL 7 years ago

im suppose to be gettin

anotha tat this week . i want a butterfly

but i need a quote to go with it.

help please .

Emma 7 years ago

I have the word "believe" down the back of my spine starting from my neck. In fancy writing. I'd like to get another one but not at all interested in picture tattoos. What do you guys think of the words "Forever trust in who you are and nothing else matters" it's from a Metellica song. Any idea's where I could put something that long?

Karina 7 years ago

Definatly get that metallica quote on your ribs... i have "Breathe" in cursive on my wrist which to me represents if ever your going through a rough time just breathe it'll always get better. lifes too short not to. Im hoping to get my next really soon its going to be..

"be the change you wish to see in the world" down my left side rib area

ethan 7 years ago

i am 16 and have got two tatts joined into one on my inner right bicep . its an infinity cross with birth and death dates of my aunty hoo i was very close with and underneath is a quote saying gone but not forgotten its something that wen i look at it i think of her and remember how she wood want me to live

now im thinking of getting no struggle no strength or as someone else mentioned for those i love i will sacrifice wot do u think good idea or not thankyou

Lisa 7 years ago

i have 3 tattoos, a music note behind my ear, a shooting star on my hip & my name on my wrist, i want a fun quote someehere, qny ideas?

Helen A. 7 years ago

I have no tattoos yet, this would be my first...not sure what i want but im sure i want words, i just love them. So i was thinking maybe

" Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow" or "Gift of Oneself" written vertically going down my back sealing it with a Bow at the bottom. And what do yall think of "never look back" behind the neck. Meaning like don't dwell on the past, but keep moving forward.

Tony A 7 years ago

Hi guys

I have recently become a father to my baby girl and would love a tat to show my love for her. I would like a latin quote which does this and would appreciate any help. I have searched the internet without luck, please help!!!!!

Any ideas??? email me at:


Dan 7 years ago

im thinking of tats what do think



Ricky 7 years ago

nonOn - the best place for a girl to put a tattoo for me is either the side near your ribs, the back of our neck, the wrist or the lower back of course.

Ricky 7 years ago

What do you think of the tattoo "My Own Worse Enemy" ?

Shannon 7 years ago

I have a few tattoos that are words/quotes, i got them years ago when i was 17, and i still love them all.

onegoing down the side of my foot that says "carpe diem", although watch out with the foot, cause it tends to fade.

i also have one over scars on my ribs that says "Never give up, Never enough, Never forget"

and one in the center of my back saying "ride or die", i know it sounds skanky, but i related it to sortof never giving up

Kate 7 years ago

i posted on here before but i don't think it got posted. but i was thinking about getting a tattoo on my neck that says "Never look back" but i think it might be corny? yes?no?

Ariel 7 years ago

I found a very nice quote it's latin, but i love the translation. Dum spiro spero or "as long as I breath, I hope." It also translates into "while I breath, I hope" but I perfer the first. It was a wrist tattoo and I loved the idea of it.

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Megan 7 years ago

Does anyone know how to translate "she lives the poetry she cannot write others write the poetry they dare not realize" I love this quote and want it in Latin but am not 100% sure about the translations I am getting. Thanks!

Carson 7 years ago

hi! ive been tryin to get my first tattoo drawn out but i cant seem to get exactly what i want on paper.i want something with good vs. evil for my zodiac gemini but i cant get the right idea. any ideas or pictures?

and my friend has this quote on his side..ive always thought it was funny.

"you can never lower heaven, but you can always raise hell."

Britt. 7 years ago

i have a 'brittney bitch' tattoo on my hip. for the start of the britney spears song how she goes its 'britney bitch!' it was funny at the time.

Dani 7 years ago

I have 5 tatts. My first one is a Celtic heart surrounded by the words "Love is never wrong," a feminist symbol on my hip, "Defy Gravity" on my ankle, "smile pretty and watch your back" on my calf, and "forget regret" on my foot.

The only tattoo I don't absolutely love is the only one without text. I'm thinking that I'll be adding a phrase in the near future.

And I cannot wait for more.

Lizzy 7 years ago

i promised my best friend i would go with her when she gets a tattoo for her birthday and that i would get one too. It will be my second but i don't know what to get. i know i want a quote on my lower stomach, kinda like angelina joile but im just not sure what to get. theres this muse quote that i absolutley love

'lets conspire to re-ignite all the souls that would die just to feel alive'

but i think its too long... so here's some others im thinking about

And I swear we were infinite - perks of being a wallflower

My soul is unbreakable- also from a muse song

To live is the rarest thing in the world

??? i am so confused and a have to do this in a couple weeks!!

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Jade Jhar 7 years ago

"you can never lower heaven, but you can always raise hell."

lol, thats a good one

Andy 7 years ago

I know it's a little cheesy taking lyrics from The Streets but I like:

"I came to this world with nothing, and I'll leave with nothing but love"

stacey  7 years ago

how bout dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today i love that one

Jessica 7 years ago

Soo..I have one tattoo. Chinese Symbols meaning, "Passion, strength, and fire." On top of it is a butterfly flying away from it. From the chinese symbols to the butterfly are 4 small stars sort of looking like star dust of my family's birth stone. I'm kinda thinking about adding on to it somehow? Got any ideas?

Anastasia 7 years ago

My favourite quote ive being saying for ages now is

No expections - No Dissapointments

is that lame?

seb 7 years ago

hey everyone, im thinking of gettin my first tattoo of 'born free' down the back of my arm.. yes? no? where else would look good?

zyra 7 years ago

can you guys help me..i need the translation of "look for the rainbow in every storm" in latin..please email it to

thanks in advance!god bless you all

hummingbird.2009 7 years ago

Hi. Could someone help me find other english word for " i will believe what i want to believe"... please... thanks.

Marissa 7 years ago

im getting Live Laugh Love on my lower stomach, or ribz... with either music notes in between each word or stars

RS 7 years ago


Im getting "live the life you have imagined for yourself" in hebrew on my upper rib cage and

"at the touch of love,

everything becomes" right below my jeans line in the front...

what does everyone think?

They will be my first two!


jenn 7 years ago

my tattoo, one life, one chance

Nate 7 years ago

I have a tattoo on my back right says Deus Solus Me Iudicare Potest...which is Latin for "God alone will judge me" Im thinking of getting a celtic cross around it? any other ideas.

chris 7 years ago

i have "life is life" down side of me leg and "only god can judge me" on the side of me lower arm back bit!! i love saying's think they look good, next ones i want are "angels look over me" across top of me back " and "english pride" down the side of me other leg!! i like the phrase also " dream as if you live forever" i love that saying "one life, one chance" i think i might get it!!!

Christy 7 years ago

I have 'the key to immortality is living a life worth remembering' across my shoulder blades, and i love it.

junior rodriguez 7 years ago

they cant bring me down

massie 7 years ago

u ppl r sik

cali 7 years ago

i love quote/word tats. I have a tiny one on my foot. A little hope and a little heart ( so no one can ever take it away)

colin 7 years ago

hey im 18 and im looking to get my first tattoo. I really like the "wake your dreams" idea but i can't decide between that and "When I Fall, Don't Forget Me" - a song by northstar. Anyone have any suggestions as to which they like more?

Dragan 7 years ago

Life without regret

Life without fear

Against all odds

Heavy is the crown

The tuth will set you free

tash 7 years ago

i'm 16 and am getting 2 tattoos this summer.

1. a personal one; i cant decide on what i wanna get. I'm going to get one similar to angelina jolie's pelvis bone one.. i dont want anything in english and i want a phrase that would pretty much sum up who i am. My dad abandoned me and my mom when i was 6 months old and left me dying on the streets, here are some of the quotes i wanna get.. help me decide?

- never forget, never forgive

- what doesnt kill me makes me stronger

- the past cannot be cured

- only hope (as in i am my own hope left)

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can someone please translate these for me to latin/hebrew?


2. im going to get a tattoo with my bestfriend "promise" on my lower back. because she's going to move to germany to finish school and i don't know whens' the next time i can see her


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club penguin 7 years ago

I would like to have one image tattooed. My Grandma had plenty of tattoos in her hand, but it was part of religious thing.

Willie 7 years ago

hi i am 22 years old.. i have lost like 60pounds and just came out to my family and friends... i wanna get tattoo on the side of the chest under my arm.... any ideas?

Redfoot 7 years ago

I have the last line of footprints in the sand poem "it was then that I carried you" arched over a footprint on my right shoulder blade. the footprint is then colored red because my last name is redfoot.

I want another one on my foot and I have a few ideas but I'm not quite sure what to go with. I def want a quote or phrase

- "Trust Believe Dream Dare" on the inside of my foot

- "it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are"

- "If nothing changed, there'd be no butterflies" with a butterfly too

- "the future is always beginning now"

I know i want it on my foot but i don't want it to be too big. If i get a quote alone, I'm leaning towards the arch, but if i can get a pic to go with the phrase that would be great... any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. thanks :)

nicole 7 years ago

so today i got my 5th tattoo, it was my daughters name, the one i miscarried with......Maggie.

cindy* 7 years ago

i like the , take my hand, tattoo idea on the inner wrist thinking about getting , learn from yesterday live for today hope for tomorrow tattood but im not sure where yet.....any suggestions

jonathan 7 years ago

ii got pleasure nd desire on one side of ma lower stomach then lips on the other ii need something in the middle to connectthose two in a way

heather 7 years ago

I just got my second tattoo. this one is a dove on my foot and around it is the phrase "either i will find a way or i will make one" in italian

Jamie 7 years ago

in 18, im going for my 5th and 6th tatts very soon.

im wanting a nice phrase or quote down the side of my outter leg, and maybe a tribal dragon on the top of my thigh, kinda like p!nk's.

at tho mo, i have a tribal down the side of my hand, an ohm sign on ma forearm for ma guardian angel, a tribal on my sholder blade - (ino ilke tribals) and tiger in chinese on the bottom of my back as its my animal for my year of birth in the chinese calander or sunfin - it was my first and for my birthday. tho im think of getn it covered with an actual tiger goin up my back or is this too bulky for a girl??

Casey 7 years ago

I got a tattoo of a butterfly on my lower back in November, and now either want something down my spine starting at my neck or something on my wrist...was thinking of getting "Don't Look Back In Anger" down my spine...... after the Oasis song

Yasmeen 7 years ago

I plan on getting some sorta of lyrics on my arms; either from a coldplay song (fix you) or from many choices of Tegan and Sara songs.

Heather 7 years ago

I want a tattoo on my side that's cute and sweet, i want it to be a poem about my family, do any of you have ideas about a meaningful short family poem?

corey 7 years ago

im 18 and want a tatt down the right side of my rib cage in old english, but i don't know what to get!! im thinking:

one life

that's life

this life

life is life

let me know what you think or anymore sayings similar

email me

Freya:) 7 years ago

Hey guys i really need your help i want my first tattoo to be meanigful and i have decided i want "Life on the other hand wont let u understand we're all part of the masterplan" tattooed on me but 1,i think its too big and 2,i dunno where to get it? and 3 i think its gonna hurt like hell and look awful?!! what u think?!!! i need help! x

Amy 7 years ago

There's loads of tattoo ideas I LOVE but the phrases I'm thinking of getting are:

'Your voice was the soundtrack of my summer' - from the song Thunder by boys like girls [amaaaazing song!]


'With or without you' - I know its an oasis song but the reason I want to get it is cuz its also a line from a song my ex used to listen to that went 'just know that I can do this - with or without you'. So for me it represents independence and reminds me to let people in but not to depend on them.

Amy 7 years ago

Correction - its a u2 song. Sorry :]

charlotte 7 years ago

'stand up for something or you'll fall for anything' is very similar to The Scripts song Fall For Anything. im going to get that done down the side of my stomach

Nicole 7 years ago

Im 19 Years Old, And Don't Have Any Tattoos Yet, Im Thinking Of Getting A Words In Latin Or Italian Or Some Other Language Down My Side (Ribs).. I Would Like Something Relating to my Father Who Passed Away a Few Years Ago, Any Ideas?

Ashleey 7 years ago

So My boyfriend passed away in a terrible motorcylce accident and I thought and thought and finally got a tattoo to do with his last name on my foot.. what do i get to go around it? A name, a quote, a saying?? I need HELP!

Jared 7 years ago

how about godzilla in chinese i got it lol ders so many things you can put laugh now cry later, night is darkest just before the dawn,scars remind you that da past is real, i rather die standing up den to live on my knees

sakura 7 years ago

how about his name and "forever ours" for the memories you shared but then nothing that any new boyfriend would feel threatened by...

Sajean 7 years ago

I have about 9 tattoos and my favorite is one that is arched across my right foot that says "bruised but never broken"

jen 7 years ago

i have two tattoos, both involving phrases. my first was a nautical star on my wrist with the words 'nulli secunda' [second to none in latin] and my second is a butterfly on my left hip with the words 'carpe diem' [seize the day in latin].. i think my next two are going to be swallows on my shoulders blades and i want a polynesian inspired sun on top of my shoulders or foot lol. :)

tara 7 years ago

i have 'serendipity' written on my means fortunate mistake and reminds me everyday to make the best of every situation i'm in -good or bad- because i believe everything happens for a reason

Olga Ramos 7 years ago

Got mine today: "Forget everything you know - cause you knew NOTHING to begin with"

Olga Ramos 7 years ago

I have a lot of tattoos as boyfriend used to abuse me a lot - i have bones broken with metal plates inside of me and screws - so i put some tattoos of scars with stiches on me...i have a dragon - cause i'm a fire sigh and i love my tattoo that says "This Too Shall Pass"

Olga Ramos 7 years ago

Sajean, i really like yours - maybe i should put "Broken literally but NEVER defeated!"

Olga Ramos 7 years ago

Asheey, maybe you should put - you'll never be out of my sight or heart....

i did it before but in my language - "you will never be out of my sight of heart - cuase i'd rather be blind or dead........."

Olga Ramos 7 years ago

Do whatever you wanna do at your own risk - after all that is said and done - it will still come to you and your life and nobody but YOU are gonna be responsible for that...

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toby26 7 years ago

where is the khmer words you mentioned on Jolie's back? I wanna read it.

nicole 7 years ago

can someone tell me what "forever ours," translates to in german my fiancé is german and we miscarried and i want to get that tattoo to remember her by.

julzilla 7 years ago

look up As Cities Burn lyrics...very good.

im getting "compassion" on my wrist and " this is romance" on my side.

They have some powerful stuff.

Megan 7 years ago

I was wondering if someone could tell me how to translate "wake your dreams" into elvish?? I am also looking for a very short but unique quote possibly involoving eternity...something beautiful that gives you chills when you read it.

I have also thought about "And throughout all eternity, i forgive you, you forgive me. -William Blake...any opinions would be much appreciated!!

Taylor 7 years ago

I want to get a tattoo on the top of my foot and I was thinking of something like the words "always love" which has a simple but strong meaning to me because in life, hate won't get you anywhere and i think it would also be a good reminder that even when hate might be the easier option at the moment in the long run it wont benefit you. I got the idea from a song that is called that and every time i hear it it just really gets to me

What do you think? I would really appreciate any feedback!

Andreas 7 years ago

okay i know ill sound a bit stupid..but

can plz someone explain what the phrase "WAKE YOUR DREAMS"


Teryn 7 years ago

I'm 16, and looking for a tattoo that isn't visible. I like graphic tattoos, for now. Maybe when I can make them visible I'll look into text tats. BUT! I was thinking of either a conch shell on my foot with music notes coming out of it, or on my hip, a little dove. And just for future reference, what does everyone think of a feather on my rib cage, that says "Live the life you've imagined" or a little sail boat, that says "I am captain". Let me knowwwwww your opinion on those, or any other ideas. I love the ocean and nature, and theatre. Thanks!

Michelle 7 years ago

this would be pretty cool if you put it on the back of your neck:





Tracy 7 years ago

Awesome ideas. I want to get my first tatt on my foot saying "what will you stand for today?" Just worried it's gonna cain!

ROSALIAC 7 years ago

I was thinking about getting "forever young" but instead of words getting the music notes that go to the song by youth group...but i cant get the music sheets to the song anywhere!!!! anyone know wer i cud?? and where the best place to put them would be? i wanted to put it on my ribs but i don't think it would look best there.... reply pleaaase!!!!

courtney 7 years ago

i want to get a hummingbird on my left side on my rib cage but i want a quote to go with it?

right now im thinking dream as if you'll live forever live as if you'll die tomorrow,

what do you think?

any other ideas?

BJ 7 years ago

I was thinking about getting the quote

"Some of the only moments in my life worth living

were spent with you"

on my rib cage

any thoughts?

mylea 7 years ago

i want a tattoo that means somethin to me an was thinkin on getting "live as if u die tommorw die as if u live forever " it means that wen u die you soul and memory will always live on others memory of u will live forever and so as you soul lives forever too

just don't know were to get it ???

kaseyjosmummy 7 years ago

Hey i really want a written tattoo ive already got a star on my stomach n some stars around my daughters name n birth date on my upper back, but i love how written tats look i was thinkin i want something to basically say against gun and knife crime but cant think of anything and cant find any quotes can anyone please help??

Thanks Katie

miss__blondie 7 years ago

hi does anyone know were i can get the elvish writing sayin granmother as i really don't trust myself to do it haha x

sami 7 years ago

i really really like the idea of "she flies with her own wings". i am turning 19 this week and i have been wanting to get another tattoo since i got one a year ago. i really want a side piece but i don't know how to put that quote down my side. like if i should do it in another language or how to write it so it looks good down my side and isn't too small or whatever.

anybody have any ideas??

nicole 7 years ago

finished her babys tattoo today. i got her name a while back:maggie and now i added a pink lily. since my first name is lillian. and pink bc she would have been a little girl. i think it helps with losing her.

Nicole 7 years ago

I really want a tattoo on under my arm off to the side..... Any suggestions? Something like "Wake your Dreams"

Jatie  7 years ago

I'm female and turning 16 soon an wanted to get my first tattoo. I'm thinking a phrase or single word on my wrist or the side of my foot, but im stuck on what to get. Have some ideas but really unsure:

"fly away"

"stand up"


I also like latin tattoos.

Any comments or sugestions ?


allie38uk 7 years ago

Guys i love tatoos but remember they are forever, and how you feel today may not be the same, give it a few months thought before you commit yourself and enjoy your tats x

kirsty  7 years ago

i think i want "but he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose', it's an emily bronte quote about if you don't try to get what you want it's useless desiring it

OZZY 7 years ago

i have "work like a slave and eat like a king" tatoo

sick 7 years ago

people please help i want to get a tatoo and i want the meaning to be about my son who i just gave birth in April 17 2009 i want something meaningfull but not his name! please if anybody have some cool ideas can u send them to me at

caleymars 7 years ago

I want to get- Libre esprit

It's french for "free spirit" and I'm giving my baby girl the middle names Liberty-Espri so its for her as well.

I'm just not sure where I should get it, maybe near my wrist somewhere, and I want it in a really pretty type.

ryan 7 years ago

rub some dirt in it

it describes me

sansalvador 7 years ago

Let peace rock the world

viking 7 years ago

Hey, I really wanna get a tattoo on my wrist (I'm a girl btw)

First I kinda only wanted to get one word, but then I started thinking of a word, and I can't decide about only one.

So this is what I'm down to :




I kinda wanna get all three word written down like that on my wrist with small letters, pretty looking.

To me, these words mean that you gotta let yourself dream about the future, I think that's an important thing to keep a person going, you also gotta believe in yourself, and that you can do whatever you set your mind to, finally you gotta explore your dreams,explore the world, and explore life to the fullest (whatever that means to you)

What do you guys think of this tattoo?

nicole 7 years ago

viking. i think its a great idea for a tattoo. if that's what u want to get do it. i mean we all dream big u gotta believe in youself no matter what finally get out there and take charge. exploring living out ur dreams u should def go for it.

7 years ago

@ caleymars : its esprit libre not libre esprit

Kdub 7 years ago

i want to get this but its kinda long,

"You cant take nothing for granted and you cant take granted for nothing"

Tabatha 7 years ago

I plan to get "Forgive the Fallen" in latin I also want "Give me wings" in arabic.I also considered "fearful are the failing" in latin. Any thoughts?

kirsty 7 years ago

ive got your love makes me strong...your hate makes me unstoppable on the bottom of my belly.... and looking to get 1 on my wrist.... thinking about 5 stars.... for me my mum, dad, brother, and sister???? any thoughts?

Chloe 7 years ago

I really don't know what to get i've found too many ideas.

I originally wanted 'never forget' on my rib cage but people will think i mean the take that song :( it's a personal tattoo about traumatic things that have happened and how i'll always come out of it a better person but i dunno what to have help!!!

ROCKWELL MAFIA 7 years ago

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ROCKWELL MAFIA 7 years ago

sorry hit the submit button too early! anyway,sup guys and girls! i have six tats and gotta say damn im addicted actually goin to get a new one tomorrow!! you guys have some great ideas here jus wanna say to those first timers if you don't know what to get or ur worried bout how much its gonna cost then your not ready! you'll know when ur ready cuz ul know what u want and it wont matter how much it costs

Molly 7 years ago

I'd love something to remind me how beautiful life is, and always be the best person I can be so that I deserve such a precious gift. I'm also thinking something about how hate is just a burden, weighing you down, and only love is the key to happiness. Any thoughts?

Tina 7 years ago

hi all. i've read all the great stuff on this website. i'm thinking of getting a Tattoo and want it in Elvish but i'm having a nightmare of a time trying to translate it. can anyone translate 'if you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything?'

ami 7 years ago

I have a tattoo of a dove on my foot. since a dove stands for love. once I get married I'm going to get another one facing it with something such as the date connecting the two. My friends joke that I should get baby doves once I have kids. Also this weekend I'm getting No day but today on my wrist.

kori 7 years ago

i have a tattoo of an angel crying with a ribbon across the bottom of it what words should i get in the ribbon

Gem 7 years ago

I'm thinking on getting 'Love endures delay' or it's Latin form 'Amor Patitur Moras' maybe on my wrist- good idea/bad idea??

Paul 7 years ago

I am wanting to get a tattoo on my ribs about my profession with some words around it or something like that...I am going into Mortuary Science and was thinking of putting something like a grim reaper or something, open to ideas on that as well, but i want to get something that has to do with people entrusting with their loved ones or something about caring for the dead, if ne one has ne good ideas im very open to everything

archie 7 years ago

guys how about "love each other or perish"? anyone who can translate this into Latin. thanks!

kayt 7 years ago

I love the 'Wake your dreams' idea. I have, 'Have faith in me' on my hip & I absolutely love it :)

zach  7 years ago

i am 16 and getting my firt tattoo i am getting a cross with the praying hands i want a banner with maybe a single word tht is meaning full i was thinking about endure, prevail or triumph please help!!! im in need eamil me if yu can help it will b greatly appreciated please

Teeny 7 years ago

Im 19 and wanna get "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" by Eleanor Roosevelt, but Im unsure where to put it.. Any ideas?

Dano 7 years ago

" the devil may have my ankle but god has my hands "

thought it up myself tell me what u think

tigerlily 7 years ago

im 17, turning 18 in a few weeks, and after months of looking for a word/phrase/saying to get tattooed in script across my ribcage, i came up with quite an extensive list that i thought you guys might like.

Redemption - the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

serendipity - good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

prevail - to be superior in strength, dominance, influence or frequency; to have or gain the advantage over others

reverie - absentminded dreaming while awake, an abstracted state of absorption

victoire – ‘victory’ in french

le jour meme – ‘the very day’ in french

il va sur – ‘it goes on’ in french

la vida vive – ‘and the life lives on’ in latin

we will all laugh at gilded butterflies - shakespeare

o captain, my captain – walt whitman

this too shall pass – wisdom folktale / Abraham Lincoln

god alone saves

these stories die hard

the great dead minds – in referral to previous authors/philosophers who have shared so much wisdom and words of advice that many of still live by

if it doesn’t kill me

we are more than most of us will ever know

where tired eyes will close

a prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages – Tennessee Williams

we are shadows of tender fury - The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

tigerlily 7 years ago


love each other or perish

"diligo invicem vel pereo"

base 7 years ago

hey every 1.. lovin sum of ur tatts n ideas.. i have one on the inner of my left forearm "there are no secrets that time does not reveal" its my favourite 1 ..

Sash 7 years ago

Hey guys, am going to be getting another tattoo soon and was wondering if anyone can help me out by confirming that what I have found below is a correct latin translation...

Live your dreams - Degero Tui Somnium

Savage 7 years ago

Hello people, i need a little help im 17 and i am looking to get a tattoo, only a little quote something like only god can judge me or No man alive, knows the struggles I've survived! bas i had a bad accident couple years back but im stuck on a place to have it :( any ideass here a good place would be??

gemma 7 years ago

forgive those that trespass against us.... from the lords prayer x

nicole 7 years ago

you should get it on ur ribs at the top like wrapping around ur chest. did u ever think about the quote ur only as sick as your darkest secret. i thought about getting that done for awhile but decided against it.

JJ 7 years ago

'Rest not until life is complete'

Jose 7 years ago

How long will it probably take to get 14 words 56 letters

jose 7 years ago

it really depends on the artist and how long they've been doing it. a more experienced tattoo artist would have it done n about an hour hour and a halfish. someone whos only been in it a few yrs could take 3

kimm 7 years ago

im getting a tattoo on my wrist.

it has to be small and elegant and i want it to be one word

ive gone through a lot in my life and i want it to be meaningful but im having a hard time coming up with the right word. help

Hutchy 7 years ago

i have 1 tat going along the side of my arm in old cursive saying

"Yesterday is history while tomorows just a mystery"

means live life daily

nicole 7 years ago

kimm what about courage or preserverence

damo 7 years ago

im thinking about getting "Live the Dream" across my wrist.

please give me your thoughts and opinions.

Master Coupe 7 years ago

I'm 17 and have only one tat ( for now)

"carpe diem" : sieze the day, in old English vertically down the side of my

ribs, it also stung like a bi**h, don't believe the artist when he says the shading doesn't hurt as much lol, then again your ribs might not be as sensitive as mine

I was thinkin another quote down my spine.. Any suggestions ??

nicole 7 years ago

master coupe the spine is the most sensitive part of the body. it radiates the pain throughout but then again im a bit of a control freak seeing what's happening doesn't hurt as much as not being able too.

Olga Ramos 7 years ago

God give me strength to say "Thank you" more often than "Give me"

ute 7 years ago

what would hurt more wrist or inside bicep?

kimm 7 years ago

thanks nicole, i decided on "vivre la vie" which is french for live lifee.

det 7 years ago

Hi all.. I have 3 tattoos, and am looking to get a 4th. I have a daisy on my bum, tribal with 4 strs for eac of my children on my lower bck, and the latest is a beautifl phoenix on my wrist. I want to get some writing on my neck going down my spine and like "never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game" I have looked at it in lots of languages and thai seems to be the prettiest..


or should I just stick to english.. just maybe a bit long.. but really like te meaning behind it.. ?? any thoughts please to thanks :)

nicole 7 years ago

kimm that's really pretty and sounds awsome and dte thai is beautiful getting someone to do it prob. is another challenge in its own. but it would like really good.

Gavin 7 years ago

Hey ppl there's s great ideas on this site. I'm really struggling to come up for sum quotes to fit my tattoos. At the minute I have two tattoos... A tribal panther and an angel on my back. The angel covers the top half of my back. In a way it is similia to David beckhams backpiece. For the past two years I have been searching for a quote which will match this tattoo... Perhaps something religious or something about being able to fly (as it is a winged tattoo).

I lik the whole good v evil idea and recently seen a great tat which was angels fighting demons.

I'm really struggling can someone plz help!

If u hav ne ideas plz plz email me at

If u hav ne ideas

courtney 7 years ago

My Tattoo says "life is beautiful" on my hip. I love it and everytime im down i can just look at it and I realise how stupid it is to not love life every second.

Im Hopefully getting my next one on my lower back saying either

"imperfection is beauty"

"heaven can wait we're only watching the skies"

"it was in love i was created and in love is how i hope i'll die"

any opinions??

Danny 7 years ago

Hi I want a phrase about how close I am to and how much I love my 4 year old daughter. How our bond will never be broken. I want it to be quite profound...can anyone help?

PLease email many thanks

Mallory  7 years ago

im seriously considering getting my first tattoo. I really want words on my ribs. anyone know an estimated price for the following words "If he opened up the sky and starting pouring rain like he knew that it was time to start things over again it would be alright"

nicole 7 years ago

mallory it all depends where u go and your artist i would say no less then 150 but no more than 200

tattooteacherlady 7 years ago

I think it is great that so many people are embracing different languages and ways of expressing themselves, but I want to remind you that you should be VERY cautious when getting your quote translated - not everything can be translated word for word.

This is ESPECIALLY true for Latin . . . each noun has 10-30 (roughly) possible different endings, depending on what it does in the sentence, whether it is singular or plural, and what gender it is. Each verb has about 60 different possible endings depending on who, what, when, where, etc. . .

It might be too late, but the person who wanted

"Degero Tui Somnium" will be getting a tattoo that means "I will have spent time on a dream of you"

There are LOTS of words in Latin that mean "live," and degero is okay, but it really implies wasting time to an extent...

I would say "vive somnium tuum" (live out your dream) or "agita somnium tuum" (live your dream in the sense of "make it happen"), but using the words you chose the most correct version would be "dege somnium tuum" (spend time on/pursue your dream).

As you see, it's complicated. No native Latin speaker is going to come up and mock you and if it means something to you that is great, but I would be embarrassed to permanently mark myself with something that doesn't quite mean what I thought it meant (just like the people who get Japanese symbols only to later find that it means something silly later on).

Life lesson: ask a real-live person if you want a translation of something BEFORE you spend the time, money, sweat and blood to get it inked onto your body... don't trust a computer program for something that important.

If you don't believe me about translators, do this experiment:

Step 1: Take your favorite song lyrics in English and translate them into another language using a translator program.

Step 2: Take the translation and re-translate that back into English using the same (or another) program.

Step 3: Grab your friends and laugh/cry at the horrible butchering of your favorite song. . .

Mwa 7 years ago

I have "Family is Forever" written on my wrist. It means so much to me.

Olly 7 years ago

I have the same angel tattoo as David beckham and would love a quote to fit it!! Any ideas for quotes or even another tattoo which could fit in with this?

fcota 7 years ago

"dance in the rain" into french? someone can help???

tt 7 years ago

im 20 and i have 8 brothers and sisters....we're all really close. i wanted to get a tat signifying the fam. i really like "i am because we are"...i think i made it up =)

brain 7 years ago

i have a tattoo sayin " Cheese " on my left bum cheek and i love it

tiffany and co 7 years ago

"dance in the rain" into french? someone can help???

Izaak Winchester 7 years ago

hey guys, im 17, i surf im an aussie (Australian) and all i do is surf, party and hang with mates.

when i eventualy get a tatt, do you have any good ideas for me ?

i want something to do with surfing, australia and something deep an meaningful , cheers

p.s. i was thinking of :

"forever stoked"

"australian surfing life"

"a surfers fate" what do you think ?

hilliard 7 years ago

yo yo yo i have 3 tatts one each on my triceps left is mums name translated in arabic and my dada name translated same way , really sore but worth the pain , also my fav is oasis song " live forever " tattood on my lower back i play guitar so it is actuall notes and lyrics the the part wich sings " see you and i are gonna live forever " peope always comment, peace out

Theresa 7 years ago

better to live as an open siner,rather than live as a false saint

var 7 years ago

hey guys..i want to get my first tattoo..its like a mantra in sanskrit which talks about courage..any ideas where i can get it?

hazzz :D 7 years ago

hii :) i really want 'living on the edge' on my wrist .. any1 think this is a good idea?? x

tt 7 years ago

hey var..that's actually going to be my first tat too! mines is actually a prayer though. I'm getting across the top of my back, just below my shoulders. i was thinking about getting it around my wrist, but it's kinda long. maybe ur upper arm, if you like. lemme know if u find a place =)

John 7 years ago

Any1 hav any gud bible quote ideas?

webkinz בעברית 7 years ago

I have the same angel tattoo as David beckham and would love a quote to fit it!! Any ideas for quotes or even another tattoo which could fit in with this?

Kerry 7 years ago

I'm 18 and for my first tattoo I'm getting "Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because Those Who Mind Don't Matter and Those Who Matter Don't Mind" by Dr. Suess on my ribs.

nicole 6 years ago

got my new tattoo today it says not all those who wander are lost in elvish

Free Mini Games 6 years ago

Check out Kip Fulbrek's tattoo book titled Inked. I think you'd really like it.

sophia 6 years ago

i want to get stars. what do y'all think? is it too common?

nicole 6 years ago

depends is there meaning behind them

meesh 6 years ago

i want " nothing heals like time and love" on my lower back but should it be translated into latin/elvish or just as it is???

Josh 6 years ago

I want 2 get the saying "Dream to live, Live to dream", across my shoulder blades......What do you guys/girls think?

nicole 6 years ago

meesh nothing heals like time and love would be awsome as is in another language ppl would also have to ask about it when seeing it....which could be a plus. and josh i think that's really awsome

Lauren 6 years ago

I have "its not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves" in script on my ribcage

cheri 6 years ago

i have a star with a music note in it on each of my hips

i was thinking of getting " there are things we don't want to happen , but have to accept , things we don't want to know bu thave to learn and people w cant live without but have to let go" down my rib cage with stars all around it

starting from my armpit and then curving down towards my hip so the stars go together.

i have a really long torso so im hoping it fits good.

rachel 6 years ago

BELIEVE and Chinese words are so overplayed.

Sash 6 years ago

Thank you so much tattooteacherlady.. Its not too late, I wouldn't have got it without finding out the best way first and that was just my first effort from looking around. That's a great help. thanks so much !!

kimmm 6 years ago

I have a total of 3 tattoos.

1: 3 stars on my rights foot that are all different colors and get progressively larger. There is a sort of swirl that connects all 3 of them together. This was my first one because I wanted something simple and small in case I found I couldn't bear the pain!

2: This is a very personal tattoo to me and was gotten for a very personal reason. It's a Latin phrase which is "alis volat propriis" which translates to "she flies with her own wings" I have this on my upper, middle back with a set of angel wings coming down around the words. it was done beautifully by a friend of mine and it really one of my most meaningful possessions. I am extremely attached to it.

3: This is also a very meaningful tattoo to me and also on a personal level. It's a small puzzle piece outline that is on the inside of my left wrist and it has my younger sisters initials in it. We got them together tonight actually. We chose the left side because the heart is more to the left and therefore we're closer to the heart. She has the same one in the same place with my initials in it. It's really neat because when we hold our wrists together, the puzzle pieces fit together. It's to symbolize that she is my other half and we complete each other.

Dethatsme 6 years ago

"Famille est Toujours"

family is forever in french is going to be my first tattoo on my wrist.

anyone like it?

josh 6 years ago

Im 15 and i just got You Only Live Once across my forearm

andrew medrano 6 years ago

i am 17 and turning 18 in about 2 months and i really have been wanting a tattoo for awhile now

i was thinking of only getting one for now but i really need help choosing

1)sacrifice in old English across my back from shoulder to shoulder (represents sacrificing things in order to where u wanna get in life and my struggle)

2)the famous logo on my right and left forearm near the part on the elbow that bends and the right forearm will say "family" and the left forearm will say "first"

3)on my shoulder i want a cross piercing the skin with barbed wire wrapped around it and i want it to say "only the strong survive"

4)i also really like the idea of getting a collarbone tattoo i guess u could say its like a necklace type of thing and i wanted it to say "never back down"

can u guys and girls please help me on which tattoo i should get on my birthday because it would mean a lot to me thank youuuu!!!!!

P.S. i don't have an email that i really check often so if any1 has a myspace or stickam or something u can add me or just reply on this thank you very much :]



peter 6 years ago

just thinking about a future tattoo, i'm 18 in feb, i really want "One thing is certain; the rest is a lie", but i don't know what font :/

Charlotte 6 years ago

Dethatsme Your tat is incorrect. I'm French and it's not " Famille est toujours" that makes no sense ....

It's " La famille pour toujours".

0o-charlie-o0 6 years ago

i really want a tattoo, and ive booked for one in 2 months time, and im thinking of having "saisir le jour"(french) on my foot which means "seize the day" .. what other ideas do you have for tattoos that make you feel great about life?

Ben 6 years ago

Hi guys im 18 years old and lookin for tattoo ideas, i want one down my forearm but don't know what.

any ideas??

Tattooed 6 years ago

I have to honour my dads passing away and the other says "my life is my message" in latin on my left side below my bra.

calii 6 years ago

i have a tattoo on my wrist and its flesh colored.. so like a peach color ( i did this to keep it discreet and professional) and it says "live free" and my sister has one that says "live happy"

i love it,

and i am thinking about a second one on one of my feet, so far my ideas are:

"let it be"

"defy gravity"

"wake your dreams"


"she flies with her own wings"

any suggestions?

em 6 years ago

i have 1 on my wrist and it says 'because i can' ..simple :)

sid 6 years ago

danse in the rain: danser dans le pleut.

but literally translated it means 'to dance in the rain'

6 years ago

Hey 'tattooteacherlady' or anyone else who can speak latin... just wondering if u could translate 'this beautiful life' for me? worried i wont get the right translation from the internet! thanx xo

Bee 6 years ago

What should i get tattoed on the inside of my lip. one or two words?

Cheryce 6 years ago

Im thinking about getting this..

I wont wait for the stars to fall to catch them.

denise 6 years ago

hi everyone

my boyfriend broke up wi me for my friend after 5yrs and e realy left me in an awful way..

iv suffered with deppression for yrs and im finaly got startin to move on with my life but

i wanted to get a tattoo on my wrist of a heart..really detailed with no colour..i wanted a good phrase to get with it along the inside of my wrist.

i liked " bruised but never broken"

anyone have any gud wil be a step for me to move forward i cud look bak and see how strong i was

denise 6 years ago

or i like "love wil set me free"

something meaning ful please help

add me on

if u have any ideas for me



seven 6 years ago

somone please explain to me what "wake your dreams" means

Chelsea  6 years ago


i think that this saying would be the best.

"Where there is no struggle there is no strength"

i have a tattoo on my lower back left side of a dove with its wings spread with the words live, love, laugh under it.

the dove symbolizes my little brother who died 2 years ago now in a tragic accident. I love and miss him, but this tattoo is always there to remind me that hes always with me.

karen 6 years ago

forget your restraints

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Love Lives Forver

tuesday 6 years ago

i was thinking of getting one on my wrist of a ttreble cleff and music notes in the shape of a heart but i wanted words to go with it too. i was thinking defy gravity in gealic since im irish, or no matter what has happened, or will happen you can keep going in tagalog bcause my stepmom used o say it to me al the time in tagalog.

david 6 years ago

"people make mistakes but mistakes make people"


"never change"

"heaven got a ghetto"

katie xxx 6 years ago

hey guys, im 17, already got 3 stars just below my hip, i want a quote tattoo. I like the idea of 'viva la diva' and 'live your live how you imagined it' but im not 100% on them, can anyone think of something more original???xx

Kirsty 6 years ago

Im 19, and have wanted a tattoo in memory of my dad who died 18 months ago.ive been thinking of getting "viva la vida" horizontally on my ribs under my bra line. It translates into different things, but most commonly i found "long live life". Viva La Vida was the Coldplay album i bought him just before he died, and this track was his favourite on the album.

What does everyone think?

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jordan 6 years ago

hi i no i want "she flies on her own wings" with it in wings but idk where to get it. helppp.

Stacie 6 years ago


I want to get this:

In Latin

libertas felicitas veneratio animus vitualamen spres vita

which in English means:

freedom happiness courage respect sacrifice hope life

But I don't know where to get it and do you think it's too long.

Ali 6 years ago

i have live each day as if it was your last.. in italian on the outside of my left arm

dredre 6 years ago

wake your dreams... i don't know who was asking, but its saying, you have a dream in ur sleep.. its only a dream, tak that dream and turn it into realityy.. awaken itt..

dredre 6 years ago

also, i have a tattoo on my back of 4 doves flying throo a starss, following eachothher and they represent 4 members of my life who have passed away. represent the freedom they have now, the next stage..flying to a better place.

Mini 6 years ago

Hi guys! Love all of your ideas! I've been struggeling for a tattoo about 3 years now and I need help!

I want a tatto like the one Megan fox has on her shoulder. But i want another text but also with old english with words like shall and missleading text.

I want something about life or family. I don't understand the texts Shakespear and the other poets writes so can you please help me????

Pleaseee i really want to get one Now!

Scottie 6 years ago


I'm getting my first tat but don't know where i should get it.

It's going to read "my mind is opened by wonder not closed by belief".

Was thinking left forearm any help?

CindyLOUwho? 6 years ago

My friend has "A life of love, A love of life" written in cursive in the shape of a heart on her wrist. SO cute!!

Farrah 6 years ago

My sister was thinking about getting one saying "Beyond romeo"

Which is implying love is more.

I like the idea personally.

andy 6 years ago

I want to get a tattoo across my chest from one armpit to the other but I don't know what to get. 4 words max as i want large lettering. if anyone can come up with a list of phrases that'd b gr8, iv thought of a few but i wana give it more choice before i make my descision. to give u an idea of the sort of thing id like, one of them iv written down is "death before dishonour" but all my m8s love the band and it'd look like i was getin a bandname tattooed on me.

Ane Morgana 6 years ago

Well I'm 15 and as soon as I can I'm getting a tattoo that says 'Fly Free' with a dove or angel wings next to it. which one do you think is better? and where should I get it? i was thinking lower back.. i also want a tattoo of a red lily on my hip.

erica  6 years ago


i hav 2 tattoos.

one says la mia vita bella it means beautiful life in italian

and i hav a nautical star on the back of mi neck .

i really want a chest piece. i want too birds on the front of mi shoulders and i want it to say something like going across mi chest between them but i don't know what . i want it too really mean somehting. but idk . i kinda like if you don't stand for anything you'll fall for nothing. but idk any ideas mi screenname is

happymother 6 years ago

I need a phrase for my tattoo. am getting a rose with my kids initials. i need something meaningful

Claira 6 years ago

I have what doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger going down my leg, and I have a butterfly on my wrist to symbolise going into new life and the date my dad passed underneath next with be on my foot sayin either

'live today like tomorrow will never come...'

'why let the storm past when you can dance in the rain'

'love the life you live, live the life you love'

also.. i like the thought of one of my neck saying 'the sky is the limit'

i cant decide :(

gordon 6 years ago

i have a tattoo on my left calf that says "that's what she said"

got it for a cheap laugh. worth it.

etffan14 6 years ago

how much would it cost to write get around 20 words tattood on your shoulder?

Recker 6 years ago

ive been thinking of getting the lyric ""Life is simple, life is hard and yea life is fun, so enjoy the things around you before your life is done. what do you guys think? and wher should i get it done, i was thinking on my ribs.

sammyJo 6 years ago

So I had a really bad snowboarding accidnet a few months ago and I don't want to forget the Paticents and Pain that I have gone thru... and how much stronger it has made me. I really want something in latin maybe: "perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim"

I am female and I want this to be in the right contex. I have researched that it means "Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you"

Is this too long to go on my foot or inside ankle???

brianna 6 years ago

i got stars on my hand.(:

Lee 6 years ago

I am thinking about getting "what we do in life echoes in eternity" down my spine, but not sure of what language/font i want it in...and suggestions?

KarenLwrnc 6 years ago

i have 2 tattoss.. one behind my shoulder that says.. "Dance like zombies do on the middle of the rain"..

and one on my ankle that says "Where words fail music speaks"

Jessica 6 years ago

I have three tattoos. My first one was three Kanji symbols starting on my next with the first one and then going down from there. They say faith hope trust. My second tattoo was one on my right foot, its the gemini sign with stars all around it. My sister has the same tattoo but with her zodiac sign. My third and favorite tattoo is on my left foot on the inner arch, it says one step at a time. referring to I will get through all the opsticals in my life one step at a time. similar to the quote on day at a time.

phoebe 6 years ago

i think the following phrases are good for tatts:

don’t criticize what you don’t understand

love all, trust few, do wrong to no one

things that hurt, teach

Sonia 6 years ago

i want my second tattoo to be on the side of my stomach saying something along the lines is not a mistake but a lesson..any suggestions?

Gemma 6 years ago

Ive got one saying, "always forgive but never forget" going down my side in italics.

Taliotti 6 years ago

Hey all. This is a great site. Just a few questions I really want a tat but don't no what.

My friend has "dream as if you live forever" and I really like thst but don't want the same as him.

Has anyone got any ideas on something like this not to long either. And ideas on places to get it as well. Thanks

bb 6 years ago

i like

"Is it wrong to trust in a beautiful lie if it helps you get through life"

dee 6 years ago

my friend has a cute one on her ankle

"its now or never"

katherine 6 years ago

i have three tats right now,

a butterfly on my lower back i got when i was 17 i really want to do something different to it, i feel its just plain but cant think of anything, so if people have ideas that would be great. I also have a star behind my ear, and a plam tree on my ribs.

I really want to get a tat for my mom. She has been nothing my my hero and has done everything possible for my sister and i so i want something to represent her strengh, maybe a quote?/

any ideas would love them..

chels 6 years ago

what do u think about the quote.. "Every day is a start to something beautiful" i think i want it!

rl 6 years ago

am getting a tattoo on my lower back and it's from the bible...romans 12:19 "vengeance is mine"

MELISSA K. 6 years ago

Sweet Melissa says:

17 months ago

I want "This to shall pass" across my chest with two birds hold up the ribbon and the birds represent good and evil.


katrina 6 years ago

i like...

love the life you live

not the life you love


stand up for something

or you'll fall for anything

KIMMY 6 years ago

Hi guys..was thinking of getting "only love could leave a mark like this", a line from a recent U2 song. Was also thinking of some floaty design around it but don't kno what-any ideas?

*Leanne* 6 years ago

Some amazing phrases on these comments !!! im even more confused as of what 2 get now... i like the phrases "ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME" or "YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE" ... what do u think ???

Amanda :) 6 years ago

I really want to get a word or phrase tattooed, but I'm not sure which I like best. What do you think of...

- 'live and die with grace' (from a Live song)

- 'love never fails' (from 1 Corinthians)

- 'hope' with an anchor and/or dove; in honor of my grandmother, and the fact that the hope of a brighter tomorrow keeps me going.

Opinions?! :)

selman 6 years ago

I have "Only god can judge me" on my upper right side of the back. I LOVE IT

KellyS 6 years ago

Hi i NEED help i want to get my first tattoo i want a word or short saying running down the side of my back but i don't know what to get im not very religious or really girly or anything in particular lol please help

katie 6 years ago

i want a tattoo starting on my hip and then extended up my torso as i get older and have children but i want an angel on my hip to start it of but what a really strong phrase on it meaning that i have been through a lot and wil not let anyone bring me down im now strong and wil carry on with your help il make it through carry on watching over me and help me follow my dreams and be wear i want to be but i need it shortend down any one no any good song lyrics i could use?

Nicole 6 years ago

I love all the ideas i have been reading i want a lot more tattoos i only have one just now its on the back of my neck "in this silence i believe" what do you think?

peta 6 years ago

i really want a sayin on the bottom of my back i want something very meaningfull i like wake your dreams but i want a different one anyone help me out?

Harrison 6 years ago

One life, one chance.

live your life.

wake your dreams.

If you have a dream believe it, a goal achieve it, don't get held back on what you believe in.

sleep is not mandatory

Franky 6 years ago

hey im getting a tattoo i want something very meaningful,

i want something that has to do with living life at its fullest so i was thinking....

never let the sun go down without feeling it's heat

Megan 6 years ago

I'm getting my first tattoo in a few months; It's going to be a single word on my left wrist. At the moment, I really want, "serenity"

kirsty 6 years ago

i want a tattoo inside my upper arm i like the saying for those i love i will sacrafic.... wot do u think ??? or have u got any ideas..... i want sumthing about y family and my kids .....

Christopher Simpkins 6 years ago

I have three tattoos too, i got "A Brother's Love" on my forearm for my little brother, a huge cross with angel wings on my side that says "Italian Pride" "Simpkins Family" and three stars behind my ears. I'm a 17 year old male still in high school. I wanna Get some latin script tattoos i think kinda like Boondock Saints Style any ideas? i have a myspace and a facebook my name is Christopher Simpkins Located in Idaho, hit me up with ideas?

mamabear 6 years ago

I'm 17 and wantin to get a tatto when I'm 18. But I'm not sure what to get. My mom thinks something to do with being american indian but I can't find anything that describes me?


email is

rhys gill 6 years ago

hi im looking at getting a tattoo

ether everyone wants to go to heavan

but no one wants to die'


chase the dream

not the competition'

what you think

Saravana 6 years ago

Hi, I m looking for a tatoo for thanking mother.

Please help me.

Nicole 6 years ago

hey.. i read all these tatto ideas and there great. my fav. quote is

"never regret something that once made you smile"

idk if im gunna get it tattooed on me yet.. but just puttin it out there :)

Aoife 6 years ago

Im getting my firt tat nd im thinking if getin "Among the things you can give and still keep, is your word, a smile,

and a grateful heart."

a lond my ribs bit now im thinkin it ite be a bit t lond has anyone got another quote with the meaning something along the same lines? thnxs : )

Donna.  6 years ago

Im 17, turning 18 soon and im treating myself to a meaningfull tatto either on my wrist or my foot. i really want 'mea gloria fides' on my right foot which is my surname coat of arms motto written in latin. but i also want something in memory of my mum. shes still alive, but i want something that will be like a constant reminder of how shes always been there for me. shes always told me to live life. but i want to incorporate love in there somewhere cause, whilst im in love now, cant gaurantee its forever, but love isn't only targetted at one person. its everywhere. so im torn between that idea and "here and now" which i read in the book "Journeys of Socrates" a book about the struggle of a russian mans life and how he lost all who was important to him. it symbolises that nothing is as important as here and now basically. because no matter where you are or who your with, it will alwaysbe here and now. any ideas. email me,

Gabriela 6 years ago

I have a clover on my back, and I want to add a text, no need to be related to luck. I'm thinking of "In the end, it doesn't even matter" 'in the end' lyrics, my fave song ever, besides I lived a near death experience, and I realised that when the end is near, nothing you have matters, no health, no money, no beauty, nothing

amber 6 years ago

my life motto is: "I'll sleep when I'm dead."

meaning go out and live as much as you can, don't miss out on anything because your too lazy / tired. I don't know if I'll get this tattooed but i see many people like the quote 'sleep is not mandatory.' :]

Sarah 6 years ago

Love the site. I just recently had my wrists done, with "Stay Gold" in a creative writing done in black with gold on the top of the letters and white outlining.

Bacially, it comes from the poem "nothing gold can stay" by robert frost. and became popular from the book The Outsiders. and means "Be yourself, or stay the way you are and follow yours dreams" something ill always live by.

Jade 6 years ago

i have Strength, Power, Effort in japanese on the back of my neck. i want to add courage passion and desire to it.

i also have "Audaces Fortuna Iuvat" which means 'fortune favours the bold' in Latin across the bottom of my back.


Andy 6 years ago

I have the number "2" tattooed on my neck so everyone behind me knows they are in second place

kev 6 years ago

ever since i had my first tattoo 5 years ago... i have always wanted wording of some kind.... nevr realy knew what to have... in those 5 years i had a further 2= 3tatts.... ther all tribal and designed by my self... next week im going to have my arm tat exted further and maybe rapping round... A+ site... its grrreat...

erica 6 years ago

i'm gonna get

"Veni Vidi Vici"

-I came, I saw, I conquered

Dominique 6 years ago

My birthday is this thursday and i want a tattoo.

i want my mothers name "Melanie" written in Elvish on my side with a sparrow on each side.

Can anyone help me get her name in Elvish?

Emily 6 years ago

I got "I Am My Own Hero" tattoo across my collar bones... definatly means a lot to me because you really cant trust anybody and by the end of the day you have to be oue own hero

gijs 6 years ago

when i read this topic i just got the idea to get my motto "good to die young" on my lower leg, i don't know if this is a good idea yet but i hope you can send me an email and we can have a little talk about it. :) is my email, for all the spammers: i have a blocking system so don't try :)

codyyyy 6 years ago

i thinking of getting a chest piece that's says" your knife, my back, my gun, your head" those are probly my favorite lyrics, but i don't know if i want them, any other sugestions on what it should say?

gijs 6 years ago

codyyyy, you might love the lyric now but i don't think you will when your 60 years old so i wouldn't take it:(

Meredith 6 years ago

I'm 18 and I currently have 3 tattoos:

"La Vita e Bella" ("life is beautiful" in Italian) on my ribs.

A small outline of a star on my shoulder.

And a sparrow with black shading on my wrist.

I've been wanting another tattoo for a while. And I was thinking about getting "Sweet love o' mine" (from the song Sweet Child O' Mine) on the back of my shoulder. Opinions?

If you want to exchange ideas about tattoos feel free to email me :)

Mathias 6 years ago

Hey all!

Just Got my first tattoo, ón the inside of my left forearm, it says:

Nothing is true - everything is permitted

its in the elven common speak font! Truly happy about it!

Danielle 6 years ago

I just got one that says:

"without the risk of death we cannot be heroes, without the risk of loss we cannot be lovers"

Bambii 6 years ago

I have only text, no image tattoos. They are the following.

In an arch from collar bone to collar bone,

"Behind everything beautiful there's been some kind of pain"

With a breast cancer bow, for my mum, on the left, and an infant loss bow on the right, for my 4 miscarriages.

Across both feet i have:

" meet me jesus, meet me,

meet me in the middle of the air,

and if my wings should fail me, lord,

please meet me with another pair"

In memory of my Grandad.

I also have all the way down my right side:

" Ever thine, Ever mine, Ever ours "

For my boyfriend.

And from a piece i wrote about my struggles, across my stomach...:

Everything i've ever learnt about life can be portrayed thus; It goes on.

I also have "forget regret" on my neck,

and across the bottom of my back i have

"Tonight we dine in hell, Tomorrow we're heaven's guests"

I also have on the inside of my wrist:

"It's not dark yet"


Bambii 6 years ago

I forgot the one on my thigh!

"We will be free to use our bodies as we please"

alliee 6 years ago

alright, so this past year i have been through a lot. my boyfriend passed away, my best friend betrayed me, and i'm feeling rather lost with what i want to do with my life. i want my first tattoo to have meaning about how ineed to stay strong through it all.

my first idea is to get a sparrow on my hip, which symbolizes good luck. and near it somehow i would want 'she flies by her own wings'.

and for my second i want 'life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain' on my ribs.

for me, it means that i there is no need to stand around waiting for life to change, you yourself need to change it for it to become what you want it to become.

anyyy feedback on my idea would be amazingg (: email me at

Steph 6 years ago

My sis has one saying forevery thing that passes something beautiful remains. it was on her dads grave stone

travis mathes 6 years ago

OK i want to get a tattoo on my arm right below my shoulder saying yesterdays history tomorrows a mystery live in the moment i don't care if u think its stupid its mine not yours but any suggestions on a small pic under it

thanks plz email me with suggestions at

Emmii 6 years ago

Hey, some great ideas on this site =D

I have "Only God can Judge me" down my spine in Hebrew already. For my second tattoo I am thinking of "Impossible is not a Declaration. It's a Dare" along my foot or "She flys by her own wings" with either a wing at either side of it or a bird of some sort. Opinions please =) Thanks x

Kerry 6 years ago

I am getting my first tattoo when I turn sixteen. Which is soon. I was thinking of getting "Once upon a time..." on my foot. It symbolizes my childhood and my story and reminds me that every good story has a happily ever after.

sarah 6 years ago

hey, im getting my first tattoo in about 2 weeks & its a poem i wrote. does anyone know about how much it is like per word or per letter or is just based on the hours it takes?

traceym1 6 years ago

I have some quotes for of these i'll be having myself to go with my 8 other tatts...

If we don't start, It's certain we cant arrive.

To be more is to become more.

I don't know where I'm going, but I know where I've been.

It's the little things that count.

Just because.....

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

We are more than most will ever know.

terrence brown 6 years ago

my cuzh chris brown have a new nice tat in the chest and it says ''symphonic love' so soon imma get the same

Michael Morgan 6 years ago

im thinking of gettin

'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer'

true sayinn :)

sher 6 years ago

I have "love Conquers All" on the back of my neck

gabe 6 years ago

I have a mom and dad tattoo on both shoulder blades. And inbetween then I have "love never dies"

Jmorris 6 years ago

Gonna get my first tat soon, thinkin of "Live Today Like You'll Die Tomorrow"

nicole 6 years ago

thinking about getting something else in elvish done tomorrow:) help i need ideas

*Lucy* 6 years ago

Hey guys

I have a tree of life taton my wrist n need a cool poetic quote about the meaning of it to wrap around my wrist..been lookin but not inspired yet..any ideas?

Patricija 6 years ago


Benn 6 years ago

want some scripture on my hands so it must be a short phrase,

i was thinking either,

Sleep When Your Dead

In God We Trust

Awake Your Dreams

what you think?

paula 6 years ago

hi im wanting a latin phrase across my foot with angel wings but cant seem to find one i like any suggestions ??

Danielle 6 years ago

My Brother Died 3weeks ago , im having ...

"All Gods Angels Come To Us Discuised A

tmt 6 years ago

"one step at a time" on the side of your foot

Christiano 6 years ago

Dear God Turn Me Into A Bird So I May Fly Far Far Away. I Want It On My Chest

bigH 6 years ago

i want to get a sick like 4-6 word qoute about eather fighting, no fear or respect. help me out if u can

Random 6 years ago

Live the life you dream with a rose around it

Brian Schimpf 6 years ago

It is not about conquering ourselves. This life, the reason we breathe is to love others more than yourself. Read the bible and you will find the truth about what we should do. If you want to know about the existence of this world, then read The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.

Leanne 6 years ago

I lost my baby brother 3 years ago and i lst my baby neice about a week and half ago, was her funeral Tuesday 1st june. I wanna get something that implies to them but also to me and the struggles i have faced. Im only 18 and i've had it pretty hard but i want something that implies to me getting past all of that any ideas mail me thnx

Kyndal 6 years ago

Amazing website!! cant wait to get my first tat!

Katelyn  6 years ago

Hey Guys ;) I have seven tattoos, two of them being quotes, on my right sholder blade i have "I wouldn't dare to fix the twist in you, and i'll take you for who you are, if you'll take me for everything" Two of my favorite lines from sick puppies. And on my arm i have "feed your head" from Jefferson Airplane. My quote tattoos are my favs =]

Rick 6 years ago

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Mechelle Claire 6 years ago

I have 6 tattoos already:

'M' on my left wrist for my name, Mechelle.

'C' on my right wrist for my partner's name, Chenara.

'Twisted Angel' on my lower back because it is the name of my first published novel and means a lot to me

'love' the chinese symbol on my outer right wrist

'hope' chinese symbol on my left outer wrist

'01-07-09'the date of my dad's anniversary in my inner left arm

im getting the date of my wedding anniversary scrolling down my neck next week. cant wait!

Mechelle Claire 6 years ago

i want to get a tattoo dedicated to michael jackson, so i was thinking of this one:

"We shake when the wind blows, we're missing a friend, we're lacking a hero, we just didn't know it was all going to end. He will answer out prayers"

its taken from mj's song cry, but ive re-worded it a little.

what do you think?

taylor 6 years ago


i am 15

and i just want a tatto on my wrist that reads

[la la la] in cursive with a little heart in between the last la and the bracket is that to much to ask for????

BigH 6 years ago

lol tht is a good one but my frend is getting "respect all,fear none" i want something like tht help if u can

michelle 6 years ago

My dad died when I was 12 by suicide. So this year for his 14th anniversary my younger sister and I got this quote on our right shoulder saying "With every ounce of strength, I intend to survive this life". It simply reminds us to stay strong in our weak times.

lisa 6 years ago

How about:

Dreaming is still how the strong survive

dylayna 6 years ago

i'm getting a tattoo that says:

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

..just need to figure out where i want it :)

kate 6 years ago

hello! i really would like to have a nice tattoo phrase on my bum, do you have any suggestions?? would be very thankful, i just keep on thinking but can´t find anything really appropriate... thx!!

dustin  6 years ago

hi i reasd a lot of these and there are a lot of good ones and i haven't ever heard or seen the tat i got and would like to re with all and see what you guys think of it i have hakuna matata ( no worries) down my leg hope you enjoy

6 years ago

Im getting "one love, one heart, one destiny." Love,Heart, and Destiny will be in red yellow and green. i just have no idea where to put it.

james (taxz)stricklin 6 years ago

im a 50 year old man that's been tattooing for a living all my life. Im still tattooing after all these years and ive got some realy good advice for any young people out there who want it. 1) don't decide on ink until you have thought about the FACT that what you thought was realy cool when you were three or four years younger

,you probably don't even like now. FACT uor taste change

continualy until we are full grown on the inside . 2)an image says a million words. 3)for every good tattoo artist out there, is a hundred bad ones that don't know what they are doing and just want to use you to practice on, DON'T let anyone work on you that isn't a professional

whos work you have seen for yourself,not just a photo that he says he did. 4)last but not least FACT when you get a tattoo you WILL either spend the rest of your life

loving it OR regreting it. think it through no hurry.

xo Kari xo 6 years ago

james, wht u said is sooo true...i've given my tattoos a lot of thought and i love mine and plan on getting more. on my left shoulder i have "Dark Angel" it bc its kinda my personality...devious at times and a complete angel at others lol. and the other is a pair of dogtags on the inside of my wrist for my husband, he's military. my next is a quote tht i want on my forearm and i'm looking for the rght one. and so far i've fallen in love with the "Wake Your Dreams".

any other ideas please let me knw...thanks

BB 6 years ago

heey i was just wondering , if you get a tatto under your bra line. could it stretch during pregnancy . thaanks ! xo

Gemsville 6 years ago

I have just had "what doesn't kill me makes me stronger" on the very top of my back, but in French. "Ce qui ne me tue pas me rend plus fort". I didn't like the way it translated into latin for some reason. My other favourite quote is "it's all okay in the end, and if it's not okay then it's not the end, but as I don't like huge tattoo's (well the husband doesn't!) i can't get it done. I'm thinking of this "Ehyeh asher ehyeh" which is Hebrew for "i am who i am" or a more accurate translation is "i shall be that i shall be". I love it. I want it on one of my wrists. I have wanted tattoo's on my wrists for ages and couldn't decide. I just can't decide if it would look best on one or split up????

ali 6 years ago

i have an ex boyfriend that controlled me for so long. telling me what i could and couldn't do. who i could and couldn't hang out with. where i could and couldn't go. and i got sick of doing what i was told to do. i wont be controlled anymore. so i want to get "i do it because i want to, i do it because i can, i do it because you told me i couldn't" but i have no clue where to get it. help pleasee.

Annique 6 years ago

A friend of mine has:

Only I can judge myself.

(changed version of: Ony God can judge me)

I think that's cool, since I don't believe in a God and I think that everyone should make his own life, without minding others' opinions.

I want to get a tattoo after summer, and I found some great phrases here! Thank you.

k.22 6 years ago

Hey guys! I turn 18 this coming Nov. and I am soo looking forward to getting a tattoo now! I am not all for the pictures but I want a quote/phrase in a different language on my foot. Any other suggestions?

S.i Belfast 6 years ago

I just turned 18 and looking for a tattoo in Hebrew that goes vertical down my back. I want it to say Grandfather forever in my heart. Would anyone know were i could get a picture of this ?

Beck 6 years ago

what does wake your dreams in spanish

georgie 6 years ago

hey guys,

im about to turn 18 and ever since i was a little girl i have danced i love it and it makes me feel so happy,im looking for a quote that will refer to dancing but nothing to common that everyone knows , can anyone help?

liz 6 years ago

im 13 and my moms letting me get a tattoo and i want it on the top of my wrist with my initials and i don't no what colors i need help

Kay 6 years ago

Liz. don't do it honey you're still young and you will change your mind later. sleep on it for a bit before you take the leap.

hope 6 years ago

im 20, i was raped almost 5years ago and i live with an alcholic. i suffer with depression and anxiety.

i want a tattoo that will be positive and give me hope everytime i look at it. im thinking either on my ribs or on the side of my foot.

i want something to remind me i am worth this life..

any ideas?

bryan82 6 years ago

hey folks.. i have across my back and don't know what your alive for until you know what you would die for...and underneath is the name of my son..all in italic writin. i can relate to this as my aim and responsibility as a father is to make sure that i protect and bring him up the best i can to be a good person

NZer 6 years ago

hey guys, wow so many ideas!! im all the way from New Zealand and am looking to get my 2nd tattoo, and it wont be the last!! my first one i got th day of my 19th and is hidden, and is th outline of NZ in a maori (our native culture) pattern.

i really want to get my next one, im 22 now and have a few ideas, there from the internet so not very unique but the artist will make them unique to me. I really like the positioning of angelinas one on her shoulder blade and like this quote of john paul xxiii

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” but this is quite an intense quote however so meaningful and true!

or a similar simpler one meaning the same thing

Only as high as I reach can I grow,

only as far as I seek can I go,

only as deep as I look can I see,

only as much as I dream can I be.

-- meaning to me pretty much dream and aim big, achieve big things. what do others take from this saying?

i want this tattoo down my shoulder blade where angelina has hers, but similar sizing to the one she has on her arm to cover up the billy bob one. Im thinking of getting wither quote in another language (im polish and german) but the translation of things is not very trusting thru the net as everything seems to be different from one website to another.

also in this website there is the saying "anything I could desire, i already have". is this tattoed in english or polish? because I would love to know the polish version of it, as I am wanting this across my forearm about half way up.. however I also like


• Szukajcie, a znajdziecie

o English equivalent: Seek and ye shall find

• Ucz si? ucz, bo nauka to do pot?gi klucz

o Translation: Keep learning because knowledge is the key to power

and some of the ones from you guys that I love are

-stand up for something or you'll fall for anything

-dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

and the simple words desire or dream or strength.

speaking of strength, does anyone know any cool strength sayings (in polish or german would be amazing)

i like

-when the going gets tough, the tough get going

-what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

-the future starts today, not tomorrow

anyone know the translations of these that would be amazing.

SORRY ABOUT MY MASSIVE COMMENT but what do ya all think?

Brittany 6 years ago

i have one that goes from just below my right ankle arcoss the top of my foot that says "everything happens for a reason"

Katie 6 years ago

What does this saying mean/ give the impression of to you?

"Live by the rules of the games you play"

Can I have opinions on what you think I mean??? I don't know why, but I want this tattoo'd on my ribs... no one really gets it or understands... but I know exactly what it means.... Just don't want to look silly!

kaycie 6 years ago

"dreams are just a tease of what we cant have"

"some one whose lost everything, is capable of ANYTHING"

"Regret nothing, for it was once EXACTLY what you wanted"

"i can only let you in so many times before i completely shut you out"

"what kills me is the venum in your words"

Melissa 6 years ago

I was thinking of getting "don't tell me that the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."

What does everyone think?

sofie , 6 years ago

im 15 and i really want a tattoo and have since i was 13, i am planning to wait till im atleast 18 and not get one in bali or something like that. i want it to be meaningful forever and not just for then, for now i have so many ideas but my favourites are :

the opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation - from rent the musical

There is a place where the sidewalk ends… - Shell Silverstein

However great the distance, we will never be apart - for my dad

its now or never - from this site

Le remède est dans le poison. – the remedy is in the poison(french proverb)

all in a black semi-plain font, not to fancy but not boring. I also have thoguht of getting one in UV or skin colour ink saying : "its conceptual, you just cant see it" which is a line from a skins, my favourite show but im not sure if that quote will mean anything to me in 50 years.

Mina 6 years ago

i want to get this:


…for the million things she gave me


…for his heart made of purest gold"

its for the days i first met my mom and my step father..

but i don't really know if it is stupid or cute..

Lucas 6 years ago

i want to get "Honesta Mors Turpi Vita Potior"

its latin for " id rather die in honor than live in dishonor"

i don't know where to put it at tho

nicole 6 years ago

mina that's not stupid at all. actually that's really kinda brillant. remember most people get tattoos that later never mean anything to them but that is original and carrys a lot of meaning. and if it means that much to you go for it.

tamika 6 years ago

hey can anyone help me i want this tattoo "what will be will be" but in latin??? what's the trans

Neecia 6 years ago

Love all your comments!! I'm hopefully getting my sixth tattoo in the next couple of weeks. Tattoos are in my blood. My great grandmother went to her grave with her arms covered in tattoos.

Currently, I've got my name on my left inner wrist, a dove on my lower back, a dolphin on my right shoulder, a couple dancing on my right ribs and a fairy on my right leg.

I was thinking to get a word tattoo so that it continues round my left wrist from my name.

Any ideas??? Email me at


Alexa 6 years ago

Do you know how to say "no expectations, no dissapointments" in latin ?

jessica 6 years ago

im turning 17 and hoping to get my first tattoo...i have a couple of my main ideas is "count your blessings" coming down my side but idk how it will look and/or if i should have a design around it or special font....if you have any other empowering sayings or any comments on my idea please don't hesitate to let me know..thanks :)

jay chauhan 6 years ago

i have 12 tattoos n 6 are non images..

1. j amour vous....means jay love you in french on my left hand...

2. Buddham Sharnam Gacchami(sanskrit prayer for gautam Buddha) on my left forearm..means i wanna follow buddha's footsteps.

3.ALWAYS STONE(IN ENGLISH).... on my right forearm front






Abi Dibz 6 years ago

i have a half sleve of really detialed twists and silotes of butterflys and cherry blosoms... underneeth i have the quote "the ugly things brought beautiful oppertunities" - meaning that for every bad thign that happened to me something good came out of it.

randomly enuf its the quote heidi fliss used when she was arrested for being madam and when asked if she felt bad about making sheds loadsa money of off other girls - she reponsed with this ...

a few other idea's ... don't cry bcos it happened, smile bcos you made it.

life is hard, life is tough, life is beautiful, life is suprising, life is ... precious

veronica 6 years ago

I wanna get a tattoo tht says ' lesson always learned,never pain ' or hope ?

Jade 6 years ago

I Have A manY OF TATTZ nOW and Im lOOkin

to Get , " Hate The sIn , Love the SiNNER"

Just Not TO SURE Where, Anyone Care to Help???

Kelly 6 years ago

I want another quote on my shoulder, not sure what though, I love a lot of them. I have three tats already, One of a gecko on my wrist, a fern/flower on my upper thigh and Misaratis Avius or Miserably wandering on my right shoulder.

Deep 6 years ago

"Against" is another power word.

M. McDade. 6 years ago

my gran died 2years ago, and i would like a saying that represents her in a way.. any ideas? Thanks

Aimee 6 years ago

I want to get my daughters footprint on my foot. I want a quote to go with it, but I can't find anything that I really like. I am already getting her name somewhere else. Any ideas?

Tals 6 years ago

to aimee get "every journey begins with the smallest of steps"

Sara 6 years ago

My dad passed away 3 years ago on The 13th of March. I want a quote or something. any ideas? thanks!!

noja 6 years ago

very beauty

Jocelyn 6 years ago

how about " Love never fails"

I want it on my ribs, or on the arch of my foot. Any comments?

nicole 6 years ago

jocelyn i think that would be an awesome tattoo

graham 6 years ago

i have hakuna matata on my waist line

danielle 6 years ago

im gettin a new tattoo in a few weeks witch is a script down my arm but im wonting something thast describes my son and the love of having him, any ideas?

Allan 6 years ago

i am looking to get a band of writing around the top of my arm!! but don't know what to get :/ any ideas?

lorraine 6 years ago

im thinkin of "That which does not kill me can only make me stronger" ???

John 6 years ago

i am looking at getting my first tattoo very soon on my forearm and looking for something unique/special and need to know what you all think of these quotes. Im looking at "My path is drawn out for me and will follow it until it leads me to my destiny....what ever it may be". and not "never below or above me...always beside me" what you think????

jocelyn 6 years ago

how about

"Love never fails"

"love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence"

Fai 6 years ago

Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

Oh the words of Assassin's creed.

I wanted a single word on my left collar bone, but now I think I'll choose another place. Like the word "clarity" because I wish life was more clear, or something pretty like "gravity", to show that my ideas and wishes aren't realistic, and gravity and other laws of nature hold me down.

Fayee 6 years ago

i really want a tattoo, its my first one and im thinking of getting it on my thigh im determind to have a french quote. does anybody know a meaning full onee??

Lexiiii 6 years ago

"Everything is possible for those who believe"


"She flies with her own wings"

helpp getting my tatt done on friday!!

nicole 6 years ago

they are both awesome lexiiii you should do both

Lizz 6 years ago

Heyy! I have 'BYTH' on my wrist which means forever/eternity in Welsh :) and debating to get 'Forever' on my foot tomorrow :) x

DaniellaBella 6 years ago

Izaak id get "forever stoked" its more broad ranged.

DaniellaBella 6 years ago

I am getting "sogno come se si sarebbe vivere per sempre, vivi come se sarebbe morto oggi." on the front to back of my hip (swoops around). It says, "dream as if you'd live forever, live as if you'd die today." in italian. is this to long tho?

tattoo ideas 6 years ago

Here are a few of my favorite love tattoo quotes:

There is no better remedy for love than to love more

Love is the beauty of the soul

Live for love Without love, you don't live

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness

Life teaches love reveals

Love is the poetry of the senses

Love makes everything that is heavy light

kiiwii 6 years ago

im fascinated with tattoos and plan to get these quotes

" i'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees "

" i love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me "

"bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge"

kiiwii 6 years ago

oh and

" If I am not for myself, who will be? "

woga 6 years ago

my girl is having "love and be loved" with a rose above it for truly touched love you sugarlips xxxxx

nori 6 years ago

hey guys watsup? want 2 be my friend??

sinistersmile 6 years ago

So I really want another tattoo...I got a star on my hip freshman year of college but ive always wanted two lines of script on my ribs. I was thinking of

"I keep a sinister smile and a hold of my heart" its from a Boys like Girls song. thoughts?

Matt 6 years ago

I turn 18 next week, and I have an appointment to get "Life won't wait", on my back, right under my neck.

Coni 6 years ago

@DaniellaBella...hope it's not too late, I'm Italian and the right translation is: "Sogna come se dovessi vivere per sempre, vivi come se dovessi morire oggi.


Samantha 6 years ago

Hey! I have a butterfly on my shoulder with the words, "let me fly" in cursive under it and I have. "Live&" on my left wrist and "&learn" on my right. Live love laugh is original but cute, to. A cute suggestion would be to maybe find a line in your favorite song and use that..for pictures I keep it simple..maybe something that symbolizes you in a certain way. Just don't get anything you'll regret when you get really old. Make sure you'd be proud to show your grandchildren :)

monica 6 years ago

I want a quote tattooed on me. But I want it to be something short and poetic. I don't know what to get. Does anyone have any ideas for me? I'm looking for something that has a meaning to me, and others. Something that I like. And maybe a cute little image to go with it. Can anyone give me some ideas? PL3AS3!!!

kourisa 6 years ago

ive been looking for some good phrases myself here is a few that are my fav;

Praise to the emptiness that blanks out existence. Existence: This place made from our love for that emptiness!

.....and just the moment when you are all confused leaps fourth a voice hold me close im love and im always yours

both are from rumi (a poet)

on my sides i am getting very large "forgive & forget" on one side "relive & regret" on the other mainly stands for i am a very passive person and have been fucked over a lot

also love



live for you word

re-ignite my soul

no expectations no disapointment

love endurs delay

bruised but not broken

sinistersmile 6 years ago

"I keep a sinister smile and a hold of my heart" its from a Boys like Girls song. thoughts? HELLLPPP

Sandra  6 years ago

Hii I'm Gettin A Tattoo Tonight, And A Donno Wot Ta Get Wont A Qupte Oan The Side of My Arm Or on My Wrist Sayin '' Wake Your Dreams '' Wot Do You Think .?

Wot Kind Of Writein Would It Be Nice In .?

Help Please :)

Ryan 6 years ago

" You have enemies? good. that means you stood up for something "

yessir 6 years ago

"By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe" Faust

nice eh?.. it was on the movie V for vendetta

Jordan 6 years ago

I really want another tattoo. And I found a few quotes I like. Let me know what ones you guys like best please.

You told me to get up, I got up and spread my wings and I flew. Just grant me the strengh for one mor day to get through

there comes a moment when it's more then just a game, and you either take the step forward or turn around and walk away. I could quit but here's the thing I love the playing field

Pain is temporary, it may last a minute or an hour or a day. But eventually it will subside and something else will take it's place . If I qui however, it lasts forever

Which one is best? it going on my side :)

Classical Turns - Latin Tattoos 6 years ago

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Hannah 6 years ago

I am 16 years old and i have a tattoo in memory of my uncle on my upper back. He passed away 3 years ago. I have wings with a heart in the middle with his name. I want to get a quote above it, something that has to do with life and losing the ones you love. Such as "one life one chance". Suggestions?

nicole 6 years ago

Hannah what about la vieda vieve it means and the life lives on

hatti 6 years ago

"time favours no one" what do u think?? thinking of having it on my forearm.comment plz

mememe 6 years ago

what kind of an idiot tattoos their horses name on them? and what an ugly name too! lool

hesitating 6 years ago

"Don’t wait for the last judgement. It takes place every day."

"A fool sees not the same tree and wise man sees."

"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door."

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."

"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves."

"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."

"Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, utters another."

"A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent."

"Stand up for something, or you’ll fall for anything."

still deciding, but i really can't pick - what do u think?

... 6 years ago

I love the no day but today tattoo. Rent is my favourite musical it's so inspiring

caren 6 years ago

I'm getting my first tattoo in a few weeks. I'm thinking of getting either "Always forgive, Never forget" or "What is past is prologue". Either one I'm getting, I'm getting it on my side.

Also, when I was in junior high, I was extremely depressed and would cut my wrists. I'm thinking of getting "HOPE" tattooed on my wrist because if I had just a sliver of hope back then, I wouldn't have done it. What do you think?

Which one should I get???

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Drood 6 years ago

wow, what an incredibly active hub. keep it up.

mine reads: 'a way a lone a last a loved a long the'

which is, of course, the last line of 'finnegan's wake'

Ally grubb 6 years ago

i wanna get "I will go out of this world the same way I came in, alone and with nothing".

sound bad? it will be my 30 and have put off gettin a tat for yrs

im also goin travellin and want to get a tat in reminder of that . . . free spirit n all that

rick 6 years ago

I wanna get a tatto, don't really know exactly what i want yet though... I am thinking about one lyric that really means a lot to me "Last night, I saw you in my dream. Now I can't wait to go to sleep." any good suggestions on where to put it??

pepper 6 years ago

hi everyone . i was wondering if someone could help me .. i have a butterfly tatto on my ankle and i just wanted to write something small near it . something abt freedom anyone have any ideas

Noodle 6 years ago

Can someone tell me how to say "Live High by Learning to Fly" in latin? Or "Live High and Learn to Fly"

Ana  6 years ago

Loving 'Wake Your Dream'!

Also, I'm thinking: 'DARE' on my right wrist...

I am after something that says: smart and successful, yet the one most likely to take you on the craziest ride of your life! ... Unique and unpredictable... but not those words exactly... Anything?

Cass 6 years ago

A friend of mine is getting, "If my heart were a house you would be home". Which I think is beautiful.

Also e.e. cummings, "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)" would be one I would consider

papa_zymon 6 years ago

i have a phrase tat on the back of my neck written in ALIBATA, says. "carpe diem"

Kaylah 6 years ago

I want to get the word "Bulletproof" on my left wrist.

Ashlee 6 years ago

Hey ppl with amazing ideas!!

I've just thought tht coz earlier on in this year my Pa passed away & i didn't get 2 say i wnt 2 get

' a dove or angel..with tears...saying ''this is my goodbye''

& on my foot, in an arch so it curves perfectly when i where high heels ''dance like no-one's watching'' with either little stars trailing after, lil high heels...or love hearts...

wht you's think????

Ashlee 6 years ago


the angel or dove with a banner with the words in it....but where should i get it?? i want it to be somewhere relatively hidden...

oh & i'm 17..& these will be my first tatoo's :D

Ashlee 6 years ago

great website for al different quotes!!

andy link 6 years ago

lifes short on lower back.. meaning live it!

tim 6 years ago

'three little birds' my first tat, going down my hip... most of you will know it- basically about the simple things in life being the best and to focus on peepz?!

Arden  6 years ago

I want to get a couple tattoos someday .. one i definitely want is 'Fearless' written just above my toes and i also know i want 'Don't Stop Believing' with a musical note right below where a bikini would go on my outer thigh/hip

what do you think?

Naomi 6 years ago

im about to get my first tattoo i cant decide:

''You surrendered..''

''..but the words still can't say it all.''

'' the sun rises and sets with you ''

any ideas?

Millie 6 years ago

I have a tattoo going down my neck in chinese lettering saying




And I would like one either wrapping around my wrist or going up my

Arm saying either

Living in the memory of our song

Always dream

Awaken your dreams

And I would like it in either




Or maybe italian

Any thoughts would really help (: x

graham 6 years ago

hello, i really would like another tattoo on my arm, i would love it to be a quote about love and protection of my kids....any ideas anyone please?

Lindsey 6 years ago

hello, I am almost 18 and i really want to get a tattoo that inspires me. I play lots of sports so i hear lots of inspirational quotes but none that would fit well. I want to get one on the side of my hip. Not sure what to get though. Anyone think they could help me out?

Amanda. 6 years ago

Hey! im 18.. i have a tattoo on the top of my right foot that reads "Every mile a memory." a lot of people are like.. "uhm okay." but i like it a whole lot! me and my brother want to get matching tattoos. we dont live near eachother. i want it to mean a lot to both of us.. so i was thinking "Carrying your love with me" in a small very simple text. (hes a guy, and im a girl so it cant be to girly and i dont want big!) to symbolize that no matter where we go and what happens im always carrying his love and vice versa. is that corny? or "have faith in me" symbolizing our trust. any other ideas? even picture ideas can be helpful! im at a loss for what to do! he says i pick it and he will stick it. haha. thanks!

Katie 6 years ago

I have a dreamcatcher on my back that I designed, the 3 feathers are of a peacock, bluebird and hummingbird, the circle is the ouborous snake (bites it's own tail to symbolize never ending), the inside is a leopard face with a butterfly blended in... the leopards eyes are on the butterflies wings. There is a ladybug running around the outside, and the word "Taibhrigh" which is the verb to dream in Irish Gaelic. I want my back to be completely done with the theme of dreams and originality. There is a song called Dream Big by Ryan Shupe which I wanted to get tattooed:

"When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud

cause it will carry all your cares away.

When you see, see the beauty all around

and in yourself, it'll help you feel okay."

I want to get song lyrics of some sort... Not completely sure what though, anyone know any good tiesto or armin van buuren songs? That genre of music has impacted my life greatly.

Marita 6 years ago

I want to take a tatto about me and my life, when i was younger and our life was so hard me and my mom always lied in her bed and she hold my and and always said, "it will be okay" im thinking of tatto it, would that me stupid?

robert balagon 6 years ago

maot man kaayo na

Kayea-Marie 6 years ago

i am 17 and I'm thinking of getting a tattoo on my wrist saying "live through your heart, not your eyes.Because the best things in life can never be seen"

what do you think?

fiesta 6 years ago

"it will be okay" an armband would so rock - i love that, and so wii your mom very sweet

Mieschell Wills  6 years ago

I just got a quote that my Grandmother used to tell me while I was growing up tattooed on my forearm which says, "This too shall Pass"

6 years ago

Can anyone help me?

Jakki  6 years ago

hey all...

So i need some suggestions please! I have the Japanese Kanji symbol for "Poison" tattooed on the inside of my left wrist. It has its own personal meaning to me, and i could spend hours tryng to explain why i chose that word. In a nutshell... I once felt as though i was a poison and everything and everyone i loved would eventually become infected and die or leave me... no im not THAT depressed.. i had just lost my best friend and fiance in the same year and while i have overcome those feelings, i never want to forget that there are poisons in the world.. but there are also antidotes. So here is my question... what kanji symbol should i get on the right wrist that reflects the opposite of all that?!?!


Bella. 6 years ago

I wanna get a tattoo ,

My mother and father recently passed.

I was thinking something like

" Mummy's angel " on my left wrist.

And ,

" Daddy's girl " on the other.

jt 6 years ago

in the silence i stand to make the most noise :)

Bec 6 years ago

I am thinking of getting this written on my ribs with fireworks around it but i would need to find a really good detailed artist.

"With peace, love & harmony,

I can see the fireworks,

Over the water, across the sky."

ideas?? do you think it would look alright?

ellajade:) 6 years ago

im 15 nearly 16 and i propa a tattoo on my arm like Cher Lloyd's saying "Beauty Awakens The Soul" in this font; have a look & tell me what ya think, have it in spanish which is...

'Belleza Despierta El Alma.' or english?

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