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Tattoo Ideas: Words & Sayings IV

Updated on March 21, 2012

The other day I was watching a documentary on VH1 called "RockDoc: The Last Days of Lisa Lopes". Lisa Lopes, better known as "Left Eye" from the all-girl hip-hop group TLC, was killed in a car crash on April 25, 2002 when she and her crew were driving around in the Honduras. They were at the tail end of a 30-day retreat, led by Lisa, that encouraged practicing yoga, fasting, and drinking only concoctions that would cleanse their bodies. A camera crew had been with the entourage the entire time, intent on producing a documentary about the spiritual and physical awakenings the group experienced. There was also a particular focus on Lisa's interest in numerology, and her belief that every day of the year could be broken down to a number from 1 through 9, with 9 being the day of greatest change. The never-before-seen footage ends when the vehicle the cameraman was traveling in (along with Lisa and six others) swerves off the road and crashes.

Earlier in the film, Lisa spoke of the trials she'd faced in her life, her battle with alcoholism and the media frenzy that ensued when she accidentally burned down the expensive home of boyfriend Andre Rison, football player for the Atlanta Falcons. Regarding the obstacles she'd endured and challenges she had faced, Lisa said, "Every struggle is just a preparation for what's to come." Instantly I knew that I wanted those words tattooed on my body somewhere prominent. And it got me thinking about all the other people in this world who connect so strongly with a word or a phrase that it becomes imperative that they ink the saying permanently on their skin. To quote the lovely Anais Nin: "Before, I almost used to think there was something wrong. Everybody else seemed to have the brakes on. A voice, a phrase was not for them volcanic. I never feel the brakes. I overflow." If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a word must be worth a million stories.

[images courtesy of bmezine]


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      Veronica 9 years ago from NY

      Another excellent HUB.

      "...a word must be worth a million stories."

      I will be quoting you on that.

      I have some great ink, my largest piece is of a ghost.

      Best to you,


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      becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J.

      Thanks again! Your comments are always so encouraging, thank you for that :)

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      Ricky 9 years ago

      Hey i love the pics, great page. Where did u find all these pics. I'm trying to find some more phrases for an up coming tattoo that i want to get. Do you have any more pics or websites.

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      becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J.

      Hey Ricky, I get almost all my pics from the site BMEZINE.COM It is an excellent page with tattoo pics broken down into a dozen or so categories. Check it out.

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      taylorblue 9 years ago from Canada inspirational would they be? Wow...

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      sammy 9 years ago

      wat wicked tatoos i bee lookin for ages . this site is mint and given me loadsa inspuration some the phrases touch me deep :) and i wan them all

      good wrk .. cant wait get me next one done

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      Melissa 9 years ago

      I like the one that says "mother is god in the eyes of a child"

      ever since i seen the movie, i thought that quote was awesome, and I want to have it tattooed on me when I have a child

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      Matt 9 years ago

      Tattoos like these always have reference, I have a few, and,, like so many others, have one that is for personal reasons, it reads:

      'For those that i've lost, God has taken you in, May your souls rest in peace, One day we'll meet again.'

      I'd just like to add that this is a super site, i'm currently browsing for ideas on my next tattoo, it's such a difficult choice, i am really swaying towards getting something done in Greek or Latin, down the side along the ribs, again though, it's got to be something that has meaning to me..

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      Sid 9 years ago

      i want another tattoos. buh i want it to be textual. buh i cant think of any sayings that i would love to get done. can anyone sugest a few ? x

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      luke 9 years ago

      Hi Sid,

      How about " live life like its your last day alive"

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      Sara 9 years ago

      I LOOOVE the one that says "I need you like water in my lungs" because thats one of my FAVORITE Brand New Songs. <333 Play Crack The Sky :)

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       9 years ago

      the guy with the ecc. verse.

      insanley awesome.

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      peabody 9 years ago

      hey i luv yer hub, you have inspirerd me. got a gr8 idea for my next tat

      thank you


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      holty 9 years ago

      does any one hav ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME across their shoulders

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      someone 9 years ago

      Hey well iam getting my frist tattoo ever on my sweet sixteen, screw the car, lol! Iam thinking about a fariry that's holding her legs, head bowed,

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      starrkissed 9 years ago from Arizona


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      Rae 8 years ago

      i love the Brand New quote "I need you like water in my lungs"

      ive been thinking about getting that exact quote and LOVE the style that was done in :) there are some great ideas here! thanks!

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      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?

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      chezzy d 8 years ago

      mint ideas like, i already have writing bt i want more, my tatt sez 'daddys little psycho bitch' in islamic written dwn my spine

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      Reply To Chezzy d 8 years ago

      its arabic not islamic..

      how do you not know that, if you got the tattoo??

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      Leanne.x 8 years ago

      Hey im having my first tattoo next week on my having it on my hand where cheryl coles is.I want a saying but i haven't a clue what.Any ideas?X

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      Nichola 8 years ago

      Does anyone know the hindi translation for nothing is heavy to those who have wings. I like tattos and i cant decide if i want it in hindi or latin. tho i don't have the latin translation in latin i know its alis grave nil

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      shy 8 years ago

      dose anyone know how to say live for today in arabic?

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      Cassie 8 years ago

      My first tattoo was a latin phrase. In Omnia Paratus, it means ready for anything. It reminds me that i can deal with anything life throws at me.

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      lk 8 years ago

      I have the words ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME on my lower back and I love it!

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      Dawn 8 years ago

      i really like tattoos with text and out of my nine tattoos i have 3 that are text, one says my name in french on my wrist which is aurore!! the other is "what goes around comes around" around my other wrist and i have one on my lower neck sayin "b no. evil" which means "be no-one or emerge victorious in life" i love thu pics on this site and i+ want anotha tat now :)!

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      krisness 8 years ago

      I want a small, girly quote or lyric tattoo on the side of my foot in a pretty cursive font. I want it to have meaning and be simple and cute. Something about love or life.

      something like: "all you need is love" "i hope you dance" or "one step at a time" with maybe a tiny heart at the end.

      any suggestions?

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      Lisa 8 years ago

      hahahaha the Jaberwocky tatt is brilliant!

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      joshua  8 years ago

      keep it meaningfull but personally death before dishonour

      or honour obey protect either i love

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      meaghan 8 years ago

      I have "the greatest love is the love of yourself" in latin on my lower back. I love it.. it reminds me that I need to love myself before I can love anyone else

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      Rhianna 8 years ago

      I love the Brand New tattoo.. I'm thinking of getting the line in that song " I spoke the words but never gave a thought to what they all could mean " But I'm not sure yet!

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      Reply to Meaghan 8 years ago

      That sounds like a great tat! What is it in latin?

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      trip 8 years ago

      eyes can become blind

      hearts can become un pure

      my life has been unraveling to despare all who cares

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      chelsea read] 8 years ago

      get a fuckin life

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      Nic 8 years ago

      one of the best i have seen is "dream as if you live forever! live as if you die today" and

      "never look back! never think twice"

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      chris  8 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 "angles look over me" across top of me back " and "english pride" down the side of me othere leg!! i like the phrase also " dream as if you live forever"

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      Gemma 8 years ago

      ''Live To Regret, Not Regret To Live''

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      Ashley 8 years ago

      The guy with the bible verses. insanely hot

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      Anna 8 years ago

      i LOVE the ecc. verse one.. & he looks kinda sexy haha

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      areik 8 years ago

      whoever got the "love is blind" tattoo

      i hate to tell you this... but its not "amor est caecus", its "amor caecus est"

      i took five years of latin, and i also have it tattooed on my wrist

      i mean it might not matter to you lol, but i just thought i'd let you know.

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      gema 8 years ago

      I'm 16 now and getting my tatt tomorrow.

      i have a good idea of what to write but was just wondering if anyone could give me a few more ideas.

      i need a short phrase, which i would then translate into french

      i've been suffering with anorexia for a while now and want it to kind of relate to my battle but nothing too depressing

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      Daphne 8 years ago

      I am thinking of getting my favorite lyrics tatood, 'The paper that you read says tomorrow's your lucky day.' and 'Well here's your lucky day.', but I don't know which part of my body to have them on. I want them in separate places that aren't too in your face. Any suggestions?

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      Rob 8 years ago

      Ive got 'Only God Can Judge Me' on inside of my right arm in old english.I think it looks cool

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      cali 8 years ago

      for daphne. i would say the back of your wrist would be a good idea! im thinking about getting 'fearless' on the back on my wrist. its a good spot. its visible but not to in your face, like you said!

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      BkCanada 7 years ago

      I want to get a tattoo that speaks about not taking anything for granted because it might not always be there. What would be a good way of phrasing this? I'd like it to be short as I am getting it down the side of my ribs. THanks!

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      mi. 7 years ago

      i have one step at at time on my foot. plan to get more quotes.

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      Amber Pierson 7 years ago

      I have a tattoo across my clavicles and going down my chest that says ethos, logos, and pathos (ethics, logical, and emotions) because i believe every human is made of those three elements with pathos going across my chest underneath my clavicles to show that i am ruled by pathos but i don't know what design/filler to get to connect them all. any ideas?

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      turnaroundgirl 7 years ago

      i just got "everything yet nothing" across the center of my chest in cursive. i love it.

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      juliet 7 years ago

      getting my first tattoo done soon, on the side of my waist but just cant decide which one of these phrases to get, any thought which ones are most orginional?

      'take me back to the start'

      'everything im not makes me everything i am'

      'my imperfections complete me'

      'one day i will find me'

      'i no theres something here, theres more than meets the eye, more strange more beautiful than these words can describe'

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      Chase 7 years ago

      A lot of these are really good. I got "Fuck the good old days." across my very lower stomach/waist line

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      jennifer 7 years ago

      three guys i grew up with died one on easter, another a month later and the other just a month ago. two were 17 and one was 22. i want to get a tattoo as i don't know a reminder.. i was thinking "the struggle is nothing but love." but what do you think?

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      Emz 7 years ago

      you should get it jennifer,its a nice tribute n a beautiful phrase,did u make it up urself?

      i have 2sets of eyes on my back and would like in latin

      "living is easy with eyes closed"

      i know in latin things can be said differently and have the same meaning (like eyes shut,eyes closed)

      i have 2Latin translations bt b4 i get my tat would like 2double check,can any1 please help me out.

      Thanks xx

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      jennifer 7 years ago

      nooo, its actually a song. my friend who died on easter didn't exactly lead a perfect life and the song reminds me of him.. the songs "all the above." by maino. check it out. :)

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      Matt 7 years ago

      I have only god can judge me on my right arm, with praying hands,

      A good saying to have is;

      Love The Life You Live,

      Live The Life You Love.

      Theres a good few sayings about, Choose wisely lol (:

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      Nikki 7 years ago

      I am currently looking for a good phrase to encompass my life. I am strong and free with a devil may care additude. I like to live my life to the fullest and not worry about too much. I can be happy in any situation as long as I make it that way. There's a lot to say about someone like me but i am sure that I can get close. I am also a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. You would think that that is pretty manufactured, but it's really what i am in this case.

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      7 years ago

      that was 5 page story that man had on but i cudnt be batherd 2 read it!

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      Em 7 years ago

      I'm trying to convice my mom to let me get a tattoo. and i wanted words i think, how is:

      There two types of pain. One of discipline. And one of regret. In the end you have to decide, which one hurts more?

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      Toby dyroff 7 years ago

      what do you think about

      "maybe ill jump in for a swim"

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      Pete 7 years ago

      " I do it because I want to, I do it because I can, I do it because you said I couldn't"

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      amy marriott 7 years ago

      hey! im rubbish when coming up with ideas for things ! i really want a deep meaningful quote to be written on my hip or top back...any ideas??!

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      Mikerizla 7 years ago

      its not what happens to u , its how u handle it...

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      Mikerizla 7 years ago

      be true to urself to live with urself

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      jonny uk 7 years ago

      i want to get a latin phrase with praying hands with shading and clouds etc etc, i almost died 12 months ago and i want it to represent that and how much i appreciate life. any ideas? and can anyone translate the meaning into latin. thanks guys

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      dolores 7 years ago

      hey.. I want a short simple but meaningful quote on the back of my neck.. any suggestions ?

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      Olivia 7 years ago

      I want a tattoo on my ribs so badly, but I'm having the hardest time deciding what I want it to say. I want it to be meaningful but simple...ideas would be awesooomeee! :)

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      Mandy 7 years ago

      I am looking for a nice quote for my spine and I can't find one, does anyone know of a good quote

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      ste greene 7 years ago

      i have in latin where thers faith thers light and strength

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      lola-rosa.  7 years ago

      i'm going to get my tattoo soon, i know i only turned 16 a month or so ago, but i have always wanted lots of tattoos. i want to get quotes or lyrics, underneath my left boob and then down the side of my right rib. im stuck between;

      all that is mine, i carry with me. (underneath left boob)

      tommorow is never promised today (right rib)

      there will be an answer. (underneath left boob)

      no lies, just love. (underneath left boob)

      hold on to these moment as they pass. (right rib)

      if you've got an impulse let it out. (underneath left boob)

      i fear no fate (underneath left boob)

      these morals are mine. (underneath left boob)

      i was also contemplating; 'karma is a bitch', underneath my left boob, but im worried it will become tacky. in contradiction though, it does mean a lot, as i am huge on karma, kindness etc. your opinions would be appreciated and also any suggestions :)

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      Renee 7 years ago

      i've already got a tattoo of a heart on my bikini line, and i'm planning to get the quote which was behind my decision to get my heart.. just don't know where yet;

      'Its better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all'

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      Gabriela 7 years ago

      I'm looking for a really great saying Im 19 years old and I not to long ago survived a horable car accident that almost left me paralyzed I broke the second bone on my neck and also my cravicle I was driving alone and lost control on a curve after having someone cut me off I spun out and went down a hill and crashed into 3 trees right before I hit the first tree I did a prayer and saw a light and all I rember was that light I feel like an angel was with me and I wanted to get a tatto that represents the second chance god gave me any suggestions? Thank you

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      Brandon 7 years ago

      I'm planning on getting ad astra per aspera either down my ribs or as a band on the upper part of my arm but only if i can think of something meaningful to get done above it.

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      Brandon 7 years ago

      Also from the song "If today was your last day" by nickelback there are several good lines that I'm considering since they have a touching presence to them.

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

      "What's worth the price is always worth the fight"

      "Live life like you'll never live it twice"

      and then some other quotes i've been tossing around in my head

      "Let nothing stand in your way"

      opinions etc?

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      Jessica 7 years ago

      i once heard someone say the quote "Pain is weakness leaving the body." i love it.

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      rawkstawr. 7 years ago

      Iuno if you guys are interested but have you heard of ambrigrams? It; pretty cool. I think I'ma get something with the word smile in it but I haven't figured it out yet

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      kyle 7 years ago

      my friends got a good saying on his arm its **only the good die young**

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      me 7 years ago

      i love quote tattoos :)

      I've got a good one "Let him who seeks peace prepare for war"

      I love it !!

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      Jen 7 years ago

      "I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not" - Curt Kobain ..

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      paul 7 years ago

      pain is temparery pride is forever

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      abbie 7 years ago

      i absolutly love

      ive been to heaven ive been to hell

      belive in neither but fear them aswell

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      Hussain 7 years ago

      "Live for Everything, die for nothing "

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      drew 7 years ago

      im 19 and i have 6 tattoos and im getting more i have a cross with my dads name in a banner going around it. i was named after him and he got my name tattooed on his arm in my moms hand writing so i got my mom to write his name so we have kinda the same tattoo. i thought it was cool. and i have a half sleeve tribal on my right arm. i have my uncles name on my right forearm with our 2 favorite sports teams logos behind his name. i have my last name going all the way across my shoulders and i have RELENTLESS and REDEMPTION on the inside of my biceps.

      but here is a few quotes!

      "A man chooses, A slave obeys"

      "even the best fall down sometimes"

      "To thy ownself be true"

      "dark will turn to light in time and ill be alright"

      "be proud of the life you lead"

      "Life is a beautiful struggle"

      "its better to die on your feet, then to live on your knees."

      could mean many things but to me it means its better to stand up and work hard for something and die in the process then to kiss ass all your life to get what you want

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      michelle 7 years ago

      here's a quote I heard

      "live for today pray for tomorrow."

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      Steph 7 years ago

      A few I've found, looking for new tat's for me and my hubby:

      Integrity has no need of rules.

      Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

      There is no fate but your own fate.

      If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.

      The weight of eternity is upon the rope of yesterday. Let go, and you shall be free.

      Owning your burdens is half the battle.

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      titch 7 years ago

      ive got 3 quotation tattos which are....

      don't let the bastards grind you down

      no fear no fall

      a coward dies a thousand deaths a soldier dies but once. only god can judge me.

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      Bloola. 7 years ago

      "This too shall pass"

      I have this quote tattood on the outside of my right foot. It's as far down as they can possibly go, so it's all rubbed and faded along the bottoms of the letters which is pretty cool.

      I also have "My Favourite Accident" across my ribs/waist.

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      sarah 7 years ago

      For those I love I will scarifice (across my chest)

      voilent beginnings voilent ends (on my wirst) and

      Peace I leave with you my peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth give I unto you Let not our heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. (on my side)

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      kellin 7 years ago

      its not about surviving the storm but learning how to dance in the rain

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      janellee 7 years ago

      I'm kinda wondering what kind phrase, or word i should get. I've had a lot of struggles in life, Loosing 5 friends. One when she was 14, atv accident, and an ex who i've been with for a year, when he was 15, and a close friend who was 15 at the same time, lost to the ocean. And The most amazing best friend a girl could ask for, zach. died this past summer in a car accident along with his sister. who was a very dear friend of mine. Zach, adored music. I don't know what i could get. i was thinking the words never forget, in my own hand writing. with 5 hearts in the colour of their birthstones. On my calf.

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      jpjp 7 years ago

      life is a gift precious and vonable

      a bitch obeys the rules the pimp makes them

      be brave be bold be free

      pain is weakness leaving the body

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      M.Mc. 7 years ago

      I am looking for a phrase, I am strong and faithful and never let anyone look down on me, and I am not sure where to get my tattoo. Any suggestions? Thanks

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      mariahlove 7 years ago

      here are some quotes im considering for my next couple tattoos..

      love until it hurts.

      the words you speak today may not be taken back tomorrow..

      imperfection is beauty.

      see by the path you leave behind..

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      dan 7 years ago

      Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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      Heylee 7 years ago

      i have "wear your heart on your skin.." i love it!

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      racheal  7 years ago

      hey guys here's one :

      "that which does not kill me can only make me stronger"

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      mars! 7 years ago

      i really like the one that says "mother is GOd in the eyes of a child"

      but one of my favorite quotes to live by is "Live Fast, Die Pretty"

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      Jason 7 years ago

      I just turned 16 and i got one that says " I will always be with you" it means a lot to me and if you think a bit of someone who u will always protect it should to u aswell

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      Srila 7 years ago

      I have one that says 'Happiness is a journey...not a destination' on my inner arm ... Love it

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      daniel 7 years ago

      i have 'What Goes Around Comes Around On My Stomach And Ribs'

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      simon 7 years ago

      I have falling down is not defeat defeat is when you refuse to stand on the inside of my arm

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      danniii 7 years ago

      i have 'our enemies are scared because they make us so much stronger!!' xxx

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      Sarah 7 years ago


      "Love conquers all"


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      7 years ago

      hey guys. i love this site. ive been reading all these comments and ideas for the past couple hours.

      im going to get my first tat tomorrow.

      i originally wanted the chinese symbol for dream on the back of my neck. but to be honest, im being a baby about it.

      so i was thinking of a quote or phrase.

      finally decided on 'fall seven times, stand up eight' and im thinking about getting it down the side of my stomach.

      any comments or advice? i'd love to hear. thanks!

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      kely 7 years ago

      im deciding on getting "live life" on my wrist the v in live will be a peace sign but im not sure.should i ?

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      kimberlee 7 years ago

      i am looking for a quote tattoo dealing with my mother that passed away in 2007

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      Mel 7 years ago

      Really? I'm interested in understanding why so many people feel the need to advertise their struggles, survivorship, self-image, etc. Do you feel validated only when others get an understanding of you before they know you? Isn't it enough to just know yourself and not worry about what others know? Or perhaps you want to give an impression of who you are rather than let someone know who is under the facade....then they might find out you are not really that different from the norm. Everyone struggles. Everyone survives. Some even thrive. The truly great ones don't have to advertise it. They are secure enough to focus their energies on shining the light on others rather than desperately seeking the light for themselves.

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      Jim 7 years ago

      "The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." This is mine. This is me.

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      GOD 7 years ago

      Only god can judge me

      death before dishonour

      seize the day

      laugh now, cry later

      everything happens for a reason


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      Ashwilks 7 years ago

      I am getting "let them hate, so long as they fear " on my ribcage. I think it's a really bold statement

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      Hillary 7 years ago

      Kimberlee- i understand what you're going grandma passed away in 2008, and for my 17th birthday my parents allowed me to get a tattoo in her honor. My choice was angel wings with a heart, halo, and my grandma's initials inside the heart. It's very special to me, and when I look at it I am reminded of all of our memories, and of her. Don't let what others say stop you- it's beautiful what you're doing! I don't have any ideas though, but I have found some really good sites through google..or maybe there is a specific phrase she used to say to you, or some advice? My friend got a tattoo on her foot that said, "Que sera, sera" means what will be, will be. It was a saying her grandma used to say to her, so it means a lot!

      Mel- not everyone is looking to advertise what they have been through. In most cases, it's just a way of remembering and honoring that person, not to show off that you've struggled. I got mine because she was the person i loved most, and i felt that getting a permanent remembrance on my skin would bring me closer to her. A lot of people end up regretting their tattoos, but when you get something for someone you love, it's not something you regret, but cherish.

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      Nikki 7 years ago

      "Live Fast, Die Young

      Party Hard Or Go Home.."

      "I am, I'm Me!"

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      ikir 7 years ago

      I have "pain is temporary,pride is forever,in my sleeves,and respect your elders on my chest :)

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      emily 7 years ago

      just a little short and sweet saying

      "love yourself for until you do no one else can"

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      Regina 7 years ago

      Can anyone translate "Life is a beautiful struggle" in Latin? Or "Life is beautiful" in Latin?

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      Bruno 7 years ago

      i got this quote " when we think we got all the answers, life comes and changes all the questions"...

      i hope u guys like it

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      joanthan  7 years ago

      Fail to prepare, prepare to Fail

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      farrell 7 years ago

      to be old and wise u got to be young n crazy

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      This site is retarted 7 years ago

      Half of those were gay

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      kel 7 years ago

      i would like one that relates to my battle with depression, fuckin shitty illness i vow to NEVER let into my life again!!!

      "for the first time you can open your eyes,

      and see the world without your sorrow,

      and no one knows the pain you left behind,

      all the peace you could never find,

      is waiting there to hold you, keep you,

      welcome to the first day of your life"

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      sophie 7 years ago

      joanthan- my english teacher had this in a frame on the classroom wall and it has stuck with me forever. I have it round my ribcage!!! its lush, and the tattoo that i most treasure!!!

      I am gettting a new one in a couple of weeks and i have 16 to choose from its so hard i heart them all


      got some great ideas from this site!!! thanks guys and girls


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      jessica 7 years ago

      im 17 i d like textual tatoo

      something positive any ideas?

      thanks xx

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      thebigfeller 7 years ago

      only the strong survive

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      Zip 7 years ago

      Drifting and dreaming the Good life

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      rebel 7 years ago

      im hoping to get a new tattoo in the next 2 weeks im thinking of getting hell hath no fury written across my collar bone

      any input ??

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      Mark 7 years ago

      “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

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      kirsty 7 years ago

      i live to be me, not what you want me to be

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      alex 7 years ago

      "God breaks our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best" im wantin this divided between my chest and back.

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      Nuala 7 years ago

      " its not what they call you, its what you answer too "

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      Vallerie 7 years ago

      "The voice of the sea speaks to the soul."

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      cheekyweeky 7 years ago

      For my 2 babies I am having down my spine.... I gave you life.... you are my life...... love my life x

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      M.Mcd 7 years ago

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

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      bekah 7 years ago

      I am 19. I want a tattoo under my boob or on my ribs. I want a short textual tattoo but something a bit quirky and sexual. I know someone who has "my love is your drug" under they're boob i love that sort of thing but don't want the same tattoo. I cant think of anything. can anyone else?

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      Kerry 7 years ago

      I am getting a tattoo when I turn 16. I have been through a lot in my short life. My dad has been mentally and verbally abusive and my sister has attempted suicide twice. I have dealt with depression for the past year and I'm trying to regain my life back. I want a tattoo to remind me of all that I have been through. Any ideas? Thanks.

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      Kabrina  7 years ago

      Iam trying to find a sexy foot tattoo any one know of any?????

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      Flojo 7 years ago

      I am looking to get a latin script tattoo symbolising the struggles I have gone through in my life. Has anyone got any good phrases???? Please cud you supply the latin translation. Thanx

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      becca 7 years ago

      "plz don't let me fall asleep cuz the boogie man will creep thru my window in my room and stab me with a broken broom" !!! haha ICP

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      FXXK 7 years ago

      "A man chooses... ... a slave obeys!"

      on the inside of my wrists, with chains.

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      FXXK 7 years ago

      Now I am thinking of getting: "fuck you, kill you, I'll never be you!" over my chest, what do you guys think, is it to offensive?

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      Carley 7 years ago

      For light is what darkness most fears

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      =D 7 years ago

      carpe diem

      wat i have in my heart i take to my grave

      for thy self be true

      live for today because tomorrow may never come

      what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger

      rest in paradise

      always missed but never forgotten

      far apart but close in heart

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      Birdie 7 years ago

      "Live as much as you breathe"

      "Shipwrecked But Unsinkable"

      on the upper side of the body, under the arm... it would look nice there.

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      diana 7 years ago

      im 16 and will be getting my tattoo in the next couple of weeks at first i wanted stars on my back but what i really need is motto to live for. ive been through a lot this year and i need to remember who i am and where i came from

      Never a failure, always a lesson

      even the greatest fall sometimes

      stick and stones may break my bone but words will never hurt me.

      fall seven times stand up eight


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      Jennifer 7 years ago

      Everything is okay in the end, If its not okay, its not the end.

      Im the author of my life and unfortunately im writing in pen !

      People change, things go wrong. But just remember life goes on.

      When nothing goes right... go left.

      Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

      The only failure is when you say: i give up.

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      KHat 7 years ago

      Jennifer that one"when nothing goes right...go left" is brilliant.

      When my son died 3 yrs ago when he was hit by a car on my motorbike at 20, I found this in his diary and it now adorns my back..

      "Life is a journey and

      Love is a path

      The track can fade

      The views will vary but

      No matter what...

      Walk it with a straight back,

      A level head

      And don't be afraid to bow and humble oneself"

      I also have

      "On dragons wings I fly

      chasing my dreams across a twilight sky"

      with massive dragonflies around it

      I want to put the latin verse

      "Licet volare si in tergo aquilae volae" on me somewhere.

      It means you can fly where you will if you ride on the back of an eagle.

      I also like "His love is my anchor."

      Or Tolkein's

      "The road goes ever on and on

      Down from the door where it began

      Now foar ahead the road has gone

      And I must follow if I can

      Pursuing it with weary feet

      Until it finds some larger ways

      Where many paths and errands meet

      And whither then?

      I cannot say....."

      16 seems awfully early to choose a tattoo for so many of you but I agree that if it is a memorial for a loved one you will never regret it.

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      elleb 7 years ago

      "you try to move on but still you're perfecting failure."

      "thankyou for making me a fighter."

      "I'm down but definitely not out."

      "the moral this time is girls make boys cry."

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      sabina 7 years ago

      "once you look into someone's soul, you're attached forever"

      "it is the weak who are cruel, gentleness is to be expected only from the strong"

      "It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet."

      'Even the darkest hour has only 60 minutes'

      -Smile big for everyone, even when you know what they've done.

      Love doesn't cause pain. People do.”

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      LIL Mckell 7 years ago

      Some of thosoe are good but i have a good one........... i prey for my enemies ........... check out my vids on

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      Vickie 7 years ago

      Love KnOwz No DisCriminaTion

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      Serina 7 years ago

      Thank you! This is an amazing site!

      I'm thinking about getting a new tatto and i really got some good ideas from you all.

      I have a tatto that says: I'm not led, i lead

      And i Loooove it :)

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      CHRISSY. 7 years ago

      I have " fighter " on my wrist .

      Its a reminder that I shouldn't give up on ..... anything

      One word, can have many meanings.

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      kHat 7 years ago

      Hey LIL is that "I prey for my enemies" or "I pray for my enemies"? big diff eh...

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      alex 7 years ago

      "Such is Life"

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      joey 7 years ago

      i always have barriers in my way in every aspect of my life i fight professionaly and would like to get a real good short quote to get on my chest, only 2 - 4 words that are real powerfull jst so wen i look in the mirror b4 fights or in the morning wen so much crap is happening it gives me inspiration..

      something like forward never back, or dream big, live life stuff like that.. would appreciate it heaps

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      R. Sophie  7 years ago

      Need some advice.

      I'm 16, and want to get a textual tattoo. Maybe 1-8 words, nothing big.

      I want to place it on my underarm(?). Been searching a lot, but I haven't found the one that's perfect for me.

      I absoulutely LOVE megan foxs' "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies".. Something like that maybe, or "And so it begins".

      So, any suggestions?

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      S. Merca 7 years ago

      Tbh every single one is shit.. all meaningless in my eyes..

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      Sara 7 years ago

      Need advice

      Well my life isn't grate and i have a lot of problems in it . I want a tattoo that tels me that im not week , that im strong to survive the all pain and just make me feel good when i look at it .

      Soo have some ideas ?

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      Ivy 7 years ago

      "The voice of the sea speaks to the soul." I saw that somewhere and liked it. I might get it since I love the ocean but idk cant choose what to get.

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      alan 7 years ago

      hi iv been looking for a tattoo for a weeks now i want some thing meaning full any ideas i like only god can judge me any ideas thanks

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      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

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      beautifulnightmare 6 years ago

      "Be brave, be bold, be you."

      someone said "Be brave, be bold, be free" , but I edited a bit.

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      gareth 6 years ago

      searched this site about 6 months ago and some1 sugested 'live ife like its your last day alive' i know have this tattoo on my ribs.


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      HLW 6 years ago

      I have 41 tattoos al together and am nowhere close to being done. Some people think a lot of tattoos on a girl is tacky, but I think it is a great way to express yourself. One of my favorites I have is a lotus on my upper arm with "never settle" underneath with the domestic violence symbol because I was in an abusive marriage and i finally found the strength to leave, a week later I got that tattoo. IAll my tattoos having meaning behind them. I would suggest that you be 100% sure that when you get a tattoo its something you will never regret. I love a lot of these saying. Insipration for my next tattoo.

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      |Canan| 6 years ago

      I'd Wrather swallow my blood, then swallow my pride

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      daniaaraceli 6 years ago


      I want a powerful meaning tattoo, i've been so much @ 17. I ended up pregnant and i was sick with a blood infection. so i couldn't keep the baby. I had a boyfriend who put me thru hell and I kept my head up. I'm trying to stay strong.

      something like a qoute?


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      Cass 6 years ago

      To Dania Araceli

      Sounds like you've had a rough go so far. You could get something like "Nothing will bring me down" or something along the lines of how you've been able to hold yourself together through all your hardships. I have yet to have gone through nearly as much a you. But the tattoos that I am really interested in getting are a follows:

      1. A small black clotheshanger on my right ankle (the little soft part of skin beside the ball on your ankle)

      2. "All Class Darling," in honour of my mom and her best friend who always throw the phrase around. I just don't know where to get this one. Any suggestions?

      3. "Just live your life" in small black font with a heart following. This could possibly go on my left wrist, yet I'm not positive.

      If anybody has any suggestions, please do share!

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      Chantelle 6 years ago

      "the ship that sunk but never sank"

      -under waves at the base of my spine


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      chantelle 6 years ago

      "never keep me down"

      -with an anchor on my foot/ankle


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      6 years ago

      im gonna get 'si fiet per me fiet' its my schools motto, its latin for 'if it is to be its up to me'.

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      nicola 6 years ago

      hiya i want a quote on my bikini line not 2 long something that relates to life and love but i am strugglin 2 find 1 i have found loads that i like its just pikin the right one , just wounderin if any 1 could giv me any ideas... im hoping to get this tattoo on friday so help me asap =) thanks guys xxx

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      Ashley 6 years ago

      Can anyone help me? I love the "what goes around comes around" tattoo as I think its clever round a wrist or ankle. I want something similar but not those words. Any suggestions?

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      Lynz :) 6 years ago

      I have 5 tats :) I my name on my wrist with a small lily underneath, as the lily reminds me of planting bulbs with my granda wen i was little, i have a black fairy on my back, the female symbol just above my pubic line, i have my boyfriends name in elvish on my foot and i also have my favourite one across my hip, which says Fortes soli superstites sunt which means only the strong survive in latin :) x

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      aldo 6 years ago

      I got two quotes one is 'livin to die' and the other is life's a game.. . Looking coward to more quotes any ideas?

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      Natasha 6 years ago

      i am about to be 18 in less than a month and i am getting a tattoo in memory of my dad. i would really like ideas.

      places for tattoos.. foot, wrist or top of shoulder

      so small tats.

      if foot or wrist i would like few words

      if shoulder a picture

      pleaseeee help (:

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      Josh 6 years ago

      'Without Fear, We Are Free'

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      Mo 6 years ago

      HLW: I freakin luv your idea of the domestic violence symbol...I have been in two very abusive and violent relationships and am now happy and proud of being an independent and strong woman. I want something like that and a quote that has to do with once being weak and now strong any ideas would be appreciated!!!

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      Emma :) 6 years ago

      I laugh because iv known sadness

      I love beacause iv felt hate

      I am wise because iv been foolish

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      sarah 6 years ago

      I want to get a tatto of this quote: "Keep the past in your hearth, the future in your sight and know the sun will still rise if you can't sleep at night" But it's to damn Long ! Do somebody know how to rephrase this while keeping the same flow ?

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      JAmie 6 years ago

      after the game the king and the pawn go back in the same box

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      Nevin 6 years ago

      "it's not who I am underneath,

      but what I do the defines me"

      under side of my left arm.

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      tammyyyyy 6 years ago

      "the only thing in life achieved without effirt is failure"

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      Lemesianos  6 years ago

      Guys , your comments and suggestion's are really helpful and i enjoy reading them !


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      Lyana 6 years ago

      "Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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      Jessica 6 years ago

      Im thinking about getting " For every tear that falls there is a smile to follow" on my thigh.

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      gibletsss 6 years ago

      i suffered from anorexia 3 years ago and i want a quote to show that even the hardest times in life can be overcome if you believe in yourself and that nothing can break you unless you let it. thanks.

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      Lauraclaire 6 years ago

      I have some song lyrics and want some more. I have in my back " I'll be your best kept secret and your biggest mistake" and have so many other lines I want but not sure which to get first!

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      peanut  6 years ago

      im 18 i have four tattoos

      "without fear we are free" with a blue dragonfly

      upper left side of shoulder blade

      reasoning:my best friend was died when i was 14 and he was 16 he taught me a lot over the years but a dragonfly is so indpendent free loving wild when i went to his grave site for the first time i set flowers down and got on my knees and continued to say my good byes and i look at my flowers and there was a dragonfly his favorite color was blue

      i was always stuck on i take two steps forward and three steps back but i begin to realize

      "RIARNH SUIL SIAR" which means never look back in irish which is what i am . on my lower neck top of back

      on my bikini line i have GET-r-DONE with a confederate flag as the letters im from the south and that's where my family origantes from

      on my right bikini side thigh i have a cross where it looks like its engraved in me and really old and i am looking for a short verse from the bible to fill the cross in i want it to have something to do with forgiveness strength

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      Loulou 6 years ago

      I have 'my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard' on my side some might think is silly but I love it and it's cool! :-)

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      Lauren 6 years ago

      I was thinking about getting "It's not worth it if it's easy" somewhere in italian maybe but idk. This has been a quote I've been kinda living by for years now and means a lot to me. People shouldn't get a tattoo just because they want one and they think it looks good. You guys need to get tats with meanings

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      colbe Beavers 6 years ago

      i got my first tattoo this summer and it says live love laugh in arabic i love it and its small

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      colbe 6 years ago

      i got my first tattoo this summer and it says live love laugh in arabic i love it and its small

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      Brooke 6 years ago

      My first tattoo is going be going down my side and it's going to say " if you love something let it go if it comes back it's yours forever if it doesn't then it was never meant to be"

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      Rhodes 6 years ago

      God would never take me to what he couldn't take me through

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      Kurstin 6 years ago

      I am definetly getting words as my first tattoo when I turn 18 and I love all the ones you have up. when I get mine done I'll post a link on here and let you see it.

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      ashli 6 years ago

      Hi does anyone have any good ideas for a quote that would represent not dwelling on things?? i have a shitty habbit of over analyzing EVERY little thing, and would love a good quotation to remind me to let things go. Any ideas appreciated :) xx

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      Arley 6 years ago

      I have the word love on my wrist.

      I am thinking of getting..

      All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.


      La vie est belle. (means life is beautiful in french)

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      Kate :)  6 years ago

      Ashli- I have got a tattoo on the back of my neck/top of my spine that says

      "don't dwell in the past, live for the future"

      I hope that helps you .

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      Zan 6 years ago

      "To each their own"

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      Zan 6 years ago

      Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it

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      Fruits 6 years ago

      Rest in paradise is cool. I'm putting it in a banner with a sailor jerry swallow and yellow rose

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      Manny 6 years ago

      hi there .

      When You Are Down to Nothing God Is Up to Something !

      is this cool and ok for my first tattoo??

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      Leticia 6 years ago

      I was thinking about getting one of this options:

      Love rules without rules

      Avere fide (Have faith)

      Live to love / live for love

      Life is what you make it

      I carry with me.

      Be brave, be bold, be free.

      But then I kept coming down the comments and found:

      "I'm not led, I lead" and just decided that that's the one.

      I already have "dad" in my left wrist and "mom" in my right one.

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      Leticia AGAIN 6 years ago

      Annnd, MANNY, you should start with something a little bit smaller...

      IF you see that you won't regret, then you do this one you said.


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      paige 6 years ago

      im getting one that says "imagination is the one weapon in war against reality"

      i love it!

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      Soph 6 years ago

      Theres some many great idea here already ive come across a few sayings/quotes while looking for ideas for my tat. Some are;

      Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened.

      Forget what you want and remember what you deserve.

      Do i turn right where nothing is left? Or left where nothing is right?

      Love conquers all

      Stay true

      Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

      The minute you start caring what other people think is the minute you stop being yourself.






      Like i said theres so many great idea here already but theres a few more to add in to the mix :)

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      buck 6 years ago

      dumbest tards on the earth

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      Tyler 6 years ago

      @Soph don't cry because its over, smile because its happened is a good one for some one who passed who wanted it to be that way....

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      amanda 6 years ago

      I would like a tattoo in memory of my friend who died when she was 9. She drowned in the sea. I was wanting something lyrical or just words. I was thinking about 'The waves were to strong.' but im not sure. Any ideas ????

      I don't do names.

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      tharwell 6 years ago

      i'm about to get a abigram of my last name which is harwell going down my side.

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      Delilah 6 years ago

      I just got one for my 16th birthday, it's on my wrist and says "nosce te ipsum" which means "know yourself" in latin. :)

      i love it. i'd also like "avere fide" (have faith) to go on my right shoulder.

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      Sher 6 years ago

      I need your grace to remind me to find my own

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      tiff 6 years ago

      hey guys im getting a tatto on my foot i have made my design and to top it off i want just one word that is very meaning ful got any suggestions???

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      Hammer 6 years ago

      This from pulp fiction..Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children.

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      Hammer 6 years ago

      latin meannings...

      * Acta non verba - Action not words

      * A fortiori - With yet stronger reason

      * Amor est vitae essentia - Love is the essence of life. ~ Robert B. Mackay

      * Aude sapere - Dare to know

      * Bene qui latuit, bene vixit - One who lives well, lives unnoticed. ~ Ovid

      * Bibere venenum in auro - Drink poison from a cup of gold

      * Contra mundum - Against the world

      * Custos morum - Guardian of morals

      * Cuivis dolori remedium est patientia - Patience is the cure for all suffer

      * Dimidium facti qui coepit habet - Half is done when the beginning is done. ~ Horace

      * Dum vita est spes est - While life is, hope is.

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      Julie 6 years ago

      live with passion :)getting it tommorrow.

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      Cc 6 years ago

      The rain makes the sun shine brighter. -CRH

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      Aep* 6 years ago

      This sites awesome!Everyone has beautiful ideas..those hating...don't u have anything better to do then give people shit who are doing nothing but giving ideas, sharing experience & helping out..come on really...I Personally have been trying to come up w a new tat idea for sometime..i rly want something on my wrist in latin but my ideas are too long...I love the quotes " I Believe That Life Is A Prize, But to Live Doesn't mean Your Alive" and I want to add strength to it somehow..any ideas?

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      Sayrah 6 years ago

      Hey i was wondering if u guyz can help me pls. .... i wanna get a small textual tattoo going across the back of my meck in arabic. My grandma passed away and she meant everything to me and i really miss her so i wanted to get something in memory of her preferably in arabic beacause its pretty and something not too big. she used to say the phrase

      "what's for you won't pass you"


      "apple of my eye"

      so should i get thrm tattood?? or hav u guys any suggestions pls? i would greatly appreciate it thanks :)

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      Sayrah 6 years ago

      * sorry for misprint in comment above. ... i meant neck not meck lol

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      Riksel 6 years ago

      "WHAT KILLS ME,ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER" sounds way more cooler on your chest and "MY ANGER BRINGS THE BEST IN ME" way cooler in your arms....


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      CaityCatty 6 years ago

      Im looking for a worded tattoo that i can get for my 16th birthday something representing my mum, as she has gone through a lot (stroke) help please

      i was also thinking

      I FLY xxx

      ( on my left wrist meaning either I F***ing love you or i am higher than the rest)

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      Dazzzz 6 years ago

      im thinking about having

      "One Life, One Chance"

      on the outside of my left forearm in fancy writing...what you guys think?

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      Renee 6 years ago

      To Mo, incase you still check this site out. About the abusive relationships and now being free & strong. How about "She flies on her own wings..."

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      Ankit Vyas 6 years ago

      HOOw abt Lights Camera.... Meh

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      Anon 6 years ago

      "Brave the storm"

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      Mee 6 years ago

      "Love is emotional Russian roulette"

      Love it! it's from sex and the city by Carrie Bradshaw.

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      MISSMOLLY 6 years ago

      "It Is What It Is"

      Short but very powerful.

      Im thinking of getting it on my foot!

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      Sarah 6 years ago

      These are all beautiful! My favourite is Even the darkest hour has only 60 minutes :)

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      allen 6 years ago

      No Regrets, Only Lessons Learned

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      Ella 6 years ago


      So i'm 17 and i've decided to get my first tattoo on the side of my stomach.I wanna tattoo about persistence,never giving up,you know sth that's going to push me forward(''metaphorically'')...

      P.S i want small tattoo,like one sentence with 7-8 words.


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      jenn 6 years ago

      i had a stroke about 4 years ago and i just wanted a word to go under my amr. so could you help me!

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      becky 6 years ago

      i like this one but it seems a little bit to depressing

      (The way we used to be,

      Before my mistake,

      In ruining our love.

      My mind is yours,

      My heart is yours,

      All i see is you,

      I can do everything imaginable,

      that was the power of our love,

      Now its gone,

      Now I need help

      To mend my mistake,

      I need your help,

      My love.

      To get back to the way we used to be...)

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      Kailyn 6 years ago

      I want the saying "Love is the only reality."

      I heard it one day, and it just hit me. I heard it after my husband and I were going through a rough time. It just really struck me as a perfect saying in the time I needed it.

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      6 years ago

      * Who I was yesterday made me who I am today* down the side of my rib/stomach area.

      Its more of a live and learn phrase, knowing that everything happens for a reason

      Any comments?

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      kel 6 years ago

      walk on with hope in your heart & you will never walk alone.

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      Samantha 6 years ago

      I'm 18 and I'm getting a tattoo in a couple weeks.

      I'm getting it on my left side (hip).

      I want like a quote or a word, but I can't decide on which one.

      "Shipwrecked but Unsinkable"

      "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger"

      "It's not about surviving the storm but learning how to dance in the rain"

      "Everything Happens for a Reason"


      "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow."

      "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

      "Giving up doesn't always me you're weak, sometimes it just means you're strong enough to let go"

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      Ely. 6 years ago

      Im Only 13 At The Moment,But By 17 My Mother Is Letting Me Get ONE Tattoo.

      And Ive ALWAYS Wanted To Get "Imperfection Is Perfection"

      But Either On My Wrist,Or On The Side Of My Arm.

      Is That A Good Idea?

      Oh,Im Just SO Into The Tattoo/Piercing Idea.

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      Tom 6 years ago

      -Never forgive never forget

      -You reap what you sow

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      die hard taig 6 years ago

      Tiocfaidh Ar La!!!

      mharú go léir Protastúnaigh!!!!!!!!!


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      Kandace 5 years ago

      I'm planning on getting one in couple of months, when I turn 18. But I'm not sure what I want it to say. I want it short and either on my rib cage, under my boob, or on my wrist. I want it to be like "Be Strong" or "Peace" in a different language or something like that. I just want to stay strong and not to let things bother me so much... just peace. It can be a quote or bible verse. I don't care. Just help! :)

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      Pellle 5 years ago

      This too shall pass..

      On my left sholder.

      Bye, bye Pelle

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      sashh 5 years ago

      "inspired by lovers, motivated by haters"

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      claire 5 years ago

      i only have one tattoo of my childrens names on my wrist.but going to get "live for today as tomorrow is never promised" on my side across my ribs.

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      all terrible 5 years ago

      ALL TERRIBLE! only God can judge me is soooo used

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      Chelsea 5 years ago

      getting "I need you like water in my lungs" tatted under my left boob on ribs this month woohooooo

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      Angel 5 years ago

      i have on my leg "Just because a person doesn't love you the way you want....doesn't mean they don't love you with all that they have..."

      i also have "live for something or die for nothing"

      and "when the rich wage war its the poor who die"

      i love them but deffo want another in my chest

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      Tyndalltkd 5 years ago

      Hey guys,

      I have 'life starts now' on my lower back (from the Three Days Grace album of the same name)

      And I'm getting the lyrics to 'if today was your last day' by Nickelback on my ribs next :)

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      Haley 5 years ago

      If you don't stand for something ull fall for anything :-)

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      Aroura 5 years ago

      Hey I'm looking to get my second tattoo on my ribs. I want a rest in peace saying or quote for my brother who died. Anyone have any ideas?

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      Mary 5 years ago

      My idea:

      No lies Just love..( i want to make on my back)

      Everybody leave...

      Action speak louder than words,so believe what you see and forget what you heard.

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      Tyler 5 years ago

      i have shit happens and life goes on inside my left arm

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      brad c 5 years ago

      love all

      trust none

      across my chest

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      sarah 5 years ago

      "stand on the shoulders of giants"

      "To fear the future is to hate the past"

      "The light will always shine again"

      "There is a thorn with every rose"

      "Every rose has a thorn"

      "Don't regret, don't forget, Move forward "

      "Strength it to smile when inside you're crying"

      "My eyes have seen so many things, My heart been broken into two, But all that matters now, Is that God gave me you"

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      Kenzee 5 years ago

      The only text one I have so far is "Because she loved me, I stand strong" on the top of my foot with a purple iris for my great grandma. It was her favorite flower and she was an amazing person. I have an ambigram that says love one way and pain the other and I want another one that says dream/faith. Also, i have an old gnarled oak tree with the roots showing because oak trees represent strength, wisdom, and courage and in some races its a symbol of love and trust and family. I'm getting a quote with it but I can't decide between two.

      -"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us."

      -"Wisdom ceases to be wisdome when you're too grave to laugh, too proud to weep, and too selfish to seek other than yourself."

      I'm about to get a tattoo with my bestfriend (corny yes i know but she is more family to me than my family has been) which will have a quote derived from one on here. I love tattoos and the meaning behind them! I love sites like this where people with tattoos or getting one can come and discuss

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      Janine 5 years ago

      I have 8 tattoos I love them so much. I have 2 on my belly, shooting stars either side of my belly button. I have 'Mum' on the back of my left shoulder and 'Dad' on the back of my right shoulder. I have one going down my right hand from my little finger and round my wrist, one on my left wrist and the biggest one across the base of my back. The last one on the top of my right shoulder. Most of them have stars involved in them as stars have a personal meaning to me.

      There has been a tattoo I have wanted to get now for a few years and I want it to be my last tattoo (unless I have children.)

      The saying that I want is:

      'Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.'

      The only problem I am having is I have no idea where to put it on my body. The thing with me is that I like to have tattoos where I can see them. I am aware that this may not be possible with this tattoo as it contains 13 words and can be classed as a long saying. I am slim and just cannot think where I could put this tattoo where it will not look bad or manly.

      Any comments and suggestions would be helpful. I am a bit stuck on ideas.


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      Newby 5 years ago

      What do you guys think of "while u breathe.. I believe"

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      Sophie 5 years ago

      I have

      ''Love is the only passion that does not suffer past or future'' on my ribs in french.

      Want something for my foot about the hope of a child? not sure what to get though?

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      brian 5 years ago

      ''no brightness shine like the light of hope, in the clear wide eyes of a child''

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      albi 5 years ago

      hey guys! I'm from albania...i want to do a tatto in my hand,a short phrase...can you give me any ideas??

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      gray 5 years ago

      so excited to have mine in a couple of'll say LOVE IS WAR IM A SOLDIER lyrics from the song bed by from my mid chest til my shoulders like the one samuel larsen has..;)

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      Dawn 5 years ago

      saying "always listen to your inner voice" or

      "your inner voice is aways right" I don't know which one yet?

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      vinny 5 years ago

      Tatoo quote pleas?

      4 small words for the edge of my outer arm?

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      steph84 5 years ago

      what does every one think about this one....

      a life lived lying is a life half lived????

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      Me 5 years ago

      Steph84 i love it !! So strong and powerful :)

      I am going to get "Telle est la vie" which is "such is life" on my back/shoulder!!

      cant wait!

      Love all the comments, so helpful.

      All the best x

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      Anirudh 5 years ago

      can someone please suggest words or lines for a father to describe his love for his just born daughter. A line, when shes grows up makes sense to her and understand the pain her father took to describe how much she loves her and will love her.

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      Emma 5 years ago

      Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams

      Love the life you live, Live the life you love.

      Live...Love and suffer...But never learn to surrender

      If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

      Dream as if you live forever.Live as if you die today

      Everything im not makes me everything i am

      Life is a beautiful struggle

      Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself

      Love yourself for untill you do no one else can

      Can anyone translate any of these into Latin? would really appreciate it as i'm getting my tattoo on thursday.Thankss :) x

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      Troy 5 years ago

      I have got on my left arm which is a sleeve ... On my tricep I have ... "pocket full of dreams" and on my forearm I have "serendipity .. Hapiness will find you" they mean a lot to me and I love them.

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      matty 5 years ago

      im 16, and im getting my first tatto in a few months on my peck where your heart is, i want something meaningful yet inspirational about love and life, can anyone help ,i want it to be a short quote. any help please ? maximum of 8 words

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      Chambers05 5 years ago

      all above is helpful and exciting to read but my grandad has recently passed away :( and im getting a tattoo to remember him by which is a cross with wings high lighted in red from shoulder blade to shoulder blade am just thinking of a quote such as

      "God Has Taken You, May Your Sole Rest In Peace, One Day We Will Meet Again"

      "I Will Always Believe In You, Forever & Always"

      and one that i read above n loved it "Because He Loved Me, I Stand Strong"

      (hope these help others too) but is there any more that are better than these? please help

      thank you

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      lee 5 years ago

      Some people wonder why I do the things I do, I wonder why they don't.

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      Floyd 5 years ago

      My wife and I have a deal. Which ever dies first the living spouse gets a tattoo on the left ass cheek that says "LEFT BEHIND"

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      hayli 5 years ago


      i have a tattoo in memory of my dad.

      i have daddy on the top of my right wrist with a cross.

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      Part of a poem I wrote 5 years ago

      "A tortured soul, bound by chains and set free by faith, now living in his grace"

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      Emily 5 years ago

      I'm turning 16 in march and want to get a tattoo for my mom nd grandma . My grandmas a 10 ur cancer surviver nd my mom Is 7year survive also. I want to get on that says

      "take your broken wings & learn how to fly." I want this on my side along with a bird flying . But I'm afraid it's tacky, and ideas ?!

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      Clayton 5 years ago

      "You can learn to love anything, even a bird in a cage will sing a song, even if its wrong, even if it kills you in the end"

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      Sarah 5 years ago

      I want a tattoo on the inside of my forearm but need to choose from these quotes:

      No matter how dark the night, the sun will always rise

      Through the thorns to the stars

      The best way out is always through

      The light will always shine again"

      Don’t follow the path, make one

      There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going

      Fall seven times, stand eight.

      Have faith

      Only the strong survive

      Even the best fall down sometimes

      what one do you thinks the best

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      Roxana 5 years ago

      'She has wings to fly'

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      mrRight 5 years ago

      "C'est toujours un autre coeur qui nous fait sentir le notre" - It's french, and it basically means: It's always another heart that makes us feel our own.

      I like that saying!

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      My boys x 5 years ago

      I am planning to get my first tattoo for my 2 sons! Any1 got any ideas for a tattoo for me- My 2 little boys are the best thing that has ever happened to me.... Any ideas?

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      kindle 5 years ago

      Thanks for the wonderful tattoo ideas, I am getting one in four days. This post has some wonderful suggestions.

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      Sophiie 5 years ago

      I have read allyour comments and honestly tears came to my eyes, ive sufferd a hell of a lot over the past years, deaths in family and also death of my baby. I have scars from which i have survived fights with my family mentally and physically, im looking for a quote to do with bravery and also something can prove no matter how many scars i have i can live my life asif i haven't any??? It'll mean a lot to me if yoou give suggestions. x

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      Beth 5 years ago

      so i want a little quote or lyric from a song about true love. its going to go on my side and i don't want nothing too long.

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      kelly 5 years ago

      nothing about love really but what about 'keep holding on' avril lavigne

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      gugumi 5 years ago

      time for me

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      Not sure when I'll get it, but when I do, my tattoo is going to say "watch your words spread hope like fire". It's lyrics from an Angels & Airwaves song :) Love it!

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      ashley 5 years ago

      "kill em' with kindness"

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      Lee 5 years ago

      "Death is only hard on the living"

      I am going to get "R.I.P Steve" under it :)

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      Jenny 5 years ago

      The bond between a mother & child will never fall apart, Always bound together by the beating of one anothers heart.

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      ricky^racoon 5 years ago

      i had one at my right foot


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      Brianna Makatura 5 years ago

      I really liked a phrase from earlier in the post

      "the greatest love is to love yourself"

      but I'm thinking of getting it in Hungarian as

      "A legnagyobb a szerelem a szeretet magad"

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      Charlie 5 years ago

      Hey guys I just got a tattoo swirling down and around my left leg on script saying " Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" looks great

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      Tye 5 years ago

      I have inked on my thigh; for everyday I rise I thank you, no longer scared to die here, shed my last tears, conquered all fears, see you when I get there

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      pinkmini 5 years ago

      I simply CANNOT believe someone has to advertise for a d&m (deep & meaningful) phrase to be cut into their body. I agree with one post here - Get A Life!

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      Nicolas 5 years ago

      Hey, i'm getting this for my 18 birthday on my ribs:

      "If you ask me

      What I came into

      This world to do

      I will tell you

      I came to live out loud"

      Any thoughts!???

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      Samy 5 years ago

      My faves

      •‘Action speak louder than words, so believe what you see and forget what you heard.’

      •'The light will always shine again'

      •"Take your broken wings & learn how to fly."

      •‘No matter how dark the night, the sun will always rise.’

      •‘Through the thorns to the stars’

      •‘The best way out is always through’

      •‘The light will always shine again’

      •‘Don’t follow the path, make one’

      •‘There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going’

      •‘Fall seven times, stand eight’

      •‘Live To Regret, Not Regret To Live’

      •‘Everything I’m not makes me everything I am’

      •‘Karma is a Bitch’

      •'The rain makes the sun shine brighter'

      •‘The stronger the rain the stronger the sun’

      •‘The harder the RAIN the brighter the SUN’

      •‘One Life, One Chance’

      •‘It Is What It Is’

      •‘It’s not about surviving the storm but learning how to dance in the rain’

      •‘LIVE for something or DIE for nothing"

      I believe the lows in life are matched by highs. So dwelling on the past just delays the chances to live life the way it’s suppose to be lived. Don’t waste opportunities to make highs even higher and do all you can to shallow the lows.. Live is about living so live life to its fullest.

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      DramaQueen 5 years ago

      I LOVE these quotes. Some are from songs, others from books. But, they all are absolutely great. Here-

      This Too Shall Pass

      2. Every scar has a story

      3. Let go. Breathe.

      4. Why waste a second, not loving who you are.

      5. Defy expectations. Go beyond.

      6. Coveted.

      7. Love forever.

      8. A Thousand Splendid Suns.

      9. Beautiful disaster.

      10. Are we human, or are we dancers?

      11. This heart will start a riot in me.

      12. Groan. And forget it.

      13. Sunshine comes along. 

      14. Cry Freedom.

      15. Human, after all. 

      16. Move on.

      17. Dare To Be Remarkable.

      18. When you stop dreaming, you die. 

      19. Let your joy, scream against the pain.

      20. I took the road not taken.

      21. Dust thou art, to dust thou shalt return. 

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      jason 5 years ago

      i have on my chest you cant put arms around a memrey

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      mile 5 years ago

      I have ''I fly with my own wings'' on my ribs and ''to be irreplaceable you have to be different'' across my back and i love love it.!

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      Laura 4 years ago

      I remember watching shawshank redemption years ago and I'll never forget this line from Morgan freeman, which I think would be an awesome tat ~Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying~Love It!

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      meme.. 4 years ago

      Winners Find A Way...Loosers Find An Excuse

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      Robyn Grzetic 4 years ago

      *Forgiveness fallen down on those who chose to wait..

      *Look into the sun and see your soul is dying,

      Used to feel the faith but now you're tired of trying,

      Should have left alone what you have stolen from everyone.

      Theses are two that have great meaning to me.

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