I went back through all 2,000+ comments on my previous articles and tried to identify the most common themes people requested when asking for help with quote ideas.
I've been through a normal amount of pain in my life: the pain of sickness, the pain of addiction, the pain of loss, love, disappointment, regret. Read on to see some great quote ideas for tattoos.
Latin is a language we can all relate to, as many modern words are derived from it. It's a dead language now, but it was once spoken throughout Europe and is still widely used in tattoos.
Some Christians argue that it is against the word of the Lord to carve anything into your flesh; other Christians say, "Why not? Why not go crazy for God?" Instead of having to find a Bible and open to your favorite page, or recite it from memory, why not just tattoo the quote somewhere on your skin, that way you can always see it when you need it most?
In Shelley Jackson's "Skin" Project, Ineradicable Stain, a group of people have agreed to have one word from a manuscript tattooed on their skin. The goal is to have every word from the book represented by an individual.
"It came to me in a flash that everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been."
Love. The most powerful drug of all. Who in this world cannot say that at some time or other they've heard a beautiful song with a slow, rolling intensity that builds to a soaring crescendo and contains inspiring lyrics that tout the pain of loss or the joy of love?
The font or lettering of a tattoo adds even more meaning to the words you choose. Learn more about how the shape of words impacts their meaning.
They say what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and stranger. If that's true, wouldn't you want a permanent reminder of the fact that you survived?
There are many things to consider when deciding on a literary tattoo. Read on to learn more about what to think about when getting this kind of tattoo.
People write quotes on their bodies to remind themselves of wisdom. Here are things to consider about the style and placement of these tattoos. Plus my own experience.
Are you considering getting a Japanese or Chinese "symbol" as your next tattoo? Stop! Stop right there! Read this before you etch your mistakes permanently on your body.
A selection of fifty of the best tattoo quotes out there to use as inspiration for your next tattoo project.
An ambigram is a typographical design where a word or phrase has a meaning, whether it's viewed right-side up or upside down. It can be the same word read either way, or it may be one word right-side up, and a totally different word upside down.
A guide to getting text tattoos, with important tips on font selection, tone, exotic foreign phrases, etc. This article also covers ideas and inspirations for lettering, script, and quote tattoos, with lots of good photos.