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1.6 Billion Reasons Not to Get Japanese or Chinese Tattoos If You Can't Read Them

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.

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Top 50 Tattoo Quotes You'll Want in 2020

A selection of fifty of the best tattoo quotes out there to use as inspiration for your next tattoo project.

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The Art of Choosing the Perfect Font and Lettering for a New Tattoo

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.

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Wording Tattoo Ideas & Tips: Text, Lettering, Script & Quotes

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.

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Tattoo Ideas: Bible Verses

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, why not just tattoo a quote you like somewhere on your skin.

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Tattoo Ideas: Kurt Vonnegut

This article will look at tattoos that have designs inspired by the works of Kurt Vonnegut.

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Literary Tattoo Ideas: Poem Tattoos

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.

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Literary Tattoo Ideas: Quotes From Books

This article looks at tattoo designs with quotes from books.

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Tattoo Ideas: Ambigram Tattoos

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.

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Tattoo Ideas: Quotes and Lyrics About Pain

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.

The Beatles - "Love is All You Need"

Tattoo Ideas: Lyrics About Love

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?

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Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Dreams, Hope, and Belief

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.

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Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Life

A collection of short, yet meaningful quotes that make for great tattoo ideas.

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Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Love

After writing over two dozen hubs on tattoo ideas that showcased pictures as the majority of the content, I started noticing that a large portion of the comments were from people asking for ideas on what to say, not so much on how to say it. Like...

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Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Strength, Adversity, and Courage

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?

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Lettering Tattoo Ideas, Pictures, and Designs

Lettering tattoos can be wide and varied. There are so many different fonts and written languages that you can choose from. Depending on different variables, you may want to choose one font over another, but it's all up to you what you choose.

"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

Tattoo Lettering Ideas: Deciding What to Get

Tattoo inspiration can come from a number of places. Here are a few options to get your ideas flowing.

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Tattoo Ideas: Greek Words and Phrases

Greek is one of the oldest languages in the world, spoken in Europe since the year 2000 BC. The language makes for some gorgeous tattoos.

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Tattoo Ideas: Italian Words and Quotes

Great ideas for Italian tattoos, including pictures, quotes, and translations.

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Latin Tattoo Ideas: Words, Phrases, Quotes, and Photos

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.

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Tattoo Ideas: Words and Phrases III

In the form of words either done in English or translated into another language, lettering tattoos can be words, names, dates, phrases, or lyrics.

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Tattoo Ideas: Words & Sayings IV

Inspired by a documentary about Lisa Lopes, I began thinking about all the people in the world who connect so strongly with a word or a phrase that it becomes imperative that they ink the saying permanently on their skin.

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Tattoo Ideas: Words & Shelley Jackson's SKIN Project

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.

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

Tattoo Ideas: Words & Phrases

Some ideas on what kind of words you can get as a tattoo.