Tattoo Ideas: Words & Phrases II

Written by: Jaclyn Popola

To me there is nothing more beautiful than the written word personified, inked permanently onto one's skin as a necessary wound that is not meant to heal. Images are lovely as well, a properly done tattoo can evoke feelings of remembrance and inspiration. But there is something about tattoos of words, quotes, verses, lyrics and phrases that captivates me time and time again. And there is something unique about the individuals who decide to ink such words onto their skin, something noble in believing in a sentence so strongly that you are compelled to emblazon it across your chest. Presently on my back I have two sets of words: "i only want now" on the lower portion and "wake your dreams" at the nape of my neck. I have this idea that I will cover the entire expanse of skin from shoulders to hip bones with a collage of words; different fonts, different sizes, different meanings. I have read so many books and identified with so many quotes, I don't know how I'll pick just a few but I am compelled to immortalize great works on my mortal frame. I think it was the ancient Buddhist monks who practiced the art of tattooing, and believed it was necessary to have a scar in this life that would be carried with you, and would prepare you, for the next. It was called a "beautiful wound."

It is very popular these days to get tattoos written in a language that is not your native tongue. Be very careful in these situations that the words you are getting translate correctly into the meaning you chose. Start out with an online translator like Once the site produces the translation, double check it's validity with a reputable source. A family member who speaks the language, a regional chat room, or a professor who teaches the language in question are all possibilities. To be safe, make sure that at least two separate sources confirm the accuracy of the translation before going ahead and getting it tattooed. I have a Polish quote that wraps around my upper arm, and one time I was at the Wendy's drive-thru and the cashier was a Polish girl who noticed my tattoo and leaned in closer to read it. I was terrified as she read it aloud, wondering, "Oh my God, what if it's wrong? What if it doesn't mean what I wanted it to mean?!" Luckily, my translation was correct, and she understood it's meaning. But imagine how embarrassing it would be if you got a tattoo and then years later a stranger is the one to inform you that the meaning marked permanently into your skin actually makes no sense at all.


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svforme 9 years ago

Great hub. Hi from Australia! I had the chinese characters for honour and truth tattooed on my inner arm before joining the Navy (have heaps of other shit too). I took the artists word for the translation, but, if anyone asks me what the tat means, I answer "sweet & sour pork"...just makes it quicker to order takeaway on a Friday night...


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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hahaha, that's awesome. I have a quote written in Polish on my upper arm, and as it is clearly visible I constantly get asked what it means. I always tell the truth, but after six years I am getting tired of translating. I wish I had the guts to make up something fake and shocking. And then I would just deliver the line deadpan and pretend it's real :)

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ChristineRitter 9 years ago from Ohio

Awesome hub !

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Thank you so much! Glad you liked it :)

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57flavors 9 years ago


I want to get a tattoo in French that says "To live and to love"....and at some point i will add a name on the end. Anyone speak French that can help to translate correctly/accurately? Thanks in advance!

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hey 57flavors: Well, according to, the translation is "pour vivre et aimer". But I would double check with a French-speaking native to be sure.

Eric 9 years ago

I was wondering what the font of the first photo is??

and also

i'm going to get a tattoo at the end of the month and

i was thinking somthign like

"For Those Who Have Stood By My Side...

You are The Story I Tell"

but i dunno


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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hey Eric, the tattoo on the guy you mean? I'm honestly not sure, some type of fancy script, obviously. I'm sure if you looked it up on a font site you'd find it or at least something close. Also, when you go into the tattoo parlor, there is a book of lettering that all places have. You could always just pick something similar from there. As for your tattoo idea, I love it. I think anything with words is great. Where on your body were you thinking of putting it?

yoyo 9 years ago

to live and to love is "vivre et adorer" in french

Angie 9 years ago

If I want something translated into LATIN... where do I go to find it? Does anyone know of a site that does this? I want a sentence, not just one word.


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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hey Angie, I've got the perfect solution for you :) I just wrote a hub about Latin words and phrases tattoos! Here it is: It includes several translation services and a list of popular phrases, etc. Glad I could help!

gillatt 9 years ago

i think that first one says don't think twice duno though

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jdaly 9 years ago

Great Hub... Hoping anyone canelp I am getting a tattoo on my ribs... I have three children whom I am seperated from due to work a lot so i wanted some quote saying "not in sight but in mind/heart" something like that but cant seem to find what i am looking for... any ideas...

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GreatTattoosNow 9 years ago from San Jose

Wow think I would be scared to date the girl in the top picture. A lower back tattoo that says "She Devil". Not judging but a little scary for a prespective partner. Funny though! Great hub by the way gave it the thumbs up vote.

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Jdaly -- that is a lovely idea. Let's are the mother quotes that spring to mind off the top of my head. "Mother is God in the eyes of a child", "A mother holds her children's hands for a while, their hearts forever." Hmm, maybe try doing a Google search for 'mother quotes' or 'distance quotes'?

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jdaly 9 years ago

thanks will let you know what i come up with....

ashleigh 9 years ago

hey i alredy have a tattoo but have always wanted something written underneath but i dint know what. i was thinking something like free love or forever free.. something to do with peace love faith. if anyone has any ideas that would be great =)

louisa 9 years ago

i am dying to get an italian word or phrase on my wrist but i have little to no ideas in my mind as of now. any suggestions??

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hi Louisa, I definitely have some ideas for you :) I just wrote a Hub about Italian tattoos, it has pictures of other people's Italian phrase tattoos as well as a list of some nice Italian sayings and links to sites that have more of the same. Here it is if you're interested:


Jill 9 years ago

Already have some tattoos so this isn't too big a deal to me.

But i'm getting my first word tattoo and i don't know where to put it! it's kindof a happy but at the same time painful memory. so, i want to see it often (thusly it can't be on my back or anything) but i don't want it somewhere as obvious as on my wrist so i have to remember it all the freaking time!

It's only one word, but it is also in another language (really don't want to deal with people constantly asking what it means) so...what do i do!

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hey Jill, I know exactly what you mean. I have a polish quote that wraps around my upper arm and I am constantly getting asked to translate it, which I guess is to be expected. I don't mind the questions, but it's always awkward when I tell someone the translation and they stare at me blankly, not understanding the philosophy behind the words.

Anyway, I was going to suggest your wrists as a nice spot, plus you can put a watch or wristband over it if you wanted. Another spot could be your forearms or upper arms, or what about your hips? Or your lower stomach, near the bikini line? I have some there as well, and obviously it's easy to hide :) Let me know what you decide though, and good luck!

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Suresh Gupta 9 years ago from New Delhi

An intersting article and good photos. In India tattoo is very popular in tribal women. Now some women in cities are also going for this. I find the tattoo on the naval very sexy.

Amy Lou 9 years ago

Love this site! The tattoo's are amazing.. I love the one that says Dream as if you'll live forever Live as if tou'll die today.. Have you any idea were i cud get that in hebrew? Cheers

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hi Amy Lou -- Thanks for the positive feedback. Try some of the links over at this page:

Jaclyn 9 years ago

The postal service line is beautiful "i want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd" the song is beautiful, and i've always wanted lyrics. such as the postal service's "there is truth, and love is real", I was also considering "You can't kill heroes" (from the spill canvas song) because i find it inspiring, "The world is hers" (dashboard confessional), "Remember to Breathe" (dashboard confessional), or "Painful realization that all has gone wrong"(dashboard confessional).

i know, a lot of dashboard, but i can't decide, each line is in a song that has represented a phase in my life in which i'll never forget. So any would be great, but i'm not sure which one to pick. ALSO, i don't know where i can get it, i'm a little nervous about the side of my ribs, any ideas? THANK YOU

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Jaclyn -- I love, love, LOVE the "there is truth, and love is real" lyric. I think that would look AMAZING as a tattoo. For the record, the side of the body over the ribs is pretty painful from what I've been told. Any area where the skin is thin and there isn't a lot of muscle is probably gonna hurt. But you could fit those lyrics anywhere, luckily -- around your arm, wrist, back of your neck, even across the top of your back, like from shoulder to shoulder. Let me know if you end up getting it done :)

CHERYL 9 years ago

guys tattoo syas don't think twice x

Taryn 9 years ago

Hey- I'm going to be turning 18 on November 6th and I'm really interested in getting a tattoo. I really like Lindsay Lohan's, I think the words look pretty and they mean something important. I'm looking to get it in the same spot as her too, but I'm not sure if I want that exact quotes, but i want it to something short and sweet just like La Vita Bella. Also... this will be my first tattoo, is it really as painful as some people make it out to be?



CeeCee 9 years ago

OMG! i just found this site and it's amazing. oddly enough i don't know a lot of people who have tattoos (minus my stepdad but his are shitty and that's why he doesn't want me to get one). but for the longest time i've wanted to get "anger stirs up lies" in greek on my wrist in greek and "the past cannot be cured" in latin on my other wrist (possibly) "an eye for an eye makes the world blind" but i suddenly realized a ran out of room, lol. i don't want a tattoo on my back cause i like to be able to see it and i want it to be visible but my wrist are possibly taken (i have yet to get ONE tattoo) any advice on my ideas and placement?

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hey CeeCee, thanks for your comment! I LOVE the "the past cannot be cured" idea, a lot. Check out these other hubs, they're about greek and latin tattoos :)

nicole 9 years ago

Heyyy i was thinking of tattooing my lower back with a phrase like "what doesn't kill me makes me stronger", "faith,hope,love" or "my imperfections complete me" or do you think it sounds better as " i am perfect with my imperfections"? And then below that script, i want my initials in fancy fancy script.

I was thinking of inking it either in ancient Greek, Latin or Hebrew. This is my first tattoo and im kind of nervous but ive decided that i want some thing that can always remind me that whatever happens, life is beautiful :) My friend has one with just a design, and she did it spontaneously. No doubt it looks great, but it doesn't have an inner meaning to her as she did it just for the sake of fashion.

I have been having low self esteem since i don't know when, so i want it to be like a inpiration for me. Do you know of any phrases that boosts self confidence? Thank you loads.

i want my tattoo to be perfect.

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becauseilive 9 years ago from N.J. Author

Hey Nicole, thanks for your comment. Okay, I definitely love your tattoo ideas. Personally, I like "I am perfect with my imperfections" a lot. It has a nice ring to it and expresses a sentiment that I wish more people could understand. I don't know if you believe in God or whatnot, but whoever created you did so with a plan in mind. Each curve and every line was specifically designed to make you who you are, and you are beautiful. I can say this without even ever seeing you because your mind is beautiful, it comes across in your thoughts and your ideas about what you want marked on your body for life.

As for Greek, Latin and Hebrew, I wrote a couple hubs about those types of tattoos as well. They all have a section of quotes translated into English also.

For quotes about confidence and self esteem, God, I can think of tons. Some of my favorites are "Being different was my cross to bear, but being aware of it was my compensation" ... "It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ... "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross)

Actually, this site here is full of good ones:

Good luck, and let me know what you decide!

Nicole 9 years ago

Heyy its me again! :D and yeeaaah i checked out those hubs before you reccomended them already :D hehe, but oh. i was talking to my friend about the tattoo and she told me she thinks the phrase "i am perfect with my imperfections" sounded abit 'teenager-ish'. What do you think :S

Becca 9 years ago

My sister and I are wanting to get a tattoo with a quote. I need ideas if anyone can give us some. Something about the past or family. Any Ideas?

shellme 9 years ago

hey this site is amazing and cool i think its great that theres so many ppl that express them selves through tats i have one on my back it means alot to me because of what ive been through and it shows that no matter what happens u can always avoid things u don't want ny ways it says "the past can not be changed, but the future can be avoided" and its in a really nice fancy font.

Sarah 9 years ago

Hey! Thanks for this article. I was tossing around the idea of getting a symbol for "happiness." This article completely agreed with my intuition. Why get a symbol when it the word is all you need. However, I would love to go with a quote. Do you have any advice on how to find synonyms or quotes for "happiness?" Thanks again.

matt 9 years ago

im looking for a phrase to get tattooed down my rib cage symbolising not only family but everyone that has stood by me in the past few years something like " live for those i love" but not in those words any ideas


wishing4waves 9 years ago

i am getting a tatoo to honour a friend who passesed whose intials are sml. i also want to ring an element my own life into the tattoo and create a phrase around the initials. for example., strength, memories, love. any ideas about a phrase or words that fit nicely together?

Letisha 9 years ago

So, my husband and i are thinking of getting matching tattoo's. a key and a lock. I'd get the key and he'd get the lock. I've been looking at reference photo's and have an idea of what i want. But everyone is telling me i'll regret it, not to do it. etc..the way i see it.. i'll only regret it if i allow myself to regret it. And even though later on i might think " it probably wasn't wise" i won't regret it..because it was a part of my life, and a part of me. And he's my husband. It's not like he's my boyfriend. To me..marriage is forever.. divorce isn't an option. We really want to do it..what do you think?

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cuteazcanbe 9 years ago

i was wondering if u knew the font that the girl with the "for those i love i will sacrifice" used for her tat??


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~Ash 8 years ago

I love all the tattoo's above! Thank you all of you for sharing them. I already have three tattoo's. I have egyption heiroglyphics (the little pictures) they mean seeing eternity in english... I have a japanese symbol for strength and a butterfly with the eye of horus in the wing which means protection against all evil... now i want to put in spanish next to the butterfly "she flies with her own wings"? Anyone have an opinion? I would love to hear it....

Amethyst 8 years ago

I got cherries on my shoulder when I was 16 & a rose vine around my naval when I was 18. Since then I have had a 10 lb baby boy who really did a number on my stomach & my tattoo! I don't want people to see my belly anymore but I am still proud of my "war marks" it reminds me of the pain I went through & who I am because of my son! I want to get a quote around my huge rose vine so when people see it they can't say "Ewwww... look at her!" Any suggestions???

steeevo 8 years ago

im thinking about gettin another tattoo... this time i want "one day i will find me" but don't know where to get it... i alread have tattoos on my forearms and stuff so it cant be there obviously. i saw some on with it on the upper arm but the work reads from elbow to shoulder... i don't know if that will look right... any ideas on other places?

jon 8 years ago

hi i like the idea of a written tattoo like your wake your dreams. im thinking of getting one which says take my soul beyond the heavens and let me dream in the stars but im not sure where to have it or which language?any ideas gratefull

lee 8 years ago

the third one is hell! =]

best one there

but what does it say?

b-cav 8 years ago

heyy, i was wanderin what the name is to tattoos that are reversable if you know what i mean, eg one way it ses life the other way it says death, i want one with my initials one way and my other half's initials the other way

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amy 8 years ago

i really want a tatto down my ribs in a foreign language, preferabley latin or italian. i want a phrase that means something powerful. would u be able to translate these for me please?

'Wake Your Dreams'

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

Caro. 8 years ago

In fact, to love and to live is 'Pour vivre et aimer'.

From a french canadian girl. :P

Jesse 8 years ago

does anyone know the font used in the fourth photo (for those I love I will sacrifice)?

David 8 years ago

Could you please translate these into latin -

''Those who chase, we welcome'' or''Those who chase, we will welcome''

ktbug8 8 years ago

b-cav: It's called an ambigram.

Katie 8 years ago

wow this is awesome! ok some life quotes that i really like are "Love Life" plain and simple! for a longer quote i also like "live today as if yesterday never happened, and tomorrow never will!!!"


dak 8 years ago

what font is the first one? i like it a lot

dak 8 years ago

what font is the first one? i like it a lot

boopsy 8 years ago

I wanted to get on my rib cage:

Seize the day

Seize he night

Doont think twice about it

written in latin?? any ideas where to translate this? ta

help 8 years ago

whats the font for the first one?

elena 8 years ago

hey!!!!!I want to put tattoos phrases on chinese hindi hebrew?Do you have an idea where can i find it?Thank you you're awesome!!!!!!!!!!11

elyce 8 years ago


thanks heaps your site really help me i just turned 18 and really interested in getting my first tattoo

i was thinking about gettin "this is the dream i dreamt for you" written on my foot as this has special meaning to me. but was just wondering if you have any pictures of similar length tattoos on feet?? not sure on the placement.

thanks heaps

Hot Horny Blonde 8 years ago

Wow, any girls up for girl on girl action, showing eachother our tattoos!!

im good with my tongue.

Matt 8 years ago


I've wanted to get a tattoo for a year now, but its been tough deciding what to get. I want to get something meaningful and personal. I'm thinking about doing something about my 2 older brothers. We are pretty close and i want it to stay that way. I kinda want to get a symbol meaning "brotherhood" and possibly their initials in a foreign language. Any ideas or advice would be great. Thanks

elena 8 years ago

Hi, I'd like to get my first tattoo. I'm greek and my name Elena means "torch of light" so i'd like to get those words tattooed in greek. I've found a few different translations, but I'm not sure which is correct? Could someone who knows which is right let me know? thanks!

φαν?ς του φωτ?ς

φακ?s του ελαφρ?ς

σκυτ?λη του φωτ?ς

jemma 8 years ago

carpe diem - seize the day

carpe noctem - seize the night

erica 8 years ago

Hey cool site! I have one tattoo already on my ankle, and I am really considering getting a word or phrase under or around it. Its an irish symbol, a triskell, and it basically is a sign of the holy trinity. if anyone has any suggestions of religious words or phrases I could put around this tattoo please heLP! i was thinking "Shepards we Shall be, for Thee, my LORD, for Thee" (from Boondock Saints) but i'm not sure i want so many words near it. Let me know what you think!

rememberthestars 8 years ago

These are absolutely stunning. Good job :)

rememberthestars 8 years ago

Also, what font did you use for "for those i love i will sacrifice" going vertically down the side? It's so beautiful.

Jason 8 years ago

Im thinking about getting If everything I do is wrong by God I do it right

Jenifer 8 years ago

it will be my fourth anniversary with my boyfriend in three months. and ive been thinking of a phrase that will not only represent the period in our lives our love and each other, but that can also represent us individually if we break up. something around the lines Through out it all it is you who stands by me.

If we break up it can also be a reference to God?

Jenifer 8 years ago

I mean four year anniversary above? Ne help will be great appreciated! Please email me at or here!

carlie 8 years ago

live laugh love that's all i halfted to say

Cee 8 years ago

I was thinking about getting a tattoo in the outer side of my right foot.

because i want the quote to be quite small, i am afraid that when i age, the quote will just turn into an undecipherable blobby line.

Does anyone have any experience with this??

Adam 8 years ago

the fourth picture, "for those i love i will sacrifice", does anyone know the font? i've been searching for months for the perfect font and that's it! now i just have to find the font to download. anyone?

Rachel 8 years ago

I've been looking for some inspirational quotes for a wrist tattoo in arabic for months now and thanks to this site I think I've found some!

The past is practice, or never look back or beautiful wound (as im interested in Buddism).

April 8 years ago

Hi everyone i really want another tattoo im think of having a phrase in between my shoulder blades i like ' it is not in the stars to hold my destiny but in myself ' does anybody know how to translate this in to sanskrit for me ?

kmd 8 years ago

hi all! i love love love the idea for a tattoo saying "to love and to live". there have been a few different translations of this into french. i have looked on some websites and they all come up with different answers! can someone let me know what the proper translation is. thanks!!

Wendis 8 years ago

Hi i want to get a tattoo..with a meaning like tired of hurting (emotinally) i am ready to move on.. any ideas? Just want something to look at or that reminds me to be strong when i am feeling me at

Abs 8 years ago

I have "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come" going from my neck all down my spine. its my fav tattoo by far, words are eternal and also personal. Love this hub!!xx

Abs 8 years ago

I have "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come" going from my neck all down my spine. its my fav tattoo by far, words are eternal and also personal. Love this hub!!xx

djuro182 8 years ago

realy cool also looking for some phrases and i was thinking something like...''all that i can leave behind'' like u2's album only a bitt diferent..:))

stacey 8 years ago

what's that font called in the fourth photo? i love it insanely.

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bscott28 8 years ago

i would also like to know the font used in the fourth photo. That is exactly what I want my tat to look like!

Robin Wagner 8 years ago

The tattoo style that reads one thing one way and something different the other way is called an ambigram. Check out Mark does awesome tattoos and will do custom ones too. he did one of my two daughters names for me. It read Katie one way and Rylee the other. It is beautiful!

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?

ryan17 8 years ago

hi. im lookin for a tat on my ribs but i want a sayin e.g live today's as tomorrow is ur last. any 1 got any other similar phrases to potray that you never no wat is round the corner

astrid 8 years ago

hey just wondering what font is of the "for those i love i will sacrifice" tattoo

the one on the shoulder....


Tina 8 years ago

The first one is "Don't Think Twice"

Really Nice Tat. =]

Aaron 8 years ago

Hi, I have one quick question. I have been working on my first tattoo for quite a while, finally as of yesterday it was done (yay). But sadly i took it into the apparent 'best place' to get a price check and to book it in, and i was told it was impossible to do as the writing on it was 'to small' i understand that the ink spreads under the skin but this is the first I have heard of such a thing. I was wondinger if anyone had a guide for future reference as to the minimum font size is?

praneal 8 years ago

want a tattoo in hindi wrtting

samantha 8 years ago

hi, i am looking for ideas for wrist tattoos. i have a tattoo now in italian that says nothing ventured nothing gained. ive also thought about getting the line give me reason but don't give me choice on my ribs. just wondering if anyone has any quote/saying ideas for wrist sized tattoos or if i should go w/ the rib one. thanks!

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jay 8 years ago

graphitti what happened to art you could write that shit on the side of a bridge

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mmj20 8 years ago

my imperfections complete me, therefore i live with no regrets, and while my past has left many scars, i stand tall and hold my head, that which does not kill me, just makes me stronger...

i want to get that tattoo down my right side in a fancy/cursive print but don't know if i should have just the words or a design with it...looking for suggestions

Rache 8 years ago

I have a tattoo in arabic which goes across my back at the bottom of my waist (read right to left) which says - I Libe and Die for those I love. If anyone wants it I know the translation is correct and it looks awesome?

Rache 8 years ago

Sorry - misspelling - bad typer! I Live and Die for those I love.

Jessica 8 years ago

Does anyone know what font that 4th picture from the top is? The one that says For those I love I will sacrifice.

Nannette 8 years ago

i like the look of the fourth one down. but im not really sure what i want it to say. do you have any advice for how to decide?

nick 8 years ago

i am a really funny bloke, a comedian and everyone that thinks of me would think that bloke is hilarious not being up myself or anything its just who i am,

this is totally serious, but something that is me and means something to me and what is who i am would be... don't laugh,

getting Bite Me tattooed on my ball sack,


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daisybelle12388 8 years ago

I am a recovering addict and i want something powerful, ive thought of many things just nothing i really love, it will be my fourth tattoo and i have given this one the most thought, any ideas??????

Jgav 8 years ago

Hey So quick question, Im looking into getting a tattoo on my hip and i really want to get a word or a phrase- something in spanish most likely, but is that a weird spot to get something in writing?

Lee 8 years ago

What does the first tattoo say?

GTRGRL 8 years ago

I have a tattoo in italian on my back that people are always asking me "what does that mean?" in all honesty it really means "only god can judge me" but 9 times out of 10 I just tell people that they don't need to know, or that its personal. If you cant read or understand someones tattoo (that you don't know) don't go up and ask them most of the time it comes off rude!

Jgav 8 years ago

Well it would say i fear no fate - which i think in spanish is no temo destino. But i have a friend in spain and obviously i would check with her before i ever got something but i just didn't know if that was weird to have a tattoo on your hip with words instead of a picture?

mike silva 8 years ago

i am looking to get 2 sentences (not one letter words) on my inside bicep. one on each.

im looking for something that really means something.

does anyone have any good ideas


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sirat 7 years ago

the tattoo on the guy says " dont think twice" !!! Am thinking opf a tattoo on my arm....any suggestions???

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alumzx2 7 years ago


i am so brand new to this website that it's pathedic! i see that you have such beautiful ideas on tattoos and the art of creating your body into a canvas itself! i've been wanting a tattoo for so long, and i've finally decided that for my first tattoo, i want a quote. it is so hard to think and find the right one, and i'm afraid that the one i end up with, won't be my favorite later on in life. i figured i could use some help, please! here's a little bit about me if that might help :

i'm so passionately in love with music, and i'm quite spirutal as well, i love staying positive. love, trust, hope and honesty are so important to me that i want my tattoo to somehow, have to do with if not all, then most of these. any ideas? i've read ur hubs and you said that you've read a lot and have many favorite quotes. any that could possibly fit my needs?

Kelly 7 years ago

I had a awesome arabic tattoo scrolled from top to the middle of my back- What doesn't kill me makes me stronger...

Good sayin!!!

kayleigh moore 7 years ago

hi im looking for 2 new tattos for myself one i would like a quote on love/life on my ribcage curling round to my belly .... something people will read and think "yeah thats true" any body with any ideas will be a great help

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betterman 7 years ago

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Hello I have just read all of your post about tattoo words and phrases and I loved every part of it. I am looking for a nice line for my first tattoo, I just want to commemorate all the hard ships I have endured and survived. All the false accusations and discrimination, losing almost every thing I have… I was thinking of “Been through hell and back” or “been to hell and back” (I will be using old English font) I am open to any suggestions on any line will commemorate my story.

Coste 7 years ago

can u help me please .. i`m looking for over a year to find a tattoo and im not lucky .. i want a phrase something with historic meaning or something .. anything but not Only god can judge me because everyone has it .. take care

Audrey 7 years ago

i was looking at the tatoo with "for those i love i will sacrifice" where its tattooed down on the girls waist. what type of font is that. i love it and i want my first tattoo to have that font.

jessica 7 years ago

I am looking for a tattoo representing my inner struggle or something that reminds me it will get better. Any suggestions?

jessie 7 years ago

can someone tell me what is the right translation for "LIVE YOUR DREAMS"

is it Vivite somnium


Degero Tui Quietis

someone email me please i go for my tattoo in a week and i don't want the wrong one.

Angel 7 years ago

Hi, i stumbles across this site and have a question of advice myself.

Im wanting to get a text tattoo that speaks my feelsings of my life,

I have been married 25 years, to my one and only, been with him since i was only 15 years old, always trusted he was a good man who would never hurt me or let me down, just recentley finding out he has not been faithfull has hurt to such a degree that i have lost all my faith and hope, and trust in ever trusting any human ever again. I now live my life for myself only and have found my strength in myself, I trust only me, and rely on only me, my heart is only my own. I have decided to stay with my husband and move past what's happened, but he has forever lost my love and trust, and that's something that not him nor anyone else will ever get from me again.

anyone have any quotes that i can make my own, to personalize who i am and how i feel, ?? that i can tattoo onto me to give me my own inspiration?

any advice, =)

thanks all

Joe 7 years ago

I have a yin yang on my shoulder and want to put sun rays around and cant seem to find anything need some help.

jo 7 years ago

hey i really want something similar to 'whatever will be will be' but not those exact words any suggestions? thanx =)

kate 7 years ago

Hey i have been looking for three years to find a phrase tattoo in cursive to put on my right foot. I want something unique and not to long.

Naveen 7 years ago

hey all you great people.. this is an amazing site. I am looking forward to have a nice tatoo. Can anybody suggest a good short quote which talks about life and experiences.

Jayee Em. 7 years ago

I'm getting a tattoo somewhere on my body with the lyrics "Hold your head high, Heavy Heart" and "The Phrase that Pays" underneath that. I think its beautiful and really uplifting. =)I'm also considering getting "Forget" on my left wristand "Regret" on my right wrist.

j dizzle 7 years ago

when the rich wage war its the poor who die

Liam 7 years ago

Hi, dunno if anybody could help me. But im getting my first tatto and i would like 'Family Is Everything' in latin, could someone translate it for me ?

Thehoggfelly 7 years ago

Im looking to get a literature tattoo, dunno what or where, thinking of inner forearm?? Any suggestions??

Axel 7 years ago

The first guy tattoo font is called "Chicano"

fresh 7 years ago

what ive felt and what ive known has never shined through in what ive shown

sieze the day sieze the night and don't think twice

fresh 7 years ago

what ive felt and what ive known has never shined through in what ive shown

sieze the day sieze the night and don't think twice

Em 7 years ago

Looking for a phrase that has to do with inner strength through life, any suggestions? Thanks!

candy 7 years ago

Hey Im goin to get tattooed on my iner foot 'she flies with her own wings'... symbalising my indepedence and how i feel i should live my life. Thought it might be inspiring to someone else!

leelee 7 years ago

i have Bruised Not Broken on my chest

ipek1980 7 years ago

hi im thinking of getting my first tattoo on the back of my neck swirling down to just between my shoulder blades. i want it to be 6 stars representing important members of my family can anyone think of a good quote about family i can put in between the stars please?

lalalala 7 years ago

i have a tattoo about family on my back it saysohanafamily means no one gets left behind or forgotten

CuRLa 7 years ago

Help please...i dunno what the correct translation is in latin but basically my bestfriend since birth and i want to have twin tattoos saying

"sisters through eternity. A single soul in two bodies."

Please please thank you :) we only got 3 days to get our tattoos right and get it done

CuRLa 7 years ago

Help please...i dunno what the correct translation is in latin but basically my bestfriend since birth and i want to have twin tattoos saying

"sisters through eternity. A single soul in two bodies."

Please please thank you :) we only got 3 days to get our tattoos right and get it done

7 years ago

ipek1980- family is forever

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Brocke09 7 years ago

i really need help, im getting the fourth tattoo in the exact same spot in about 10 days and i really like that font. can any1 tell me what it is??help would be much appreciatedthanx

amy 7 years ago

oh iv just realised the first pic says "don't think beleive" just to let you know x

amy 7 years ago

oh iv just realised the first pic says "don't think beleive" just to let you know x

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benjin45 7 years ago

hey i have decided to get a tattoo on my foot the outer side and i think i want a flower. i also want writing but i don't know if they would go together. i really like the font that is on the side of the person and says for "those i love i will sacrifice." Do you have any ideas for flowers and sayings?

JadeD 7 years ago

Great page and some amazing ideas on here! The photos are lovely too. I have been planning to get a tattoo for a while now and have been stuck between 'She flies with her own wings', 'I am my own', 'Until the end of everything' and 'Not all who wander are lost'. The last 2 have huge significance to me and I will probably fit all of them onto my body at some point,, for now I just want one and am stuck on which one to choose!

Jade 7 years ago

i have to agree with previous people who say they are sick of getting asked what their tattoo means. i'm 16 and have 'je t'aime' on my wrist, its frustrating when people continually ask what it means and if i regret getting it. they don't know the story behind it so don't open your mouths!

kodyleo 7 years ago

hey everyone, i've been thinking a lot of getting a tattoo soon and i have a russian heritage, so i want to get a word or phrase in russian somewhere on me. i am thinking about the wrist..

does anyone have any good ideas for a quote or anything, or better yet, a site with more info on russian?

NatP 7 years ago

Does anyone know where i can get these sayings translated into Gaelic for a Tattoo???

Also where would be the best place to get them?

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be All I am, and all I hope to be

Pixie 7 years ago

Hey there!

If there is someone who would like to share his/her collection of quotes with me, please send it to:

I'm looking for a quote for my foot and eventually my back......

Sammy Jo 7 years ago

I'm looking to get a tattoo on my back of a cherry blossom branch and the kanji symbol for mother with my son's name, but i would like to add a quote. The one i found which I liked the best is, "If I know what love is, it is because of you." I've asked a few people and they thought it was either a) too long, or b) sounds kinda funny on a tattoo for my son. I was kinda looking for other insight...any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!

luke big doggy t 7 years ago

Love life to the max in this world

chrissy 7 years ago

heeeey ! I'm trying to find a really good french saying about "Life" tattoo? Anyone have any ideas? Needs to be short though. Thanks :)

jossy 7 years ago

these are sickkkk..

ha ha ha..

i was planning on getting "live and let live"

down my ribs, but idk how to have it written,

or what...

any ideas anyone...

Annie 7 years ago

I love this quote....'Stand up tall, and face the doom, no matter what it brings, For these are lifes great victories that earn the Angel wings '

Emma 7 years ago

i really like the font in the 4th picture that says "for those i love i would sacrifice." does anyone know what that font is??

Taylor 7 years ago

I really love the font down the girls side saying "for those i love i will sacrifice" as well, i would really like to know the font name as well.. i have wanted a tattoo down my side for i don't know how long.. and i love that exact quote i would appreciate it if someone could get back to me on this


Tegan 7 years ago

Hey, I'm getting a tattoo and I want it in Latin.

The phrase is "Never forgive, Never forget" Do you think you could help me? Also, what is the font for the fourth picture?

Michael 7 years ago

Hi i was thinking to get a tattoo in memeory of an old friend, he past away when i was pretty young and im only 18 now, so clearly i was young lool but yeah was just wondering if anyone could help me out as my memories with him are brief and hard to remember.

Michael 7 years ago

Hi i was thinking to get a tattoo in memeory of an old friend, he past away when i was pretty young and im only 18 now, so clearly i was young lool but yeah was just wondering if anyone could help me out as my memories with him are brief and hard to remember.

Katlyn 7 years ago

Hey I want to get a tattoo down my side and I was thinking of getting this quote: Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. But I am not sure what font or size I should get if you have any ideas email me at


Karen 7 years ago

I'd really like to have a quote tattoo in hebrew, but all the online translators I can find give the hebrew writing in single bold letters, does anyone know where I can find one with a diferent, more fancy font?


Joanne 7 years ago

Hi, iv got the word Faithful tattooed on the inside of my upper arm,(it reads down e.g from my shoulder to my elbow) but not that big lol, the tattoo is quite new and i still like it but i think it is a bit lost one word on its own, any ideas of what i could add on to it ? Thanks x

I also Have quite a large string of stars going from just below my hip bone up to my bra strap, (up my right side), all different sizes and designs e.g shaded, opaque, hollow smalland big, i would like a shortish phase on my left hand side, i like things about dreams e.g "follow you dreams they will come true" "wake your dreams" or yano other phases with meaning but im thinking i should link to stars but how?? any ideas

britttany 7 years ago

im getting my first tattoo in march (yeahh far from now) but i want to start thinking of ideas so i know exactly what i want and that im sure i want it. i want it somewhere i can hide easily concidering my dad isn't to fond of the idea, yet somewhere noticable(yeah not a good combination ha) but i was thnking "brittany alexus" along the side of my foot or a family quote somewhere. any imput on quotes or places to get it?

Joanne 7 years ago

brittany, u could get an ambigram tattoo, that is one of those ones where it reads something one way then when turned up side down it reads something different, i seen a nice one that says family, then wen turned upside down it says forever lol, but a bit bold and big for a foot i suppose

kav 7 years ago

the first one sez don't think twice

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Kracer 7 years ago from Denmark

Hey Im thinking about getting a quote.

something like: "What does not kill you, makes you stronger" or "just keep moving forward, and never look back"

but I don't know where to put it yet.

- Can you guys help me out?

Joanne Archer 7 years ago

Heyy, i love this site its so inspirational!! but im useless at thinkin about things and wondered if someone could help!!! I got engaged in tunisia and because the main language is arabic i want a tattoo in arabic with a phrase about love as a reminder of my time there and the importance of it to me. Does anyone have any ideas??

Gina Marie 7 years ago

To the, "I want life in every word, to the extent that it's absurd," person, I love you.

And the Postal Service.

Excellent choice, friend.

-gina marie.

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Bianca 7 years ago

Hey guys, I love the font in the fifth one... Im planning on getting "For those who have stood by my side, you are the story I will tell...." Who knows the font???

CAM 7 years ago

Im wanting to get a dove (with my grandfathers initials inside) holding a ribbon with a quote in it, but i cant think of a good enough quote. Any advice?

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marcpt23 7 years ago

after ten years of wanting a tattoo and having no idea what to get, my ex broke my heart and i came across this saying which im now going to get

'forgiveness is the scent the violet leaves on the heel that crushes it'

only problems - i want it in latin and i cant decided where - outside of forearm?? help....

laura 7 years ago

hi there i have a few tattoos but i recently lost a baby and i want something on my boby that symbolises this without using his name so i don't have to explain every time somebody asks. i was thinking 'the past cannot be cured whatever life throws me just makes me stronger everything happens for a reason.ideas would be gr8 thanks!

Bec 7 years ago

Hi guys, I'am wanting to get a new tattoo down the top of my spine. I want it to say 'For those I love I will sacrifice' But I want it translated into Latin if anyone can help me with that it would be awesome THANKS!!

lauren 7 years ago

hey guys...i am thinking of getting my first tattoo. i want a saying that means a lot to me about my life. i used to be very depressed and didn't love myself. i want something to do with the progress i have made and something to do with loving yourself, trusting in yourself and living in the direction of your dreams that you can accomplish anything. im just looking for inspiration if anyone has any ideas! Thanks!!

UV 7 years ago

Hey, I already have 2 tattoos:

the chinese symbol for faith/trust above my left breast and a sanskrit prayer on my back, below my right shoulder.

I'm looking at getting another one in hebrew on the inside of my left arm...if someone could please help me with the translation i would really aprreciate it.

Also, Lauren i think it might be useful to you.

it reads:

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

And when I am for myself, what am 'I'?

And if not now, when?"

(Pirkei Avot 1:14)

kasia 7 years ago

this is to becauseilive

I was wondering what your quote was that's in Polish?

Tanner 7 years ago

I really like everything you wrote Jaclyn , it sounds like something I would write myself. I have a tattoo on my ribcage right underneath where my arms lies that reads " I looked at my life and it was also a river," and one on the top of my shoulder the the person who got "for those i love i will sacrifice ," that says "Dimmi con chi vai chi ti diro chi sei" an italian proverb that means Tell me who you go with and I'll tell you who you are. Tattoos are something you will always carry around with you so I chose two things will will always mean something to me. Twenty years from now , both those messages will be as important to me as they are now.

DebbieDee 7 years ago

I want a tattoo on my hand! smalll & sweet any idears? thanks people!x

KaylaM 7 years ago

i want to get my first tattoo , Im loving " one day i will find me " it makes sence to me . it fits me perfect .. i want it going down the side of my ribs on the left side. does it really hurt that badly ?

kari 7 years ago

Hey I'm planning on getting a tattoo really soon. But I want it to be meaningful . Preferably a quote about my dad who passed away this year. I want to know what spots hurt the least. I wanted it on the right side of my back but I want it flipped side ways so that it looks vertical and you would have to turn ur head to read it. I don't know if that made sence. Some advice? Thanx

Kate 7 years ago

I want a tattoo on the back of my neck, i want it in spanish as that's where i'm origionally from, but don't know what writing to get , something meanigful and to the point , any ideas?

andy 7 years ago

im planning on getting a tattoo. erm.. i want it to remind me that i need to work harder and never give up. so im planning to get a tattoo written in italian stating "life is a challenge".anyone knows the right translation for it??

groundhog 7 years ago

I have an ambigram of veritas and aequitas on my forearm

John J 7 years ago

i was thinking of getting . . .

Meus vires

Meus Vita

Meus prosapia

on my ribs I translated it myself to my strength my life my family . . . is that the correct translation? and also what would be a good font for that i was thinking of only having the out line of the font and not filling it in, any thoughts??

Jadeee 7 years ago

im turning 15 next month and im getting my first tattoo on my inner wrist and i think i want it to say "the only dreams that matter are the one's you have when your awake" what do you think?

sam 7 years ago

hey jus looking for any quote ideas for a 19 year ols english lad!!! any ideas anyone plzzzzzz

sarah 7 years ago

hi does anyone know how the exact translation goes for this quote, i am having tattoo and i want it spelled correctly.... she flies by her own wings

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blond-e 7 years ago

FOR ALL WHO WANT 'OVER COMING BAD TIME' TATTOOS. i have 'luctor et emergo' on the inside of my wrist it's latin for 'i stuggle and emerge' n e 1 got any family inspired quotes?

alli shoe$$ 7 years ago

I like the one that quotes clark gable by postal service.

Spectacular. :)

nickubas 7 years ago

awsome hub im wanting to get a tattoo at the moment im 17 and i haven't had the best 2 years of my life gt mixed wth the rong croud i guess ? im wanting to get sumthing like ''forget the past''but not in those words could you help me out thatl be great thanks email me thanks

Mark K 7 years ago

Hey guys i really want in Latin......"Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you die today" i have seen a couple different translations. i just don't want Im a big homo in latin on my arm for the rest of my life so if someone could help me out it would be much appreciated.


rissaroo 7 years ago

i want to get the amibigram for saint/sinner on my ribs from right under my bra line to about my hip. any idea how long it would take?

Mini 7 years ago

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

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

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

Pleaseee i really want to get one Now!

sarah? 7 years ago

anyonw know the latin translation for ' she flies by her own wings' ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

tony 6 years ago

sarah i know your translation

alis volat propiis

kayla 6 years ago

the guy at the top, his tattoo says don't think twice.

liz 6 years ago

i am also polish and i am wanting a curved/wavy designed quote going from underneath my breast and wind down my side and end around my hip bone but i want it to be the correct polish translation. any ideas? i believe in love, art, antique history, family, and standing up for what u believe in and never giving up. please email me if u have any ideas.

moin 6 years ago

want to get a tattoo on my right ribs..have got no idea wot phrase should i write suggestions?

aaron 6 years ago

she isn't going to respond if she hasn't for two years just read what she said and youull be fine

Cindy 6 years ago

Im 21 and was in a relationship for two and a half years with a guy that my parents didn't approve of. We broke up for about 7 months i dated a guy but ended up ending it because i couldn't commit to a relationship when my heart wasn't in it. Im now back with the guy i was with for two years he said he also struggled dating others. For the moment we have to keep the relationship between us. Im after a quote about forbidden love and how i feel torn between family and love and secrecy.

Any Ideas?

Gem 6 years ago

I have latin script across my ribs.

'O fortuna velut luna'

Means fortune like the moon. Lyrics off Enigmas single, 'Gravity of love'

Fortune - (good/bad luck), Luna (moon) - Emotion. I got this done after I was diagnosed bipolar1.

Its very personal, and I always get compliments - its a beautiful tat with deep meaning.

Karen 6 years ago

in the forth picture

"for those i love, i will sacrifice"

anyone know the font name??


Casey 6 years ago

How can we find out the font of the 4th picture??? I have to find out and I don't know how to!

shelle 6 years ago

i lost my mother as a lil girl and i know she has always been with me hand in hand every step of my way, i want to get a tattoo around my wrist that resembles saying that or in a shorter version maybe diferent language with her name and date,

Like carpe diem is two short words that means such a powerfull and beautiful statement (seize the day) any one know of any statements or words that can resemble in what i am trying to say about my mother holding my hand each step of my way... i don't know thought i would through it in here and ask a lot of these answers have been genuine in help to those who've asked


Kerry 6 years ago

last year i went into a major depression. i cut myself for months. now that i'm over that i would like to get a tattoo to remind me of all that i went through. something about new beginnings or something along those lines. if anyone has a quote that would relate to that, that would be great.

lisaaaaaa 6 years ago

heyyyy i was thinkin of getting the quote

'once you choose hope anything is possible'

but im stuck about where to get it any ideeeas?x

Brittany 6 years ago

I'm wanting to add on to my tattoo down my ribs.. It's three nautical stars an i would like to have a quotes around it... Any ideas on what i could put for it to go together with the stars???

Shay 6 years ago

I want a tattoo across my knuckles, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a two word phrase with four letters each :/ I'm a very free spirit, so I want something that will show that


rebecca 6 years ago

how would you say everything happens for a reason in russian?

t.babe 6 years ago

te tattoo of the guy says don't think twice

sariah 6 years ago

i have a tattoo on my left fore arm that's goes up its says "nitchs dauret fur immer" im from germany an i always went to my aunt for love advice an she always told me " nitchs dauret fur immer" it translates to nothing lasts for ever

Lina 6 years ago

I want a tattoo that you can watch and recall that you should never give up. Something like, - "never give up" or "hope". Something in the style but none of them. Something that really matter. To always have the confidence and be strong as well ... someone who can help with some nice texts to choose from?

Thanks in advance

David 6 years ago

Dear all,

Just a short note to say that, if anyone is interested in obtaining a tattoo in Latin or Ancient Greek I run a service that can translate any phrase into these ancient and beautiful languages. It should be made widely known that no automatic online translation can give correct translations, so be careful!

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ambah 6 years ago

is there a quote in italian like via la vida

craig 6 years ago

Does anyone know what the first tattoo says?

kr 6 years ago

don't think twice

pat 6 years ago

does anyone have an accurate arabic translation service?

pat 6 years ago


what does everyone think of this saying?

may the best of your today's, be the worst of your tomorrows

John 6 years ago

what's the name of the font on the fourth pic 'for those i love i'll sacrifice'? does anybody know???

Wanlin 6 years ago

Some help here ..? "The past is practice" in Latin (: Thanks.

Lucy 6 years ago

Hey, I was thinking of getting either "Just Breathe" or "Des raisons de vivre" meaning "reasons to live" in French. Suggestions on which one?

Classical Turns 6 years ago

Dear all,

For Latin tattoo requests, please consider visiting Classical Turns ( ) which can translate any English phrase for you into Latin (or Ancient Greek) at the swiftest and lowest rates available online. No free program works online, and it can be said with the utmost certainty that the program to which Megan gives a link above will give you nonsense for any translation of more than one word. If you want a unique but profesionally accurate Latin tattoo, you must turn to a professional human!

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Sandra 6 years ago

To live and to love in french is: Vivre et aimer

jeniann 6 years ago

I have a tattoo across my shoulders which says

Its not about waiting for the storm to pass

Its about learning to dance in the rain

M.Mc. 6 years ago

Hey! my gran died 2years ago, and i would a saying/quote tattoo in her memory but i just cant find the right saying. Help?

M.Mc. 6 years ago

the first picture says 'don't think twice' :)

Leah Ober 6 years ago

I want to get a hip tattoo with either the word sister in a different language or a symbol that means sister,...any ideas?

Cassie G 6 years ago

So i am polish. And i love my heritage. i wanna get something written in polish. like beauty, bravery, wisom, or love lasts forever. or something like tht. more of the love lasts forever because my great grandma use to say it all the time & she was right in the middle of teaching me how to speak polish & died. But idk how to to trasnlate them, & i don't trust the internet. Plus idk where the best spot to get it. ideads?

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juan92 6 years ago

what font is the rib tattoo?

CC 6 years ago

I'm getting "The world is mine" on my side this Thursday. I'm nervous haha

Jazmyn 6 years ago


I want to get a quote about my father who passed away when i was 4 and also something to represent my mom who has raised me for 16 years now all on her own :)

Flojo 6 years ago

Can anyone tell me what the following would be in Latin - "No one will ever know what I have endured". If anyone has any similar quotes please let me know, I am looking for something that symbolises the struggles I have been through in my life.

Any help would be great


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natalieamanda 6 years ago

i want to get a tatoo saying down the side of my body but have no idea what to get. im a girly girl and need it to be quite long! please help

taytot 6 years ago

can someone tell me what the first guys tattoo says in latin? and means in english?? thanks :)

Meg 6 years ago

hello everyone, few suggestions/answers to your questions:

-someone waay above wanted to get "whatever will be will be" but wanted to phrase it or say it differently. I would suggest "Que Sera Sera" in its place (that's what it means from the song)

To anyone looking to get a quote but wondering what quote to get, I would suggest using maybe a dictionary entry.


Strong(adj: Str-uh-ONG; one determined and has overcome difficulties, see DETERMINED

you know how the entries look(and the pronunciation is off lol), something similar to that in perhaps a simple Times New Roman font.

I think its perfect because you can literally put what defines you and create your own meaning.I have one idea for an entry, I'm infusing it with a song I love.

-another quote which I got from postsecret,"Faut souffrir pour etre belle" It has so much meaning to it, and translates to Beauty do not come without suffering, in other words it means, nothing comes easy!

David 6 years ago

Dear all,

Taytot: the first tattoo, if I understand you correctly, is in English: Don't Think Twice. To answer Flojo's question, the answer is 'nemo numquam [or less emphatically 'umquam'] qualia/quanta/quae/quot passus/passa sim sciet'; the choice between 'passus' and 'passa' depends on your gender.

It is worth noting for those wanting expert help with something as serious as a Latin tattoo, that professional help is necessary for accuracy (as Latin is a very precise language that cannot be fed into any automatic translation machine). Classical Turns has now introduced its own page to help with the difficult task of translation English into the appropriate Latin phrase for a tattoo. A professional service, including advice about fonts and layout, is now available at the cheapest rates online. Classical Turns would be very happy to help with all the translation requests above. Just click on the name above to visit the Latin Tattoos page, or put in your browser.



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NothingButMe 6 years ago

hey great hub im looking around at the minute for something great and insperational for my first tattoo and i think ive decided to go with my favourite quote of all from the legend that is Bob Marley "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds" great lyric

nick c 6 years ago

I have had an Om for the last 8 years and thinking about another. my new wife hates tatts but i'm thinking that a good translation of something meaningfull will swing her and the mother and mether inlaw. so far i'm thinking family so "Mi familia está por siempre" in cursive. just copy and paste into word and it should translate for you. My brother in law iis spanish and he's checked the spelling etc for me. let me know your thoughts...

conny g 6 years ago

how many peaples got "for those i love i sell rice" haha

ali 6 years ago

i want to get "i do it because i want to, i do it because i can, i do it because you told me i couldn't" but i have no clue where to get it.

yane 6 years ago

doesn anyone know how "beauty is not in the face but in the light of the heart" would look in hindu or where i can go see it in hindu i would like to get that as a tattoo

katie 6 years ago

what do you think i could put at thee end of this

'for you i live for....' i need smething else for the end of that :/

any ideas??


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SnikazNikaz 6 years ago

i have a chinese symbol on the top of my back, i was just wondering what some people thought about tattooing my cats name in a great font on my upper arm..maybe in a different language as well..thanks :)

newbi 6 years ago

May i suggest that if you don't even know what you want that now is not the time to get a tattoo. if you are going to get one, it should be something in you already, that you want confirmed in ink, not ink for the sake of decoration. those are the tats you will probably regret later.

Lesley. 6 years ago

i have a tattoo on my wrist that i wanna get covered up, maybe w/A heart or somethingg but i wanna love quote w/it. & idkno what quote to use..

Mads 6 years ago

Could anyone tell me what font is used on the rib tattoo that says "for those I love I will sacrifice"?

austin 6 years ago

What does the first picture translate to? the tat down his side?

James Johnson 6 years ago

does anyone know where to find that font that the never look back is on the mans side, getting a tattoo tomorrow but want that font

marianne 6 years ago

Hey! my gran died 2years ago, and i would a saying/quote tattoo in her memory but i just cant find the right saying. Help?

Mads 6 years ago


The first tattoo down the man's side says "Don't Think Twice"

james Johnson  6 years ago

Do u no were i could find that font for that

amber 6 years ago

im looking to get a tatoo on my back i was wondering if anyone had any good sayings for strenght

beckii  6 years ago

all these sayings i have found i love them

which one do u prefer

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

For Those Who Have Stood By My Side...

You are The Story I Tell"

she flies with her own wings

one day i will find me

beauty is not in the face but in the light of the heart"

These eyes have seen it all but the heart has felt the emotions

shannon 6 years ago

hello, i been thinking about getting a tattoo & i want to get the word faith on the back of my neck & what do you think about that & do you have any more ideas ?

David 6 years ago

Dear all,

For those seeking a tattoo in Latin, it cannot be stressed enough that, unless you have many years' experience in the language, you are seeking a tattoo. It is worth noting, for those visiting this page and desiring expert help with something as serious as a Latin tattoo, that Classical Turns has now introduced its own page to help with the difficult task of translation English into the appropriate Latin phrase for a tattoo. A professional service, including advice about fonts and layout, is now available at the cheapest rates online. Classical Turns would be happy to help with all the translations above. Just click on the name above to visit the Latin Tattoos page, or put in your browser.

Thanks for your time.

Sal. pl.


stephanie 6 years ago

Amber~ Pain is weakness leaving the body

better than just writing "strength"

Ashley 6 years ago

I want to get a tattoo on my wrist saying 'Wake Up My Love" I am not sure if I want it to face out where it is upside down for me, or have it right side up to me.

What do you guys think?

Leah 6 years ago

one of my best friends just passed away in a car crash and my mom passed away when she was 33. I wanted to get a tattoo for them, but also one that could have deeper meaning. One idea was an 'L' (both their names started with L and so does mine and my grandma's) but I really love the phrase "It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.". I'm not sure where to get the tattoo or if I should incorporate a symbol (such as stars) any ideas?

Tess 6 years ago

im a senior in high school and i am going to italy in april so i wanted something in italion written on my wrist but im having some trouble finding a word that will A. look good and B. mean something to me....any ideas? ive been thinkoing of getting Faith but im not sure

Rens 6 years ago

Hi, I've been thinking of taking a tattoo for like 4 months now, and i found the text i was going to put.

First i decided to put it on my underarm, starting on the right one (on the side) and halfway switch to the left one (also on the side) so if I put them together they make a sentence,

The text would be;

'God Would Not Put Me Through ----

What He Can't Take Me Through'

But I'm afraid that people, such as for a job interview will reject me for my tattoo, so i've been doubting a lot, and working with long sleeves in the summer isn't great either.. I hope somebody could give me a solution since it's quite a big text.

Mike 6 years ago

any one know the font of the first tattoo goin down the guys ribs

Kay 6 years ago

heyy i planning on getting a tattoo on the side of my foot in turkish i was wondering if anyone knows any good translator sites as the google translator wont translate properly

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Liv 6 years ago

Can you please tell me the font in the 4th picture down.

'for those i love, i will sacrifice'

Sarah-du-13 6 years ago

Hi, i'm french and I want a tatoo who say "believe in love" in chinese symbole, someone know a site or something who see a tatoo like that?

Ava 6 years ago

I want a tatoo in polish because i love my polish heritage. any ideas? a word that looks pretty and meaningful lol

holly xx 6 years ago

Dream as if you'll live forever Live as if you'll die today. maybe down my back in hebrew ? any ideas..

i have had a hard life any quots not to long though thanks you ? xx

holly xx 6 years ago

Dream as if you'll live forever Live as if you'll die today. maybe down my back in hebrew ? any ideas..

i have had a hard life any quots not to long though thanks you ? xx

polka dolka xx 6 years ago

hey all, im really hoping some one can help me with translating my first and upcomming tattoo into polish...."My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow.

What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know".ive typed it into all the translator things and i keep getting the same thing but im not 100% sure if it sounds right.. i speak fluent polish but cant figure this one out...

polka dolka xx 6 years ago

hey all, im really hoping some one can help me with translating my first and upcomming tattoo into polish...."My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow.

What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know".ive typed it into all the translator things and i keep getting the same thing but im not 100% sure if it sounds right.. i speak fluent polish but cant figure this one out... oh ye and wat is the font for that rib pick (4th one down)i love it...

danny 6 years ago

all great suggestions guys, im looking to get a line about living life to the fullest, seizing the day etc. that first font is awesome... do you guys think it is stupid to get a language that doesn't have much meaning to you??

Great Tattoos 6 years ago

Your tattoos are great, check out my website !

stewy 6 years ago


i wanna get a tattoo for my dad. who past away when i was 8.

any sugestion???

prefered short quotes :)

himanshu 6 years ago

"for those i love i will sacrifice" m gonna get this tattoo very soon....thankx a lot you...

6 years ago

hi, does anyone know what font is that in the fourth photo down??

sam 6 years ago

im a single dad with two beautiful little girls and want to get phrase tattooed on my chest (from shoulder to shoulder) any ideas?

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ana_25 6 years ago

i'm gettin tattoo on my arm saying "I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed"

do u think it's good one? xxx

marilyn 6 years ago

im 17 and am getting a tattoo sooon. im thinking of:

vivre et aimer (live and love in french)

remember to breathe..which would mean a lot, its also a dashboard confessional song.

i lovee lindsay lohans tattoo tht says breathe on her wrist itd be like a great little inspiration for me but i dnt think i want something she has...

i also was thinking about getting a butterfly with the eye of horus in the wing symbolizing protection from all evil.

i was trying to think of a good qoute about all the bad things ive gotten through i life so far..and how ive got so many secrets.

HELP? ideas or suggestions would be soo appreciated. write me here orr email me at


marilyn 6 years ago

also thinking of maybe "noone knows" representing all the secret struggles ive gotten through. in latin maybe?

Dawn Kratzer 6 years ago

Hi i am looking to getting the quote - "pain is weakness leaving the body' on the inside of my upper arm .. are there any pictures out there with that quote so i can see what it looks like ?

Ivan 6 years ago

Hey i need something in french that's inspirational can somebody help wit just a single word??

adreamer 6 years ago


I would like to have my third tattoo, a text tattoo, on Italian. I would like it to be on my ankle or in my arm or something, though that can be later considered.

First I thought that the text in that tattoo would refer to my boyfriend. I have been with him since 2007, when we were just 15 years old. He is my first love and I'm his.

Then I realized I could have a text, a phrase that refers to my panic disorder. I have a panic disorder, I have had it all my life and it is always there. I have also suffered from depression a year ago. Those are a big part of my life and I can't get rid of them even if I wanted. I have had to get used to them which is sometimes frustrating for example if the panic attack will strike at night. My boyfriend has also helped me struggling with that. It wouldn't mind me if we broke up and I still had the tattoo which would apply to him. He has changed my life from worse to better and I am forever grateful to him. We have also grown upp together and he has had such an influence to me.

The disorder, depression and my dear boyfriend has made me that person who I am now and that's why I would like to have something tattooed regarding to them. I would like to have some nice phrase, not a very long but not a single word either. And with an Italian spelling, or Latin, I'm not sure just yet.

I would be grateful to you if you guys helped me with this. Thanks!

(ps. Sorry for my typing mistakes, I'm still studying English)

caro 6 years ago

i'm a little unsure on the wording for my next tattoo... To the boy who stole my heart.... Or For the boy who stole my heart... Or even For the one who stole my heart? Love this link too :) x

Anotherperra 6 years ago

Only the strong survive

eliza 6 years ago

ii think that all of your suggestions are great! I know I'm like the 20th person to ask this but I am in love with the 4th pictures font so if anyone figures it out feel free to let me know :D I have suffered from deptression as well and have been diagnosed with ocd, adhd, depression, and bipolar disorder and was sent to the hospital a couple years ago for a suicide attempt. So ever since I got out of the hospital I've wanted a tattoo. So PLEASE let me know if you have any suggestions! Thankyou :)

6 years ago

hey... does anyone know the latin translation for "love me for who i am"

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Jeyulo 6 years ago

Hey. I was planning to get another tattoo, I already have an Angel lady holding a Baby angel on her arms. I was planning to put a phrase below it. "Only God knows why". What you think guys?

court 6 years ago

hey i want pinks tattoo wa gose around comes around

Mermaid 6 years ago

Court, YOu should TOTALLY get that tattoo. But get it exactly as you have it written. :"wa gose around comes around"

Patrick 6 years ago

I§m thinking about "EVERLAST" or "Never believe no one"

Jill 6 years ago

What font is used on the 3RD PICTURE???? :)

lycia 6 years ago

is there any hub about tattoos in french? thanks

bobo 6 years ago

Hey im a guy and i want to get a phrase that's positive on my forearm but a short quote. Any ideas?

Ninaa 6 years ago

i want a saying that is short but yet meaningful..on my hip.

its has to be short so its easy to hide...ideas anyone?

i like quotes about life :)

Leah 6 years ago

I'm 15 and I want to get my boyfriends name Nigel on my right breast but my mom is fighting me on this. I want to cross over to Niagara Falls Canada and get it.

Any suggestions on how to get my mom to stop being so difficult. My boyfriend and I are in love and want to be together forever.

ilan18 6 years ago

Yhe tattoo that the guy in the first pictur has says "don't think twice"..

I'm thinking of getting a small phrase tattooed right over or on my collorbone, or running down my neck to the back of my shoulder... any ideas??

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never.say.die 6 years ago

Can anyone help me translate "never say die" to Latin, Greek,Hebrew???

Jeyulo 6 years ago

@ Leah. Listen to your mom its not a bright idea to get your boyfriends name tattoed at your breast. Name tattoos are regretful

alex 6 years ago

what's the font of the eight tattoo

Leon 6 years ago

Hello guys i really need help i want to get this tattoo phrase in either hebrew or arabic can someone send me a picture of how it would look . please email is -

"Live today like you'll die tomorrow"

"for those i love i will sacrifice"

Josh 6 years ago

I lost my hairless rabbit thumper a few days ago.

I would like to get his portrait done on my chest.

Has anyone ever had portraits done of someone or whatever that they loved???

hollyho 6 years ago

im thinking of gettin a tattoo on my foot and i want a quote that represents life, needs to be short! any ideas?

Polish Girl 6 years ago

Hi, I'm from Poland so if somebody want to get tattoo in polish language, I can translate :)Hovewer, I'm going to get wrist tattoo but in english language. Why people always want somenthing different as they have? It's crazy.. isn't it?:)

6 years ago

I really liked the last one, do you know what that font is? X

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Malgosia 6 years ago

Hi there, I'm Polish and I'm really curious what your quote says that you have on your arm... What did you have written?

alexa 6 years ago

what FONT is the 4th picture down? the one that says "for those i love, i will sacrifice" PLEASE HELP?

staciii 6 years ago

is there a website that you can go on and type in a word and it brings it up in different fonts?

Java 6 years ago

There is nothing so ugly as ALL of these pictures. You cannot improve upon perfection.

monica 6 years ago

Hii everyone, my name is monica and i am 16 years old. I really want a tattoo on my ribs partly under my bust area qoinq horizontal. My parents are okay with me qettinq one but i don't want to until i am 100% sure its the one i want. im thinkinq a quote about life or family? somethinq deep that when you read it you have to think and say "wow", please let me know if anyone has any ideas for me (: thank you so much everyone!--email me @ (:

stephanie 6 years ago

im getting a the incubus lyrics "but lately i've been finding that when i drive myself my light is found, whatever tomorrow brings ill be there, with open arms and open eyes"

i have no idea where i want it i was thinking my upper inner arm, or the top of my thigh.

any suggestions?

rufio2.0 6 years ago

would someone help me translate "greatness lies not in being strong but the right using of strength" into the correct and proper way to say it in polish? I'm trying to get this as a tat and I want to have the correct translation

rufio2.0 6 years ago

would someone help me translate "greatness lies not in being strong but the right using of strength" into the correct and proper way to say it in polish? I'm trying to get this as a tat and I want to have the correct translation

Hass 5 years ago

Hi peoples... Ive been thinking of getting a tattoo for a while now but still haven't manage to find a quote i like... I lost 2 brothers several years ago and wanna get there names and dates plus a quote, any ideas??? i wanna get it on my ribs so if it is a longer quote im ok with it... if you could e-mail

i would really appreciate this... thanks

LoLy 5 years ago


i got a tattoo its 3 butterflies represent my mom sis nd i...

but i wanted to write something about it... but i have no idea... can u guys help me ?!

Classical Turns 5 years ago

Dear all,

It is clear that many of you are interested in obtainingnew English to Latin translations for tattoos. Please be aware, as I have said earlier, that almost all of the answers provided on this page are incorrect, often spectacularly so. Unless you have many years' experience in the Latin language, professional advice is strongly desired if you are seeking a tattoo, which is not the sort of bodily decoration that can be changed with ease!

With this said, I may should add that, for the benefit of those who have visited this page and desire expert help with something as serious and permanent as a Latin tattoo, the online service Classical Turns has introduced its own page to help with the thorny task of translation English into the appropriate Latin (or Ancient Greek) phrase for a tattoo. An expert academic service, including advice about authentic and appropriate fonts and layout, is available. Information about pronunciation can also be given on request. Classical Turns would be happy to help with all the translations offered above: no request in English is too difficult to be rendered into Latin. Just visit and click on 'Latin Tattoo Translator' on the left menu.



camille 5 years ago

hi everybody. for those who wants something in French, I can translate sentences for you, cause I'm a French-nature speaking. I've always speak French but I became trilingual in the last two years ;) I want to get a tattoo, saying something like: heaps up hearts down, what goes up must come down or keep or rockin'... I really down know what, Does anybody have an idea??? I want it to be short & sweet. Thank you!!

nita 5 years ago

Camille I actually need two sentences translated into french

Turn your wounds into wisdom

wonder, is a garden among the flames

nita 5 years ago

Camille I actually need two sentences translated into french

Turn your wounds into wisdom

wonder, is a garden among the flames

sorry it got posted before I could add my email address

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pulleyn22 5 years ago


I’m looking to get my second tattoo done my first one is '' nosce te ipsum'' know thyself. I would like a slightly longer one for my second I’m into meaningful quotes I have a few ideas which are.

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

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

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

Firstly could someone translate these into Latin for me I have tried the online translators but some part of me doesn’t trust them lol.

Also I would really appreciate more ideas obviously from the above quotes you can sort of see the kind of quotes I’m looking for.



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Devon Wright 5 years ago

I love this hub! I have been tryng to figure out what I wanted to do for my side piece for quite awhile now. I happened to stumble across this page today in the midst of looking for different ideas, and it hit me. You had said something about the words "beautiful wound". It was perfect! I had been looking for a storng word to use, and that phrase fit so perfectly with any tattoo. I cant wait to have my piece done now. Hopefully i can send you a picture when it is finally finished, but I just wanted to say thank you so much. I couldn't have asked for anything better!

Roohi 5 years ago

Hey I was wondering if you know of any good quotes about Family?

I love my parents and sister more than anything in the world and I've been searching for a good quote, any sugestions?


rachel 5 years ago

I have 2 tattoo's that are sayings. one is "break the rules" on my collar bone, the other is a line from a johnny cash song "Because your mine i walk the line" across my wrists. Im now thinking of getting "just living is not enough"

kellster 5 years ago


:) :)

Brenda 5 years ago

I want the word "hope" like to always hold on to, believe in...I want it in hebrew, but its a bit hard to find the accurate translation do to so many meanings etc. Do you know a site that has a way I can look up english to hebrew translations? I'm hoping to get it soon.

RB. 5 years ago

Nita , that's mean "tranforme tes blessures en sagesse"

I like it very much !

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Mike creed 5 years ago

Hello, I'm 18 and I want 2 tattoos on my inner biceps. I want 2-3 words that are inspirational and motivational. There are so many quotes that I have but I can't pick 2. I want these words in Gaelic to because I'm Irish. I was wondering if you could help.


Camtheman18 5 years ago

Never surrender

Abbie 5 years ago

I was thinking about getting two tattoo's. The first saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." on my lower back and the second saying "Embrace your imperfections and be perfect." I'd like some advice on where to get the second quote though. Thanks!

Banyj 5 years ago

Hey. Theere is tatto i love so much but the owner is my favorite idol so i don't wanna be a copycat. Here's the picture:

It says ( in latin ) : cavpe siem,quam minimum cresula postero.

Eng: “Take a hold of today. And only believe in the word ‘tomorrow’ in the smallest way you can“.

Can you change the words of tatoo but you won't change the meaning. I know it's hard but it'll mean a world to me. Thank you !

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Payton Morse 5 years ago

I have a lot of scars on my arms and ribs. And I'm ready to cover that part of my life up. And I want to get a tattoo that will remind me that I can keep going. I was kinda thinking of something like a pair of dramatic eyes (the Pair on the left) With a quote.,r:9,s:65

This would go on the left side of my ribs. Any tips/ideas would be great! :)

Nani 5 years ago

Hello, awesome page! I've wanted to have a tattoo with a quote for a long long time, and I've been trying to figure out a perfect quote but I just don't know.. I want it to have a story behind that reminds me of the fact that without my friends my depression would have killed me.. But I don't want the text to be too long.. Any ideas?

Taylorr 5 years ago

i want a tattoo, but im not sure what to get yet. i know i want a quote about my mum, i think im gonna get "mother is god in the eyes of her child" but i dunno?, ideas..

mickyn 5 years ago

for taylorr , my friend got a good one about his mum , lengthy , but good , it reads : the most beautiful woman i ever kissed , was another mans wife... my mother ! sums it up pretty well i think .

I'VE recently started studying after 20 years away frm school n am going to get " knowledge is power " in bold across the top of my chest. PEACE.

neogr 5 years ago

i would like to get a phoenix on my upper arm and a saying (live your life as its the last )got any ideas need some cant find anything

Jesi 5 years ago

I have a tattoo on the outside edge of my left foot that says "While I breathe, I hope." In Latin its "Dum spiro, spero." I also want another one that says, "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun." I'm not sure where yet, but I just love the feeling that both of these statements give me. I hope that these quotes may give others as much hope and happiness as they give me.

JC 5 years ago


need a good idea for a tattoo, im thinking of getting a powerful saying about life, love and peace but don't have a clue what to gett,, help please xx

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Honey 5 years ago


Sorry I'm french and i'm about to get a tattoo.

but i'm still thinking about - "Never Mind" or "Never Look Back". And i'm wondering if we can says "never mind" just like this for a tattoo. If that means something ?

Honey 5 years ago


Sorry I'm french and i'm about to get a tattoo.

but i'm still thinking about - "Never Mind" or "Never Look Back". And i'm wondering if we can says "never mind" just like this for a tattoo. If that means something ?

italian boiii 5 years ago

i want a tattoo that says speed now die later in italian ..???

a.l 5 years ago

Honey, J'aime mieux never look back :)

someone 5 years ago

what kind of font is the girl in the 4th picture with the tattoo on her side??

Samantha 5 years ago


im a mother and ended up turning my life around as soon as i had found out 3 years ago.

i am getting the phrase

"Heart of a Mother; Soul of a Fighter"

inked somewhere along my shoulder/s

im not sure how though???

or if there would be a better place.

please any ideas?

(along my sides are unavailable due to stretchmarks =[ )

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concreteangel 5 years ago

hey everyone, for anybody looking for inspiration then here is a list of tattoos that either I have or my friends have:

"so take my hand and we'll walk where angels fear to tread"

"perfect lullaby"

"my imperfections complete me"

"I was trying to fly but I couldn't find wings, then you came along and you changed everything"

"lost in your eyes"

"I cross my heart and hope for you tonight"

"let the rain wash away my mistakes"

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears"

"daydreams and fairytales"

"I'll catch a falling star for you"

mom' 5 years ago

Wrists- Perfectly imperfect

chels 5 years ago

hey i have a few tattoos, in my opinion the top of my back was the sorest. i got quite a large script there and it did hurt. i also have one starting from my ribs which extends down and around my thigh, yes it was sore but bearable id do it again. wrist is not sore but does sting, bottom of back was not sore, neither was neck or my ear. i think it depends on persons thresholds though, they're defently worth it if its what you want.

Rebecca 5 years ago

I am still confused and undecided on what tattoo I should write, I want one that is a short sentence, thinking about tattooing it under my chest. I want it to be something about my mother, but however don't want to give the satisfaction to all the people who see it at the beach to know who I am talking about. I want it to be for myself and just to show how much I respect my mother, and to show her my love, and thank her for always being there in my life. I was thinking about quoting ' Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you ' .. but still don't know. any ideas? thanks in advance!!

dajana 5 years ago

I have tattoo :"I have a strong will to love

you for eternity".

KIM 5 years ago

I am planning on getting tattoo on my back around top at the end of this month,

I was thinking of making two sentences, it's sin prisa pero sin pausa spanish, saying not in hurry nor stop, but in the progress. I would like to ask if anyone suggest the second sentence referring to responsibility or opportunity Thx fellas

penaura 5 years ago

hi, i want to have a phrase tattoo for my mom who just passed away.. any suggestions please, =)

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Lynzy88 5 years ago

Hi Everyone,

I am getting a tattoo soon of a dandelion with the pollen floating away in the wind. I want to get some words to go between the pollen but struggling to find anything I like. Dandelions stand for survival, they illustrate the journey of letting the past go and starting something new.

Anyone got any ideas of inspirational sayings that fit this description, I will be eternally grateful :)

caitlyn 5 years ago

hi i have an idea for a tattoo but no clue where to put it and i'm in the airforce so it can't be shown to much. the tattoo saying is I've seen better days, So says the mirror,It could be much worse, But the call is close Tomorrow's my reason for today to let go,If I can get through this I can get through that If you cut me wide open I can cut you some slack If you come when I'm leaving I might never be back I know it's not easy Just a matter of fact.

any ideas on placements would be helpful

Laura 5 years ago

Hi, i want to get a tattoo of 'never look back' but i don't know where to put it.. i already have tattoos on my back and i don't want to get it on my wrist or foot.. anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Sonya 5 years ago

I just found this site n love it! I am getting my 8th tattoo in the morning and have a few I can't decide on! Something to do with loving life or true love on French! I have a Tattoo across my foot that says Love bears all things bc it does love has to bear happiness sadness sickness Death n life in general! I thought it was perfect bc I have been remarried for 8 years but still in love with my ex husband which is what the 8th one will stand for!

Sandra 5 years ago

I want to do something for my grandmother. She raised me and she ment the world to me! She had a big fascination with angels ad always called me her angel. I wanted to do something like, "She Watches Over Me." Or "You're My Angel Now." with the date that she died under it. It'll be on my upper right back. What do you think?

exterior best doors 4 years ago

Hello, how’s it going? Just shared this post with a colleague, we had a good laugh.

Poonam 3 years ago

More precisely, looks like a fixed gear tatoo, dteipse being labeled a single speed tattoo. Nitpicky, I know. Still, if you have problems getting that gear on correctly, this tat'll fix that problem, eh?

Stela 3 years ago

For the most part yes. However, and this is not a rule or law just a respect thing, if you have a otttao artist spend the time and effort on drawing a piece for you, usually you should get that otttao from that artist. It's sort of like an unwritten law kinda thing. Unless you completely hate the design and work in which case I would wonder why you went to that artist in the first place. Anyways, the point is NO they should not charge you to draw it but if you get the otttao they should do it.

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