80 Tattoo Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of tattoo quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about body art.

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The Most Famous Tattoo Quotes (Best in 2024)

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My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story. — Johnny Depp

Tattoos are my way of expressing myself without the need for words. — Jay Park

A tattoo is an affirmation: that this body is yours to have and to enjoy while you're here. Nobody else can control what you do with it. — Don Ed Hardy

For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin. — Cher

My tattoos are like a scrapbook of my life. Sometimes you don't feel comfortable in your own skin, so covering it up with pictures helps — Frank Iero

Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time. — Chester Bennington

Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage. — Chester Bennington

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Getting a tattoo should hurt. It's a rite of passage. — Jenna Jameson

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past. — Jack London

I got tattoos for purely antisocial reasons, and now people do it for social acceptance. I miss the individualism. — Mike Ness

Short Tattoo Quotes

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  • Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. — John Lennon
  • Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. — Bob Marley
  • Don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride. — Bill Hicks
  • We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy. — J. K. Rowling
  • Remember the saying, What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger? It's true! — Paulo Coelho
  • For every single dark night there is a brighter day. — Tupac Shakur
  • Be the change you want to see. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Good work ain't cheap, cheap work ain't good. — Sailor Jerry
  • Everybody has their own opinion and own ideas of what beauty is. — Rick Genest
  • If you want to see an endangered species, get up and look in the mirror. — John Young

Tattoo Image Quotes

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Tattoo quote by Bob Marley

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. — Bob Marley

Tattoo quote by Bill Hicks

Don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride. — Bill Hicks

Tattoo quote by J. K. Rowling

We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy. — J. K. Rowling

Tattoo quote Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chan
Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish.
Tattoo quote by Paulo Coelho

Remember the saying, What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger? It's true! — Paulo Coelho

Tattoo quote by Tupac Shakur

For every single dark night there is a brighter day. — Tupac Shakur

Tattoo quote Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chan
Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish.
Tattoo quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change you want to see. — Mahatma Gandhi

Tattoo quote by Rick Genest

Everybody has their own opinion and own ideas of what beauty is. — Rick Genest

Tattoo quote Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.
Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.
Tattoo quote by James H. Fowler

Be the change you want to see in your networks — James H. Fowler

Tattoo quote by Ashley Tisdale

The 'believe' tattoo is because my mom always told me to believe. — Ashley Tisdale

Female Tattoo Quotes

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What doesn't kill you makes you smaller — Mario

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Hunger feeds the need to succeed. — Steve Kaufman

If 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,' how do you explain zombies? — Bob Saget

What doesn't kill you, makes you fat. — Esmeralda Santiago

My muse can take the form of a landscape, an era, a style of writing, a piece of music, and, perhaps that which I find strangest of all for a muse, a human female. Of course, she's also adept at taking the form of toothless old Japanese men or young English lads with tattoos. — Quentin S. Crisp

Body Art Quotes

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Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece. — Kai Greene

True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice. — Gichin Funakoshi

For me fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related both to me and to my body. I see it as an expression of identity combined with desire, moods and a cultural setting. — Iris van Herpen

Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever. — Julie Andrews

Civilize the mind but make savage the body. — Mao Zedong

Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it. — Nikola Tesla

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple. — Jean-Claude Van Damme

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. — Louise Brooks

The goal of the martial arts is not for the destruction of an opponent, but rather for self-growth and self-perfection. The practice of a martial art should be a practice of love - for the preservation of life, for the preservation of body, and for the preservation of family and friends. — Dan Inosanto

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If you dance with your heart, your body will follow. — Mia Michaels

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More Tattoo Quotes

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Iniesta doesn't dye his hair, he doesn't wear earrings and he hasn't got any tattoos. Maybe that makes him unattractive to the media but he is the best. — Pep Guardiola

My new one (tattoo) says 'Never a failure, always a lesson' and is kind of my mantra to life, just a reminder. My life is just a crazy rollercoaster every day and whenever I read that it just reassures me. — Rihanna

The ‘black metallers’ will probably continue to ‘get loaded,’ ‘get high,’ and in all other manners too behave like the stereotypical Negro; they will probably continue to get foreign tribal tattoos, dress, walk, talk, look and act like homosexuals, and so forth. — Varg Vikernes

Always watch your back - when I was fourteen I got a tattoo of an eye on the back of my neck, so I could say I was always watchin' my back. — Gucci Mane

I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate. But I really wish I'd never had the tattoo in the first place. Clean, clear skin is always better. — Halle Berry

Express yourself through your art - whether it’s your drawings in a sketchpad, tattoos on your skin, the shade of your lipstick, or the clothes that you wear. — Kat Von D

My whole thing was, just being me. Now, you look around the NBA and all of them have tattoos, guys wearing cornrows. Now you see the police officers with the cornrows. I took a beating for those types of things. — Allen Iverson

I love to make music, I love to get tattoos...That's just what I love. If I wasn't getting paid I'd still do it. — Kevin Gates

If a girl have beef with me, she gon’ have beef with me forever. — Cardi B

I’m unique there’s not many people that look like me. — Martyn Ford

I put a lot of meaning into what will go on my skin and be there for all of my years of life. — Valentina Shevchenko

I like the bad-boy types. Generally the guy I'm attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He's usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar. But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut, nice guys. So it's strange. — Megan Fox

I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I'm wearing a dagger! — Angelina Jolie

I don't walk around with a cowboy hat. I did get a tattoo that says 'cowboy' that's a bit of an over-compensation, probably. — Ronnie Dunn

Tattoo is the magic word. It hits people in a way that no other visual medium does. And it is not simply visual, but visceral. Everybody has an opinion about it and everybody has a gut reaction. And because they are permanent, tattoos raise all these issues about life and death. — Don Ed Hardy

I selected an enormous Marine Corps emblem to be tattooed across my chest. It required several sittings and hurt me like the devil, but the finished product was worth the pain. I blazed triumphantly forth, a Marine from throat to waist. The emblem is still with me. Nothing on earth but skinning will remove it. — Smedley Butler

I’ve been in martial arts for so many years, so to hold the belt of UFC and be on top of the biggest organization, it will be represented in this belt. — Valentina Shevchenko

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. — James Whistler

Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C...M...Punk. — CM Punk

A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition. — V. Vale

People like to come up to me and tell me that I’ve got nice ink. Except these tattoos aren’t just decorations. They are declarations. Every tattoo I have tells its own story about who I am. Drug-free. Honor. And a war against the system. — CM Punk

Preformed taco shells look so simple today, but back then I had to figure out a way to make them. — Glen Bell

Surely it's time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies. — Richard Glover

I didn’t invent the Taco, but I believe I improved it. — Glen Bell

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