26 Life Quotes To Inspire Your Next Tattoo

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These will remind you to move forward.

When it comes to tattoos, there are just so many designs and options to choose from.

Sometimes, quotes of our favorite life sayings make the BEST tattoos. What better way to mark your body than with a quote that resonates strongly with you?

It can be a deep quote, an inspirational quote, or a quote from your favorite poet or author. The options are endless.

As long as you pick a quote that speaks to you on a personal level, then it would surely make a GREAT tattoo. After all, there’s nothing that can help you express yourself more than a powerful quote or saying.

However, with so many great quotes out there, it can be pretty difficult to decide on just the right one for your body.

And what if you choose a quote that you later regret? Tattoos make a lasting mark, and you don’t want to spend more money getting it removed, so it’s important to get something that you’re sure you won’t want to take back.

If you’re worrying over which quote or saying to get as a tattoo, don’t fret because we’re here to help. We’ve gathered these quotes on life that would make AWESOME tattoos.

These will definitely make your choice so much easier. What are you waiting for? Continue scrolling below to get inspired

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

Maybe get something to remind yourself to cherish what you have already.
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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

Or something to get you back up when you fall.
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"Still I rise"

To remind you that you're not alone.

“We are all broken…that’s how the light gets in” —Ernest Hemingway

To let you know when to listen for the right things.

“The earth has music for those who listen” —Shakespeare

When you need a reminder that not everyone gets older.
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"Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many."

Or get one to remind you to live in the moment.

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” —Dr. Seuss

Or to let you know that your life is yours to control.
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"Fate fell short."

You could get a poem that means speaks to only you.
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"I should have been a pair of ragged claws, scuttling across the floors of silent seas."

Or to remind you what matters.
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"Heart means everything."

To let you know that you don't always have to be perfect to be wonderful.

“She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” —Charles Bukowski

Or one to give you courage when you need it most.

"Courage, dear heart” —C.S. Lewis

To let you know that there's no such thing as failure.
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"Never a failure, always a lesson."

And that every story has an ending.
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"Every song ends, but is that any reason not to enjoy the music?"

Maybe you need something to embrace the things you aren't comfortable with.
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"Turn and face the strange."

Or to be satisfied with what you've been given.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” —Douglas Adams

To remind you that there's always something good.
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"But without the dark, we'd never see the stars." 

And to let you know that you're doing okay.

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” —Aristotle

You need something to help you rattle the bars on your cage.
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"You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if only you dared."

And to remind you that love matters.

“What is done in love, is done well.” —Shakespeare

To remind you that YOU are enough.

“I exist as I am, that is enough.” —Walt Whitman 

And that it takes one step at a time to go anywhere.

“Little by little, one travels far.” —J.R.R Tolkien 

Get something that tells you that the possibilities are endless.
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"I contain multitudes."

And that you are the master of your own destiny.
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"I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul."

Or song lyrics that speak of your dreams.
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"Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt."

To remind you that life comes with its ups and downs.

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” —Rumi

And that you just have to have faith.

"Shut your eyes and see" —James Joyce