50 Tattoo Quotes & Short Inspirational Sayings For Your Next Ink

Best Tattoo Quotes And Short Inspirational Sayings For Your Next Ink

Getting tattoos are often so important and meaningful to a person so why not ink an inspirational tattoo quote? Tattoos can be done spontaneously or planned out specifically, so let us give you some inspiration for your next one.

Whether you choose a quote tattoo that you love from the list below and plan to go within a month, or you happen to remember one of the following quotes when its a Friday night tattoo roulette kind of night, there's plenty of ideas to get some great designs flowing for a one-of-a-kind piece of art to put right on your skin.

You can pull from these inspirational quotes for other reasons apart from tattoos as well. These are timeless quotes that won't go out of style and can be relevant for the rest of your tattoo's life.

If you are getting your first tattoo, consider one of these timeless quotes for your first so that it can be a wise choice when you show your mom three years after you get it. Getting your first tattoo is a huge deal, so choosing what you want to be inked on your skin is important.

Take into account something that won't be silly when you are older as well! While a giant cartoon dog face on your back may be cute when you are 19, think about when you are 45 and headed to the pool or beach with your family.

Think about if you want this tattoo to be visible at that age of your life and on. While you can get a tattoo removed, the process is longer and more expensive (and painful!) than getting the tattoo in the first place — so be cautious.

Also, let's agree to never get a boyfriend or girlfriend's name tattooed ... because we saw what happened with Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson so now we can learn from their mistakes.

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Keep on reading to find out what inspirational tattoo quotes and sayings that you can get inked on your body. Have fun and be creative!

50 Tattoo Quotes To Inspire You

1. Holding Hands arm tattoo.

(holding hands)

2. "Don't dream your life live your dream."

This tattoo quote makes for a dreamy arm tattoo.

3. "Even the moon, master of the sea, illuminator of the night, has her creators."

The Moon will always be looking over your shoulder, watching your back.

4. "Be kind to yourself."

A gentle reminder on your wrist.

5. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on." —​ Robert Frost

Words to keep you moving no matter how hard it gets.

6. "I'm not what I have done, I'm what I have overcome."

A tattoo to help you overcome your biggest hurdles.

7. "Strength."

Simple truth.

8. "Life is a beautiful struggle."

A quote for a tattoo as beautiful as your life.

9. "She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings." —​ Atticus

Let them know who you are.

10. "Forget the risk and take the fall. If it's what you want it's worth it all."

A back tattoo about taking risks.

11. "I was not built to break."

A tattoo that reminds you why you're here.

12. "We are all broken, that's how the light gets in."

A small arm tattoo to help you find the light in your life.

13. "May the flowers remind you why the rain is necessary."

A flower tattoo that symbolizes something greater.

14. "She's proof that you can walk through hell and still be an angel." —​ r.n. Sin

Proof poem tattoo.

15. "She wasn't looking for a knight she was looking for a sword."

An inspirational tattoo you can look at every day.

16. "In the end I want my heart to be covered in stretch marks."

The heart can never be stretched too big.

17. "And you will keep me safe and you will keep me close and rain will make the flowers grow." —​ Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"

18. "To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life." —​ Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"

19. "Love her but leave her wild."

20. "Be here now."

21. "She believed she could so she did."

22. "Die with memories, not dreams."

23. "Imperfection is beauty madness is genius."

24. "Don't go losing sleep scared of shadows ..."

25. "After all this time? Always."

26. "You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." —​ Robin Williams

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27. "To love at all is to be vulnerable." —​ C.S. Lewis

28. "Let it be."

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29. "Find your fire."

30. "Have the courage to live. Anyone can die."

31. "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."

32. "It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are." — e.e. cummings

33. "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."

34. "Part of her mystery is how she is calm in the storm and anxious in the quiet." —​ JM Storm

35. "If you don't live for something you'll die for nothing."

36. "Imperfection is beauty madness is genius."

37. "Live each day as if it were your last."

38. "I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions."

39. "We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness."

40. "Never forget yesterday, but always live for today. You never know what tomorrow can bring, or what it can take away."

41. "In Greek, you don't really say 'I miss you.' You say 'Mov AeÍheiç,' which is closer to 'You are missing from me.'"

42. "Where you invest your love, you invest your life."

43. "I could conquer the world with one hand as long as you're holding the other."

44. "Always on my mind forever in my heart."

45. "I know I was born and I know that I'll die the in between is mine."

46. "I found the one whom my soul loves." —​ Song of Salomon 3:4

47. "Dream without fear love without limits."

48. "Trust your struggle."

49. "Blessed"

Because you are.

50. "And the chaos within me found balance."

A quote tattoo about chaos and balance.

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Natalia Jaramillo is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics for YourTango.