Hunter S. Thompson was one of the most prolific and legendary writers of our modern era. He was also one of the most depraved lunatics to ever walk this earth. If you are familiar with any of his books, any of his writing for Rolling Stone or ESPN, or if you are a fan of the Johnny Depp movies based on â€œFear and Loathing in Las Vegasâ€ or â€œThe Rum Diaries,â€ chances are good that you too share a little bit of this man’s madness. Hunter S. Thompson gave the world several awesome tattoo quotes before he left us that would look awesome anywhere on your body in a cool font. Check out the following tattoo quotes for inspiration for your next piece of ink.
â€œWhen the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.â€
Hunter made it clear that he was very far from normal and made a very successful career out of it. If you do something out of the ordinary with your life, celebrate it with this good tattoo quote.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro
â€œThe edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.â€
Do you think you’ve seen some stuff in your life? Let other people know about your experiences by getting this long tattoo quote on your body.
â€œBuy the ticket, take the ride.â€
This short quote sounds simple, but it’s really about Hunter’s predilection with experimenting with illegal substances. Get this quote for tattoos if you have a similar philosophy.
Buy the ticket, take the ride
â€œA word to the wise is infuriating.â€
Another short quote from Hunter shows that he was never afraid to speak his mind to those in power and stir up conventional wisdom.. He famously trolled President Nixon before trolling on the Internet was even a thing.
â€œPolitics is the art of controlling your environment.â€
Hunter spent a great deal of his career as a political reporter and columnist in the 1960’s and 1970’s. This quote shows his political savvy and the underlying thoughts that go on in most politician’s heads.
â€œI have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.â€
Are you feeling couped up by the stuffiness of your boring 9-5 job? The kind of corporate atmosphere most of us have to experience can be detrimental on creativity. Remember that it’s just a job by getting this tattoo quote on your body.
â€œIf you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to get locked up.â€
Ever notice how crazy celebrities never go to jail for the stupid things they do? If you’re going to act like that, make it your whole persona and make sure you always get paid for it.
â€œParanoia is just another word for ignorance.â€
Don’t know something? Look it up and gain knowledge instead of being fearful of it for the rest of your life.
Paranoia is just another word for ignorance