40 Awe-Inspiring Tattoo Sayings

Sayings and quotes are an integral part of our growing up experience. Right from the school days, when we would be sermonized in the morning assembly with the thought of the day to our own cherished sayings that we collected and jotted down in diaries; a lot revolved around them. So, what is it about these sayings that makes us love them so much? Well, it is their guarding and teaching spirit that is so endearing. All of us are not blessed with mentors or someone who would tell us about the rights and wrongs and other such aspects of life.

In such circumstances, the sayings provide succor and support and guide us on the right path. There are various ways of keeping them in our memory, among which tattoos are a cool option. You can have tattoo sayings carved on your body parts for inspiration and motivation. Whatever you love and feel close to can be also engraved and there are people who go for text and lines from poems and songs as tattoo designs on their bodies. Below we have presented a gallery that features 40 tattoo sayings worn in different styles on different parts of body. Take a look.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Inspirational Tattoos, Short Quotes For Tattoos, Let It Be Tattoos and Chinese Writing Tattoos.

Message Tattoo

This forearm tattoo says that we must be happy with what we have got in life and not bother about that which is not attainable.

Message Tattoo

Message Tattoo

Straight And Simple Tattoo

Wrist tattoo with amazing saying carved in capital letters that speaks about the power of music.

Straight And Simple Tattoo

Straight And Simple Tattoo

Shakespeare Quote Tattoo

This line is from Hamlet that belongs to the famous soliloquy which begins with to be or not to be.

Shakespeare Quote Tattoo

Shakespeare Quote Tattoo

Both Hands Tattoo

The two lines on two forearms stand for the deep and undying love the girl holds for her lover.

Both Hands Tattoo

Both Hands Tattoo

Music Tattoo

Wonderful saying from August Rush carved in dainty, neat font with a musical notation that looks pretty.

Music Tattoo

Music Tattoo

Shakespeare Quote Tattoo

This amazing line gives a beautiful advice, which, if followed, would always stand us in good stead.

Shakespeare Quote Tattoo

Shakespeare Quote Tattoo

Script Lettering Tattoo

Created on the forearm in lovely, cursive font this tattoo has a nice look and deep meaning for the wearer.

Script Lettering Tattoo

Script Lettering Tattoo

Latin Bible Phrase

This spiritual tattoo created in bold and neat font makes for an inspirational and sacred piece.

Latin Bible Phrase

Latin Bible Phrase

Cool Quote Tattoo

Forearm etched with a funky font design that conveys a cool saying is looking awesome.

Cool Quote Tattoo

Cool Quote Tattoo

Wrist Tattoo

A line from a story carved in neat and straight font that leaves much for our imagination.

Wrist Tattoo

Wrist Tattoo

Lovely Nape Tattoo

This tattoo with a “Come As You Are” saying and musical notations stands for unconditional acceptance in love.

Lovely Nape Tattoo

Lovely Nape Tattoo

Ambigram Tattoo

Read this lettering upside down, it says work hard and also asks one to seize the day (carpe diem).

Ambigram Tattoo

Ambiagram Tattoo

Upper Back Tattoo

This African saying carved in artistic and cursive font makes for a picturesque tattoo piece with meaning.

Upper Back Tattoo

Upper Back Tattoo

Love And Hate

Another ambigram tattoo that expresses love and hate, two sides of the same coin.

Love And Hate

Love And Hate

Arm Tattoo

The celtic tree of life with a quotation encircled around it is looking spiritual and elegant.

Arm Tattoo

Arm Tattoo

Touching Tattoo

An endearing quote bordered with a floral design and etched on the forearm has a strong lovely appeal.

Touching Tattoo

Touching Tattoo

Japanese Tattoo

A zen circle with a spiritual saying that entreats one to strive for enlightenment; the path to freedom.

Japanese Tattoo

Japanese Tattoo

My Back Tattoo

The girl believes in the words and therefore, has got them etched in beautiful font on her back.

My Back Tattoo

My Back Tattoo

Matching Tattoo

These two friends have got similar saying on the edge of their foot, carved in a wavy fashion.

Matching Tattoo

Matching Tattoo

Feet Tattoo

This is the best place to get the tattoo with the words that appeal her lover to shake a leg with her.

Feet Tattoo

Feet Tattoo

My Favorite Tattoo

The brave heart wearer has gone through four back surgeries and this tattoo is a tribute to the spirit with which she has endured the pain.

My Favorite Tattoo

My Favorite Tattoo

Avenged Sevenfold Deathbat

The girl has got this tattoo as she is a fan of the band and these are her favorite lyrics.

Avenged Sevenfold Deathbat

Avenged Sevenfold Deathbat

Wonderful Line

These words hold the ultimate truth of human existence and one must try to live by them.

Wonderful Line

Wonderful Line

Lower Back Tattoo

Quote from the film Labyrinth,,carved on the back, in neat and slim font that has a heartrending touch.

Lower Back Tattoo

Lower Back Tattoo

Lyrics Tattoo

These are lines from the song “Betrayer” by Hundredth that holds deep meaning for the wearer.

Lyrics Tattoo

Lyrics Tattoo

In Loving Memory Tattoo

The boy has got this line on his neck as a tribute to those who he was forced to give up physically in life.

In Loving Memory Tattoo

In Loving Memory Tattoo

Forehand Tattoo

Created in irregular, thin font, this tattoo appeals one to be free and work according to one’s free will.

Forehand Tattoo

Forehand Tattoo

Latin Phrase Tattoo

This phrase, carved on the forehand, says “Pierce me with your hostility, feed me with your hatred”.

Latin Phrase Tattoo

Latin Phrase Tattoo

Motivational Tattoo

An ambigram tattoo which reads hope and faith from different sides and makes for a fancy looking piece.

Motivational Tattoo

Motivational Tattoo

Tombstone Saying Tattoo

This tattoo has a wonderful line that says positive things about death and looks inspirational.

Tombstone Saying Tattoo

Tombstone Saying Tattoo

Scrabble Tattoo

The girl loves to play the game and has got a tattoo on her arm to express her liking.

Scrabble Tattoo

Scrabble Tattoo

Emotional Line Tattoo

This is the favorite saying of the girl having a poignant touch which she got carved on her back.

Emotional Line Tattoo

Emotional Line Tattoo

Always Encouraging

A humbling thought that inspires and keeps one balanced in times of success as well as failure.

Always Encouraging

Always Encouraging

Text Tattoo

Deep and touching lines about love carved on the forearm along with a small blue heart shape looks cute.

Text Tattoo

Text Tattoo

Say It Through Tattoo

The boy expresses love for the sport that he enjoys the most through a leg tattoo that looks catchy.

Say It Through Tattoo

Say It Through Tattoo

Trust Tattoo

This religious man has got a tattoo asserting his faith in god, carved in coo, cursive font.

Trust Tattoo

Trust Tattoo

Lower Back Tattoo

Beautiful and passionate romantic line, expressing love and desire, created in slim and irregular font.

Lower Back Tattoo

Lower Back Tattoo

Phrase Tattoo

An arc shaped lettering tattoo, carved on the chest that says seize the day and place no trust in tomorrow.

Minimum Tattoo

Minimum Tattoo

Back Of Neck

Created along with a tribal design this tattoo asks one to be true to oneself and listen to one’s inner calling.

Back Of Neck

Back Of Neck

Lovely Foot Tattoo

The ever-green truth of life etched in a fine calligraphic style on the foot makes for a beautiful design.

Lovely Foot Tattoo

Lovely Foot Tattoo

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  • Joe Phillips

    Sadly, the tattoo that is supposed to be a quote from the Psalms is permanent proof of ignorance. Although it’s apparent that the intent was a Latin translation of Psalm 23:4, it looks like someone used a pitifully useless machine translation program and came up with scrambled part-Latin, part-English gibberish.

  • Jai

    I so love the Wrist Tattoo. THe lion fell in love with the lamb. COOOLLLLL!

  • Tarun Jaitely

    ‘Cool Quote Tattoo’ is looking nice. It’s meaningful too.

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  • Moderator Rerum

    Joe has the only pertinent comment here – the dude(s) or dudette(s) that run this tattoo service should be jailed for permanently disfiguring their clients with a bunch of nonsense they’re passing off as “Latin phrases” – only a computer or an ignoramus who has no understanding of the nature of inflected languages could think such garbage was Latin. To illustrate the extent of the pitfalls into which an amateur will fall, the only one of the supposedly Latin tattoos on this page is anything like correct, readable Latin – the quote from Horace’s famous “carpe diem” ode – EVEN THOUGH IT WAS COPIED EXACTLY AND CORRECTLY FROM THE POEM – still looks embarrassingly stupid on that guy’s chest: You see, the line as written is part of a dialog which addressed a FEMALE, NOT A MALE, and in Latin that distinction is very clear in word-forms used – i.e. “credula” instead of “credulus” (in fact, the gender could not even be changed in this case without destroying the meter of the poem…) For god’s sake, if you’re going to mar your body permanently with a tattoo – and you think it must be in Latin to show how smart you are – then be smart enough to actually learn Latin first! Failing that (since most people smart enough to really learn Latin spend much of their lives in the process, and by that time would outgrow the desire for a tattoo), at least be smart enough to employ the services of an actual Latinist to consult/translate for you, before the needle hits your hide. There are plenty of us out here.