Looking for inspiration for your next tattoo?
Getting a tattoo is a great way to express yourself and display what you love in your life.
Some people are very hesitant about getting tattoos because they don’t know exactly what they want and nervous about something being on their body permanently. Most people are probably plagued by the thought that they’re going to regret a tattoo a couple of years down the line.
But regrets are apart of life and you shouldn’t shy away from them. How will you grow as a person, emotionally and physically, if you never make any mistakes?
You shouldn’t care about what other people think about your own body.
If you’re shy about getting a picture tattooed on your body, quotes are a good way to ease into the world of ink. Even if you begin to hate the saying a couple of years down the line, it’ll be a reminder of your thought process and how much you have grown. In simpler terms, it’ll be like a timeline of your life.
It’s still not an easy task to decide what to get inked on your body. A lot of people tend to pick a line from their favorite song or book, which is a great idea. Others pick something that a loved one has said or a line that they resonate well with. Either way, picking a quote to define where you are at this moment in your life can be hard.
So if you’re getting writer’s block on what to get tattooed next, here are 25 awesome quotes to consider for your next tattoo.
1. Don’t ever question yourself, or Madonna.
“Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.” — Madonna
2. Love yourself.
“I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.” — Ariana Grande
3. Fight for what’s right.
“I’m willing to take the brunt for fighting in what I believe in.” — Ariana Grande
4. Life is what you make it.
“You have every right to a beautiful life.” — Selena Gomez
5. Be who you want to be.
“The whole point is to live life and be — to use all the colors in the crayon box.” — RuPaul
6. Everyone has their own rhythm.
“I dance to the beat of a different drummer.” — RuPaul
7. What others think doesn’t matter.
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” — Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind
8. You decide who you are.
“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” — Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
9. Learn to let go.
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” — Rafiki, The Lion King
10. There is no in between.
“Do, or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda
11. You control your life.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” — Gandalf, Lord of the Rings
12. You are stronger than you think.
“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” — J.D Salinger
13. Life is mysterious.
“In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars.” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
14. Strive to be your best self.
“‘Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.'” — Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
15. Growth is necessary and often painful.
“We cross our bridges as we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and the presumption that once our eyes watered.” — Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
16. Dare to dream.
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” — Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
17. Spread happiness.
“Happiness is only real when shared.” — Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
18. Time is powerful.
“Time is the longest distance between two places.” — Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
19. Find yourself.
“Before you find your soulmate, you must first discover your soul.” — Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain — The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life
20. Make your life what you want it to be.
“We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
21. Focus on the light.
“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” — George Orwell, 1984 (Signet Classics)
22. Keep blossoming.
“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” — Allen Ginsberg, The New Anthology of American Poetry: Postmodernisms 1950-Present
23. You are glowing.
“The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” — Pablo Neruda, The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
24. You’re not chained to your mistakes.
“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” — Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
25. The truth will always find a way.
“The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.” — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote de La Mancha