Tattoo Quotes, Celebrity Tattoo Quotes

Tatoo Quotes

There is no perfect beauty that hath not strangeness in the proportion.
~Sir Francis Bacon - London, 1639


Tattoos aren't meant for everybody and they're too goddamn good for some people.
~Lyle Tuttle, tattoo artist, author, and lecturer.


Tattoo the pristine flesh
What is permanent anyway?
This ink only lasts 'til the grave,
Skin and ideas decompose
That which we did compose.
~Corri Alius


Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate?
~Author Unknown


Tattoos tell stories of crime and passion, punishment and regret. They express an outlaw, antiauthoritarian point of view and communicate a romantic solidarity among society's outcasts.
~DOUGLAS KENT HALL, Prison Tattoos


The perfect tattoo... the one I believe we are all struggling toward... is the one that turned the jackass into a zebra.
~Raven, Cliff


My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.
~Johnny Depp


Tattooing is often a magical rite in the more traditional cultures, and the tattooist is respected as a priest or shaman."
~Michelle Delio, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration, p. 73


Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.
~Pamela Anderson


Love the life you live, don't live the life you love. -"Chicago"


The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation.
~James Cook, 1779


May I be forever grateful that at times, I did not receive that which I truly deserved.


It’s only his outside; a man can be honest in any sort of skin.
~Herman Melville - Moby-Dick


Tattoos can denote the transition from childhood to young adulthood. It can denote the transition to reproductive availability or the transition from adolescent to warrior.
~ANTHONY NAPOLEON


To many people dramatic criticism must seem like an attempt to tattoo soap bubbles.
~John Mason Brown

What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all, so he must be the very conservative one.
~Ashley Scott

Reason #7 For Not Getting a Tattoo: People will know you are running your own life, instead of listening to them!
~Sailor Jerry Collins, tattoo artist
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Whenever missionaries encountered tattooing they eradicated it.
~Gilbert, Steve

Everybody wants to see the pictures, and yet nobody wants to see them.
~Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man


I have this huge lion tattoo embossed on my arm. I was a little worried as to how we would cover it up. But my makeup man covered the tattoo with makeup. It took close to two hours.
~Sanjay Dutt


Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves. ~Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, 1871


I think I have enough tattoos for now. If I get any others, I'll probably do my kids initials.
~Niki Taylor


You think it, I ink it.
~Saying of tattooists


Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.
~Jack London


Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.


Usually all my tattoos came at good times. A tattoo is something permanent when you've made a self-discovery, or something you've come to a conclusion about.
~Angelina Jolie – 2003


Quirky is sexy, like scars or chipped teeth. I also like tattoos - they're rebellious.
~Jennifer Aniston


Tattoo. What a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors and floozies.
~Jon Anderson, "Epidermal Dalis," Chicago Tribune, 6 October 1994


Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it.
~MICHELLE DELIO, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration


Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good.
~Unknown, Author


The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.
~Author Unknown


Your necklace may break, the fau tree may burst, but my tattooing is indestructible. It is an everlasting gem that you will take into your grave. ~Verse from a traditional tattoo artist's song, as quoted on pbs.org, "Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo," 2003


Tattoos aren't meant for everybody and they're too goddamn good for some people.
~Lyle Tuttle, tattoo artist, author, and lecturer.


I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I'm wearing a dagger!
~Angelina Jolie


For westerners, the tattoo has always been a metaphor of difference.
~DeMello, Margo


Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor.
~Billy Elmer

The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.
~Margo DeMello


I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I'm thinking, okay, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision she'll regret in the future.
~Richard Jeni


Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish
~John Maxwell


Today, people with tattoos, body piercings, and brands are everywhere. They are shown in advertisements, on television shows, and in magazine and newspaper photographs. Even a glamorous toy icon, Barbie, comes with temporary tattoos.
~KATHLYN GAY, Body Marks


Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos.
~Chuck Zito


Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.
~Drew Barrymore


A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.
~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives


Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bullseye.
~Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn)


It will be an honour to represent my country and get all the kit, stay in the Olympic village, and, when I'm old enough, get a tattoo with the Olympic rings. ~Tom Daley


My tattoo is a phoenix. I got the first when I was 16. I hid it for years.
~Ashley Scott


Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
~Nicole Appleton


A tattoo is an affirmation: that this body is yours to have and to enjoy while you're here. Nobody else can control what you do with it.
~Don Ed Hardy


With the Haidas, however, every mark has its meaning...
~James Swan, Tattoo Marks of the Haida, 1878.


The one in the movie is not real, but my Casper tattoo is real, and it is my only one.
~Casper Van Dien


A man without tattoos is invisible to the Gods.
~Iban Proverb

I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only 2" taller.
~Stephen Wright

A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always
more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.
~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives

A tattoo isn't something you put on or take off just like sunglasses. It's a very important decision.
~Karl Kinsky

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