Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tattoos quotes, tattoos sayings, and tattoos proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Tattoos Quotes And Sayings


Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.

Jack London

The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation.

Captain James Cook 

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. 

Tattoos are like stories — they’re symbolic of the important moments in your life

Pamela Anderson

Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.

Chester Bennington

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

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

Margo Demello 

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

Tattoo. What a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors, and floozies.

Jon Anderson 

Best Inspirational Tattoos Quotes And Sayings


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 whos capable of making a decision she ll regret in the future.

Richard Jeni

Beauty is skin deep. A tattoo goes all the way to the bone.

Vince Hemingson

Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it.

Michelle Delio 


The tattoo has a profound meaning: the superficiality of modern man s existence.

Anthony Daniels

The tattoo can only exist as part of the skin, as a drawing always is an incision in the material and therefore cannot be parted from it.

Antoni Tpies

Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.

Michelle Delio

Tattooing, when understood in its entirety, must be seen as a religious act. The human being brings forth images from the center of the self and communicates them to the world. Fantasy is embodied in reality and the person is made whole.

Spider Webb 

If the body is a temple, then tattoos are its stained glass windows.

Vince Hemingson

If the body is a temple, then tattoos are its stained glass windows.

Sylvia Plath

Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts

Michael Biondi

Famous Humorous Tattoos Quotes And Sayings


Tattoos, for me, are like a timeline of my life. I could look at a certain tattoo, and it reminds of me of a certain time in my life and why I got that tattoo.


I’m from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been.

Tom Hardy

Inking without a plan gives Booth freedom to explore the desires of those seated in his chair, he says, to feed off their energy, allowing his clients’ demons to help guide the needle.

Joshua Lipton 

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 

A tattoo doesn’t make you look like an individual.

Talcott Parsons

My body is my journal and my tattoos are my story.

Johnny Depp 

My tattoos are reminders to hang in there when things get tough.

Demi Lovato 

Tattoos are like marriage: it’s a lifelong commitment, it hurts like hell, and the color fades over time.

Terri Guillemets

Tattooed men who are not behind bars are either latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats. If someone who is tattooed dies in freedom, then he does so a few years before he would have committed murder.

Adolf Loos

People who don’t like me talk about it as though I’m trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it’s 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren’t limited to sailors. It’s a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.

Megan Fox

Each body has its art…

Gwendolyn Brooks