We usually want our tattoos to have meaning, to express something about our lives to the world, or just to remind us of something important. Quotes are an ideal way of doing this because if you can’t put it into words, someone else might be able to express it for you! Whether they are song lyrics, book quotes, or even bible passages a quote says what you’re feeling. Here are some meaningful quotes that would be perfect for your next quote tattoo. Which are your favorites?
Love Sayings for Quote Tattoos:
Quotes about love can relate to love lost, unrequited love, family love. They can even just be a reminder that sometimes we need self-love too.
“Love is a dance where neither one of us takes the lead.”
“I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you.”
“I am who I am.”
“The sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe.”
“Love yourself first.”
“Family is where love never ends.”
Courage/strength Sayings for Quote Tattoos:
Many times we need a reminder about how we truly are great. Tattoos that give you strength or courage can be just the pick me up you need to read on a bad day.
“Be who you want to be.”
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
“Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage not weakness”
“Never underestimate yourself.”
“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.”
Happiness Sayings for Quote Tattoos:
Everyone goes through down times. A happiness tattoo reminds you that good times are around the corner and helps to lift you from your funk. These often have the most meaning for people struggling with mental health illnesses and pair well with tattoos about courage, strength, and self-love.
“You alone, are enough.”
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
“The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”
“Happiness is made not found.”
“You can change your life by changing your heart.”
“Use your smile to change the world.”
Depression Sayings a Quote Tattoo:
Tattoos are a safe and beautiful way to help alleviate issues of mental health whether by tattooing a quote on yourself that reminds you that things are going to get better, as a way of taking back control over your body or even covering self-harm scars. For example, the Semicolon Project encourages people who have experienced an attempted suicide or death of friend or family member to tattoo themselves in solidarity or memorial.
“Deep inside where nothing is fine I’ve lost my mind.”
“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”
“ It’s okay..”
“She was drowning but nobody saw her struggle.”
“’Angels can fly’ she whispered and jumped.”
“Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.”
There are thousands of different quotes out there, and choosing something that is especially meaningful for you probably goes well beyond this list. Whether its song lyrics, book quotes or just something to pick up your mood a quote is a small and simple tattoo that can mean so much.