Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate? - Anonymous

Love lasts forever, but a tattoo lasts six months longer. - Anonymous

My skin is my canvas. The artwork on it represents something that is very powerful and meaningful in my life. I look at my skin as something of a living diary because all my tattoos represent a time in my life. And I never wish to shut the door on the pas - Dave Navarro

The employment of body marks to denote class, totems, and families illustrates stages in the evolution of group consciousness and a sense of corporate existence. - W. D. Hambly, The History of Tattooing, 1925

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

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain. - William Faulkner

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. - Anonymous

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

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. - Bono

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.... Get Inked! - Anonymous

Pain is weakness leaving the body... - Anonymous

Be who you are... Not what you do. Get Inked! - Anonymous

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin. - Cher

It's a good thing they (tattoos) hurt, otherwise every pussy in the world would have one. - Jack Rudy

The only difference between a tattooed person and a person who isn't tattooed is that a tattooed person doesn't care if you're tattooed or not. - Sign often seen in tattoo shops

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. - Robert H. Schuller

Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it.... Tattooing therefore, is a way of keeping the spiritual and material needs of my body in balance. - Michelle Delio

Live to the point of tears. - Anonymous

Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

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

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all... Get Inked! - Anonymous

Death could come at any time. The tattoo is a strong reminder to live fully in the moment and never have regrets. I didn't get the tattoo for the dark reason everyone thinks. - Angelina Jolie about about her first tattoo of the

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

Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything... Get Inked! - Anonymous

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

Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey

I'll tell you this, lad: A tattoo says more of a fellow looking at it than it can do of the man who's got it on his back. - Sarah Hall -- The Electric Michelangelo

If you want something you've never had, do something you've never done... - Anonymous

In all ages, far back into prehistory, we find human beings have painted and adorned themselves. - H.G. Wells

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. - Coco Chanel

A great tattoo is a statement, not a style. And getting it is a journey, not a destination. - Vince Hemingson

You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same. - Jonathan Davis

Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good. - Anonymous

Don't fear the needle... Love the Ink! - Anonymous

There’s no next time. It’s now or never... Get Inked! - Anonymous

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

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. - Carl Jung

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. (1841-1935)

You gotta love livin', baby, 'cause dyin' is a pain in the ass. - Frank Sinatra

Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

A genuine tattoo.... tells a story. I like stories and tattoos, no matter how well done, and if they don't tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they're just there for decoration, then they're not a valid tattoo. There has to be some emotiona - Leo, tattooist, 1993, quoted in Margo DeMello, Bod

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue. - William F. DeVault

You weren't put on this earth to be ordinary... - Anonymous

Let your joy scream against the pain. - Anonymous

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

Show me an individual with a tattoo and I'll show you a person with an interesting past. - Jack London

When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul. - Michelle Delio

is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. - Andre Gide

A great tattoo is a statement, not a style. And getting it is a journey, not a destination. - Vince Hemingson

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. - Khalil Gibran

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