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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let your joy scream against the pain. - Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pain is weakness leaving the body... - Anonymous

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

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

Live to the point of tears. - 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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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