TATTOO QUOTES

quotations about tattoos

Tattoos quote

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, attributed, The Little Book of Humorous Quotes

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Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.

CHESTER BENNINGTON, linkinpark.com

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Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage.

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Answers.com

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

ANONYMOUS

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

MARGO DEMELLO, Bodies of Inscription

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Tattoos ... are the stories in your heart, written on your skin.

CHARLES DE LINT, The Mystery of Grace

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Tattoos are like stories -- they're symbolic of the important moments in your life.

PAMELA ANDERSON, attributed, 101 Reasons the '90s Ruled: Ten Years of Living La Vida Loca

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Tattoos fulfill a need to inscribe the self as an individual.

MARGO DEMELLO, Bodies of Inscription

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Tattoos made my skin more "me."

MELISSA MAXWELL, attributed, It All Changed in an Instant

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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, interview, USA Today, July 17, 2003

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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, attributed, Prison Tattoos

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

MICHELLE DELIO, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration

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My tattoo is that I don't have a tattoo.

MICHAEL J. FOX, Esquire, December 2007

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Getting a tattoo should hurt. It's a rite of passage.

JENNA JAMESON, Esquire, August 2008

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Tattoos transform us from raw animals into cooked cultural beings.

CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS, attributed, Inked: Tattoos and Body Art around the World

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The tattooed man has solidified his own skin and become that solid object; that permanent identity that all men in fear of the amorphous become.

DONALD RICHIE, attributed, Veils, Nudity, and Tattoos: The New Feminine Aesthetics

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Wear your heart on your skin in this life.

SYLVIA PLATH, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts

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Islamic tattoos are thought to possess magical properties and are most effective when applied to the skin while someone recites from the Koran.

JOHN STEVENS, "Tattooed Buddha", Yoga Journal, March/April 1992

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The original tattooers of the Pacific were shamans and seers. Purification of the body and mind, strict abstinence from worldly pleasures, and total devotion to the local divinities were demanded of all participants in the traditional rite of Polynesian tattooing. If the tattooer broke the taboo, he would be ostracized or even put to death.

JOHN STEVENS, "Tattooed Buddha", Yoga Journal, March/April 1992

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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

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