TATTOO QUOTES

quotations about tattoos

Tattoos quote

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

CHARLES DE LINT, The Mystery of Grace

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

ANONYMOUS

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Tattoos made my skin more "me."

MELISSA MAXWELL, attributed, It All Changed in an Instant

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

MARGO DEMELLO, Bodies of Inscription

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

MICHAEL J. FOX, Esquire, December 2007

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

MARGO DEMELLO, Bodies of Inscription

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

JENNA JAMESON, Esquire, August 2008

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

JACK LONDON, 1883

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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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