Tattoos are like stories -- they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. - Pamela Anderson. Here are 27 Meaningful Tattoo Quotes That Will Tell A Story.

Tattoo Quotes

1. “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

2. “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” - Johnny Depp

3. “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

4. “Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” -  Jack London

5. “Tattoos made my skin more "me." - Melissa Maxwell

6. “Wear your heart on your skin in this life.” - Sylvia Plath

7. “Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.” - Chester Bennington

Tattoo Quotes

8. “Books are to me as homemade tattoos are to an inmate. Can't get enough of them.” - Laurie Notaro

9. “Tattoos fulfill a need to inscribe the self as an individual.” - Margo Demello

10. “I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach.” - Kat Von D

11. “Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage.” - Chester Bennington

12. “She had a flower tattoo on her wrist; "What does that mean?" he asked her. "Absolutely nothing," she said, "it's just a flower.” - C. JoyBell C

13. “You know you're in trouble when you shake hands and your tattoo also shakes.” - John J. Daly

14. “I love you, Kell, but I had no interest in matching tattoos.” - V.E. Schwab

Tattoo Quotes

15. “My tattoo is that I don't have a tattoo.” - Michael J. Fox

16. “Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts” - Michael Biondi

17. “The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.” - Margo Demello

18. “They keep track of time. Sometimes things happen and you feel that you need to mark them down.” ― Scott O'Connor

19. “Getting a tattoo should hurt. It's a rite of passage.” - Jenna Jameson

20. “The cafe was called Tattoos. The fella who owned it didn't have any tattoos... but we never saw his wife.” - Karl Pilkington

21. “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

Tattoo Quotes

22. “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.” - BIBLE, Leviticus 19:28

23. “Tattoos transform us from raw animals into cooked cultural beings.” - Claude Lévi-Strauss

24. “Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it.” - Michelle Delio

25. “Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.” - Michelle Delio

26. “Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good.” - Josephine Fuller

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

Tattoo Quotes

Best of Tattoo Quotes

Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage. - Chester Bennington
“Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts” - Michael Biondi
“Tattoos made my skin more "me." - Melissa Maxwell

Ian Warmer

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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