There is no perfect beauty that hath not strangeness in the proportion. ----Sir Francis Bacon - London, 1639
Tattoos aren't meant for everybody and they're too goddamn good for some people. ---Lyle Tuttle, tattoo artist, author, and lecturer.
Dig as a root digs until you find the motive to grow. ---Casey Haymes
Tattoo the pristine flesh
What is permanent anyway?
This ink only lasts 'til the grave,
Skin and ideas decompose
That which we did compose. ----Corri Alius
Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate? -- Author Unknown
Tattoos tell stories of crime and passion, punishment and regret. They express an outlaw, anti-authoritarian point of view and communicate a romantic solidarity among society's outcasts.
---DOUGLAS KENT HALL, Prison Tattoos
Tattoos are like stories -- they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. ----PAMELA ANDERSON
The perfect tattoo... the one I believe we are all struggling toward... is the one that turned the jackass into a zebra. ----Raven, Cliff
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
Tattooing is often a magical rite in the more traditional cultures, and the tattooist is respected as a priest or shaman." ---- Michelle Delio, Tattoo: The Exotic Art of Skin Decoration, p. 73
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
Love the life you live, don't live the life you love. -"Chicago"
The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation. ~James Cook, 1779
May I be forever grateful that at times, I did not receive that which I truly deserved.
It’s only his outside; a man can be honest in any sort of skin. ----- Herman Melville -- Moby-Dick
Tattoos can denote the transition from childhood to young adulthood. It can denote the transition to reproductive availability or the transition from adolescent to warrior. ANTHONY NAPOLEON
To many people dramatic criticism must seem like an attempt to tattoo soap bubbles.
- John Mason Brown
What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all, so he must be the very conservative one. ----Ashley Scott
Reason #7 For Not Getting a Tattoo: People will know you are running your own life, instead of listening to them! Sailor Jerry Collins, tattoo artist
Whenever missionaries encountered tattooing they eradicated it. Gilbert, Steve
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. Quentin Crisp
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. ----
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle. Baudelaire
Courage is one step ahead of fear. ----~Coleman Young
God does not play at dice with the universe.
Failure is success if we learn from it.(Malcolm Forbes)
Life is too short not to make the best and the most of everything that comes your way everyday. --Sasha Azevedo
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
For every dark night there is a brighter day. ----Tupac Shakur
Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream. ---- Hugh Hefner
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.----Montaigne
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ---- Mohandas Gandhi
Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!