Quotes About Tattoos

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

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

Sylvia Plath
“Wear your heart on your skin in this life.”
Sylvia Plath, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts

Warren Ellis
Warren Ellis

Jamie McGuire
“He scanned my face with careful hope in his eyes. “You love me?”
“It’s the tattoos,” I shrugged.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Laurie Notaro
“Books are to me as homemade tattoos are to an inmate. Can't get enough of them.”
Laurie Notaro, I Love Everybody

Kat Von D
“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

Jennifer Egan
“She was clean": no piercings, tattoos, or scarifications. All the kids were now. And who could blame them, Alex thought, after watching three generations of flaccid tattoos droop like moth-eaten upholstery over poorly stuffed biceps and saggy asses?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Alex Bell
“Believe it or not, some of us have piercings and tattoos and dye our hair because we think it looks pretty, not for any deep sociological reason. This isn't an act of protest against cultural or social repression. It's not a grand, deliberately defiant gesture against capitalists or feminists or any other social group. It's not even the fashion equivalent to sticking two fingers up at the world. The boring truth of it, Gabriel, is that I don't dress like this to hurt my parents or draw attention to myself or make a statement. I just do it because I think it looks nice. Disappointed?”
Alex Bell, The Ninth Circle

C. JoyBell C.
“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.

Ilona Andrews
“He whirled in the water and grinned at me. Damn, he was a handsome bastard. I realized he was half-naked. Blue swirls of tattoos painted his chest. When God made that chest, he did to tempt women.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Burns

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

“If people are honest with themselves when they choose a tattoo, the art will represent them better than anything that will ever come out of their mouth. The things that are most important to me are represented in the art that covers my body. My God, my family, my friends, my job, my social and historical beliefs and the aggressive or even violent nature with which I will protect all of them.....basically in that order of importance. Is it scarey or repulsive to some people? Yes. Does it change who I am? No. If anything it works as an outward conscience that will forever remind me of who I am and what is important during times of trial or long after my mind starts to fade due to old age if I'm blessed with a long life.Remove”
Troy Holloway

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

George Carlin
“If you guys want to get a MOM tattoo and save a little money, just get two letters done. Get about a one-inch capital M tattooed on each cheek of your ass in pink and brown ink. Then when you bend over, it says "Mom." Also, later on if you're havin' sex with your girlfriend, and her parents are in the next room, when you finish up you can just lie on your back, draw your legs up to your chest and silently say, 'Wow!”
George Carlin, Brain Droppings

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

Tammara Webber
“Some of us can begin to heal the damage people have done to us by escaping the situation, but some of us need more than that. Tattoos make statements that need to be made. Or hide things that are no one's business. Your scars are battle wounds, but you don't see them that way. Yet.”
Tammara Webber, Breakable

Samantha Towle
“Seriously, what is it about men in jeans and bare feet which is so totally hot?”
Samantha Towle

Tillie Cole
“Why the war paint, Pix?
Because I can't stand the girl underneath....
"Why the tattoos ?"
Because I can't bear seeing the scars of my past.”
Tillie Cole, Sweet Fall

Truman Capote
“There's something really the matter with most people who wear tattoos. There's at least some terrible story. I know from experience that there's always something terribly flawed about people who are tattooed, above some little something that Johnny had done in the Navy, even though that's a bad sign...It's terrible. Psychologically it's crazy. Most people who are tattooed, it's the sign of some feeling of inferiority, they're trying to establish some macho identification for themselves.”
Truman Capote, Conversations with Capote

Jay Crownover
“Seeing those scars, those marks that he most definitely had never asked for, I had to wonder how he felt about being permanently marked up against his will.”
Jay Crownover, Rome

Domashita Romero
“I'm going to get 'I'M NOT FUCKING DEAD' tattooed on my chest."
"That will become inaccurate at some point, " Omar pointed out.”
Domashita Romero, Complicated Creation

Jaime Rush
“This would go a lot easier if you'd stop screaming in pain,' Zoe told the muscular man lying beneath her.”
Jaime Rush

“Sydney's the kind of port that leaves a mark on a sailor," the old man mused.
"Really?" Haakon said, wondering what the man meant.
"It did on me," he said, opening up his shirt to display his chest. It was covered with tattoos! At the top, SYDNEY was printed in elaborate red and blue letters. Beneath that was an enticing selection of names and dates.
"Mary, 1838...Adella, 1840..." The old sailor began laughing. "Beatrice, 1843...Helen, 1846." And then finally, "Mother." There was no date after "Mother."
"Mothers you love forever," he said. Everybody laughed then, including Haakon, though the thought brought some sadness to his heart. He did love his mother forever, and he missed her as well.”
Bonnie Bryant Hiller, Walt Disney Pictures Presents Shipwrecked

Dayna S. Rubin
“Take it all, all of it!" Greg cried out. "These things here...I've been making them better, fixing them. It doesn't matter...they don't matter. I've been here before." He paused to try to collect himself. "It's my past, my present...these things--" He lifted a hand out to the objects around him. "These things are me." Now whispering, "Can't you see me?”
Dayna S. Rubin, Running Parallel

“Maybe that's what I needed. Another tattoo. Some pain on the outside to ease the pain on the inside.”
N.R. Walker, Spencer Cohen, Book One

“My tattoos, like most people's, were reminders, badges of personal experiences. Yes, I might wear them on my skin for the world to see, but their meaning was a little too personal.”
N.R. Walker, Spencer Cohen, Book One

Freedom Matthews
“Claudette turned her arms upward to show us her tattooed wrists. One held the skull and crossbones of the Wilted Rose. The other resembled the flag which adorned the mast above us. A ship's wheel with two swords crossed through it.”
Freedom Matthews, Inherited

“Scars are the tattoos your despondence carved once...”
shivangi lavaniya

Russell Banks
“A tattoo does that, it makes you think about your body like it's this special suit that you can put on or take off whenever you want and a new name if it's cool enough does the same thing. To have both at once is power. It's the kind of power as all those superheroes who have secret identities get from being able to change back and forth from one person into another. No matter who you think he is, man, the dude is always somebody else.”
Russell Banks

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