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The 110 best tattoo sayings and templates

Tattooing with sayings, patterns or pictures is a custom that mankind has practiced for almost 10,000 years. In the past, the reason for the tattoo was mostly religious and ritual, nowadays it is body jewelry that expresses one's own individuality.

Nowadays, almost every tenth inhabitant in Germany can call themselves the proud owner of a tattoo. Even among the stars there are plenty of people who proudly present their tattoo. One type of tattoo always stands out. The tattoo saying.

No wonder, as it is rather subtle and fashionably extremely appealing. For this reason, we want to introduce you to the most interesting, bizarre and great tattoo sayings that we could find in this article. All sayings are divided into individual categories to make your search easier. Danger: All sayings and translations have been researched to the best of our knowledge and belief. Nevertheless, it can happen that a mistake creeps in. You are therefore responsible for what you get stung. Therefore, it is best to research again yourself when you have found your saying. If you think your favorite saying is missing here, just send it to us using the contact form, we would be very happy.

10 good tattoo sayings

And off we go. These are the best sayings we found in our research. Cross-bed from all categories.
  1. Time heals all wounds.
  2. Be who you are and you will be what you do.
  3. It is strange how empty life can be when only one person is missing from it.
  4. Experience is not what happens to a person, but what he makes of it.
  5. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.
  6. Happiness does not ask for justice.
  7. My life my rules.
  8. Where there is a will there is a way.
  9. Life is like a struggle. There are winners and losers. Which group we belong to. We decide for ourselves.
  10. Still waters run deep.

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English tattoo sayings

Sayings in English are very popular. They are usually shorter than the same saying in German and are so much easier to tattoo. Most of them also sound a lot cooler. Here are our 10 favorites.
  1. Blood is thicker than water. - Blood is thicker than water.
  2. Easy come, easy go. - Easy come easy go.
  3. The street of life is yours! - Life is yours!
  4. Variety is the spice of life. - Variety is the spice of life.
  5. It is never too late to do the right thing.
  6. If you can dream it, you can do it. - If you can imagine it, you can do it too.
  7. Love is like a piece of gold. Hard to find and hard to hold. - Love is like a piece of gold, difficult to find and difficult to keep.
  8. Life is better with true friends! - Life is better with real friends!
  9. Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. - Although both groups are exposed to the same experience, they perceive it to be different.
  10. It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as me. - It's hard to be humble when you're as great as me.

Tattoo sayings to the family

Many of you probably know the saying friends can be chosen, family not. It is the family that gives you protection and security, which is expressed in many sayings.
  1. The only thing worth fighting for is family.
  2. But the most beautiful thing here on earth is to love and to be loved.
  3. We wander through life forever, as a couple and sometimes alone, but there will always be one thing, the family, it is yours.
  4. Inner happiness does not blossom in the streets, but in the heart and in the family.
  5. Whoever loves people always has a big family.
  6. Because in times of need you need your relatives.
  7. A brother is like a shoulder.
  8. There is no blessing on that who speaks ill of his family.
  9. The solidarity of my stormy life is my family. She gives me stability and security.
  10. A family feeds a thousand mouths, the lonely has to suffer great hunger.

Wisdoms as tattoo sayings

Wisdoms are sayings that come from the brightest minds in human history. If you think more closely about such sayings, you will notice how much truth there is in them. Here are our top 10 wisdoms.
  1. A long journey begins with the first step. (Confucius)
  2. The one who breaks something to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  3. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. (Albert Einstein)
  4. You can also build something beautiful out of stones that are placed in the path. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  5. Only those who repent are forgiven in life. (Dante Alighieri)
  6. Everything in life has its price, including things that you think are given for free. (Theodor Fontane)
  7. Fate shuffles the cards and we play. (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  8. Courage is at the beginning of action, happiness at the end. (Democritus)
  9. Opportunities multiply when you take them. (Sun Tzu)
  10. Anyone who retains the ability to see beautiful things will never grow old. (Franz Kafka)

Tattoo sayings in Latin

You can tell from the clever sayings that the Roman Empire was once a high culture. In addition, Latin quotes are perfect for tattooing, as they are very short and usually only consist of 2-3 words.
  1. Carpe Diem! - Carpe Diem!
  2. Opportet quod libet. - Anything you like is allowed.
  3. Vivere militare est. - To live means to fight.
  4. Cogito, ergo sum. - So I think I am.
  5. Cui honorem, honorem - honor where honor is due.
  6. Faber est suae quisque fortunae. - You make your own luck.
  7. Ama et fac quod vis. - Love and do what you want.
  8. Imago animi vultus. - The face is an image of the soul.
  9. Nec laudibus, nec timore - neither praise nor fear.
  10. Aquam foras, vinum intro! - Away with the water, in with the wine!

Tattoo sayings for men

A real men's tattoo saying must of course not be romantic or be about feelings. Rather, it has to be about strength, struggle and constant competition. Here is a selection of the not always serious sayings.
  1. Win or die!
  2. Faster Higher Further.
  3. The married man's happiness lies in the many women he has not married.
  4. Fight for what makes you move on. Accept what you can not change. And part with what pulls you down
  5. Life doesn't require us to be the best, only that we try the best.
  6. Wish you were beer.
  7. A man can only die once.
  8. Who sows the wind will reap storm.
  9. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
  10. The way to the hell is paved with good intentions.

Tattoo sayings about life

Proverbs about life usually show us how valuable but also ephemeral life is and that this time should be used wisely. Here is a selection of the 10 most beautiful quotes.
  1. One should not fear death, but that one will never begin to live.
  2. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
  3. The sum of our lives are the hours we loved.
  4. Life is like a book. Fate turns a page every day.
  5. Nothing is free. Even death costs life.
  6. Life is like a gift that cannot be exchanged.
  7. What would life be if we didn't have the courage to take risks?
  8. Give the best and make life a feast.
  9. The point of life is to find out how much fun you can have before going to hell.
  10. Do not dream your life, live your dreams.

Tattoo sayings in Spanish

When you think of Spain, everyone thinks of sun, beach and sea. The memories of the last vacation and the relaxed way of life should be captured in a tattoo. The Spanish language sounds great too. There are even more sayings on Wikipedia.
  1. El que vive de esperanzas muere de desesperación. - Those who live on hope die of despair.
  2. Jamás cerró una puerta Dios, sin abrirse dos. - God never closes a door without opening two.
  3. A agua pasada todo se ve más fácil. - You are always smarter afterwards.
  4. Estar como abeja en flor. - Be like the bee in the flower.
  5. Viva la Vida. - Long live the life.
  6. El amor todo lo vence, el dinero todo lo alcanza, todo culmina con la muerte, el tiempo todo lo sella. - Everything conquers love, everything reaches money, everything ends in death, everything devours time.
  7. No hay mal que por bien no venga. - There is no evil that does not also bring good.
  8. Del dicho al hecho hay un gran trecho. - Better said than done.
  9. Seamos realistas y hagamos lo imposible. - Let's be realistic and try the impossible.
  10. La imaginación y la experiencia van de la mano. Solas no andan. - Imagination and experience go hand in hand. You don't go alone.

Tattoo sayings in German

Among the many sayings that we have presented to you so far, there were of course many German ones. Nevertheless, we just want to introduce you to 10 more interesting quotes here.
  1. The human thinks, God leads.
  2. A smile is the most beautiful language in the world.
  3. Standing still means going backwards.
  4. Whoever fights can lose, whoever doesn't fight at all has already lost.
  5. Destiny finds its way.
  6. Courage is not about not being afraid, but about overcoming your own fear.
  7. Charm is the invisible part of beauty, without which nobody can be really beautiful.
  8. A powerful flame arises from a tiny spark.
  9. Love is the desire to give, not receive.
  10. Nobody who did their best has regretted it later.

Short tattoo sayings

Tattoo newbies want a small, discreet tattoo to begin with. Our list of beautiful, short sayings will help you.
  1. Live, laugh, love. - Live laugh Love.
  2. Live free. - Live Free.
  3. Always with you. - Always with you.
  4. Stay strong. - Stay strong.
  5. Never give up. - Never give up.
  6. Believe in youself. - Believe in yourself.
  7. Time will tell.
  8. Ubi dubium, ibi libertas. - Where there is doubt, there is freedom!
  9. Noblesse oblige.
  10. Paths are created by walking them.

Tattoo sayings in Italian

Many think of Italy as well as Spain, of course, of their last vacation. The warm weather, the good food and of course the romantic language. That's why Italian sayings are so popular. Here is our selection.
  1. Al fine loda la vita, ed alla sera il giorno. - Praise life at the end and the day in the evening.
  2. Aiutati, che il cielo ti aiuta. - God helps the brave.
  3. Tutte le strade portano a Roma. - All roads lead to Rome.
  4. Chi confessa il proprio errore, è sulla via della verità. - Those who admit their own mistakes are on the way to the truth.
  5. Da nulla si scava nulla. - From nothing, comes nothing.
  6. Mille piacer 'non vaglion un tormento. - A thousand pleasures are not worth torture.
  7. Amer non ha sapienza, e l'ira non ha consiglio. - Love and anger make all things tangled.
  8. Il denaro è un buon servo ed un cattivo padrone. - Money is a good servant and a bad master.
  9. A pentirsi c'è semper tempo, a peccare no. - There is always time to repent, not to sin.
  10. Con la pazienza si vince tutto. - You can do anything with patience.


As you can see there is an infinite number of sayings for every taste and every situation, now all you have to do is choose your favorite one. If you think we absolutely have to add a line to these lists, just write us using the contact form, we would be very happy.