We all know someone with a regrettable tattoo. Maybe it’s a logo of their favourite band… from 1998 or maybe it’s a lyric from a song that seemed much deeper when they were 18.
But there are some works of art that can speak to you in an enduring way. You may not identify with your favourite books or shows the way you used to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something that works as a tattoo today. Whether it’s a quote from your favourite movie or your favourite song, art (or what you consider art) can be multifaceted.
We’ve collected 11 quotes that make great tattoos… and ones that won’t leave you looking for a laser removal service five years down the road.
Loading Slideshow “Let It Be” By The Beatles
The Fab Four may have written dozens of lines worthy of permanently etching into your skin, but we love the <a href="http://flipmakesleep.blogspot.ca/2012/04/tattoo.html’" target="_blank">simplicity of this one.</a>
First introduced in the <a href="http://instagram.com/p/qLy0JEzgjZ/" target="_blank">the Harry Potter series,</a> this quirky quote was seen in <em>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.</em>
‘Home’ By Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes
This song has only been around for a few years, but it’s hard to think of a sentiment as simple but <a href="http://tattoologist.nataliehanks.com/2012/03/15/tattoo-submission-belinda-23-denmark/" target="_blank">perfect as this.</a> The Great Gatsby Considered by some to be the best-written American novel ever, this <a href="http://libraryland.tumblr.com/post/2072405194/the-great-gatsby" target="_blank">line is both lovely and sad.</a> J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings There are hundreds of different tattoos out there, including many quotes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy books themselves. We like the <a href="http://instagram.com/p/pJGzuYMBQF/" target="_blank">mischief of this one as well as its significance to the story. </a> The Little Prince This small and philosophical book is full of quotable lines, but we like the way this one <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonarchuleta/2338100624/" target="_blank">celebrates the unique perspective of youth. </a> […]