Inspiring Tattoo Ideas for Men and Women

Tattoos are a great way to express yourself through body art.  For those of us who are interested in living more meaningful lives a tattoo can also be an affirmation, a mantra or a spiritual reminder.  Below are some ideas for those that want to wear their inspiration on their sleeve.

Sun and Moon symbolizes vitality and growth. screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-10-56-45-am

Zoey Sayward quote:

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.”

Hamsa means protection. black-ink-hamsa-tattoo-on-both-wrist

Confucius quote:

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

The Star of David represents deep faith. 1000px-star_of_david2-svg

The Lotus flower represents new beginnings, or a challenge that has been overcome.



Alber Einstein quote:

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”


The Cross is a symbol of devotion. cross-tattoo-20

Maya Angelou quote:

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”


The Celtic triple spiral (also known as Triskele or Triskelion) is a sign of female power especially during times of transition or growth.



Author unknown:

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last.”


Bhudda symbolizes truth. buddha1

Author unknown:

“Don’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.”


The Awen, or Three Rays of Light, means inspiration or image in the Celtic language.  The rays are also said to represent the harmony of opposites in the universe; and the three domains of earth, sky and sea or mind, body and spirit.



Auntie Mame quote:

“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.”


Ganesha symbolizes strength. 26035182904_97c7eb23ce_b

Saint Augustine quote:

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page.”


Om is a sound and a symbol with deep meaning.  It represents interconnectivity and the divine in each of us.



Twyla Tharp quote:

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”


Lakshmi represents prosperity, wisdom, courage and fertility. screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-10-41-34-am

Author unknown:

“I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.”


The Eye of Horus is made up of three different symbols: the eye, the teardrop, and the spiral extending from the bottom of the eye rim.  The simple definition would be healing and protection



Loretta Young quote:

“Love isn’t something you find.  Love is something that finds you.”


The Tree of Life is all about faith and growth. tree-of-life-tattoo-drawing-photo-2-736x1024


Janis Ian quote:

“I want to lay by your side… and take a sweet soft shelter.”


Green Tara Mantra is all about compassion.



Frank Ocean quote:

“When you’re happy, you enjoy the music.  But, when you are sad you understand the lyrics.”


Maya Angelou quote:


5 Comment

  1. Naomi says: Reply

    This was an interesting topic. I’m not all that into tattoos but I have considered them for the purpose of being inspirational reminders. The first one was beautiful, art and quote, but tattoos in places you don’t see often like your back aren’t very good reminders, though lovely when you do catch a glimpse.

    1. ecoartsliving says: Reply

      I don’t have tattoos, but whenever I’ve thought about getting one it has been something that inspires. The back seems the logical place, but I also worry that I’d never see it lol. Can’t have everything I suppose.

  2. Good post! I read your blog often and you always post excellent content. I posted this article on Facebook and my followers like it. Thanks for writing this!

  3. I will get my first ever tattoo soon. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. ecoartsliving says: Reply

      I hope one of these inspired you. Please share when it’s done.

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