— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
Quotes about tattoos
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„Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask – you are exhibiting your past life on your body.“
— Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, director, producer and musician 1964
„Getting crazy on the Waltzers, but it's the life that I choose.
Sing about the sixblade, sing about the switchback and a torture tattoo.
And I been riding on a ghost train where the cars they scream and slam,
And I don't know where I'll be tonight but I'd always tell you where I am.“
— Mark Knopfler English guitarist 1949
Tunnel of Love, written with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Song lyrics, Making Movies (1980)
„We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
The Poet at the Breakfast Table (1872)
Context: We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them, he will still feel as the famous woman did about ghosts, Je n'y crois pas, mais je les crains,—"I don't believe in them, but I am afraid of them, nevertheless".
„Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs… my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C…M…Punk.“
— Phil Brooks American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist 1978
Extreme Championship Wrestling. July 4th, 2006.
This was Punk's debut on ECW television.
Extreme Championship Wrestling
— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Variant: Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.
„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 American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Source: Magic Burns
„He and the girl had almost nothing to say to each other. One thing he did say was, 'I ain't got any tattoo on my back.'
'What you got on it?' the girl said.
'My shirt,' Parker said. 'Haw.'
'Haw, haw,' the girl said politely.“
Source: The Complete Stories
„That's what my mother doesn't understand about my lipstick and dark clothes. I don't wear tattoos to freak her out; I wear them because I have to. It's me.“
— Ellen Schreiber American writer 1967
Source: The Coffin Club
— Laurie Notaro American writer
Source: I Love Everybody
„The cafe was called Tattoos. The fella who owned it didn't have any tattoos… but we never saw his wife.“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
„A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.“
— V. Vale American writer 1942
Source: Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual