You Are What You Ink: What Your Tattoo Says About You

Your ink can say a lot about you. Tattoos are permanent symbols on your body that have some sort of meaning to you, whether you get them because of a dare or to commemorate a special person or place in your life. Find out what your tattoos say about you and what you can discover about yourself based on how you ink your body.

Quotes or Words

You probably have had a dark past, but you’re moving forward in a positive light. You have always found the inner strength to move on, even when everything seemed pointless. You have been described as a “hopeless romantic” and probably keep a few self-help books under your bed. You also like framing inspirational quotes and prefer the song lyrics to the melody of the tune.

Symbols in a Different Language

You enjoy appearing a bit mysterious and are known for keeping things to yourself. Like someone who has a quote or word tattoo, you probably have a dark past but that’s not keeping you from living in the present. You’re an incredibly strong, wise individual and your friends always turn to you for advice.

Coordinates Tattoo

You believe that memories are very valuable and try to preserve them to the best of your ability. You’re a private person and don’t like sharing too much of what you’re feeling. You’re also forcefully loyal and, although it takes a while for you to open up to people, you are the type to make long-lasting friendships.

Animal Tattoo

You’re a bit of a wild child and have always wondered what it would be like to run like a cheetah or swim like a dolphin. You have a free spirit and are open to everything and anything. You don’t like it when people try to hold you back and you may have a bit of a temper. While people may not fully understand you, you are confident in your moves and know that you’ll always pull through no matter the circumstances.

Religious Tattoos

You take your beliefs seriously and are proud to have everyone know. You are a passionate individual who is not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. Your faith has probably played an important role in shaping who you are today. You are known to be extremely caring, friendly, and a strong shoulder for your friends to lean on.

City-Inspired Tattoo

You’re a homebody who has the ability to feel spiritually connected to a city, whether you grew up in it or just lived there for a couple amazing months. You have a strong sense of independence and love to explore unknown places. However, you also crave a sense of familiarity and love returning to familiar faces and spaces. You also probably like to take a lot of photos.

Small Symbols 

This includes anyone who has small tattoos of symbols like hearts, peace signs, or the infinity symbol. You probably like to project a professional, mature image but also have a crazier side that comes out now and then. You’re likely the mother of your friend group and the person people go to if they just need to talk. You’re highly ambitious and have big plans for your future.

Skull Tattoos

You have a certain reputation you like to uphold. You probably come across as mysterious, edgy, and a bit rebellious. You love shocking people by saying things everyone is thinking, but no one has the guts to say. You do have a sensitive side, but you’re careful about who you show that to. You’re always looking to make new adventures and meet new people.

Water Color Tattoo

You definitely have a creative personality and like thinking outside the box. You probably wanted a tattoo that is original and no one else is going to have. Your personality is similar in that you adore being regarded as “different” and “unique.” People often say that you march to the beat of your own drum. You don’t aim to please anyone but yourself.

A Tattoo Commemorating Your Friends or Family

Your family is one of the most important things in the world to you. You’re definitely a homebody and couldn’t imagine running off anywhere too far if you’re family isn’t by your side. You’re extremely loyal and loving. You tend to regard your close friends as family as well, and would do anything for the people you love.

Portrait Tattoo

You have an eccentric, outgoing personality. You love starting random conversations with strangers and learning everything you can about the world around you. You have a tendency to idolize certain people, whether famous or not, and always wonder how you can reach their level of amazingness. Your creativity shines through everything you do and people are drawn to you like a magnet.

Sleeve of Tattoos

You believe that tattoos are a work or art and take pride in sharing this creative art form on your body. You are typically described as “edgy” and “intimidating,” but anyone who knows you know that you have a heart of gold. You most likely enjoy living life on the edge and seek out new adventures to make lasting memories with.

Tattoos are an amazing way to express yourself without having to say a word! They are symbols of where we have been and what we have done and, best of all, you’re the only one with your individual tattoo. You can’t really argue the fact that tattoos are original pieces, whatever they may be. So, did we get it right or wrong? Did we miss a certain type of tattoo? Let us know in the comments and share what you think your tattoo says about you!

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  1. Hmm, quite accurate for me I guess. In fact, I’m sporting a half sleeve tattoo on my right forearm. And yes, I’m an adrenaline junkie and an adventure-seeker. Also, people always think that I’m intimidating. Well, I guess I do and I don’t know why they think that. Maybe because of the way I talk or look at them? Well anyway, I’m planning to go on full sleeve on my 23rd birthday next year. Aside from my half sleeve tattoo, I intend to get five more tattoos before the year ends. In fact, I’m paying a visit on my tattoo artist next month to add a tattoo on my nape. Then in July, I’m getting a tattoo on my collarbone. In August, a tat on my right foot. In September, a back tattoo. Then in December, a calf tattoo. I love being a tattooed woman and my tattoos reflect my very own personality.


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