Cliché Tattoos Like 'This Too Shall Pass' and Many Others

Xavier in Funny

Every now and then, you'll get into a conversation with someone about tattoos.

And while you're showing off your tasteful traditional pieces on your legs, they start rolling their sleeves to reveal an 'I refuse to sink' tattoo written in script with a tiny anchor on top. Wonderful. We're not saying these are terrible tattoos. We just wish you'd get more creative. I mean, doesn't it feel nice to have something that you know is really yours? Getting a unique design is the first step.

I can't
I can't
Oh no..
Oh no..

Not that getting any of these tattoos make them less personal to you, either. But if we're being honest, some people get these tattoos just because. It's trendy, it looks good on Instagram, might as well get them, right? But anyway, like always, you lose if you take this seriously. Chill, man. Go get an infinity tattoo or something. I'm kidding. Please don't.

Cliché Tattoo
Cliché Tattoo
Cliché Tattoo
Cliché Tattoo

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“This Too Shall Pass” Many people relate this quote with the Bible, which isn't wholly accurate. Rather, it can be traced back to the works of a Persian Sufi poet by the name of Attar. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 is the nearest it can get to the Bible. Also one of the most overused. Especially by people suffering from their fourth worst break-up. Sigh.

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“Just Breathe”
“Just Breathe”

Don't have much of a choice now, do we?

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“Always”
“Always”

I gotta admit that I actually considered getting this one myself. Being a Harry Potter fan and all. Anyone who's read the book will know. But I've been told that there's this pantyliner called Always and that kind of ruins the whole thing. And I'd probably get sick of ignorants asking, "Always what?"

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Cliché Tattoo
“Only God Can Judge Me”
“Only God Can Judge Me”

The ones who usually get this tattoo are the college kids who want to justify why they get wasted six out of seven days a week. Or those people who are trying to make the stupid sh-t they do seem righteous. ugh

And these days, isn't that something Miley Cyrus would say?

Cliché Tattoo
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“I Refuse to Sink”
“I Refuse to Sink”

Too many questions I have for this. If there's anybody who can tell me where on space and earth this quote came from, I'd appreciate it very much. Because right about now, all I see are anchors and lyrics to Blood on the Dance Floor.

No need to come at me for not understanding what this quote means and why it hardly ever leaves without its ironic anchor. I can dig deeper than that. But I still have a lot of questions.

“No Regrets”
“No Regrets”

Another good tattoo to use an as excuse for some bad decisions you keep making.

“Live, Laugh, Love”
“Live, Laugh, Love”

If it looks like it could be written on a teenage girl's Instagram bio, it would be best not to get tattooed on you.

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“Hakuna Matata”
“Hakuna Matata”

I think The Lion King is so Hakuna Ma-tired of your sh-t. No bitch, that doesn't make you fluent in Swahili.

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Cliché Tattoo
“You Only Live Once”
“You Only Live Once”

Don't let your Buddhist mother see that.

Disclaimer: Look up the definition of ‘satire’ and stop taking everything seriously.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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