Life According to White Ink Tattoos

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but for one reason or another get discouraged by the regular black ink tattoos, white ink tattoos can be a refreshing alternative. White ink tattoos (when done well) can look cool and classy. Some white ink tattoo designs look really good in white light, too. In a sea of regular tattoos, having your tattoo inked in white makes you stand out. It can make you even more unique.

A white feather tattoo…

…is great if you’re as flighty as one and move freely in life.

A bird…

…because you’re an independent soul who goes wherever you want. The sky is the limit.

Get a diamond…

…because you shine like one.

A semi-colon…

…because you know how and when to use it. Simply put, grammar is your thing.

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Life is similar to a semi-colon. "A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to." I'm happy to say that God is now the author of my life & He stopped the end that could've been & put a semi-colon where I tried to put a period. This tattoo represents the struggles that not only me but millions have dealt with/ are dealing with. Depression is real, self harm is real, suicide is real, the pain from the loss of a loved one is real, anxiety is real, mental illness is real. I've been through many of these things, but God's not done with me. I'm blessed to say that my story isn't over; the rest is still unwritten. 😊 Thanks @tattoojaron at @afifthofink making my vision a reality! #whiteinktattoos

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An arrow

If you feel like being Pocahontas, get an arrow to point you to the right path.

A dreamcatcher…

…to help you catch that elusive dream.

Get an inverse matching tattoo…

…with your beloved or your BFF to put into ink your undying love and devotion to one another.

 Or express your passion…

…for music:

…for nature:

…for our furry friends:

…for the sea:

…for that special weed:

A reminder of something special

Your loved one’s initial.

A special date you don’t want to forget.

A special place that will always have a piece of your heart.

Your lucky time.

Inspiring messages…

…to help you get through every day.

Remember to count your blessings.

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First tat of the day #whitetattoo

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Smile and the world smiles back at you.

Advocate for the truth. It will set you free.

Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.

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#tattoo #beyourself #whitetattoo

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Whatever you choose to do, wherever you decide to go, life continues even if you don’t want to. So pause for a while and just breathe.

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I celebrated my #3monthssober birthday by getting this #whitetattoo on my wrist saying 'Stop.Think.Breathe.' This motto keeps me sane and reminds me of the most important thing – breathe! You'd think it's common sense to breathe as our bodies do it naturally but when you're having an anxiety attack, anger rage etc it is something we forget to concentrate on. So next time you feel like giving up or you're losing control – just Stop. Think to yourself 'what do I need to be concentrating on right now' (it can be anything from just relaxing your muscles, concentrating on the one dish you're cooking, reading your book etc) and Breathe it out. Really really focus on your breathing and take your time to calm down. Don't push yourself. Just do what you can and look after you. #depression tips #anxietytips #angertips #StopThinkBreathe

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Things will get better.

Don’t lose heart.

As Dory said, “Just keep swimming.”

If you really don’t have any idea what to get

Just pull a quote from your favorite book.

Or get inked with some random patterns.

Or make a fashion statement.

Get a white tattoo because…

#yolo, you only live once, yo!

White tattoo designs can definitely look great when done right; otherwise, they can look awful. Be sure to only get inked from a professional tattoo artist.

What story are you going to tell with your white tattoos?

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Juvy Garcia
Juvy Garcia
Juvy is a freelance proofreader, copy editor and writer. A nice little nook with a good book would be ideal. But concocting plans for her next drawing or DIY project will suffice while she's still busy babysitting two daughters. Follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Google+.