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Posted on Jan 05, 2018

New Year Mantra Tattoo Inspiration

The New Year is a time to reset, refocus, and refresh.  Choosing a mantra to set the tone for 2018 is a great way to make sure the year gets off to a good start.  This mantra can be a word, phrase, or...

The New Year is a time to reset, refocus, and refresh.  Choosing a mantra to set the tone for 2018 is a great way to make sure the year gets off to a good start.  This mantra can be a word, phrase, or quote that encourages you to be the best version of yourself.  Our catalogue has a number of phrases that when inked on your skin, will bring out the best in you this year.

1) Sirimiri – “I Refuse to Sink”

Life is hard.  It’s full of work stresses, personal demons, and uncertainty.  This year, when life throws you something difficult and it’s time to sink or swim, choose to swim.  By making “I refuse to sink” your 2018 mantra, you’ll toughen up when life gets tough.  Ink this mantra on your wrist, ankle, or shoulder to remind yourself that you are strong, capable, and ready to battle rough waters.

Sirimiri | 2.6 x 1.6 inches | $21

2) Kalopsia – “I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul”

Take back your autonomy in 2018 with this empowering mantra.  It will remind you that you are in charge of your life, that you call the shots, and that you control your destiny.  Perfect for those who feel like their boss, parents, partner, or bank account are running things.  No matter what your circumstances, you can take the reigns and shape your narrative.  Remind yourself of that with this tattoo.

Kalopsia | 3.5 x 1.0 inches | $23

3) Extrano – “Stay Weird”

Are you starting a new, stuffy office job this year?  Taking a straight-laced educational class?  If you’re embarking on a journey where people seem to think the same and wear a lot of beige, make “Stay Weird” your mantra.  Because why fit in when you were born to stand out?  

Extrano | 3.0 inches | $21

4) Bennett – “Take every chance. / Drop every fear.”

Fear is the ultimate impediment to success.  This year, swap fear for bravery by taking chances.  Make “Take every chance / Drop every fear” your mantra and watch yourself rise above the limitations you only thought you had.

Bennett | 4.4 x 1.0 inches | $23

5) YAE – “You Are Enough”

If you’ve struggled with self-esteem issues in the past, make 2018 the year you start believing that you are enough just the way you are.  Glance down at this tattoo whenever you’re doubting your self-worth or fretting about how you measure up to others.  Ink “you are enough” on your skin and feel the sentiment wash over you.

YAE | 2.4 x 0.25 inches | $21

6) Savor – “Enjoy the little things”

This year, focus on life’s simple pleasures.  If you’ve been consumed thinking about how big your house is, how much money’s in your 401k, or how fancy your cell phone is, remind yourself to find joy in life’s simple pleasures: a beautiful sunset after a long day of work, a subway car that arrives just as you get to the platform, crisp sheets fresh out of the dryer… Life is full of small but mighty moments.  This year, instead of focusing on big things missing in your life, honor the little things that go right every day with this tattoo.

Savor | 3.5 x 0.4 inches | $21

7) Marabou – “trust your wings”

To make you feel empowered and capable this year, make “trust your wings” your mantra.  Ink this phrase on your skin and repeat it to yourself often in order to feel confident in your abilities and your vision, knowing that you do have it in you to reach your goals.     

Marabou | 1.5 inches | $19

8) Astaire – “Dance like nobody’s watching”

Do you find yourself obsessing over what others think of you?  Are you often glued to the wall at parties or networking events because you’re paralyzed by social anxiety?  Make “Dance like nobody’s watching” your mantra this year, encouraging yourself to focus on how you feel, not how others will react to you.  By focusing on the way dancing feels, and not how cool others think your dance moves are, you’ll feel more at ease in social situations all year long.    

Astaire | 4.2 x 0.25 inches | $23