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Getting a tattoo is an important decision. You need to be really sure about what you want and why you want it, as well as come to terms with the fact that this piece of art will live with you forever. Tattoos become a part of you and are also a presentation card for those who meet you and can only judge you by appearances, initially. That's why, when choosing to add a Latino quote on your body, it is crucial that you understand not only what it means, but also its context and--if it is a famous quote--who said it and why. As you see, this is not going to be an easy process, but we can definitely help guide you through some great examples we have bumped into.

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There may be many reasons why someone would choose to get a quote tattoo on his or her body. Perhaps it is something that truly means a lot to you, or maybe it's special because someone said it to you. Sometimes, people like to get tattoos of famous quotes because they identify deeply with the person who said it or the movement that person supported. Either way, we get it: Quote tattoos can be really cool.

The key is choosing what to get inked, as always. Of course the font, the style, and the placement on your body are extremely important--as with any tattoo--but when it comes to quotes, the message itself is definitely the most important part of the decision-making process. The following is a list of 40 we have seen and loved, and hopefully they can be a great inspiration for you.

"Yo te cielo" is a beautiful play on words by the one and only Frida Kahlo. 1

While the phrase simply means "I sky you," the play on words comes from the likeness of "cielo" (sky) and "celo" (jealousy), and it's from one of Frida Kahlo's poems about her undying love for Diego Rivera.

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This is a great reminder to enjoy the journey as much as the arrival. 2

It means, "Happiness is not the arrival, but rather the trail that leads you there." A great reminder to wake up and smell the flowers.

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This quote by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez has caught on in Latin America. 3

It's found in one of his books, Los ojos de la Princesa, and it talks about the need for space in love in order to grow. So to actually define love is to limit it. Impactful and perfect as a tattoo.

There's always a choice to be made. 4

And it is up to you to make it. Just like with your next tattoo. This one means: "To choose."

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Frida Kahlo's wisdom always looks good as a tattoo. 5

Perhaps her most famous quote, which she coined after losing mobility in her legs: "Feet, what do I need you for if I have wings to fly." Adorned with her characteristic and colorful hairpieces, this makes for a wonderful tattoo.

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Getting tattooed about the love for your family is always the right way to go. 6

"Family is forever" is perhaps the most loving quote you can get tattooed to honor your loved ones.

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Pablo Neruda wrote these verses in one of his poems and today they make for amazing tattoos. 7

How romantic and amazing are these verses, which say: "I want to do to you what spring does to the cherry trees." A wonderful message worthy of some big real estate on your body.

The best cure for a broken heart is usually a tattoo. 8

Because a tattoo will always remind you where you want to get to and where you should never go back to. Like this one, that reminds you that "Success is the best revenge."

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This is a homage to a quote by Che Guevara, but adapted to today's world. 9

The guerrillero's quote: "The revolution will be socialist or it will not be" has been adapted to today's issues at hand and changed the word socialist to feminist. This was a slogan during the Spanish revolts of 2011, and now a wonderful tattoo.

Another great quote is one that reminds you to always follow your heart. 10

There's no better advice than to do what you feel is the right thing to do. Always.

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Simple and to the point, because happiness is all you really need. 11

Once you have happiness, all else usually falls into place. Tattooing it on your body is a good start.

Even when everything seems to be going wrong, make sure your light keeps shining. 12

People are attracted to it, so here's a good reminder, in the form of a tattoo that says: "That your light never stops shining."

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Thou shall always love thy abuelita, that's a must for us Latinos. 13

A tattoo that flat out says: "I love you grandma" is the best way to make that point very clearly.

A great way to honor those who have left us is also getting a quote tattooed in our bodies. 14

This one is spectacular and says: "Your eyes guide from heaven no matter where I go."

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For the Christians out there, this verse from the bible can be quite powerful. 15

It comes Isaiah 43:2 and it speaks of God's continuous protection over those who believe in Him. So if you do, this could be a great tattoo.

No better way to preach self-love than to get a quote like this inked. 16

"Be something you love and you understand." It's a simple message that can be super inspiring and works well as a tattoo. It all starts by loving ourselves.

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This is what we all wish love was like always. 17

Of course, it can't always be "forever" like this tattoo says, but starting with this tag is a good step in the right direction.

Sometimes all you need to do is will something in order to get it, but getting it inked is probably the next best thing. 18

This tattoo says: "Love, luck and happiness are always with me." Surely once this Latino quote is inked on your body these things actually do stay with you forever.  Right?

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Firm and strong are two great qualities of a healthy brain. 19

When you feel your mind needs something to stand up for, remind yourself how strong you actually are. This quote helps you do just that.

In the end, all you can be is free. 20

It can't get any simpler than that. Being free is a state of mind, so get a tattoo that inspires you to be free every day of your life.

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A tattoo is also a great reminder that no time of hardship is forever. 21

Sometimes you just need a pick-me-up. When that happens, a tattoo with a motivational message can do the trick. This one says: "Everything goes away" and is simply genius.

This quote reminds you to listen to yourself. 22

Yes, getting advice from friends and family is always important, but at the end of it all, as this quote reminds us, it is crucial to simply listen to yourself.

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This amazing testament to femininity in today's world is a Latino quote worth getting tattooed. 23

A sincere look at what drives and shapes women nowadays. Such a powerful quote that can inspire you to get your next tattoo.

Positivity is a state of mind and you need to work hard at keeping it that way. 24

This tattoo says: "I woke up dancing." Can there be a more positive way to face life every single day?

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Another great quote is this one, which tells us only we own our destiny. 25

"Everything is in your hands" could mean just that, but if you are religious, it could refer to God and how He has ultimate control over our destinies. Either way, it is a positive quote worthy of being inked on our skin.

A very famous popular quote that could fit your lifestyle like a glove. 26

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Truer words were never spoken. So why not give it a Latino twist and tattoo it in Spanish on your skin?

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A wonderful quote to reminds we are all humans and we all suffer. 27

No better Latino quote to remind us we have all been through the ringer and have our very own scars to deal with. So let's try to be kind to each other. What better way to show your commitment than to get it inked.

The quote any procrastinator needs to get tattooed. 28

"Don't leave for tomorrow what you can do today," is a simple yet powerful message all of us procrastinators should consider getting tattooed at some point.

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Life is magical and that's all you should focus on. 29

Sometimes such a simple quote can be so powerful and encapsulate so many feelings.

When things are getting a bit out of hand, this quote will help you collect yourself. 30

It basically says life will never throw anything at you that you can't handle. It's easy to say, but sometimes it takes a bit more work to actually remember it. A tattoo could do the trick for it to become a mantra in your life.

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If you are religious, a tattoo can be a good reminder that the suffering will stop once in heaven. 31

This tattoo gets quite creative by confirming that there are no hospitals in heaven. Because who wants to deal with hospitals?

Whatever will be, will be, as they say. 32

Life is unpredictable, so you may as well learn to go with the flow.

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An ode to friendship above all else is something that deserves a great tattoo. 33

As this quote says: "You don't choose your blood family, but you do the family from your heart." And we all know sometimes friends can become as important as family in our lives.

At some point, it needs to stop raining, so let's be positive. 34

This is a great Latino quote to also reminds us all the bad stuff shall pass. So don't get stuck in a moment and always keep this in mind with a tattoo.

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For most of us, family is a key aspect of our lives, and this quote basically explains why. 35

"Family, where everything starts and love never ends," is basically what this wonderful quote says. An amazing piece of art to get inked on your skin.

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it is not important. 36

This is a magical quote in the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince, which means that all that is essential is invisible to our eyes.

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One of the words of 2018 also makes for a wonderful tattoo. 37

Perhaps alongside "empowerment," "resilience" is the most important word of 2018 and no better way to celebrate that by tattooing it on your body.

Nothing better than knowing you owe absolutely nothing to anybody. 38

"I fly with my own wings." What a great quote for those times in your life when you really feel empowered by your own decisions.

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Such a popular Latino quote they named a TV show after it. 39

It's meaning is also so powerful, as it reminds us to live "here and now". Nothing we can do to change the past or affect the future, so this tattoo can help remind you how wonderful things can be when you focus on the present.

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