7 Inspiring YA Tattoo Ideas

No matter how many people get tattooed quotes of their favorite literature lines, the practice will never get old. And if you're looking to get an inspiring, beautiful, and influential tattoo — why not start with an inspiring young adult quote? Young adult stories are filled with universally loved one liners so impactful they often enough change lives. You grew up with these books and still read them, so it makes perfect sense why you'd want to make them an even bigger, permanent part of your life.

I don't think there's any better form of a tattoo than something as meaningful as your favorite line in literature. Words are more than just letters, and books are more than just paper. Getting ink inked on to you is a pretty rad concept.

You'll want to look at this tattoo everyday and feel confident with it. There are infinite possibilities, but just to narrow down your choices, here are a couple ideas from your favorite YA authors that will get you excited to live your life, and go get that tattoo!

“What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

What's the point of a tattoo if it doesn't inspire you? This John Green quote from An Abundance of Katherines does exactly that. It reminds you that life is a gift and you have the power to do something amazing with it. So, go forth and show the world what you've got!

“Some walks you have to take alone.”

Sometimes you need that reminder that even though you're lonely, you're still strong. No matter how many times you're on your own, this quote from Mockingjay provides you with that extra push to go out into the world.

“Why would you be given wings if you weren’t meant to fly?”

Make sure to get this Leslye Walton quote from The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender somewhere you could see it everyday so Red Bull isn't the only one telling you use your wings.

"We are who we are for a lot of reasons."

Simple and straight to the point, this lovely quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower gives you that extra ounce of courage to keep you being true to yourself.

"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to life forever, you just have to live."

Fear will always try to get in the way, but don't let it win. With this Tuck Everlasting quote, you'll feel empowered to live the life you've always dreamed of.

"Wherever you go, you take yourself with you."

You're always going to be changing, and it's important to remember not to leave yourself behind. You learn valuable life lessons everyday, and as you grow, make sure to keep this Neil Gaiman quote nearby, if not written across your heart.

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

Harry Potter quotes as tattoos can seem a bit redundant, but the power of this quote won't fail to inspire. Remembering to look on the bright side can often enough be exactly what you need to get through any hardship.

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