Motivational Quote Tattoo Ideas for Women


We could all use a reminder to stand tall and be our best selves every once in a while. No matter how hard we try, bad days do happen. It’s up to us as women to find new ways to motivate ourselves. An easy way to get motivated no matter what happens is to find motivational quotes you connect with deeply. These quotes can come from anywhere: a friend, a famous celebrity, or even a childhood book.

Having a favorite motivational quote is great, but sometimes it’s nice to take it a step further. What if you could look down at any moment and see a reminder of this quote on your arm or somewhere else on your body? Motivational quote tattoos have been popular with women for years now, and it’s no wonder. Who doesn’t want that extra boost every once in a while? Here are some ideas to get you started.

A Single Word

Not sure you’re ready to commit to an entire quote? Why not start with just a motivational word? Everyone is drawn to certain words that remind you of something or help you feel strong. Maybe it’s as simple as the word “Strength” or “Brave.” No matter what you choose, make sure it means something to you.

The best part about choosing a single word is it’s easy to find a placement that works for your body. We aren’t all willing and able to tattoo ourselves in visible places, and sometimes you want your ink to be a little more intimate. A single word can be as big or small as you wish, and that gives you full flexibility over where its located. For a personal touch, opt for the ribcage, finger, or ankle. To go bold, write your motivational word across your arm or on your back. There are no rules as long as it’s something you’re proud of.

Word Tattoo Ideas: 

  • Brave
  • Strong
  • Believe

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Literature Quotes

Why not find some inspiration from your favorite books? We all have childhood favorites or classics that remind us to be better people. Literature quotes are all the rage, even if you’re not a big reader. As long as there’s something you connect to, you can pull off this design. From Hemingway to J.K. Rowling, the possibilities are endless.

You can also find literature quotes in unexpected places. Don’t forget about poetry, short stories, or even plays. These quote tattoos are easy to grow into larger works that include visuals, design, and more. These tattoos will never go out of style, and you’ll never outgrow them.

Literature Tattoo Ideas: 

  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath
  • “How wild it was, to let it be.” – Cheryl Strayed

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Prayer Quotes

Sometimes we find strength in faith. If so, why not include passages or references to the Bible or other religious literature in your tattoo design? Wear your beliefs literally on your body to keep them close to you at all times. If you can’t fit the entire quote or passage, opt for an abbreviation or the story name. This will serve as a reminder anytime you need it, and who doesn’t want extra strength?

Prayer Quote Ideas: 

  • “We live by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • “Trust in the Lord, and do good.” – Psalm 37:3.
  • “A little faith can move mountains.”


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Motivational Direction Quotes

Finally, we sometimes just need a reminder to be positive, believe in ourselves, and do good. These motivational quotes don’t have any distinct category, but they’re focused on making sure we do our best every day. It’s not always possible to keep the negativity out, but having a motivational quote that inspires you can help save even the worst of days.

Motivational Tattoo Quotes 

  • “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
  • “To infinity and beyond.” – Buzz Lightyear
  • “This too shall pass.”

These ideas are a starting point for you to find your own motivational quote to suit your tattoo design. Having your favorite words or reminders on your body will remind you to stay strong, and they can also look gorgeous. There’s something so beautiful about the simplicity of quote tattoos. Find your inspiration today.