Blasting the speakers with the riffs of a guitar or singing at the top of your lungs your favorite song, these are the moments of euphoria that come when listening to music. There are precious moments attached to the beauty of music, from choosing a ballad for your first dance as husband and wife, or listening to that special song you played on your first road trip with your friends. These are just a few examples of the power of music. Your life has a soundtrack and through each track you are able to pin point and recreate specific memories where you learned a valuable lesson, or you laughed and cried.
The same applies to tattoos, because those inches of inked skin become visual anecdotes of special moments in life. The stories are permanently etched on our skin, enabling us to go back to the exact date where we met that special someone, met our best friends, or the end of a relationship.
Getting a tattoo inspired by the lyrics of a song is the way some of us choose to remember. The memories we decide to make permanent become more powerful than ever when we combine songs and ink together. If you are both a fan of music and a tattoo lover, you will find inspiration in the following designs.
“Why is the bedroom so cold?
You’ve turned away on your side.
Is my timing that flawed?
Our respect runs so dry.
Yet there’s still this appeal
That we’ve kept through our lives.”
“Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are…
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart.”
“I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind
In the morning I’ll be with you
But it will be a different “kind”
I’ll be holding all the tickets
And you’ll be owning all the fines.”
“Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writin’ what was in her mind.”
“Take me to the place where you go
Where nobody knows if it’s night or day
Please don’t put your life in the hands
Of a Rock ‘n’ Roll band
Who’ll throw it all away.”
“I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps.”
“And if a ten ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well the pleasure, the privilege is mine.”
“This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get when you mess with us.”
“And the shame was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be heroes,
Just for one day.”
“For all that we struggle
For all we pretend
It don’t come down to nothing
Except love in the end.”
“Maybe you’re the same as me
We see things they’ll never see
You and I are gonna live forever.”
“Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien
Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait
Ni le mal; tout ça m’est bien égal!”
“Who Wants To Live Forever?” – Queen
“Oh well I don’t mind, if you don’t mind
‘Cause I don’t shine if you don’t shine
Before you go, can you read my mind?”
“Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Pile on many more layers and i’ll be joining you there.
Shine on you crazy diamond.”
“I’m a-thinking and a-wonderin’ walking down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I am told
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.”
“The passing of time
And all of its crimes
Is making me sad again”.
“But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
Oh, tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart”.
“Don’t Let Me Down” — The Beatles
“I'm in love for the first time
Don't you know it's gonna last?
It's a love that lasts forever
It's a love that has no past
Don't let me down…”
If someone tells you that a lyrical tattoo is not original, don't listen to them, what matters most is the meaning you have given to the song and the precious memories that are attached to it. Through ink you'll be able to share your stories and memories. Every time you look at your new tattoo you’re bound to remember the tune of that song, and the reasons why you chose those words.
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