30 Amazing Spanish Tattoos with Meanings

It is a recent development in the tattoo world that they have started incorporating quotes from foreign languages. Itis the true essence of the artistic occupations that it never stops growing and developing. Having said that, it is a greater known fact that Spanish is the language of romance and the language makes for wonderful quotes and sayings. In fact, some Spanish words have been incorporated into the English language and so are quite popular too. The tattoos here, in general, are compact quotes and sayings or probably one-worded (which probably communicate more than you think). It is a matter of interest that what design might catch your attention and what might not. If you’re planning to leap in, make sure it is something significant while trendy too.

The language of love is often passionate and heartfelt. You can pair your Spanish tattoos with some romantic elements like roses and doves. You can get them tattooed on your wrist or your leg, right above your ankle. The rib cage is a great idea too. You can get it inked for your loved one or probably to get over a heartbreak. After you have selected the style that fits you the best, it is the perfect time to select what font or style you would want and if there are any elements that you will like to supplicate it with. There are a billion of ideas al over the internet and we suggest you do proper research before getting anything permanent.

  • Pablo Neruda Inspiration

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“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” from Pablo Neruda’s poem ‘Every day you play’ is quite a romantic and intricate tattoo idea.

  • Que Sera Sera

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Translation: Whatever will be, will be.

  • Family Love

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Translation: “Family, where life starts and love never ends”. It is perfect for a family person.

  • Family Tattoo Designs

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This can serve as a great gesture to your family to show them how much you adore them.

  • Butterfly Tattoo Designs

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Some people just love butterflies and one great and innovative way to show it is to get it inked. Well, but instead of the butterfly itself just get the word inked and that too in Spanish.

  • Hand Tattoo Designs

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Jesy Nelson is known to have three tattoos on her hand which she got in a single sitting in January 2018. One of the fingers has “amor” inked on it which means “love” in three languages, Spanish, Latina, and Portuguese.

  • Viva La Vida

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A piece of simple yet profound advice: “Live the life.”

  • Fly High

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Translation: “Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly.”

  • Chest Tattoo Ideas

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When you think of bulls you might also be prompted to remember of bullfighting which still remains widespread today in places like Spain. A popular belief has been that red enrages this animal but it could be beside the truth! In actuality, bulls are red-green color blind, which proposes that it’s really the matador’s cape doing all the tormenting.

  • Frida Kahlo Designs

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This ink is inspired by the poem of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo: “Se pueden inventar verbos? Quiero decirte uno: yo te cielo.”

Translated: “Can one invent verbs? I want to say one: I sky you.”

  • Spanish Quotes

Tattoo in Spanish: “Recuerda que nadie puede cortar tus alas… tú eres quien decide lo alto que quieres volar”.
English Translation: “Remember that nobody can cut your wings off… you are the only one who decides how high you want to fly.” Does it ring a bell?

  • Something Poetic

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“Es tan corto el amor y es tan largo el olvido.”

Translation: “Love is so short and forgetting is so long.” Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda drafted this when he made even unrequited love sound appealing in his poem ‘Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche’ or ‘Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines’.

  • Love Quotes

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“Te amo más que a mi propia piel.”

Translation: “I love you more than my own skin”. This is a quote from Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, an unconventional artist whose turbulent relationship with her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, was as vehement and vigorous as her extraordinary self-portraits.

  • One Word Tattoos

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Sometimes a single word conquers an emotion, an aspiration or a moment of understanding worth remembering to its fullest. A tattoo is a daily memorandum of that insight gained from expertise. One word, or the slightest phrase, is short enough for the side of a finger, the back of the neck just under the hairline or behind the ear, or a simplistic circle of letters encompassing a pierced navel. Choose your word, or words, discreetly for the supreme impact.

  • Destino: Destiny
  • Felicidad: Happiness
  • Serendipia: Serendipity
  • Vivir: To live
  • Para siempre: Forever
  • Vida mágica: Magic life
  • Que sera, sera: What will be, will be
  • Sigue a tu corazón: Follow your heart
  • Family Designs

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“We don’t choose our family, but we do choose who we love.”

To portray your immense love for your family, quotes like these steal the show.

  • Good Advice Tattoo

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Translation: “There is no medicine that cures what happiness cannot.”

  • Simple Tattoo Quotes

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Translation: “Follow your heart.”

  • Meaningful Reminders

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Translation: Magical life.

  • Inspirational Tattoo Ideas

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Translation: “Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

  • Crazy Tattoo Ideas

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The tattoo on the left side of Karis Anderson’s bosom says “La Vida Loca” which is Spanish for “The Crazy Life.” So if your life is crazy enough, why not get this inked on yourself too?

  • Motivating Quotes

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Tattoo in Spanish: «El éxito es la mejor venganza».
English: “Success is the best revenge.”

Feeling revenge-y quite yet?

  • Profound Tattoo Ideas

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Translation: “Everyone has scars, everyone has stories…”

  • A Just Reminder

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Translation: “Happiness is not the goal, it is the journey.”

  • Bold Tattoo Ideas

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Translation: “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.”

  • More Motivation

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Translation: “Everything is in your hands.”

  • Couple Tattoo Designs

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Translation: “Forever.”


¿Hablas español? You are definitely in the company of the best of the people. So why try your hands for your next tattoo in the morphology of Cervantes and Neruda? Ink your skin in Spanish with an engaging phrase to commemorate your legacy. Otherwise, you can borrow inspiration from la vida apasionada.

Here are some more sentences and quotes that you could consider and get tattooed:

1- “Pies, ¿para qué los quiero si tengo alas pa’ volar?” / Feet? What do I want them for if I already have wings to fly. (Frida Kahlo)

2- “Viva la vida” / Live life. (Frida Kahlo)

3– “El conocimiento es poder” / Knowledge is power. (Francis Bacon)

4- Si lo puedes soñar, lo puedes hacer / If you can dream it, you can do it. (Walt Disney)

5- “Nunca, nunca, nunca te rindas” / Never, ever, ever give up. (Winston Churchill)

6- “Mi vida es mi mensaje” / My life is my message. (Mahatma Gandhi)

7- “Sonríe, es terapia gratis” / Smile, it’s free therapy. (Douglas Horton)

8- “El amor es ciego” / Love is blind. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

9- “La belleza es poder; una sonrisa es su espada” / Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. (John Ray)

10- “Mientras hay vida, hay esperanza” / While there’s life, there’s hope. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

11- “Cuando el amor no es locura, no es amor” / When love is not madness, it is not love. (Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

12- “No cuentes los días, haz que los días cuenten” / Don’t count the days, make the days count. (Muhammad Ali)

13- “No llores porque terminó. Sonríe porque sucedió” / Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss)

14- “El amor lo conquista todo” / Love conquers it all. (Virgilio)

15- “Haz de cada día tu obra maestro” / Make each day your masterpiece. (John Wooden)

16- “El poder de la imaginación nos hace infinitos” / The power of imagination makes us infinite. (John Muir)

17- “No llovía cuando Noé construyó el arca” / It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. (Howard Ruff)

18- “Todo lo que puedes imaginar es real” / Everything you can imagine is real.(Pablo Picasso)

19- “Solo se vive una vez” / You only live once.

20- “Siempre joven” / Forever young.

21- “Sueña como si fueses a vivir para siempre” / Dream as if you were going to live forever.

22- “Todo tiene belleza pero no todos la ven” / Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it.

23- “La vida sigue” / Life goes on.

24- “Vive la vida que has imaginado” / Live the life that you have imagined.

25- “Mi vida es mi mensaje” / My life is my message.


In a world where the language is not a barrier anymore, thanks to google translate, we hope you find your perfect tattoo!

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