Ireland has been a source of inspiration for all forms of art for a very long time. Along with being a source of inspiration for poetry, music, paintings, etc., tattoos have also been influenced by Irish culture.
As a matter of fact, Irish tattoo designs have become very famous in the last few years. Apart from symbols for tattoos, people also choose to get Irish quotes tattooed.
In this write-up, we will gather information about some interesting Irish tattoo sayings. Depending on the length of the sayings, you can choose the location for the tattoo. If you opt for a smaller Irish saying, then you can get them made on the wrist, however, if you opt for longer sayings, then you will need a larger canvas like back or waist.
Now let’s take a look at some Irish wordings along with their meanings.
Irish Tattoo Sayings
● Tá béal adh milis a chloisteáil.
(A silent mouth is sweet to hear)
● A dhéanamh ar na réaltaí aon torann
(The stars make no noise)
● Gra dilseacht cairdea
(Love, Loyalty, Friendship)
● Éire go Brách
● Is féidir foighne conquer cinniúint
(Patience can conquer destiny)
● Iarchur nach gníomh maith
(Postpone not a good action)
● Gra go deo
● Má tá tú t-ádh a bheith Éireannach, do go leor t-ádh.
(If you are lucky to be Irish, your lucky enough.)
● ● Ní dhéanann an capall is fearr a bhuachan i gcónaí an rás.
(The best horse doesn’t always win the race)
● Mol an réimse aibí nach bhfuil an arbhar glas.
(Praise the ripe field not the green corn)
● Ná shilíní a thabhairt do mhuca nó comhairle fools.
(Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools)
● Gra mo chroi
(Love of my heart)
● Nár laga Dia do lámh
(May God not weaken your hand)
● Taim i’ ngra leat
(I love you)
(My true love)
● Seo a leanas fuath Breataine grá mór
(Great hate follows great love)
● Tá gach duine deas till faigheann an bhó isteach sa ghairdín.
(Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden)
● Gach peacaí scáthanna fada
(All sins cast long shadows)
● Maireann croí éadrom is faide
(A light heart lives the longest)
● Neart san Aontacht
(Strength in unity)
● Má shuts Dia amháin doras, osclaíonn sé eile
(If God shuts one door, He opens another)
● Is é ceistiú an doras eolais
(Questioning is the door of knowledge)
● Agus na damnaithe fágtha gan focal. Glaoigh ormsa i measc na naomh
(While the wicked stand confounded, call me with thy saints surrounded)
Some Other Irish Sayings
● “It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life”
● “Dance as if no one’s watching, sing as if no one’s listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.”
● “But the greatest love – the love above all loves, Even greater than that of a mother – Is the tender, passionate, undying love, Of one beer drunken slob for another”
● “Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”
● “May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”
● “Never scald your lips with another man’s porridge.”
● “Great hate follows great love”
● “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”
● “Don’t be breaking your shin on a stool that’s not in your way.”
● “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”