Irish sayings are fun and can also come with an abundance of hidden meanings. Read your way through this article to discover Irish sayings that can be tattooed onto your skin.

Irish Tattoo Sayings

Of late, maybe even later, tattoos have traversed from being only images to turning into sayings. Gone are the days when people just went to a tattoo artist to get a design tattooed on their skin. Tattoos now mean so much more to the ones who have been inked, and the ones who are yearning to get inked. This is why ‘sayings’ have become as popular as they are. Speaking of sayings, Irish sayings to this very day have managed to enjoy significant patronage by the people who choose to get sayings tattooed onto their skin. Irish sayings are as popular and loved as they are, because they convey wisdom of the ages without getting ever too serious. If you have been contemplating on getting an Irish saying tattooed, some of the most popular Irish sayings are listed below. Feel free to choose the best amongst them and maybe even apply the wisdom of these sayings in your life to make it that much more meaningful!

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Irish Sayings For Tattoos
  • “If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.”
  • “It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.”
  • “Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”
  • “Great hate follows great love”
  • “It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life”
  • “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”
  • “Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within”
  • “Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat”
  • “A good retreat is better than a bad stand”
  • “May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home, May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam, May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures, may all life's passing seasons, bring the best to you and yours!”
  • “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
  • “Do not take the thatch from your own roof to buy slates for another man's house.”
  • “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”
  • “Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.”
  • “May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching.”
  • “Never scald your lips with another man's porridge.”
  • “Don't be breaking your shin on a stool that's not in your way.”
  • “You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would.”
  • “May those who love us, love us, and for those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts, and if he cannot turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles, so we may know them by their limping.”
  • "May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face."
  • “May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”
  • “Here's to you and yours, and to mine and ours, and if mine and ours, ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours, as mine and ours have done, for you and yours!”

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