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Despite being a simple composition of two words and nine letters, the Latin locution Carpe Diem, attributed to a legendary Roman poet, has become one of the most famous phrases of our times, also able to express itself in tattoos Carpe Diem through an infinity of designs and styles.

Carpe diem tattoo Meaning

In its purest meaning, it could be translated as «take the day», although it has also been linked to a wide variety of phrases, which essentially evoke the same idea of making the most of the moment, and living intensely in the present.

During the Middle Ages, and with particular influence on the Renaissance, this phrase also became an emblem of identity, and a reminder of the importance of always enjoying the moment, and of living each day as if it were the last.

Carpe Diem Tattoo phrase

One of the best ways to keep this message persistent is through a Carpe Diem tattoo. It can be something as minimalist as the phrase itself, but also as complex as a work of art capable of encompassing the entire back.

If you prefer a discreet and simple tattoo, it is also possible to generate your own personal creation by playing with a great variety of fonts and places on the body. From a Carpe Diem tattoo on the wrist with the classic letters in handwriting style, to some composition of old letters somewhere more original on the body, such as a side of the back or a tattoo with the Carpe Diem on the chest, which can also generate an attractive aesthetic effect that will not go unnoticed.

Carpe Diem tattoos for men

In men, the strongest and clearest fonts look good; although the phrase can also be accompanied by a series of effects to give it greater originality. From a mosaic of geometric figures, to a rose of the winds or a rudder, that also contribute a greater sense of own will and determination.

Carpe Diem tattoo for women

Of course this type of tattoos also look great on women, although in this case, the stylized fonts, may have a greater concordance with the delicacy and feminine beauty.

It is also possible to decorate the phrase with dreamlike or allusive elements, such as a dragonfly, a butterfly or some other idea that attractively complements this emblematic message.

For more inspiration you can visit directly Barna Tatto, where you can also get the most beautiful Carpe Diem tattoo you can imagine.

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