Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

Literary Tattoos: Virgil The Aeneid

This is Nikki’s tattoo.  It reads “Audentes Fortuna Iuvat” (“Fortune Favors the Brave”) and comes from Book X, line 284 of The Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil).

This photo is from my recent wedding. I got the tattoo several years ago after leaving a bad relationship that I should have left long before I finally got up the nerve to get out. I decided that I would follow my instincts from then on and the tattoo reminds me to make bold choices. Life’s been pretty awesome ever since. (Plus, I’ve always loved Latin.)


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