Hi everyone, I would be forever grateful if someone could help me with a text translation for a tattoo I'm looking to get. Since I was very small, I've loved the poem Invictus, by William Ernest Henley. There's one line from it, that I find incredibly inspirational â€“ I guess it's a motto of sorts. This is the poem: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. *** The line, "My head is bloody, but unbowed," stands out to me. It reminds me of all the things in my life that I've learned from, however scarring. It reminds me to keep my chin up when things seem bleak. It reminds me to be strong when I feel my weakest. I've shortened the text I wish to for a tattoo to, "bloody, but undefeated". Can anybody help? The rough version I've come up with is, "Cruentus Sed Invictus" Thanks so much! Looking forward to seeing a reply.