Inspirational The sky is the limit

rmdm

New Member

I would like some help to translate "The sky is the limit" into latin..
I'm planning to tattoo it on my back..
please help me =)
 

Livia

Member

Double check the answer before getting the tattoo, all right?

Literally 'sky is my limit' would be 'caelum terminus meus'
 

Akela

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  • Princeps Senatus

Can we see a pick of your tattoo when/if you do get it? Really.
I've been contemplating getting a tattoo in Latin as well, so I am very much interested :)
 

rmdm

New Member

Yes of course I'm gonna show you the tattoo when I've had it done ;)
But how about the translation I've been given? Do you know if it's accurate?
So what kind of tattoo are you thinking of getting?
 

Akela

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  • Princeps Senatus

The translation sounds right. There may be some slight undertone that would be clear for someone who had studied Latin for longer than I have. You may need to ask someone more experienced, like emailing a Latin prof or someone like that :)

I want to get a tattoo with 'viam aut inveniam aut faciam'. I just cannot pick where it should go yet. I do not want it too obvious: not on a shoulder or anything like that, not to stress some of my parents' classy friends out
 

Sa Seba

Consularis

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I do have some ideas concerning the tattoo placement ;) :oops:
 

Akela

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Sa Seba dixit:
I do have some ideas concerning the tattoo placement ;) :oops:
Enlighten me.

Let's see if Censors are as mature as they say.
 

Sa Seba

Consularis

  • Consularis

Er, ehm, I have to go.

*runs*
 

rmdm

New Member

Ok that's good, you don't happen to have any Latin prof's e-mail adress? :D hehe

so what does 'viam aut inveniam aut faciam' means? I know what you mean about getting a tattoo anywhere obvious on your body! that's not so funny..
I already got my name tattooed on my stomach, a very nice place to have a tattoo...I can really recommend that =)
 

Akela

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aut viam inveniam aut faciam means I'll either find a way or make one.
The stomach idea sounds interesting. So your tattoo can only be seen if you wear a bathing suit? And where would 'sky is the limit' go?
 

rmdm

New Member

Oh I like that one, sounds really nice!
yes exactly, I want to be able to cover my tattoo when needed!
about the 'sky is the limit' tattoo; I have second thoughts about it, not sure I want that anymore since it doesn't sounds equally beautiful in latin as in english and swedish...so I have a couple of options I'm considering:

Amor vincit omnia
Si vis amari, ama.
Sic itur ad astra

so only time will tell, I won't get any tattoo until I'm 110 % sure of what I want..
 
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