Oooh, what a great thread! My two cents:
The tattoo I'm getting in December/January is the phrase "to be free" in Sinhala, the language and alphabet of Sri Lanka, where I'm spending a semester starting in three weeks (eeeeeee!). It's the most gorgoues script, based on swirls and curlicues, so hopefully people will think it's an abstraction and not pull on me to try to figure out what it says. I'm planning on getting it between my shoulderblades where wings would grow.
After that, I'm not sure where this is going, but it's going somewhere:
Minus all the stuff about Entertainment Weekly, because I'm thinking that might be a little weird to catch a glimpse of every once in a while. Anyone else gotten a Shel Silverstein tat?