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Tattoo Story – Steph: Aestuo Tattoo

Aestuo Latin tattoo
Steph’s Aestuo Tattoo

This tattoo was my 25th birthday present from my two best friends. I always knew I wanted to get inked but I’m a fickle girl so the ‘what’ was the big question. Finally one day it struck me–words. I love words and the power that they have, so then it was just picking the right one, one that would always hold meaning and be true.

I chose ‘aestuo’, which is latin for ‘i burn’, connotatively with intensity and passion and desire. As long as I do whatever I do with passion, everything in life is going to be okay. It’s the one thing I demand from myself and others, so it seemed appropriate to mark myself with the sentiment.

I got it done at Icon Tattoos in Murfreesboro, TN. Reverend Horton Heat was blaring from the stereo, and rather than it hurting, which I had always been warned, it felt kinda good.

Inked at Icon Tattoos, Murfreesboro, TN

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6 Responses to “Tattoo Story – Steph: Aestuo Tattoo”

  1. Tianna Says:

    i like it and the meaning. Also i feel the same way about all of my tattoos, the all felt really good , but now i am up to 12 tattoos and i am only 21. And olnly getting started.

  2. Heather Says:

    Nice tattoo. My husband is a Latin teacher, and he said that the proper word would be “incendo”. Aestuo would actually be for cooking something. Not trying to sound rude, because its a beautiful tattoo, just if you get anymore in another langauge make sure you check with someone. Still a beautiful tattoo. Promise I wasn’t trying to be rude, I am a sweetie I promise. :)

  3. Shawn Says:

    how do you figure?

    looks great Steph!

  4. Shawn Says:

    Incendo translates to “set fire to”, which as hot as the tattoo looks is not the intended translation!

  5. J Says:


    no, incendo means set on fire, the proper word might be ardeo

  6. S J n visa Says:

    its symbolizes what u want it to and means what it means to YOU. there is no right or wrong way to express your self for who you truly are the beauty of your tattoo is that you embraces you! perfect self expression btw :) i have 13 beautiful tattoos and a latin phrase is DEFINIETLY my 14th!

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