Fifteen and counting…Miley Cyrus got a new tattoo on July 10, 2012 that was inspired by none other than former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt. Miley Cyrus 15th tattoo is inked on the inside of her left forearm and features a portion of Roosevelt’s “Citizen and Republic” speech, which he delivered at the Sorbonne in France in 1910. Not only is Miley’s Roosevelt tattoo political, but it’s also almost a century older than the former Disney star!
Miley Cyrus gives us all a glimpse of her political side with her new arm tattoo, a historical quote from former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt. The singer’s arm tattoo reads “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat,” a quote taken from Teddy Roosevelt’s “Citizen and Republic” speech, which he delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910. The full speech reads as follows:
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
Miley Cyrus Arm Tattoo Meaning
One of the singer’s most visible tattoos, the large Teddy Roosevelt quote is scrawled in a crude black font across the inside of her left forearm, the same arm that features Miley Cyrus’ “love never dies” tattoo. Like most of Miley’s tattoos, the Roosevelt quote tat was first spotted by paparazzi as the teen star left a Pilates studio in West Hollywood on July 10, 2012. Although the singer hasn’t spoken in public about the meaning of her forearm tattoo, it seems the quote is meant as a jab at those who stand by and criticize others without making any effort to accomplish something important in their own lives. If this tattoo meaning sounds familiar, it should. Miley Cyrus’ “love” tattoo inked inside her right ear was inspired by similar feelings. As Miley said about her ear tattoo, “I have ‘Love’ right here to block out all the crap that everyone throws in your ears. I don’t really care about it. [You're] only supposed to hear the things coming from people that genuinely love you.” Apparently the 19-year-old doesn’t have much love for the paparazzi that snapped her pic though, as she tweeted, “I hate paparazzi with a passion. disgusting pigs. (no offense to pigs).”
Miley’s All About the Love and Positive Energy
Miley Cyrus is the queen of positivity (except when it comes to those pesky paparazzi), which is obvious for those of you out there who follow the singer/actress on Twitter. Earlier this week, Miley tweeted this message: “Putting that positive Monday energy out there…LET’S BE SUPER HEALTHY THIS WEEK. That’s my focus.” She continued, “Everyone should pick up some super healthy snacks this week, maybe give up a vice, only give your energy to positive people in your life!” And if that isn’t enough proof of her positive attitude, check out Miley Cyrus’ peace sign tattoo, or her “karma,” heart and equal sign finger tattoos, the Om ink on her wrist, or the “love never dies” tat on her arm. This is just a guess, but we’re going to go ahead and assume that Miley Cyrus’ fiancée, actor Liam Hemsworth, may have something to do with her “super” happy and positive attitude, and he is probably also the inspiration for many of her tattoos. Miley Cyrus Roosevelt quote tattoo is her fifteenth, and we think it’s a pretty solid bet that it won’t be her last!