“Here’s my tattoo of a Latin Hippocrates quote. Translated it says “life is short, art is long”.–Katie
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isn’t it Ars longa, vita brevis
I have a tattoo that says Ars Longa Vita Brevis on my back =)
lol yeah its Ars Longa, Vita Brevis. It is Latin for “Art is long, Life is short”
uhh, you need to shave
It does not matter… the meaning is the equal
Vita brevis, ars longa is the motto of my sorority, so yes it does function both ways.
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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The Loom. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.