Is getting a tattoo in another language a good idea?

I've seen some mixed viewpoints about this. Some say that they don't see the point in having a tattoo written in a language you can't speak. Others think that other languages such as Arabic and Latin look beautiful and it's the message in the translation that is important. What do you... show more I've seen some mixed viewpoints about this. Some say that they don't see the point in having a tattoo written in a language you can't speak. Others think that other languages such as Arabic and Latin look beautiful and it's the message in the translation that is important.

What do you think?

Do any of you have a tattoo in a non-English language?

Are there any languages which you think are particularly beautiful when written down? (Whether used for tattoos or not)
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