Butterfly? Roses? Liam’s name? No. Surprisingly, Miley Cyrus settled on something rather profound (and surprising) when she had to choose her new tattoo.
The brand new tattoo, quite a phrase from the 1910 speech of President Theodore Roosevelt in Paris, France, was spotted on the 19-year-old bride-to-be as she made her way out of her Pilates class last Tuesday in West Hollywood. The text, inked on her left forearm, reads,
“So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
In his famous early 20th century speech, Roosevelt encouraged his listener that they should live their lies to the fullest. He said,
“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, at the best, knows . . . 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.”
However, the text wasn’t the Hannah Montana star’s first form of permanent art on her body. Cyrus, who is now engaged to beau Liam Hemsworth, has numerous other tattoos, including a dream-catcher on her ribcage and an equal sign on her ring finger to symbolize her support for marriage equality.
What’s next for the young bride-to-be, then? Liam’s face?