"alis volat propriis" - she flies with her own wings. My next tattoo, for when I graduate vet school. On my right shoulder blade , where I had my horsebackriding accident. I have pinned this several times, but this is my favorite font!
Dum spiro spero means "While I breathe, I hope" in Latin and is a modern paraphrase of ideas that survive in two ancient writers, Theocritus and Cicero. It is a motto of various places, families, and organizations.