pulchritudo intra vitia iacet
EDIT: I’ve arranged it in how it would be written in classical latin (i.e subject first, verb last word). Reorganisation is possible so you could write ‘pulchritudo iacet intra vitia’ if you wanted as well. Latin is fluid like that
another translation is:
pulchritudo intra vitia latet
(latet means literally to ‘lie hidden’ or ‘lurk’ whereas ‘iacet’ means literally to lie down[/quote]
WTF? ‘Pulchritudo’ is the 1st declension nominative form. ‘Vitia’ is second conjugation, present active imperative form and ‘latet’ is the third conjugation, present active indicative form. ‘Vitia’ means to spoil/corrupt.
So your phrase means: ‘Beauty’, ‘I command you to corrupt’ and ‘lie hidden’ ‘inside’.
I’ve never studied Latin BTW.
OP: Tell your friend to learn a language before s/he gets some crap tattooed on them in that language.