Tat's the spirit!
"I did it because I like the saying," Cortese, 24, tells Us Weekly. "I like proving people wrong."
The MTV reality star adds that it took two hours to complete at South Side on Route 9 in Howell, New Jersey.
Cortese isn't the only Jersey Shore star to recently show off her new body art: her BFF Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 23, recently debuted her new crown tattoo on Twitter.