I would stay away from the proverbs. A quote from an iconic song is not as bad as a proverb. For instance, in line with the mood of your choices, consider this:
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all
It's from Albert King's song called Born Under a Bad Sign. It's not a very famous song, so when someone reads it for the first time it strikes with its interesting word play.
Similarly, you could go for a Russian song with meaning or a significance, e.g.:
Пожелай мне удачи в бою, пожелай мне
Не остаться в этой траве.
This is a slightly modified quote from an important song by a band Kino, called Группа Крови. There's something gritty and visceral in the line "Не остаться в этой траве". It resonates even with people who didn't hear the song at all. You could think of something along these lines and find a good quote matching your mood.
I think the significance of a tattoo is exactly that: capture your state of mind now. Later on when looking at it you'll remember how you felt that day when you inked it.