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I Am Getting a Tattoo

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    It's final! I've made my decision!

    I'm getting a song lyric! The chorus from the song Holy Mountain by senses fail!! I'm excited! :)
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M Sep 30, 2014

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    Getting one for my army buddy

    who died in combat
    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M Jan 12

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    Two Actually

    One of the tattoo's I'll be getting is the date of my mom's death. It holds a lot of importance for me and I want to remember it forever so what better way than a permanent reminder? The other one I'm getting is kind of silly. It's the Kanji for my old nickname, with the corner...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Apr 27, 2012

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    Cant Wait!!!!

    I can't wait to get my tattoo! I'm going to get one for my 18 th birthday I'm going to get it on my shoulder. I want it to be like some kind of Celtic symbol. Like Celtic cross or something. I think that would he nice
    yoite77 yoite77 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    A Simple Way To Remember

    After loosing my baby, my best friend and I decided to get a tattoo together. We have an appointment to go in and get it together this weekend. Like me, my best friend experienced two losses this year, both of her grandmothers. I had lost my baby, and my other best friend. We...
    Alannamarie Alannamarie 13-15, F Nov 19, 2012

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    I'm getting my first tattoo tomorrow!

    I'm so excited yet terrified!! I know it's going to hurt but I hope it doesn't hurt that much.
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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    Symbolic Offerings.

    For so long I didn't understand tattoos being more than just simply artwork on a body.  However I have come to understand through my sisters and others how meaningful and symbolic a tattoo can be.  My tattoo won't be simply a work of art.  It will be a reminder...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Matching Tattoos

    A very close friend just asked if I'd get matching tattoos with them but I'm going to need help with placement. I already have tattoos on my breast, shoulder and butt. They don't have any. I want to say yes but I don't know where.
    dmtart dmtart 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    The Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day logo.

    The song describes me perfectly, and constantly reminds me to let it go.
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Apr 12

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    Epic Snowboarding Sleeve Tattoo

    Hey all. I'm really wanting to get a wicked snowboarding big mountain theme sleeve. I want it near photo realistic. Anyone got one similar or know artists known for this kind of tatt?
    Experiencethis13 Experiencethis13 26-30, M Jan 31, 2013

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    Im getting a Miku tatto it will have

    01 Volcoloid Yes im obssesed with it
    HazelRoseWolfe HazelRoseWolfe 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    My Dad

    After thinking this over, I have decided that I am going to get a tattoo in memory of my father. He used to travel all the time, going to different places whenever he wanted to, and he would send me postcards while he was there. At the end of all of them he would write "DAD...
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    My First One, Probably Not My Last.

    Tomorrow I'm booked in to get my first tattoo, I'm 44 years old and have decided its time. I went overseas a couple of times last year and thought about getting one then, my wife got one while we were in Bali, she now has 2 and she has always wanted me to get one. I have thought...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Actually Two So Far

    On Tuesday i am going to get a lime green ribbon with the number six on it in honor of my mother who beat cancers butt then when i semester is over and if i have good enough grades i get my butterfly that i have been wanting for a while..... I am so excited especially since i...
    midnight424 midnight424 18-21, F Oct 27, 2013

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    Next Saturday!!!

    My fiance and I are getting our first tattoos together this saturday.. he has kept a prayer called "angel of god" in his wallet the entire three years we've been together because he says I am his guardian angel and he wants to put the prayer over his heart. This is the prayer he...
    LittleLover10 LittleLover10 18-21, F Jan 2, 2013

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    In Memoriam

    My childhood best friend died last year. She was an artist practically from the womb... She'd done professional designs for Burning Man and Cirque du Soleil in her various incarnations, and was a tattoo artist for the last six years of her life. She had drawn me out a stylized...
    msdamgoode msdamgoode 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    My First Tat

    im excited im getting my first tattoo tonite at 5 an american flag that says made in the usa.my daughter is insisting on paying for it so what the heck.im already planning for my second one,a rattlesnake that says dont tread on me. wish me luck!
    whodatdere whodatdere 51-55, M Aug 3, 2013

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    Can Wait For Mine

    When I turn 18, my best friend and I are getting tattooed. We won't match, but we'll get them together. I want a peace sign on my left foot, just like Christofer Drew's. That's all - a simple, black peace sign. no butterflies or rainbows. He has inspired me through the years...
    pristinewinterwinds pristinewinterwinds 16-17, F Jan 8, 2013

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    I Want To Get One

    I want to get a tattoo, but I can't afford it. I drew it myself. It is in memory of my brother who died way to early
    Hotmomma26 Hotmomma26 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    Finally Doing It!

    I am getting a new tattoo today. Upper thigh and hip. Very excited.
    Klynn69 Klynn69 46-50, F Oct 28, 2013

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    Nesting Dolls

    Russian nesting dolls, or matryoshka, have always been an item I have been incredibly attracted to. I remember the shelves full of them in my grandmother's house, absolutely covered in dust until I took them down to play with them. As I grew older, I still loved those dolls. On...
    maowtroshka maowtroshka 18-21, F Oct 15, 2012

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    2 Years

    It's been 2 years that I've had this image of a tattoo in my head but I dont know how to draw or to explain exactly how I want he tat designed to an artist and everytime I go out it bothers the **** out of me for not having it on my arm
    calvinhamilton calvinhamilton 26-30, M Apr 7, 2013

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    My First Tattoo Is A Week Away

    I have been thinking about a special memory tattoo of two lost pets that were very special to me. The first was a 9 wk old lab puppy who had a brain disorder and passed away. his name was pheniox which became very fitting since he passed on at a early age. His official name was...
    lovemylabpnut lovemylabpnut 31-35, F May 30, 2012

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    How My Tattoo Gave Me Protection

    I've had tattoo's for 21 years and last year got the bug again but was having such a bad year also and my last tattoo that I got was on my chest and is a spiritual tattoo and has an element of protection involved with the story of it. Well my life changed so much since and I was...
    Anandadas Anandadas 41-45, M Jun 22, 2010

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    The day I am cancer free.

    Currently researching artists in the Atlanta and Houston area. Me siting to kick cancer's arse!
    Steadfastgreen Steadfastgreen 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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    Tattoos!

    OMG I cant wait!
    TwilightPrincess87 TwilightPrincess87 22-25, F Mar 26, 2010

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    MeganDawnn MeganDawnn 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I have 2 tattoos and will be getting a 3rd on Friday. I didn't get my first one until I was in my 30's, probably a good thing or I would have many more.
    Marseymo Marseymo 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    The tattoo I will be getting on my hip to celebrate the birth of my amazingly beautiful daughter.
    JenniBob JenniBob 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I like giving people things more than I like receiving things. At holiday time my fun is getting or making things for my family. I just don't get excited by getting presents.
    Soulseeker80 Soulseeker80 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    That time you have an itch and scratch it, completely forgetting your brand new tattoo there...OUCH!!!!!! #*>~|%<|€
    sweety589 sweety589 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I love that a tattoo is meant to be permanent. It is truly meant to show what you believe and what you want to represent. Very few things in life are everlasting and a tattoo may...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    One day, if budget ever allows.. I will have many tattoos. Not like Kat Von D but still quite a few. I vow for each of them to be symbolic and awesome, never silly and random
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    My oldest daughter and I plan to get tattoos together. Something that will be symbolic of our close relationship.
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 16 hrs ago

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    I wish I had a Sugar Daddy except just for tattoos. Like, pay for my tattoos for literally nothing in return. That would be fantastic.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Have four so far..and will be getting another 3 or 4 in the next couple of months
    tryme234 tryme234 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really love women who are much tattooed! Especially the coloured ones! There is something natural in a woman that urges her to decorate her body. So all wear lipstick and most...
    rocky139 rocky139 70+, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want a big dragon on my back when I'm a couple years older. Looking forward to getting it so much.
    messedupmindandsoul messedupmindandsoul 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I was watching that show Bad Ink on Netflix and it just got me thinking of how I may have some bad ink myself lol dumb decisions at 15 might need to start thinking of getting a...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    im an ink addict i cant wait to finish my sleeve theres nothin like a tattoo shops environment and the feeling of the tattoo needle puttin in the art work you been waitin so long...
    titojr96 titojr96 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I want tattoos and I want to be a tattoo artist
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Like this! (: lol I'm getting it done soon!
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Getting my third one Saturday :) ribcage piece...so excited!!! This is the inspiration (not exact).
    sweety589 sweety589 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love tattoos on people especially on women I think they are sexy love the artwork plus for me and my tattoos they are a part of my life story they remind me where I was at what...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 Responses 6 days ago