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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! :)
    KNIFEvsFACE KNIFEvsFACE 18-21, M Sep 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Getting one for my army buddy

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

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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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    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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    Tattoos!

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't know where to start. Well I started getting tattoos as a minor and it was a mistake. I ended up with 5 tattoos by the time I was 19. Three of them are absolutely beautiful...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have many hours of tattoo work on my body, with many more to add. I find getting tattooed arousing and therapeutic. I can't get enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I love getting tattoos. It feels good and has a calming effect. It's not painful enough to hurt. Just painful enough to get endorphins kicking and getting a natural relaxing high.
    Joeyswiffey4life Joeyswiffey4life 26-30, F 1 Response May 9

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    I have always been mesmerized by tattoos. They are a form of art that even if they don't have a back story behind it it's still beautiful.
    Yadirarubi Yadirarubi 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have been thinking about getting my first tattoo for quite some time now, but I cannot decide which of my ideas (because I haven't actually taken the time to design them yet) I...
    mmshann759 mmshann759 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm onto double figures today!, got my latest tattoo and very happy with it!. It's addicting purchasing and drawing out a tattoo, getting it done over the hours.. It's certainly...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23

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    Went in for my first tattoo removal session today, was nervous because I had been told horror stories of how painful it is.. "It's like acid being poured onto your skin" or really...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I have 18, going on 19. I'm feeling ambitious, so I'm gonna attempt to touch on what they all are, without getting into the meaning so much, because that would be too long. If...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 2 Responses May 4

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    I have the inexplicable desire to mark my body as my own with a small tattoo in white ink. A lot of people ask me what the point is in getting a tattoo that nobody will notice, and...
    A0129 A0129 18-21, F May 10

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    Within the last 2 months I have 2 tattoos... Now getting my arm sleeved out even though I'm only 17. My tattoo artist is AMAZING for taking everything I gave him and changing it...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    I have 5 tattoos so far got my first one when I was 21 after graduating from Navy boot camp. I love my tattoos and am thinking of getting a few more before it is all said and done...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F a week ago

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    I plan on getting the anti possession tattoo from Supernatural with "Not today Satan" tattooed around it. It's ironic because I'm an Atheist
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have 4 tattoos. Upper right arm is a tattoo of my grandfather. It is from a pic that was taken of him in Germany in WW2. Upper left arm has 2 tattoos. One is the head of an eagle...
    Marlin3030 Marlin3030 41-45, M 2 Responses May 8

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    Certain piercings on the right people. Some people just don't have the nose to look good with a nosering, some don't have the face for central liprings, et cetera. And there is a...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 13

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    Even after a bad experience from getting a tattoo, I'm constantly planning my next two or three ink sessions.
    gigglebunnysparklebottom gigglebunnysparklebottom 46-50, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I think tattoos are sexy on men or women they are a way for you to bare your soul. Piercing are unbelievably sexy, I just love it when my partner has piercings. I'm actually...
    kelvin1ca kelvin1ca 46-50, M 1 Response May 13

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    I love Celtic tattoos, mothers side of my family is from Ireland which I find intriguing. I have a chipped stone Celtic Cross going down my spine with an old tattered banner...
    KeithK902 KeithK902 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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