I Am Getting a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People

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

    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

    it's my last day as a tattoo virgin,

    I'm getting first one tomorrow and also have two others planned for this spring. I'm probably going to swimming hall today as I have to wait next time until my new tats are healed. Then I will probably have three tattoos, one on my stomach, one on my left leg and one on my right...
    alppik alppik
    31-35, M
    Jan 27

    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

    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...
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    4 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    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
    56-60, M
    Aug 3, 2013

    Finally Doing It!

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

    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

    The Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day logo.

    The song describes me perfectly, and constantly reminds me to let it go.
    zydeko zydeko
    Apr 12, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 17, 2013

    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

    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
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2012


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

    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
    MeganDawnn MeganDawnn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    Getting one for my army buddy

    who died in combat
    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360
    31-35, M
    Jan 12, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The day I am cancer free.

    Currently researching artists in the Atlanta and Houston area. Me siting to kick cancer's arse!
    Steadfastgreen Steadfastgreen
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    I have been with my wife for nearly 18 years. I have 3 beautiful children who I love to death. My wife is a very jealous person and has always wanted to control what I do, who I...
    jacefrehley jacefrehley
    46-50, M
    Apr 20
    now that I am over 250.. my belly is getting nice and fat.. I really like the feeling of it jiggling as I walk..
    BigJimMan BigJimMan
    41-45, M
    Apr 20
    Too late! Got one! Hahaha!
    GreenManley GreenManley
    18-21, M
    Apr 20
    I've noticed recently that the size 36 pants i've been wearing have been getting tighter.
    bigbellywatcher bigbellywatcher
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I can't wait for my birthday to get my next tattoo :)
    christy0909 christy0909
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    I don't know what kind of tattoo, but I sort of have some ideas in mind.
    nerdyfreak nerdyfreak
    13-15, F
    Apr 19
    Love them...and hope to get more someday. This was my last one to complete half-sleeve (this is my forearm).
    Jfour001 Jfour001
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 19
    I'm still extremely young, but when I first joined EP I was even younger. I came here first when I was barely 12, just a little over two years ago. I had been self harming for over...
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 18
    It's a recurring event in my life. I'm getting used to being hurt.
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    Apr 18
    I cry xD due to my lack of exercise I have been getting fatter tho I need to lose the weight
    HeavenlyGrimoire HeavenlyGrimoire
    16-17, F
    Apr 17
    If anyone wants to talk about getting muddy, message me to talk on yahoo messenger
    winkyxface winkyxface
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    OK so I'm super into piercings and tattoos and my parents promised me a tattoo wish I'm planing on getting on the side of my foot saying 'everything happens for a reason...
    carmenjass carmenjass
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    My grandparents have two magnolia trees and every Spring I look forward to the beautiful pink flowers that fill the branches. I want to get a tattoo of a magnolia flower on my arm...
    Nineismyname Nineismyname
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I think I'm learning not to get too comfortable with where you are in life...... Things change for better or worse, whether you agree or not. So now at this point I feel myself...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I am not sure if I can get anymore, since I have a prosthetic hip, but I am going to talk to my orthopedist about it. And if he okays it, then I am going to scrounge up the money...
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    Apr 15
    It is getting really hard (both to hold it and the touch of my bladder).It is a big round ball reaching to my bellybutton. OMG, I really could use some help
    boberdebob boberdebob
    26-30, M
    Apr 15
    I'm thinking maybe getting one under my boob or on my shoulder
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    When I met my girlfriend at 16 years old, she was skinny as a pole, around 105 lbs, with 34B boobs and size 0 or 1 jeans. All the other girls envied her. In the 3 years since then...
    sterlingredjack sterlingredjack
    18-21, M
    Apr 15
    I've always wanted to get a floral design on my arm or a cross on the back of my neck.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 14
    Well, to a point. Then I just get impatient and wish it was me getting tickled. Especially in these YouTube videos where all these girls are getting tickle tortured.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 14
    I know it sounds crazy, but I want a full sleeve, my neck covered, and my lower leg completely covered.
    kristaamielarisadarwin kristaamielarisadarwin
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    I feel like I am getting better. the medications are starting to help. but then I have moments or a day that are just terrible, and I still feel helpless on those days. I'm glad...
    Forevertired23 Forevertired23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I'm thinking of having my first tattoo , I've been trying to decide on the right one for about a year as it is permanent, and symbolic. This is my finial choice , honestly what do...
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    I love getting red rose flowers bt no one send me flowers except for my x husband.
    shal123456 shal123456
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I'm 5'1, and probably more than 88lbs. I'm a skinny small person and my thighs and hips are getting bigger. I can't even get into my favorite pants anymore. :(
    StephAndrea StephAndrea
    13-15, F
    Apr 11
    I want to get another tatoo. Getting them feels much like self harm to me, but it turns into something beautiful. So instead of self harming like I want too, I want a tattoo.
    Forevertired23 Forevertired23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    Where ep going? Why is it shutting down?
    imreal1999 imreal1999
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    I am getting my drawing sent to me tomorrow afternoon! Just got an email from my artist! I am excited to say the least to get started on my second 1/2 sleeve
    deleted deleted
    Apr 10
    I love getting dirty messages & I love dirty chats gets me sooo wild
    deleted deleted
    18 Responses Apr 9
    Watched My Father's Stepson Get Whipped After Getting Him Into Trouble- It was a Saturday morning when I was about 8 years old,which means a court appointed social worker had...
    ToBeDiskovered ToBeDiskovered
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 9
    I think I am getting because I am starting to think with clarity. With this clarity comes an urgency to change things in my life and set new goals. Sometimes I'm so excited of...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    Apr 9
    For my next tattoo, I want to get a infinity sign with a cross and a heart. Not sure how I'm going to arrange the three yet.
    christy0909 christy0909
    18-21, F
    Apr 9
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