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I Am Getting a Tattoo

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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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    Finally Doing It!

    I am getting a new tattoo today. Upper thigh and hip. Very excited.
    Klynn69 Klynn69 41-45, F Oct 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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 16-17, 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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    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! :)
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M Sep 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 25, 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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    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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    Getting one for my army buddy

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

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    Tattoos!

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I feel like SOME people get tattoos because it is the cool, hip thing to do. I am just not impressed unless it has some deeper meaning to it. I am not accusing people of only...
    pualilia pualilia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I can't contain myself, waiting for my next tattoo makes me cringe. Not until May. I can't wait to feel the needle and see the art come to live. I only wish my appointment would be...
    azzalyss azzalyss 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I've been on and off about getting a tattoo over the last year, debating if I'd end up regretting it. I think I've official made my choice that I want one meaningful tattoo, but...
    babyye87 babyye87 16-17, F Feb 9

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    I've been on and off about getting a tattoo over the last year, debating if I'd end up regretting it. I think I've official made my choice that I want one meaningful tattoo, but...
    babyye87 babyye87 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have a Dali tattoo that I got when I was 18. Its a disoriented skull. This guy that did it. Dustin Horan. Still amazing. I tell family and friends to go to him. I went to him...
    ashleythis ashleythis 31-35, F Feb 12

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    I want the tattoos that are on my cover image but my problem is I want them reversed so when I have my hand facing me it's not upside down most people do it the other way around so...
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't hate tattoos. I enjoy looking at them as my husband is an artist and he has tattoos himself. In fact, it is funny because now I can actually pick out bad tattoos Vs. good...
    sugarhigh713 sugarhigh713 36-40, F Feb 11

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    Looking forward to getting my very first one this week, and I've picked out a design and color scheme that speaks to my Native American side. I've wanted tattoos for years but a...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    Tattoos has been a human body art. Means Beauty or for the Indians how many You have Killed. Many love tattoos still and many have put on there girlfriends name anything in there...
    dreamychan dreamychan 13-15, F Feb 23

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    I just got my first tattoo and it wasn't as painful as I was expecting but I can definitely say that I understand why people keep getting them.
    Evoke19 Evoke19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    So I need a second opinion about a tattoo design. It sounds like a good idea and a drew it out and it looks good to me but I want to know an honest opinion from someone so I don't...
    theskyisarainbow theskyisarainbow 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I want something that will resemble our love for each other but not sure what to get. We had talked about getting rings tattoos done. Stumped on what to get any ideas
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M Feb 14

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    I want a tattoo but a few things that play into getting one is money and I don't know how bad it's gonna hurt
    brooklinn17 brooklinn17 16-17, F Feb 14

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    getting this tattooed on my on Wednesday!!! any suggestions as to where on my body I should get it?? I was thinking upper thigh, back shoulder blade, upper arm... any suggestions...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm getting my first tattoo this Saturday at 6pm! So nervous and excited!
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Getting my 13th tattoo on Monday. Can not wait!
    kimberllyannee45 kimberllyannee45 18-21, F a week ago

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    I thinking about getting a tattoo on Friday the 13th. I've never had one before and so I'm kinda scared lol. I would have to get one where I can hide it from my parents though. I'm...
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I got my first tattoo a few weeks after my 18th birthday, and the experience was amazing. It's all healed up now, and though it didn't turn out the color I wanted on the letters, I...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 6 days ago

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