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I Am Getting a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 104 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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! :)
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MeganDawnn MeganDawnn 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2, 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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    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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    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 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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    Tattoos!

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

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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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    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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    Getting one for my army buddy

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have 6 tattoos, 4 professionally done and 2 stick and pokes. Saving up money to get me shoulder tattoo (:
    Gracie94 Gracie94 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have 6 tattoos and can't wait to get more. all my tattoos have meanings that only a few people know!
    lovemypitties lovemypitties 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I got my tenth tattoo today. Wish I wasn't broke so I could continue with getting more.
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I have 2 tattoos and I plan on getting more. I just feel like they're a unique way of one expressing themselves. :)
    Goldenfairy Goldenfairy 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm thinking of getting another tattoo. Anyone know if waxing like a week beforehand would cause any problems?
    tinker1013 tinker1013 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Well you guys know I all ready have two tattoos, I been drawing a new tattoo that I am going to get some time, so I am a little excited right now, this drawing is coming around...
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I have two tattoos with plans for a couple more. Due to my job, I have to get them in places that aren't seen easily. I also like the feeling of getting tattoos. To me it doesn't...
    lsmith17 lsmith17 26-30, F Jan 14

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    Does anyone else feel relaxed while getting / after getting tattooed? Or is it only me? Just to me it's the whole environment. Friendly people, the smell of the soap they use. I...
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I currently have 4 tattoos. I am constantly thinking about getting more. I'm in the process of figuring out tattoo No. 5
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm not old enough to get tattoos yet but as soon as I am i really want tattoos and I kinda want a batman one because im obsessed with batman
    idonthaveswagcauseimnotgay idonthaveswagcauseimnotgay 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've been wanting to get a few tattoos. they are really expensive though and every time i get near the two to three hundred dollars something comes up that eats my tattoo money. I...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 1 Response Jan 15

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    Getting A Tattoo 101: 1) THINK about the consequences of having something PERMANENTLY marked on your body. 2) THINK about the tattoo's meaning for you, and if it will remain true...
    BluCrystal BluCrystal 41-45 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I met with my mom today and showed her the new tattoo I got yesterday (there's a picture in another experience I posted). My mom has always been okay with my tattoos, so of course...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    I have 4 tattoos. I drew two of them myself. You can see them in my photo albums. I love the artistic expression that they can bring. I love designing my own tattoos as well...
    lilminxx lilminxx 22-25, F 14 Responses Jan 19

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    I love my chest piece <3 I'm getting it colored soon the roses are going to be purple. & also getting a sleeve done <3 addicted to ink. I'm a model but as soon as I get inky...
    maiphi maiphi 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm sick of the stereotype that tattoos mean you have to be a bad person. Are people so ignorant and close-minded that they can't see that culture has changed? Just because I have...
    wolfboy1993 wolfboy1993 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a tattoo on the back of my neck of my moms name, with a flower that I drew and a butterfly hovering over the flower. I've had it since I was 19 and the colour has faded much...
    Blueskysabove Blueskysabove 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    just got home from finishing my sleeve. I've been working on it since the end of October. My last session lasted an hour and a half and it was just some color getting added to my...
    xxbucksxx xxbucksxx 36-40, F Dec 30, 2014

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    So far I have 4 tattoos and always thinking about getting more. It's a bit of an addiction really.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 8

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    I have like 5 tattoos and im thinking of getting number 6 and 7.... Do you think its to much for a lady to have 7 tatoos??
    Angelmarcellus Angelmarcellus 31-35, F 15 Responses Jan 14

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    I am very excited about getting a tattoo. I know what I want to get but I have no idea where. I know once I get one I'm not gonna be able to stop!
    Tristag8 Tristag8 16-17, F Jan 16

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    I'm getting my next tattoo right now actually lolol ((((: <33333333333333333333333333333333333
    austinbsky austinbsky 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Getting a tattoo was part of the new year