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I Am Getting a Tattoo

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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 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 Mar 17, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I find them super attractive. I'm looking forward to getting my nose pierced soon (I hope). I'm getting tattoos all over my body. I find them to be beautiful.
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I think I am getting tattoo fever...I already have a few but it's been over a year since my last one. Some girls do "retail therapy". I think I am in need of some "ink therapy...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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    just got my 5th one yesterday. i just love the feeling of getting tattoos...so addictive!
    dachrisser dachrisser 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I always wanted a tattoo and never knew what to have and because it is there for ever, it had to mean something special. Well A year and a half ago my dad died. He had cancer but...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm getting my second tattoo tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! Not only that but I badly need my first one touched up so I'm overjoyed that I finally am getting it completed...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    HELP!! I have four tattoos and I hate two of them. I got them all in the span of two years, after I went through something traumatic. I was doing a bunch of crazy things. The one...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I will be 18 in 5ish months and I am getting my first tattoo! I have a longggg list of tattoo ideas, but for my first one I want a quote/lyric that wraps around my ankle looking...
    nornorrr nornorrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I have 3 tattoos and they each have a special meaning to me. I would love to get more but in the professional world, it is typically looked upon as taboo. However, I have been...
    nicolek16 nicolek16 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like Tattoos, its exotic to me..but not like harry style's or bieber's,its like you just got out of jail..enough some tattoos with meaning.. Unfortunately I don't have one, I can...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M a week ago

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    I currently have four tats. 1) Japanese conjis that say daughter and justice 2) a sacred heart on my left breast with my kids initials 3) a skull on my right shoulder for missing...
    cmdaniels74 cmdaniels74 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    RUSSIAN PRISON TATTOOS This informations is from a book, which mentions the meanings of them in the 1980's. There were 35 million serving time in Russian jails then and the ink...
    cpthaddock cpthaddock 51-55, M Jul 4

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    I can't wait to get my first tattoo! I'm getting a feather on the inside of my arm :)
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    have one traditionally made tattoo, hurts like hell getting it but was so worth it! i have overall abit iver 20 tatts but some of em are merged into the same ones now.
    Maddevall Maddevall 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm getting a tattoo soon, not sure what it'll be. But I want some
    YungB YungB 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I started with 1 9 years ago and now i can't stop :) I love my tattoos. i love the way they look, i love the experience of getting them done, I love the creative process in...
    screwedntattooed screwedntattooed 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 7

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    I am getting my first tattoo tomorrow for my birthday!!!!! I have been wanting to great one for a long time now!!!!
    nicedude nicedude 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Anyone know how to cover up a tribal? I don't like mine anymore - long pathetic story haha. Doesn't match my other ones and I like things to be within a theme. Has anyone gotten...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 11

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    Getting a tattoo. I want a small but cool design. Any ideas??
    blondegurl18713 blondegurl18713 16-17, F Jul 16

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    The one tattoo I'm definitely getting๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’•
    anaa0617 anaa0617 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I currently have 5, 4 of which are posted on my profile if anyone wants to add me and check them out. Ill probabily be getting more in the upcoming months depending on money and...
    Jdog15 Jdog15 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm considering getting my first visible tattoo.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    I have five tattoos, 2 on left arm and 3 on right. Plan on getting back and chest done eventually. Right arm: heart and rose in flames, tribal band, and owl in flight. Left arm...
    blackenedmind blackenedmind 41-45 2 Responses Jul 18

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    My boyfriend and I are getting semi morbid matchingish tattoos.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've always wanted a tattoo and have never been Sure what I want I've been thinking of getting something like a dragon that starts on my back and works it way over my shoulder and...
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I want to get my family crest on the left side of my chest. Does anyone have any experience in tattoos on that area? I understand some areas hurt more than others when getting...
    skittymic skittymic 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I always was interested in Tatts and the older I got the more I wanted one so at age 50 for my birthday I went out and got my first one. A hummingbird on my right shoulder in color...
    kathouse68 kathouse68 66-70, F 1 day ago

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    Im getting another tattoo pretty soon I can't wait ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Jamila94 Jamila94 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This is how I got my tattoo removed. Well you see, I inquired about the laser thing but it's sooooo expensive and I'm a student so I can't really afford something that costs so...
    mrmshkh mrmshkh 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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