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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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tattoos!

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

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not sure where I stand on this one. I kinda like them on one hand and on the other hand I think they're stupid as hell. When I say I like them I mean I like the art I like all...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have 2. Both were gifts from my mother. The first is on my lower back. Over here we call it a Santa Cruz license plate. I got that when I was 18 and it was inked by the same...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have five and plan on getting more! The two on my arms have a great story! I am part Native American and there is A Native American proverb where you are born with two wolfs...
    perilousindenvers perilousindenvers 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Tattoos : I have one on my mind and I do not want the black. I have none! I want some one that can pull it off and where can I put it to only be seen by spouse. Nothing vulgar yaw...
    MaryBarbie MaryBarbie 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Iv got 9 tattoos and 6 piercing and I find my self looking at people tattoo getting a little turned on and I find there's nothing sexy than a tattooed and pierced girl it do sexy.
    justme414 justme414 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    It's been to long since I've had a tattoo. I'm thinking about getting a new finger tattoo. On my left hand I have a heart on my middle finger and on the palm of my hand I have a...
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I myself don't have any tattoos (it would most likely be the names of my children if I did), but I truly admire the artistry shown in the more colorful tattoos that some people...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Aug 10

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    I really want to get a matching small tattoo on my upper back with my twin sister! But since I live in such conservative country (I live in Asia and in my country people think...
    lovelielife lovelielife 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I think about getting another tattoo every minute
    tdwprpbs tdwprpbs 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm getting my first tattoo tomorrow morning!
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm interested in getting one.. I just don't know what to get and it seems like everyone's first tattoo is ugly :c
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't understand people who tattoo their boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse's names/anniversaries on themselves. It's always a stupid idea, sorry. How awkward is it when your newest...
    Cindell Cindell 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I'll admit it. It turns me on soo much to see a guy with tattoos. Guys with tattoos are just soo damn sexy. The more they have the more I'm attracted to them. I can't even picture...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Okay, I want a tattoo really freaking bad. Have been wanting a bunch of tattoos for awhile. But the guy I'm dating doesn't care much for tattoos, and outright asked me if I wouldn...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    i want a tattoo so bad.... i ve always wanted one nd i hv it all planned in my head , about 7 or 8 of them . i know wht i want n exactly whr i want it ... the only obstacle is my...
    masquerader masquerader 18-21 Aug 7

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    I was ready someones experience and they said they were the only one's around with no tattoos. After watching many Sci-Fi movies in my time I am reminded of low budget Canadian...
    starduster79 starduster79 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I love girls with tattoos but not crazy tattoos just like little tattoos
    sneer95 sneer95 18-21, M Aug 8

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    My tattoos don't mean anything and that's how I like em' I am constantly asked what my tattoos mean. They don't mean anything to me, I just love the American traditional tattoos!
    laurapeniuk laurapeniuk 18-21, F Aug 13

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    How I wish I'm brave enough to go and get a tattoo! It looks so sexyyyyyy!! Tattoo beside the breast down to the waist. Tattoo on inner arm. Aww.. Love it! :)
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I want a tattoo across my collarbone that says stay strong in back to front writing (so I can see it in the mirror) cause I have a few mental health illnesses including bipolar and...
    ICanBeStrong ICanBeStrong 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I was wondering if any of you have any idea how do I "upgrade" my tattoo. I did it few years ago, it was my first tattoo, and its on my shoulder,a muscle called trapezius, it is a...
    faceless84 faceless84 22-25 a week ago

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    Iam ishita and I love to show my navel especially in sarees.Right before I start I wanna say that henna is an artificial tattoo.It happened on this year's new year.Our boss emailed...
    ishita004 ishita004 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 8

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    I admire a great tattoo as a ink lover myself I have my back piece I am currently having done . I want my sleeves done and my chest plates. I am a work in progress and I have a...
    kinkyboy6969 kinkyboy6969 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    omg, i love them, i have a list of tattoos i want. And i added like 3 more to that list. i will have the name of my children tattooed, i want a treater mask and a Chinese love sign...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Aug 10

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    I love tattoos, the way they express how a person is, how they reflect their personnalities, how they are unique and badass. I want many tattoos. I want my body to be a piece of...
    kladitor kladitor 16-17, F Aug 12

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    I've wanted angel wings tattooed on my back since I was a wee poppet back in the 80's.. And then they became trendy and my passion flared down for them. I still want a tattoo but...
    Discomfited Discomfited 31-35, F Aug 14

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    Tattoos are awesome! They're a great way to express yourself through art. I'd like to get some more in the future when my bank account allows me to. Until then, I enjoy looking at...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I have a world map tattoo and everyone keeps on associating it with travel. 😂 Yes my yearning for a tour around the world is one reason why I got this, but it's not just about...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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