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I Am Getting a Tattoo

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day logo.

    The song describes me perfectly, and constantly reminds me to let it go.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 12

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    Tattoos!

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

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

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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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    Getting one for my army buddy

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

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tattoos are a beautiful form of expression. I have a lot of tattoos, and they all mean something to me. I love everything about getting tattoos- from designing it, to the rush you...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I found two tattoos that I'm interested in getting - some sexy ink for under the breasts :)
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I had my first tattoo done when I was 18 on my 18th birthday altho I don't "regret" it I wish I had out more thought into it! I walked in and said yeah that one right there the one...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My Godmother and I want to get matching tattoos before she moves. We would get one similar to this on except with the heart colored in red. It would be placed on the inside of our...
    KakeLove KakeLove 13-15, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I want to get another tattoo. I think it well be of a bow.
    Zi10 Zi10 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    >- the image above is a rough picture of how the tattoo would look like, a horse/ bird tattoo but more of a sketch/ watercolour style for the tattooI am extremely excited because I...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Mar 27

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    i was four months old when i got my first tattoo i know it's crazy but i come from Egyptian Coptic roots so it like a ritual thing to mark ourselves and our children the tattoo is...
    nina1195 nina1195 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I got my first tattoo when I was 15( 1 month away from 16)I'm 17 now and I have 7 Tattoos at the moment, all shown in the photo attached.I have angel wings on my neck,Infinity...
    youngwhitegirl youngwhitegirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I just need to decide what I want and where I want it which I am having a difficult time doing. I think it would be cool to have a sleeve tattoo but I don't want my tattoo to...
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I have two tattoos and planning on a getting more. The two I already have are meaningful to me I have a butterfly inside a tribal heart on my lower back and my newest one is a...
    Roxxie13 Roxxie13 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The only difference between tattooed people and non tattooed people, is that tattooed people won't give a **** you don't have tattoos. Tattoos are the one of the only things you...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    But I don't love when people ask "but what meaning does that have" because 1) It doesn't need a meaning 2) People shouldn't be made to feel less of their tattoo because someone...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    This is not a diss on anybody's tattoo (I promise) but I think it's really annoying when someone gets a common tattoo (like infinity sign, dream catcher, etc) and makes up some...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm really wanting another tattoo recently. There are a few I want to get right now but the one burning in my mind waiting to be poked into my skin is the one I wish I would've...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Something personal to me, the tattoo artist also suffers from anxiety, like me, so this phrase is certainly full of meaning!
    shazzarr shazzarr 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm planning on getting a sternum tattoo and I can't wait.
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love the feeling of getting a new tattoo, it hurts but feels so good at the same time
    izzyduzit izzyduzit 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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