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I Am Getting a Tattoo

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Im getting a Miku tatto it will have

    01 Volcoloid Yes im obssesed with it
    HazelRoseWolfe HazelRoseWolfe 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 16

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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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    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! :)
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30

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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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    Tattoos!

    OMG I cant wait!
    TwilightPrincess87 TwilightPrincess87 22-25, F Mar 26, 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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    MeganDawnn MeganDawnn 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 37, and I just started getting tattoos the summer of 2014. I am a stay at home mom, and I have two kids, son is 6 and daughter is 10. They all started when I had a lunch date...
    xxbucksxx xxbucksxx 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 7

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    I love getting tattooed. I currently have three rather larger pieces. One that starts on the upper part of my chest and goes down to my elbow. The other on the outside of my thigh...
    exiled11 exiled11 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I started getting tattoos when I graduated high school. I have also been a tattoo artist since I graduated high school, to my parents dismay. My first tattoo was the start of my...
    workhardworkhard workhardworkhard 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm getting my second tattoo tomorrow, it's going to be a peony flower on my right foot. I'm so excited!
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I want a chest tattoo or something like that! My arms are to scrawny for tattoos right now XD I'm trying to decide if I want a lip ring haha.
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I grew up in a household where diversity is highly accepted. Different races, different culture, sexualities, ways of expression i.e. Tattoos, piercings and so on. My father has...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    two ish months until I get my first tattoo!! I'm anxious but pumped.
    kenzi18 kenzi18 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So can anyone draw the tattoo that I want if I message them the idea of the tattoo? I'm getting a tattoo for Christmas so I need someone to draw it up and my tattoo artist is...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Nov 13

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    It's been a year since I got my last tattoo. This is the longest I've gone without getting a new tattoo. It sucks to be unemployed and not be able to afford to get tattoos.
    erikwho erikwho 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    Im not in a position to get tattoos for awhile but an idea has been haunting me for awhile. I recently lost both my grandparents and it inspired the thought of getting a tattoo for...
    MLEw MLEw 13-15, F Nov 15

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    So I'm thinking of getting a tattoo, it will be my first tattoo any advice?
    DKG96 DKG96 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    Thinking of getting my 4th tattoo, but can't decide if I can live with a tattoo on my thigh forever...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F Nov 2

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    Tattoos are awesome! I'm thinking about getting one on my wrist that says "Keep running" or "Pretty Odd". I also want something that represents My Chemical Romance so I might get...
    JetStarKilljoy JetStarKilljoy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    So I am thinking of getting this tattoo on my arm or may be waist. In case you people are confused, it's a Zodiac Symbol tattoo. It's going to be my surprise gift to my would be...
    PorcelainRose85 PorcelainRose85 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I had my first tattoo at 18.... Typical little tattoo Chinese symbol...ten minute jo At 19 I got my second tattoo....typical little tramp stamp....30 minite job At 31 I got my...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I'm thinking about getting an arowana tattoo. It's a fish known in the feng shui world to bring wealth and prosperity, power and authority. May aunt bought one to improve our...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15

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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. :)
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love tattoos on a guy...don't know why but it really is a turn on. Does anyone else agree with me?I have three myself and I plan on getting another soon.
    Aliceinwonderland87 Aliceinwonderland87 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tattoos are cool. I want a tattoo only 1 thou. People with tattoo are hot. It's not so hot if you got tattoos all over your body
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 9

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    Funny story. My entire life I have somewhat disliked tattoos. However, on most guys I did find them to be very sexy. About 10 months ago, I woke up one morning and decided that I...
    Sensuouslady Sensuouslady 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I love my tattoos from my foot to ankle locket, shoulder tattoo , behind my ear tattoo, rosary in my palm going around my lower arm and my finger tattoo.
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm wanting to get a chest piece done (Stars and a heart locket). I already have two in pretty visible locations (A Boba Fett on my shoulder and an amazing grace cross tattoo on...
    sonatadusk sonatadusk 26-30, F Oct 26

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    I just had my first tattoo ever done approximately three weeks ago. Being in law enforcement and viewing our profession as one of the last that emulates knights, chivalry, etc, I...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    For those who read my prior experience story, my very first tattoo (a kneeling fantasy knight wielding a sword and shield with the thin blue line on his shield) is now complete. I...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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