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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tattoos!

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

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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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    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 7 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I always have. theres something about them. I have three tattoos and am saving up for my fourth and fifth. I first got tattooed when I was 16 and have rewarded myself yearly with a...
    cassandrastwrt cassandrastwrt 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love tattoos and piercings. I plan on getting more when I have the money and when I'm older. I have plans on getting tattoos when I'm old enough to get them. Guys with tattoos...
    Love0218 Love0218 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I absolutely love them ! I'm planning on getting spider bites soon and my first tattoo this weekend ! I can't wait :D
    TigerHeart98 TigerHeart98 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I have a full back that I'm about to get finished i have two others and plan on getting my legs done. I had spider bites but I had to keep taking them out for work so I just...
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    I really want a tattoo on a my ankle. I think they are one of the coolest things ever.
    MeghnaC MeghnaC 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Why I don't have Tattoos: Tats are a personal choice. I like some tattoos. Not everyone who has tats are smart, dumb, cool, holy, evil, etc. I don't judge books by covers. Tats...
    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Currently i only have two tattoos, but i plan to have sleeves and full back, chest, stomach, ribs, partial legs, neck, even hands. Behind my ears too. Currently my two tattoos are...
    Lonelyboy984 Lonelyboy984 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I have 11 tattoos. Over half a sleeve on my right arm and 3 tattoo pieces on my legs, hoping to get more over the next year and finish my sleeve. I love every single one of my...
    MellyPoppins MellyPoppins 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I absolutely love tattoos and piercings! I have several ear piercings; a few cartilage, two lobe piercings on each ear, and a tragus piercing. And I have a snake eyes piercing on...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love tattoos. I'm so intrigued with body art. I love watching tattoo shows and hearing peoples stories behind why they're getting they're tattoos. I only have two, but I want to...
    GirlLearningHowToSmile GirlLearningHowToSmile 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I really want a tattoo so badly... I'm not sure what I really want but I want it to actually mean something. True I want something cool looking but I want it to also be meaningful...
    goldenbean goldenbean 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    My best friend of 15 years and I designed this tattoo ourselves. It means something to us, throughout high school we studied Japanese together, by our senior year the two of us...
    lozza568 lozza568 22-25 4 days ago

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    I am getting my third tattoo very soon. Was waiting for the income tax return to arrive and it has. Getting a red poppy flower on my arm in memory of my dad. He loved those...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 19

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    Getting my first tattoo about now and it hurts! Lol ouch !!!!!!
    mblaq0090 mblaq0090 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Remember getting my first tattoo. Thinking that'll be my only one. Have 7 now and thinking if getting way more.
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    How old do you think is too old to be getting new tattoos? I want to get at least 2 more but I feel like I might be getting too old.
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 8

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    I plan on getting a few tattoos nothing over the top but im thinking of getting my shoulder done first and afterwards deciding on a sleeve or accross my chest and stuff
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I love tattoo's whether they are on me or on others, I love them. Each piece tell's a story about someones life, they remember where they were when they got it why they got it and...
    rdhdstepchld rdhdstepchld 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    For many years I didn't have tattoos, but I did like them. I had a military career, retired from it, and didn't get any tattoos. In January 2013 I won a $100 tattoo. From then till...
    TiffanyMarieLeggs TiffanyMarieLeggs 51-55, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've always loved them more on other people than me, I think. I admire men and women who have full, colorful sleeves or 1/2 sleeves. I think tattoos can be very artistic and can...
    Analiases Analiases 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Getting my first tattoo next month so excited and kinda scared at the same time!
    yesenia25 yesenia25 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 20

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    Ok so I'm 15 and I really want to get a tattoo. How can I explain to my parents about getting on for my 16th bday.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I can't wait till May! I'm getting my first tattoo :D
    Allybaby98 Allybaby98 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 25

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    I was 18 and begged my mom to let me get it for my birthday (I was going to get it anyway but it would make the aftermath easier to deal with - family hates tattoos and piercings...
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I didn't get my first one until I was about 23 and then I was hooked. Over the past 18 years i've gotten 7 more and always have the itch for another one but I like to get tattoos...
    NYSPANKER NYSPANKER 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I want like 3 tattoos when I'm older! I'm not getting my wife's name though, because I might get a divorce, even though I don't want a divorce.
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Any help someone, i need some advise! I am thinking of getting a tattoo... I am torn between black and white lillys along my right shoulder, or an elephant on the back of my neck...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    7 and counting. I kind of have a half sleeve on my right arm with my name down each forearm first and last. I have a tattoo going down my ribs from nipple to hip, its my middle...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    A genuine tattoo.... tells a story. I like stories and tattoos, no matter how well done, and if they don't tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they're just there for...
    mishtysona mishtysona 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I only have one at the moment but will be getting something like this as my next tattoo...
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I won't say what, just in case anybody I know lurks on this site, but I got it done on my ribs. I've shed 45 pounds, and I considered it as a present to myself for all my hard work...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I have a few piercings. Both are just a huge turn on lol. I plan on getting more piercings and about 7 tattoos later on.
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F a week ago

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    You are instantly attractive to me if you have full limb tattoos and lots of ear and facial piercings, especially gauges. Mmm… I plan on getting my back, neck, arm and thighs...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I want tattoos... And not just to have tattoos... But because I want to express my life with my body. I want to get a bass clef on the outside of my left foot between my heel and...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I really want a tattoo but my parents will disown me if I get a tattoo. So I'll probably secretly get a tattoo when I'm 18. I really don't want a big one, so if I get one, it will...
    SharpEdges SharpEdges 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    My future tattoo is one of the newest things I'm looking forward to. I want it to be a full body tattoo. Now I know it's going to hurt, but I really want it. I want it to be a...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Mar 25

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