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I Am Getting a Tattoo

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Tattoos!

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I wanted to get tattoos, but my parents were bitterly opposed. So I found the opportunity to go myself, with some of my savings and get some black line tattoos done in the city (my...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    My first tattoo was one I got 6 years ago with my good friends that are family to me. Love in Japanese🉐❤️
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    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 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I have 4 tattoos right now. All of them were birthday or Christmas gifts. My upper right arm is covered with a dove flying through clouds with my fathers name and my great...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F Sep 10

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    I've got one tattoo on the back of my neck, my dad's hands (in a preying style) with my surname underneath it. And I'm getting another tattoo on Friday (2sleeps) getting it on my...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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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 Sep 2

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    And I absolutely love them... I only have three tattoos at the moment but they were well thought out and something that I feel all describes my souls perfectly I've always been...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 7

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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 feel like such a hypocrite. My young brother is looking at getting his first tattoo. However, he wants one on his hand. I'm warning him against such a tattoo, as it would...
    iNomaD iNomaD 18-21, M Sep 8

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    Ever since I messed up my arm, I've wanted to get some kind of decoration to take the eye away from the scar. My friends all said "Get a cool tiger!" or "Get a cool dragon!" but I...
    MrNudiePants MrNudiePants 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Yes I want a tattoo. I want a like a zipper tattoo on my right arm where the wrist is and it would look like my arm is getting zipped back down XD
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I love each and every one of my tattoos. I'm happy to admit that I have spent well over $800 on tattoos and I still plan on getting more;1.) Crescent moon with stars falling out of...
    LovelaceZombie LovelaceZombie 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I never thought I would be the person to become addicted to such a thing, but I am very into tattoos!! I have a few and crave more all the time; I feel that tattoos are an example...
    notshortfunsized notshortfunsized 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Sep 1

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    I have three tattoos. Both of my feet, my abdomen, and lower back.I would like to add onto the tattoos on my feet, and abdomen. I am loving the big and bold tattoos recently. But i...
    msannaelizabeth msannaelizabeth 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Any tattoo artists on here wanna draw something up?:)
    LittleTarheel14 LittleTarheel14 22-25, F Sep 11

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    I have 3 ear lobe piercings, an industrial, 2 eyebrow ones on the same brow, and a belly piercing. On my back/shoulders, I have angel wings and a chain that goes down the spine and...
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have 5 , these two are on my right wrist , they have the deepest meaning to me . I love Angelina Jolie's new Arabic tattoo that she has on her forearm , means determination . I...
    Justheretotalk40 Justheretotalk40 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Aug 26

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    I was always interested in tattoos and piercings. I got my first piercings when i was around 12 or 13 and it was my ear. Then at the age of 15 got my nose done as well. The most...
    Raila1001 Raila1001 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Honestly I haven't thought about what tattoo I would get as a guy. When I felt very transgender I had a few picked out that I really liked. Though they were flowers and very...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M Sep 5

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    I find blokes with tattoos and sometimes piercings very attractive, big part of my smooth, easy going Rock N' Roll lifestyle. I have 3 tattoos and 11 piercings I love each of them...
    Rockstar94 Rockstar94 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Ok weigh in! Can someone get a wedding band tattoo if their spouse doesn't have one? He wears a band of course, but doesn't want to match tattoos. I really want one and hubby...
    Tihtil Tihtil 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    There are a few i want, something similar to the tattoo in the attached photo, a The Arcade tattoo (if you don't own the album The Arcade by Hyper Crush you wont understand) a...
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F Sep 12

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    I'm seriously considering getting one, I was thinking maybe the boa constrictor from le Petit Prince without the elephant inside on my wrist or my hip. It would be small. Mostly to...
    Fishees Fishees 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Currently have 9, getting another in about 6 months. After I move.
    tommyboy1984 tommyboy1984 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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 Sep 2

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    They do not hurt me. They feel good to me. I also can almost fall asleep getting one. By the way, by me saying it feels good does not mean it turns me on. It just feels good. Like...
    Jentera Jentera 36-40, F Sep 11

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