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I Am Getting My First Tattoo

For those thinking about or planning their first tattoo. 76 People

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    Im a little nervous about it but I am also excited. I have gotten peircings so I am not worried about the pain. I have always wanted one but never sure what I wanted. I now have two children and I think their names would be perfect. That is something I wouldnt look back on in 15...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2007

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    Saturday is the big day.

    ..I am getting my first tattoo and my loving fiance is going to be there with me to hold my hand...I am getting the deathly hallows symbol from Harry Potter with the words "Mischief Managed" up one side and down the other...I am so excited!!!
    BabyFox1995 BabyFox1995 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    First Tattoo At 52

    I got my first tattoo yesterday and I'm still psyched!  I've thought about getting one on and off for many years, but I finally knew what I wanted.  I got a tiger's head on my hip.  It's in a open mouth roar and the artist did a super job.  I first wanted a...
    Gabriell Gabriell 56-60 3 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    Am Thinking of Getting a Tattoo

    Have always wanted to get one. At the moment its either a celtic design or something like this:   Not very well rendered in that picture though. I'm sure I'll change my mind several more times yet!
    iams iams 41-45, M 12 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    I am planning on getting one

    I never wanted a tattoo untill I met my boyfriend, he has got 3 tattoos on his chest. At first I hated it and I still don't really like it but I got used to it. I want to get the Kazakhstanian flag, not the whole flag just the bird and the sun on one spot (I still don't...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    I Have To Wait..

    ..8 more months. Because that's when I'll finally be out of my casa I am getting a rosary on my ankle and some flowers on the right side of my stomach (if I lose enough weight )
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 13 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Because On Of My Friends Wanted To Know...

    One of my EP friends wanted to know about getting a tattoo and I thought I'd share my response with others in case they are curious. First of all make sure it's going to be something that you enjoy for all time because you will be stuck with it for life :P It's good to go in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Dove.

    Im getting a dove tatoo after surviving my suicide attempt,it will symbolize inner peace ,faith,still my troubled thoughts, appreciate blessings,and good things that go unoticed in the chaos that surrounds us each day. my own personal reminder,comfort and solace that theres...
    TruthbetoldI TruthbetoldI 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    ME Too

    I am also getting my first tattoo. But i'm afraid that the design I'm getting is going to be diffrent. Even though that's me. It's a skull with a bow instead of cross bones and hearts instead of eyes.
    shelleyrenee727 shelleyrenee727 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2007

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    I'm Going Today, Actually...

    4:30 this afternoon, I will be getting tattooed and I am TERRIFIED.  I'm excited about the tattoo - it's a music note inside of a heart in purples and blues - but I am so scared about the pain.  I detest needles.  But... I'm going, so we'll see what happens!  ...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F Mar 19, 2008

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    I Am Going Next Week

    I am going next week with my sister to get my first tattoo i am so ready i have wanted one since i was younger but something always stood in my way to get it and now NOTHING AND NO ONE IS STOPPING ME and since i love pain i might get my 2nd one too lol :)
    SweetEm85 SweetEm85 26-30, F Feb 15, 2013

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    I got my first tattoo a few weeks

    after my 18th birthday, and the experience was amazing. It's all healed up now, and though it didn't turn out the color I wanted on the letters, I'm still happy with it.
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F Feb 27

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    In two days I'll be getting my first tattoo.

    I have wanted this tattoo for 6 years but have been way to chicken to get it. I have finally built up the courage but I am still ******** myself not because of the tattoo but because of the pain ugh. Hoping I don't chicken out in the next two days. The photo attached is the what...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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    What Do You Think??

    Please be honest with me. I am getting my tattoo this weekend. I am getting the Virgo sign on my left inner arm. at my wrist. heres what it will look like. plain and simply. just black.
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2007

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    Gettting A Tattoo

     its time to get a tattoo, i just don't know what of. if anyone has a great tattoo idea or already has a great tattoo themselves, let me know! im considering a large-extra large color tattoo on the back. i have a  feeling it should be a river or natural landscape...
    hunkofclay hunkofclay 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    Symbolic Swallow

    It's going to be from above my right hip bone to down below my right hip bone... It's a swallow (the BIRD) with it's wings flat back in flight, crossing over my hip bone itself. In it's beak it is going to have an old fashioned key with a heart design to it, dangling from...
    RogueAngelWithoutWings RogueAngelWithoutWings 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    21st Birthday

    It's going to be my gift to myself. Lol. I want to get a quote on my ribcage--Still torn between a few quotes, but I have a few months to figure that out. ;) Pretty excited. :)
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    I Can't Wait!

    Being a little bit-(key phrase) of a nerd, it does get quite tiresome having to defend my decision to get a tattoo. It is also rather tiresome having to keep saying "No, I'm NOT getting an Apple logo, or a Facebook logo, or a PacMan or anything like that, you ****." It's going...
    Subjugate Subjugate 22-25, M Jun 13, 2011

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    A Tribute

    Okay, I guess it is nothing unusual but I wanted to do something in rememberence of my daddy. I thought of the basic initials and wings. I actually need to keep looking for something more out of the ordinary I guess. He did like trains to I thought about doing...
    navygirl10 navygirl10 18-21, F Apr 11, 2009

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    Mine'll Be a Conversation Starter... Lol

    I've always wanted a dragon and I still do, but that'll be my second tattoo.  I want my first tattoo to say something about who I am, so I'm having the same pic I'm using for this profile done.  It's the planet earth with Darwin's fish walking along the top and Russell...
    Oouie Oouie 36-40, F Apr 8, 2008

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    I've been on and off about getting a tattoo

    over the last year, debating if I'd end up regretting it. I think I've official made my choice that I want one meaningful tattoo, but now I'm left to decide which of these for I love most! My idea: I want something meaningful. What could be more meaningful than a letter from...
    babyye87 babyye87 16-17, F Feb 9

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    First Tattoo!!

    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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    Me Too! Me Too!!!

    I am getting the Tibettan Mani mantra across the top of my back in an abstract script :) I am very excited... it took a LONG time to decide what I wanted.
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M Jul 14, 2007

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    Gettin One Too

    I am  gonna get one too, on my back. It took a long time to decide but I finally figured out what I want, I decided a tiger with wings surrounded by fire with my sons names on each wing.I  think I will be ok with the pain, but I am still nervous about how much it will...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 3 Responses May 27, 2007

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    You Can Not Tame Me.

    I'm gonna take a wolf running in winter forest to my right leg calf/crus. I have always feel some odd connection to wolves and forest. That wolf will be symbolizing me, will be me running for freedom. For life. Doing that which have always do me really happy and made me feel...
    Naarassusi Naarassusi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    Opinions?

    I don't really ever plan to get a tattoo cause i'm not really into them but i would just like to get everyones opinions as to which one is better
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 20 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    1st One

    When i get done training in the service i will look for an artist to draw up what i am looking for. Dunno if i will ever get more then one, but i decided on one i like enough to get.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    I have 18, going on 19. I'm feeling ambitious, so I'm gonna attempt to touch on what they all are, without getting into the meaning so much, because that would be too long. If...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 2 Responses May 4

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    I have 4 tattoos. Upper right arm is a tattoo of my grandfather. It is from a pic that was taken of him in Germany in WW2. Upper left arm has 2 tattoos. One is the head of an eagle...
    Marlin3030 Marlin3030 41-45, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I have 2 tattoos on my body. The first tattoo I got it when I was 17 years old and the second tattoo I got when I was 18.
    Valeriekwee Valeriekwee 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have the inexplicable desire to mark my body as my own with a small tattoo in white ink. A lot of people ask me what the point is in getting a tattoo that nobody will notice, and...
    A0129 A0129 18-21, F May 10

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    I'm always struggling to think of what to get next. i don't make too much money at my job, but I'm not one to skim on price when it comes to these things. so saving up can take a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 3

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    I finally got the courage to contact a tattooplace and now I got a date! I'll get my first tattoo on may 21!! Im so excited and a little scared...
    norwegianluna norwegianluna 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I have just gotten my first tattoo. It is not really acceptable in my country, esp to the older generation. But I want this tattoo, I hope it will mark an end for my depression.
    sillygirl1314 sillygirl1314 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What's with the craze of getting a tattoo ?I'll never get a one. They are too permanent ! Some can be works of art, just not on my body ! Anyone else feel the same way ?
    Cycleman2015 Cycleman2015 41-45, M Apr 29

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    Even after a bad experience from getting a tattoo, I'm constantly planning my next two or three ink sessions.
    gigglebunnysparklebottom gigglebunnysparklebottom 46-50, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Just my first tattoo in 5 years the other day. Now the wait beings for the next one.
    robvjon robvjon 26-30, M 1 Response May 2

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    I got my first tattoo last week with many more to come in the future. I've been wanting this one for the last 4 years & I am still so Inlove
    Mikilfaith Mikilfaith 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Finally I can join this experience!! I got my first tattoo for literally one hour ago and I'm so happy I'm crying.
    norwegianluna norwegianluna 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I got my first tattoo at 14 my mom never noticed .
    xjdm xjdm 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know where to start. Well I started getting tattoos as a minor and it was a mistake. I ended up with 5 tattoos by the time I was 19. Three of them are absolutely beautiful...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have 5 tattoos so far got my first one when I was 21 after graduating from Navy boot camp. I love my tattoos and am thinking of getting a few more before it is all said and done...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I plan on getting the anti possession tattoo from Supernatural with "Not today Satan" tattooed around it. It's ironic because I'm an Atheist
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Dear tattoo artist, you're amazing! I know I can't pay you until Wednesday but that fact that you're like "don't worry, I'll still do you're tattoo today" is AMAZING!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago