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I Am Getting My First Tattoo

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    #1

    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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    Related Experiences

    My first was back in 2012 and i decided to get my gemini sign as my first. After i got my first tattoo i felt the urge that i needed another one, its hard to describe the feeling...
    hoodah12 hoodah12 18-21, M 6 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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    "For the dead and the living we must bear witness"
    danilynn22 danilynn22 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 16

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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 2 days ago

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    I will get my first tattoo very soon. I have the idea since a long time now, so I'm pretty sure I want it. Are there any general tips you can give me? What should I expect when I...
    cookie94 cookie94 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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    I want the tattoos that are on my cover image but my problem is I want them reversed so when I have my hand facing me it's not upside down most people do it the other way around so...
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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    My first tattoo. It was in memory of my dad. I got a tattoo of a flower with a ribbon that has my dad's name and his date of birth. I love the tattoo <3
    EmoAngel903 EmoAngel903 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I cannot wait to get mine, now that I am a legal adult :) I have two different designs and two different placements in mind; my first tattoo will be on my shoulder and for the...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    What are your thoughts about getting a tattoo of something that reminds you of your spouse?
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 3

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    My first tattoo was a quote from the lion king, my favorite childhood movie. It reads "Remember Who You Are" and it has a paw print behind it. My second one will probably be of Amy...
    Nicki617 Nicki617 18-21, F Mar 4

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    First Tattoo! hawkeyebow&arrow Symbolism: God has made me a hunter...I will target...zero in and kill, provide and protect my family and those I love <3
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    First tattoo: lotus flower of my right foot!! Hurt so much but it was well worth the pain!
    michelletq michelletq 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    My first tattoo! I'm in love with it!
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 19

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    I finally managed to overcome my fear of needles long enough to get my first tattoo last week. I have always loved the history and idea behind the dream catcher. They are displayed...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    The other day I was at the mall with my friend. And we stopped to get something to eat. So, while we were sitting and eating she said we should go get a tattoo together. (SN: She's...
    CaribbeanEmpress CaribbeanEmpress 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'd love to have a yin yang tattoo on my wrist and a small star on the left and a small Leo sign on the right above the yin yang tattoo
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Looking forward to getting my very first one this week, and I've picked out a design and color scheme that speaks to my Native American side. I've wanted tattoos for years but a...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 2

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