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I Am Getting My First Tattoo

For those thinking about or planning their first tattoo. 75 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    #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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 16 hrs ago

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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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    Yes..I have tattoos..two of them. I got my first tattoo at the tender age of 49..lol.. Not a kid thing for me. They are meaningful to me for so many reasons. I want two more...
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 11 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm not an incredible artist but all my tattoos are my own... Either completely original or another artists drawing inspired by my original design and idea. I love my tattoos...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    PLEASE. I'm getting my first tattoo on the 18th of February. it's going to be the 9 planets and the words "I exist" on my back shoulder. I'm nervous about everything! any advise...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 3

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    I just got my first tattoo and it wasn't as painful as I was expecting but I can definitely say that I understand why people keep getting them.
    Evoke19 Evoke19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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...
    babyye87 babyye87 16-17, F Feb 9

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    I'm getting my first tattoo this Saturday at 6pm! So nervous and excited!
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I got my first tattoo at 35 years old as a gift from my now ex husband. I love tattoos and piercings, unfortunately in my work life the piercings are forbidden. The good thing is...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Okay, so I have such a passion for gaming and the legend of zelda series that it has inspired me to get my first tattoo. I know that people might find this stupid, but this symbol...
    SlaveToSociety SlaveToSociety 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I have 9 piercings, but I used to have 14. I am getting 2 tattoos in 8 days and I am so excited. đŸ˜„
    Ra1na Ra1na 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I want something that will resemble our love for each other but not sure what to get. We had talked about getting rings tattoos done. Stumped on what to get any ideas
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M Feb 14

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    getting this tattooed on my on Wednesday!!! any suggestions as to where on my body I should get it?? I was thinking upper thigh, back shoulder blade, upper arm... any suggestions...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    I thinking about getting a tattoo on Friday the 13th. I've never had one before and so I'm kinda scared lol. I would have to get one where I can hide it from my parents though. I'm...
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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     Got my first tattoo today. It hurts like a *****, but it was worth it. Its the flower of life.
    OliviaOcean OliviaOcean 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I'll probably get my first tattoo next month, but I still have not decided on what to make me. Any ideas??
    akane96 akane96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Got my first tattoo two weeks ago , in love with it :)
    KevinV98 KevinV98 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't hate tattoos. I enjoy looking at them as my husband is an artist and he has tattoos himself. In fact, it is funny because now I can actually pick out bad tattoos Vs. good...
    sugarhigh713 sugarhigh713 36-40, F Feb 11

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    I feel like SOME people get tattoos because it is the cool, hip thing to do. I am just not impressed unless it has some deeper meaning to it. I am not accusing people of only...
    pualilia pualilia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I currently have 4 tattoos. I am constantly thinking about getting more. I'm in the process of figuring out tattoo No. 5
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I have 6 tattoos, 4 professionally done and 2 stick and pokes. Saving up money to get me shoulder tattoo (:
    Gracie94 Gracie94 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Okay so today I was walking around minding my own business and a complete stranger took me on about my tattoos.......asking me why would u do that to your body.......even preaching...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I have a Dali tattoo that I got when I was 18. Its a disoriented skull. This guy that did it. Dustin Horan. Still amazing. I tell family and friends to go to him. I went to him...
    ashleythis ashleythis 31-35, F Feb 12

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    Does anyone else feel relaxed while getting / after getting tattooed? Or is it only me? Just to me it's the whole environment. Friendly people, the smell of the soap they use. I...
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M