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I Am Getting My First Tattoo

For those thinking about or planning their first tattoo. 68 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    #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'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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Any tattoo artists on here wanna draw something up?:)
    LittleTarheel14 LittleTarheel14 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Maybe one on my ankle but I don't want it to look bad and wrinkly when in old
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 6 days ago

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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 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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    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 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 4 days ago

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    I'm 17 and I got my first tattoo a few weeks ago and I can't wait until I get another
    prettybrilliant prettybrilliant 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I got my first tattoo last week. It's of a toy story alien and I *******. Love it it's on my thigh btw
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Got my first tattoo! It hurt so bad I thought I was gonna die but it's gorgeous
    rachelalicelb rachelalicelb 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I got my first tattoo!! It took me a while to decide and to work up the courage but I finally got one in my hip!!
    Kathryn2093 Kathryn2093 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I find myself thinking about my upcoming divorce and wanting to write down my account so it may help others. It is my view of what happened but I believe I have given a fair...
    DarrensBlog DarrensBlog 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    We had our first appt with a mediator yesterday. i have to sleep on it a few days to determne what i got out of the meeting...i'm thinking that there is just not enough money to...
    Gazell Gazell 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    I don't understand people who tattoo their boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse's names/anniversaries on themselves. It's always a stupid idea, sorry. How awkward is it when your newest...
    Cindell Cindell 22-25, F Aug 17

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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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    This is your guide to happiness, the source of your strength and peace--you. I am jiffy marketing this on my wall right now. Will tattoo it later. Getting to the point where you...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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