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I Am Getting My First Tattoo

For those thinking about or planning their first tattoo. 71 People

    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    #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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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