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I Am Thinking About Getting a Tattoo

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    a circlet round my upper arm or a small butterfly on my shoulder which you could see if i were wearring a strappy dress
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 6 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    I have scars I want to cover up

    and a tat is pretty much the most aesthetic way of doing so. I'm just a bit hesitant because I can't think of many things that I would feel comfortable permanently engraving into my flesh. Most tattoos seem to be trite abstractions or meaningless symbols. I guess these scars can...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Apr 26, 2014

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    Ironically, I have been passionate about not

    getting a tattoo because it's so permanent and I change my mind so often that I don't think a tattoo is a genius idea for me. But lately, I've been wanting one. I'm the type of person that if there's no logical explanation in doing something, I won't do it. I won't get a tattoo...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    Just A Few I Would Consider which one you like?

    of course tat's aren't normally my thing and i got  needle phobia sooooo anywho...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 12 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Love Tattoo's

    I remember being 5 years old and staring at my grandpa's tattoos, I have always loved tattoos. and I am thinking it is about time I get one. My plan when i was younger was to get 2 sleeves done, my back and legs all done. but my job doesn't allow tattoos to be shown so I am still...
    vamp20 vamp20 18-21, F Mar 22, 2012

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    LittleTarheel14 LittleTarheel14 22-25, F Sep 11, 2014

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    First of Many?

    I've had this in my head for a while now. On one shoulder, I want to get a large pink spider with 'hide' written underneath in fancy lettering.  I absolutely love the man's work (solo and with X-Japan) and would like to do something with/for him even though he was long...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T May 25, 2009

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    Im thinking of getting one Have been thinking

    about it for months but I dunno what I want, maybe a wolf or my dogs paw print but I don't know where I'd have it
    jodie112 jodie112 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    i am DEF gettin a tat...but IM drawing it! i loveeee to draw tats esp pics with names...i love to draw name!
    katie729 katie729 18-21, F Feb 24, 2011

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    Maybe

    I dunno I am thinking about it. Nothing is written in stone for me yet. Depends where I am in life and where my body is at.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 37 Responses May 27, 2010

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    Memorial Tattoo

    I don't have any tattoo's or piercings for that matter.  I've always been deadset against it.  Not that I don't see the artistic value of them;  it's just not something I've ever wanted. In December, one of my dogs passed away.  I casually mentioned to my...
    AaaaaaRGH AaaaaaRGH 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    Latin

    I've been thinking of getting tattoos come my birthday which is this coming April, don't ask me why but I have a love affair with Latin. Yes I know I've told you how hot the Spanish language is when spoken and how awesome the Irish accent and Gaelic can be but there's something...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Nov 12, 2012

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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 Sep 10, 2014

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    Another One....

    I already have one tattoo on my left shoulder blade on my back of a rose with a dolphin through the viens. I got it when I was 18, and was in las vegas. It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would. i guess that is bacuse I liked the pain that I was feeling, and it was giving me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 1, 2011

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    Tattoo

    I' m thinking about getting the sign of the Goddess across my shoulders, the sign of the God on my lower back, a chain of stars under my collar bone, the latin saying "Homo Fugue" on my right shoulder, and a small pentacle on my left. Also: A USB Port, and audio port, and a...
    livikivirawr livikivirawr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    I might not but maybe when I'm older and have thought about it more. I have an idea of what I want tattooed but I'm not even sure if I'll like it in 10 years, so I just want to be...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I am 99% sure that I need to do this. He has made promise after promise that he would better himself. He's not a BAD person. He's just lazy. We got married too early because I...
    TakingFlight TakingFlight 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Anybody considering abortion, please read... Beware of fake abortion clinics. This clinics are ran by religious organizations, only to talk women out of abortions. I posted a story...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Jan 17

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    I have a daughter, Hazel, with my boyfriend of over 5years. When I got pregnant with Hazel he wanted me to get an abortion because we "weren't ready" and we don't have much money...
    MissLizzieD MissLizzieD 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I found out on the 26th that I am pregnant again. I have a 2.5 year old daughter who is my absolute life and am not ready for another. All I can do is cry about it. I feel so awful...
    lifeisbeautiful89 lifeisbeautiful89 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Not me! For those of you in this situation. I've been there. I've seen both sides. I had one abortion long ago. I am a nonjudgmental person who understands both sides. I can just...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50 1 Response Jan 17

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    There once was a woman who didn't really give it much thought, a compassionate thought.... Yeah life is hard, the guy isn't the guy you thought he was, or want to be sharing a...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I am 21, I just recently found out that I am pregnant. My boyfriend is a few years older than I am and he already has a child from a previous relationship. I am in no way ready to...
    skylerkl skylerkl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I need some help here. We were together for three years and change. We met in our home state, dated for a year, dated for another year long distance after he moved to South...
    diggadog diggadog 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm thinking of getting another tattoo. Anyone know if waxing like a week beforehand would cause any problems?
    tinker1013 tinker1013 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I still can not stop thinking about my ex. Some days I'm ok, other days I still cry. I can't get him out of my head. My heart pounds so hard when I think of him. I miss everything...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Today, like most days, whenever I'm not actively doing something else, I end up thinking about him. Revisiting old conversations, creating new ones, reliving old experiences and...
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F Jan 3

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    It's like every detail keeps replaying in my head . Why can't I just let it go? It's been 2 years and still today seeing your face would kill me . I want to hurt you . Physically...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    That's kinda the problem. I can't stop thinking about two people. The third I know I should be thinking about. But tbh he's the last thing I think about. The other two are Abraham...
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M Jan 20

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    I have not even a year till I'm finished school, and all I've been thinking is my next step, do I go to university do I take a gap year, do I get straight into a job. So many...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M Jan 12

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    two people mostly, and both i probably shouldn't be thinking about. Both are my ex boyfriends. One used to get so mad he'd scare me, but he never hit me; wish I could say the...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F Jan 1

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    You are so perfect!! Every sentence u say is meaningful!! You care about feelings although I'm not the only one, but I feel satisfied!! Thank u and I really love u, but I can't...
    Borika Borika 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Thinking about deleting this app....
    jae1013 jae1013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm thinking about it.. Don't know for sure.. But I think I need a break from EP
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    im always thinking about death. im scared that when I die I will be trapped in between worlds, what if I can't cross over ?. what if I don't know how to cross over ? what if I...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I am thinking about leaving EP. I have been here a little over a year. I have met some interesting people along the way. Some are still around EP and some have moved on. I am...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Damn you. why did you do this to me again? I was over you. you were settled. somehow we've ended up talking again. again. Everytime we talk it ends up badly. you've got me in a...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    im thinking about sanjay and im worried this is all a dream
    KatieBug16 KatieBug16 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I do worry about getting older because I can't believe how old I really am,but I also can't believe how young I look.A girlish body yes and a feminine face,well at lest in the not...
    bornfem bornfem 56-60 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I have 6 tattoos and can't wait to get more. all my tattoos have meanings that only a few people know!
    lovemypitties lovemypitties 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I got my tenth tattoo today. Wish I wasn't broke so I could continue with getting more.
    justthatxxxguy justthatxxxguy 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have 2 tattoos and I plan on getting more. I just feel like they're a unique way of one expressing themselves. :)
    Goldenfairy Goldenfairy 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Maybe I need more tattoos and piercings maybe that will feel better
    riffraffman riffraffman 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    the pain is my driving point. I love the larger pieces that are more difficult. the endurance makes me a trooper and the end result is a beautiful piece of art. I have about 14...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was ill,Mentally and even though I was 20 because of my mental state I wasn't able to go on nights out so I snuck out and went to a busy bar on my own, it was fine until it...
    lyndsay22 lyndsay22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I've been in the rag trade as a designer for over 7years. Was earning a pretty good above average wage and manage to start a label in men's wear. The company I was working wasn't...
    caughtdemfeelingsbruh caughtdemfeelingsbruh 26-30 Jan 2

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