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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

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    Don't Like the Look

    I don't like the look of ink on the skin. I prefer things to look as natural as possible. I also think it's over-done and wouldn't want something put permanently on my skin that I'd regret.
    missynegative missynegative 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    More Permanent Than Marriage.

    I've never found an image I'd want permanently on my body although I considered it as a teen. Besides, I simply don't find them attractive. Thank God I was able to divorce my ex and that she wasn't a permanent reminder of my bad judgement as the cat's *** in the picture above...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Reasons To Consider When Weighing The Pros And Cons, Should I Or Shouldnt I?

    Some people get a tattoo to please other people to be socially accepted as part of a group ... Then, there are people who want to be part of the latest fad, to be cool?... Then, there are those that want to express themselves, Then, there are people that want to commemorate past...
    Matthew633 Matthew633 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    I once thought it might be fun to get a cute

    tattoo but I really don't want anything permanent on my body. As I get older it might fade or stretch and change and I just don't think it would look good. Besides, I think skin looks better tattoo free personally. Besides, I'm not sure I'd enjoy the needle! So no tattoos for me...
    ashtt ashtt 22-25, F 6 Responses May 19

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    I Am Attracted to Skin

    Skin. Amazing. There is so much you can say about it. Imagine sex without skin. It stretches and it shrinks. Largest organ. It keeps all the bad stuff out and all the good stuff in. Just think of a baby with a tattoo, and you will know how I feel about tattoos. Indeed we should...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 13 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Not Mine

    My grandfather has The Lady Fatima tattoo at the back of his shoulder, 5-7cm. My father has a sign of the cross tattooed to his upper arm.  While I can't understand why they have to make a mark ( I never tried to ask ) I was brought up to believe that women in my clan don't...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Used To Want One

    But I have changed so much in my life that I can't imagine having something permanent on my body. Also, after going to Vegas last year and hanging out at the pool I realized that so many people have them these days that you are more unique by not having one. Not going to follow...
    Cowboy1969 Cowboy1969 41-45, M Nov 25, 2009

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    Permanent ...

    It's not something which has ever appealed to me.  My fifteen year old daughter on the contrary is fascinated by the idea and says she wants one.  I am neither encouraging nor discouraging her ... she will be old enough to make her own mind up in a few years.  To...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    I Almost Got One, But I Thank God, He Was There To Stop Me!

    In the following link you will find all the things that God used, that I may be dissuaded; Just click on link to see what I previously posted on this group:    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Dont-Have-Nor-Want-A-Tattoo/2429091 I was just called by God and ignorant...
    Matthew633 Matthew633 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    You Can..

    ..but I will pass.. just not for me... I have seen some wonderful ink on people..and admire well done tats..but I just don't want them on me..
    txwoman2 txwoman2 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2010

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    My Reasoning

    I simply find it unattractive? I am a heterosexual man, and under no circumstances could ever be attracted to another man. Does that make me intolerant? Or, say I met what I assumed to be a woman, and then discovered that she had a penis, would I be a hateful person if I wasn't...
    Exwalmartian Exwalmartian 26-30, M Jan 15, 2013

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    I Don't Like Them...

    I don't like tattoos. For myself, anyway. I don't care what other people do. I find them unattractive, as they mar the natural flawless look of skin (that's how I perceive it). However, despite the fact that I don't like them, nearly everyone I've been attracted to in my life...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2010

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    I Don't Have Nor Want A Tattoo

    Or Piercings either and NEVER WILL!~ I don't mind some tats or piercings on others, though most are extremely grotesque and absolutely horrific to me. But I myself personally do NOT have ANY and am Thankful!~ I plan on keeping it that way too!~
    KcGoldShine KcGoldShine 36-40 Jul 22, 2011

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    I personally don't see the appeal

    or have any interest in getting a tattoo. When I was maybe 16 I thought the idea was cool but have since grown out of that phase. I have respect for people who have them and even think that they are cool sometimes but I would rather not have to pay for something thats gonna be...
    epricey25 epricey25 18-21, M Feb 12

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    No Tat

    change my mind too often-don't want anything permanent on my body-if people want tattoos that's fine, i prefer the human body w/o decoration all over it
    krind krind 41-45, F Oct 27, 2012

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    No!

    I have never wanted a tattoo and I never will!  I have a strong aversion to tattoos.  I don't mind people with tattoos, but I don't think they make you look 'cool'.
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    I can't think of anything in the world I want

    on my body for the rest of my life. Tattoos look dirty and unprofessional to me. I can't take anybody serious when the have both arms covered in bullshit. People always say "well it means something to me!" I'm like if you have to have it tattooed on your body to remember its not...
    ConfidentLee ConfidentLee 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    In His Comment...

    ...to Ladyryan's story, "Not Mine," emce said everything I can recall ever wanting to say about tattoos and body piercings. Two things he said in his comment are foremost to me. I respect others who have tattoos, including some dear friends on ep who light up my day when i read...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Feb 13, 2012

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    I did for a while, but then my sisters got

    theirs. "We should get sister tattoos!" they said. I think we're a little old to try "matching." Besides, I don't feel any kind of bond with them. I don't think they really feel as close as they insist we all are. They're religious, so their tattoos include Bible verses. One of...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Apr 27

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    Use to Want One

    I used to want a tattoo. I was 19 at the time and Tattoo Charlie's was right around the corner from where I lived. I went in one day with the intention of getting one and Charlie asked me how old I was. When I told him he said to come back when I was 21. He really did me a favor...
    RigorMortis RigorMortis 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I don't have any piercings or tattoos. I don't think I will ever have any. I don't like them at all and find them a turn off. They can ruin a nice body.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Mostly because I'm scared of how my mother is going to judge them, i'm a people pleaser because i grew up with a narcissistic mother and I'm still living with her (about to move...
    TheGuiltTripGirl TheGuiltTripGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Never was interested in getting my license. When I was going into high school, the standards were changed, saying that students aren't forced to take driver's class which meant for...
    deadlyrose88 deadlyrose88 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I am 20 years old and I don't have my license or permit. Usually when people turn 16 they are so set on driving and get their permit and license right away. I am not in any kind of...
    Samhopexo Samhopexo 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I don't have a best friend. Plain and simple. I have plenty of friends, and don't have problems making them. But I think I've been making all the wrong types of friends. The ones...
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    so I don't have gf but I have friends is more good then gf and bf
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I Don't Have A Boyfriend Since Birth.. So Can U Be?
    IlovePistachios IlovePistachios 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I don't have anyone to hold me or console me when I'm frightened, sad, not feeling well. I miss that dearly. :( I hope to find that again one day.
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Life is getting me down. I know I shouldn't complain and that I'm very lucky in a lot of ways but working and studying is taking up all my time. It upsets me that I don't have time...
    Ver24 Ver24 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Every time I want to hangout with them they say that they are busy but one time I asked one of them in private why can't we hangout he said that his father don't like his son...
    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And I don't want one. I enjoy washing the dishes. It's oddly therapeutic......
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I want the guy I like to ask me but I don't think he will :/
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I just want to go home. I've moved so many times that I have no idea what or where to call "home". I have friends and family storing all my things for me, but I don't want to live...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Im settling in to college and don't really have any one to talk with so anyone on this that wants to chat boy or girls I'm not picky on who I talk with
    tinieTempah tinieTempah 16-17, M Sep 12

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    I actually do have pube hair. But I know plenty of boys who don't yet. Some of my 13-15 friends don't yet... It's all ok. You'll get there and there's a down side to all that pube...
    gayandproud13 gayandproud13 13-15, M Aug 26

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    Being under the influence of love is not unlike being drunk or high -- that's why we fall in love. We don't join in, or sign up or practice being in love. We simply fall. So I...
    cindycap cindycap 41-45 Sep 4

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    And my imagination is a little too good. I sometimes make eye contact with women I don't know. I don't try or go out of my way to do this, it just happens. I maintain a neutral...
    joecell joecell 46-50, M Sep 12

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    Yup, that's a fact Jack and the way I like it. I'm sure you can find lots of young girls that are more than happy to supply you with tons of hand love pics. What's it like to be in...
    AndroMunkey AndroMunkey 18-21 6 days ago

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    I know that i am existing and not living and that is a real thing. It hurts a s i know but what i can do as for my health situation and for being trapped in a lot of issues that...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    He left us right after my younger sister was born, and my younger sister was born when I wasn't even a year old yet. Which means that I grew up without a father, without knowing a...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I'm the person that doesn't belong to a specific friendship group. I like meeting new people and getting to know a lot of people rather than staying in my comfort zone and hanging...
    uniqueisme uniqueisme 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I have maybe two friends that I can really count on. I thought I made another one at work, but it was a really self-centered woman who has made my life a living hell. She couldn't...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M Sep 6

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    I have nothing against people with tattoos, they're just not for me. During my lifetime I have occasionally changed the artwork hanging on my walls. Not so easily done when the...
    Nikkide Nikkide 61-65, M a week ago

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    I grew up in a dysfunctional family and also wanted the close knit bonds I saw on the Walton's, the Brady Bunch, or Partridge family so I thought I could just create it but found...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    BACONQUEEN2013 hmu if u want
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I want to get tied nude in a hall room filled with large group of slutty girls ..
    theafreen theafreen 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Really no one. I wish my mom would say something to me, I wish she would tell me how much she hates me again. She hasn't said anything to me lately, she hasn't even been here.
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The most frustrating thing ever is trying to explain or express what you're going through to someone whose never been through it, they always seem to belittle the situation or make...
    Dauntlesssmile Dauntlesssmile 18-21, F Aug 30

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    i would LIKE a job, but I can't seem to get one. Part of me is interested in school just to fill some sort of void, but I decided against it for many reasons.
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F Sep 4

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