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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 261 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Jan 16

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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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    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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    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 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 7 Responses May 19, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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...
    Honorthycurves Honorthycurves 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's almost like the ones of us that don't have any are more the oddity than people who do. I like them on others. My husband has them. He loves that my skin is natural.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I know that I'm partly, if not wholly, to blame for not doing my part to keep in touch (they never really tried either) but by the end of school I was so damned closed off from...
    PsychicRed PsychicRed 26-30 Feb 20

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    I've been feeling terrible for a year. I have depression. I go to school, I can't do things, it's hard to study because of it, I can't put myself into pieces and I've ruined almost...
    lilysthoughts lilysthoughts 16-17, F Feb 19

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    I don't have any friends In my area. I wish I had that way I can hang out and stay close. I hate riding the bus and train. I don't mind traveling but I can't stand the bus and...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't have a boyfriend. Am I sad? No. Am I jealous of people who do? No. I don't need a boyfriend. I don't need someone telling me I'm pretty, because I know I am. I don't need...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I don't have any real friends (besides my boyfriend). I feel bad because people are always trying to hang out with me, but I just don't want to put forth the effort of maintaining...
    lilymegami lilymegami 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I consider myself to be a movie aficionado, but I don't have friends who enjoy films like I do. I love really any kind of film, from silent films to cult-classics to modern day...
    Fighting4Freedom Fighting4Freedom 16-17, F Feb 8

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    There is a reason why we call the past as past. Yet, some people especially family seem to equate it with the present. I understand that at some point we get to "reminisce" old...
    spinsteronthemove spinsteronthemove 36-40 Feb 9

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    All the friends I had since childhood have been gone for 4 years now. I could hardly remember half of their names. There are some exceptions, but I still don't have any friends...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M a week ago

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    I don't have a physical type, age has never mattered. it's always been about being able to have fun and being to make each other smile, and feel good and confident
    Techtonic Techtonic 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Some days ill be fine other days I will binge then make myself sick and some days ill eat very little or nothing. I don't know what to do!
    JustTilly JustTilly 13-15, F Feb 21

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    I have no relationship with my father...he left when I Was six...he told me he was just going to do a job...then he left and only came back every other day. Those visits became...
    ChrisLN99 ChrisLN99 13-15, M Feb 2

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    I guess you could argue that I brought it on myself, that it's a choice. Then again, I still don't think there's anything wrong with being an idealist. Back in the day when I was...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Not that I'm going to do anything drastic because of it. But I don't believe anyone has a reason to live, there isn't one unless you make one. And even if you make one it isn't...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Lonely,hungry for your affection Sitting by the phone wishing for your attention I know you. Inside and out You make 10 calls a night to blow it all out Did my face cross your mind...
    OsageBetty OsageBetty 31-35, F Feb 9

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    Everything just hit me at once. I really don't want to be living where I stay but I have no choice. I really want to go home but I feel stuck because of money and not wanting to...
    Nicole2001 Nicole2001 31-35, F Feb 11

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    All of my friends have someone and I don't. I'm turning 21 in about a month and a half and I haven't even had my first kiss. I seriously think nobody will ever fall in love with me...
    vonniebeth vonniebeth 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Well this has been going on for a while, but my dad basically feels that I pushed him away, while he feels this way, he is a introvert, very bold about how he feels, and he has no...
    linkin15 linkin15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I don't chase people anymore .I have learned that I'm here ,I'm important ! I'm not going to run after people to prove that I matter ! :)
    DaddysCupcake DaddysCupcake 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    My problem is that I just push people away and I don't want them to get to know me.
    Mindofanintrovert Mindofanintrovert 16-17, F Feb 20

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    My best friend is honestly my only friend and I think he's gonna get tired of me sooner or later and we live together which doesn't help my loner status at all. He says I need my...
    spicegirlsfan808 spicegirlsfan808 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I don't know why. people dislike me. I have nothing in common with them.
    cycffuff cycffuff 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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    But I know it's partially my fault. I chose to enroll in home school, and I am too socially awkward to ever soak to anyone I don't know. I have surrounded my whole world around my...
    makaelaf3 makaelaf3 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I wish I had a friend I could play guitar with. I haven't had any friend's in over 10 years.
    mitchmiller1969 mitchmiller1969 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    have a friend, who I want to be my best friend. In fact I am a person that does not talk and laugh a lot. I get bored for little things. I live in my mind and think a lot. But I...
    andandi andandi 22-25, M Feb 4

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    my father has depression but he doesn't want to accept it my mom says that. he spend all his time on surfing the net he is absolutely addicted to it . i think he even hasnt been...
    h4ppyf4ce h4ppyf4ce 18-21, F Feb 9

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    I want a boy who's so drunk he doesn't talk *okay now I'm just quoting Conor Oberst*
    LostAndAamazed LostAndAamazed 18-21, F Feb 14