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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 266 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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    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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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Jan 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Feb 12, 2014

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35 Apr 27, 2014

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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 8 Responses May 19, 2014

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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 don't have any tattoos cause I would want to move it to an other spot on my body or remove it
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    Hi you guys, I'm talking to a guy I've known for a while. 100 percent of it is done through texting. I've known him for years kinda. We would see each other in school and would...
    MissVa MissVa 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This should be under the word stress in the dictionary. I get so stressed out... I know it's just day to day stuff and I should handle it better but I guess I'm not good at it
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I would rather **** in my hands and clap just quietly lol. She wants to get back with me. Sorry love but the damage is done. I gave my all and if it wasn't good enough then...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Whenever I am out somewhere with my family and we stop to eat somewhere or go to the grocery store I always recognize the person who is ringing us up or waiting on us is a real...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    America **** YEAH COMMIN TO KILL THE MOTHER ****** TERERISTS
    shootyourface30 shootyourface30 13-15 1 Response Jul 25

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    Well i do have both but washer has been down for a week have guy coming over today to fix it for me..Time to get my lips looking shiny and good..See how long it takes for him to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I don't have any close friends, so the issues I have never have any closure. Someone else's perspective might make a difference, but I will never know?
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I love them. I just don't talk to them because it hurts.
    decentraIized decentraIized 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 24

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    It's 4 am here in Manila, and I can't sleep. Reading "The Secret Chamber..." The thought of him flying back to Ireland for good made me sad. Am I missing somebody?
    Charmeeee Charmeeee 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I am really excited for the day that I can remove myself from this experience.
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F Jul 24

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    I finally went for my permit a few weeks ago.. and the entire test was just about drinking and driving and penalties, all of things I really, really do not want to study because I...
    Ihaveanaccount Ihaveanaccount 22-25 Jul 23

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    Help me if u live in Japan...this is like destiny lol I don't even have any friends since 2013 and I have no friends for total 7 years...this life sucks as hell
    ggalaxyth ggalaxyth 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Whaaaat are thoseeee ? Lol
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I don't have Kik or Whatsapp, so stop asking, thanks.
    demone75008 demone75008 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I don't. Not really. The thing that I don't like about him is that he never calls me, but every five years he wants to come to town, take me to theme parks that he knows I like...
    hugsnotughs hugsnotughs 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    my dad doesn't really like me and its really scarred me
    IQXX IQXX 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I love my dad and I've done a lot of stuff with him over my life, but I feel like his alcoholism and attitude toward my mom has really sullied my view of him
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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