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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 243 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    My parents are both wonderful people. It isn't that they don't have time for me (which it kinda is actually) but my sister has lupus, shes 32 and I'm 22....she's been sick since...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F Dec 2

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    What I tell my friends is that you guys aren't my best friends your really good friends but one is not better than another so technically I don't have a BEST friend
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I feel dead. I have no idea who to talk to. My parents already have enough bothering them. My best friends are oblivious and frankly I don't have the guts to tell them anything...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I don't have anywhere I'm really attached to like that place that puts a smile on your face
    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I never have, and never will. When my wife has shown me some of the posts her sisters and friends have made, which, if they're not writing an online blog, are basically their...
    Idontmeantoo Idontmeantoo 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have online friends and I am thankful for that. But offline I don't have any friends. A part of it is my situation at the moment and the other part is my fear and mental issues.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well.. Offline I don't have any friends unless you count my baby Beau, he's the best. Online I have lots of friends! Lol a lot. And they're all from here :P
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I miss having a best friend. :/ I got into an argument with my ex-best friend a few months ago and now she refuses to associate with me. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want to talk...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    ... told my husband I plan to stop pumping(breastmilk) for our baby- and instead of support, he voiced out his discontent. I really wish he'd be more supportive... so I can tell...
    ambut ambut 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    2,941 people & counting who feel friendless. Here's my story. I've had childhood friends, we'd go to & from each other's homes, at times sleep over. Some I went to school with. I...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why I just can't have a "friend". Not a friend with benefits. Just a ******' friend! Most of my "friends" are males and 85% of the time they end up liking me...
    Aquarius05 Aquarius05 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I don't even know what a boiler is. But I'm glad they break down sometimes! No school!
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I feel like I don't really have friends, just acquaintances. It doesn't really bother me though. I basically just keep them around to keep updated in the social world, and music...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't know if this is really true. It is a bit absolute. Depending on how I feel and what I need, ....friendship is a word that can have many meanings. Like the untrue story that...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wish I didn't have to turn to a blog to voice the thoughts in my head. I wish I had friends that I can just call without worry of judgment... but at least here, I can release...
    ambut ambut 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    not sure this is gonna even make sense but here goes. all my life, my family has moved around a LOT. i am currently living in my 11th house. most of the moves have been around...
    fairybby fairybby 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    To know. For a minute, I was curious. I wanted to know if...it doesn't matter what I wanted to know. :) I have been learning not to ask too many questions. If a person wanted me to...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 9

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    The main question is why you want a license? If you have a own car then it's fine. The reason you are very much able to get license. Conclusion: LICENSE IS CHEAPER THEN CAR
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29

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    I've recently moved to a country with minimal public transport. This being very different to where I lived in for the last few years. This being a big issue. In the Netherlands...
    BounceAround BounceAround 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I want to travel so much but dollar exchange rate is driving me crazy...
    AllyBad AllyBad 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a friend but not the kind i want, she is selfish arrogant and sometimes a b***h. and because of that i really feel like i have no friends. Before, i was prefere to be alone...
    manel2504 manel2504 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have lots of friends and acquaintances but no bf. I haven't had a bestie since high school and id love to have someone that's my best friend
    Expproject29 Expproject29 41-45, M Nov 30

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    So, b*tches, you can't break something which doesn't exist
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    My friends all have their own best friends. I'm just that friend that people turn to when they need someone around. That spare friend.
    Donchueven Donchueven 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    its hard to have a person best friend... a best is someone you fully trust and you know that whatever problem you have, he will be there for you, cause he knows that you will be...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Dec 1

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    Sometimes I'd see this movie, or something will happen and I'd really wish I had a best friend to share it with. And I'll start wondering how I have no best friends, or any friends...
    Lechette Lechette 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I like to have close friends and friends... Best friends just are too much drama
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Would love to have a 'best friend' that I could tell anything to, do everything with and that I could trust! my best friend drifted, need a real friend that'll stick around no...
    ells97xo ells97xo 16-17, F Dec 5