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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 264 People

    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    So being in late 20s in noticed that I have not had close female friends since middle school. It's not for lake.of trying it just never sticks. Many people have told me that other...
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    He was a physical and emotional abuser of my mom, me & Siblings, I don't know how my mom married this stupid guy.... !!! But to be honest he changed my life to choose right path...
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    I started school and normally I get s text saying have a good first day of school but I didn't and I'm breaking down like a little ****! I lost it today so bad! he can't just...
    steal11 steal11 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    He asks "how is everything" every once in a while through a text and invites me on holiday vacations every other year, but other than that I don't really talk to him. Sometimes...
    Hydrangea745 Hydrangea745 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I chose my friends wisely.
    michelleplus1 michelleplus1 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    No, I don't. They just don't do anything for me. Everybody has them now. A few decades ago, people were unique because they had a tattoo. Now I am unique because I don't. I...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    " Your naked body should only be held by someone in love with your naked soul."
    MisssCharlie MisssCharlie 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Is it pathetic to not have a license at the age of 20?? I have my learner's permit thou. But everyone in my family and all my friends think it's sad to not have a license at the...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    growing up me and my dad would love to watch movies and hang out but over the years he got to busy and would only talk to me when he wanted to yell so now I can't stand him
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25

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    I HAVE tv ( & 265 channels ) but I don't watch tv ( it's included in my rent )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 25

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    I have only one and im fine with that he's awesome btw and very funny too
    Degeneralfuqu1 Degeneralfuqu1 16-17, F Aug 22

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    "Confused, Complain." 4.12.15 I'm 14. I'm always in situations where I'm always so close to something. Or so far from an opportunity I then wither out of control. What I'm...
    eztahhelp eztahhelp 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I am in the bottom of my barrel. The summer breeze blows into my window and cools my skin as I stare at my toilet for all the answers to life I crave. I am letting the finest...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    wish i had more my age :P i just need friends XD
    Spideroh1 Spideroh1 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have one friend who's a girl... but I mean we herded cattle for fun yesterday so does that even count...
    sidneyw24 sidneyw24 16-17 2 Responses Aug 20

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    someone to talk about art with, guys/ s*x, someone who is pretty much crazy and fun to be around XD and open
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't have really many...... but would like more! :)
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't have more than 4 close friends, and only one is female. there is a girl at work I'm trying to be friends with, though!
    gingerru gingerru 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I really would like to find a girl friend that's into Spirituality, Meditation, Opening your 3rd eye, trying DMT, Eating healthy (LoL Basically into the things I'm into) I want...
    BLAiiRBEAR BLAiiRBEAR 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I think its very important for women to have platonic loving relationships with each other <3 i really do need girlfriends
    CloudPrince CloudPrince 22-25, T Aug 19