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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 258 People

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    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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    every single ''friend'' i had turned out to be fake and every single girl turned out to be a mistake i'm content and happy just being on my own i pleasure myself real good i don't...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I don't have a Facebook.. Or twitter or any other mainstream social media for that matter. It sounds stupid but I've had self esteem issues for a while so around the time fb got...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I need some help, I really don't have any friends. I am lucky to talk to two adults in one day, usually my mom and my husband(who I love). I think I am a good person, I try not...
    momof4goingcrazy momof4goingcrazy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I don't have any real friends that are female, other than my ex sister-in-law. My best friend is a man.
    angierose2014 angierose2014 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I don't have but 2 friends its hard to trust people
    sugarplum44 sugarplum44 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    and I kinda don't want any for a long while ... all of my friends or people I know are either on there first child or second or third which is crazy even thinking about it now and...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I'm new on this site and my best friend all of a sudden hates me. We first met in 7th grade and we played basketball together and became fast friends. Soon we became best friends...
    Rooknightingale43 Rooknightingale43 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I don't know why this is happening right now. I had a best friend for 7 years & we have been through so much together. I have had a really hard life and I don't trust many people...
    Wvgirl20 Wvgirl20 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Society has put a pressure on us, the youth and the young adults, to "have your life together." We've been asked countless times when we were kids, "What do you want to be when you...
    elliechickenface elliechickenface 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    My husband just left me in the house by myself...again. I don't care that he hangs out with his friends but he makes the plans early in the day and won't tell me until a hour...
    Javail5 Javail5 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really don't. of course there are things some people don't know because it's personal and only close people know. But no secrets.
    KidAgony KidAgony 22-25 Dec 29, 2014

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    This holiday me and my friends were planning to go to the beach together. One of them who own the house didn't really invited me, but she invited everyone on the group chat so I...
    lottiemendler lottiemendler 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I feel like where ever I go I don't really fit in.i feel that they like me and my personality but I never quite fit in to any place
    painfullyloving painfullyloving 16-17, F Jan 4

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    Not sure I have any! I don't go out much. I don't drink. .....?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Not yet anyways! I have plans!
    jenapoobear jenapoobear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Music makes everything okay. It both evokes every emotion and eases every emotion. It mimics experiences that I've never had. It mimics experiences that I've had but are long gone...
    SheSaidx SheSaidx 22-25, F Jan 12

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    My mum isn't like other mums... Things I should have done with my mum, my dad had to come with and do because she's too busy being selfish. he even said to me 'isn't this...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I want to have a couple...someday...everyone i know has a family of their own and here i am...
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    The flux capacitor is withering. The one point twenty one gigawatz is not coming, and to make matters worse, the aliens on the horizen aren't even the worst of our problems.
    itismichael itismichael 36-40, M Dec 25, 2014

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    at a church event. I'm ready to go home. I have no car.
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I thought I had a friend but turns out that I didn't. I was just being used....
    Urtech Urtech 22-25, M Jan 8

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    I am 21 and turning 22 this year.. i am also a member of NBSB. When i turne to this page and find out that there is a community like this, and find out i am not alone. ??i love...
    xxbiRitch xxbiRitch 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    It's been this way for ten years now. He married my mom when I was five and has been unkind to me ever since he married her. I can't take it anymore, being disrespected. It...
    ningqin ningqin 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I do have a camera on my phone but it's broken
    GassGirl03 GassGirl03 22-25, F a week ago

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    Most people only like me when its convenient or beneficial for them to do so. I'm used to it, I have a few friends and they care. Thats all that really matters .-.
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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