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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 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 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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    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 26-30 Apr 27

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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!

    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    curranjm curranjm 18-21, M Oct 19

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    but I'm okay with that. I have 1 friend married 25 1 son she's a christian that lives and breaths for God. Been friends with her almost 9 yrs. Then I have another friend 32 2 boys...
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    vertffy vertffy 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I don't trust my parents with everything cuz they won't understand I don't know if I can trust my friends with some information I have no one
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    Well, I do have but it has been broken for almost five years now. I didn't ever had much in there anyways, maybe ketchup, butter, and sometimes cheese, sausage or meatballs. After...
    finnerd finnerd 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I'm not a very social person and the people that invite me out do things i don't do. i feel bad for blowing them off but why should i do something if i feel is wrong.
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    I have a few in another state, but they are always busy, so they never have time to talk to me. When they do talk to me, I get the vibe that they could care less if I never spoke...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    If you want to know more about me, then you can speak to me in person. My profile gives a genral idea of who I am. If anyone wants to know more, then they'll have to ask me...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Oct 13

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    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Oct 23

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    I want to go home! Holding back tears until I'm alone
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I really dnt , my parents would ignore me , i want someone talk could give me advice and tell me wat should i do ? Some one that could listen to me ,
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    No kids. No Husband. No Significant other. And I am quite happy (and a little proud). Not that anything wrong with the above. Its just not for me right now. And I'm so glad I didn...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    so just got in from work and I feel just so down and I can't stop crying either ,,why does everything suck :'(
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    It just annoys me that nearly all my friends(the rest having Xbox 360s) has a PS3. I wouldn't mind getting a PS4, but a PS3 would be good.
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 21

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    I just need to vent ,,like today is one of those days wear I can't stop crying or anything 😢
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I am interested in personality. Gender isn't a hindrance for me. I love woman just as well as I love men. I can easily find the beauty in woman and a man. What's in your heart...
    unsociablex unsociablex 18-21, F Oct 23

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    Been about 2 years so far. Have a rod in my arm which is awesome. I love not having to go through the pain and the annoyance. Also love not getting preggers too!
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F Oct 6

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