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I Don't Have Nor Want a Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 262 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Jan 16

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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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    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 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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    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 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 7 Responses May 19, 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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    Related Experiences

    It's almost like the ones of us that don't have any are more the oddity than people who do. I like them on others. My husband has them. He loves that my skin is natural.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I have two sisters and they are in their 30's. They are married to really nice men who have an amazing job, and treat my sisters like a Queen. my sisters also have beautiful...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I don't have any real friends (besides my boyfriend). I feel bad because people are always trying to hang out with me, but I just don't want to put forth the effort of maintaining...
    lilymegami lilymegami 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I don't have pimp and I don't want one -:)
    emma998 emma998 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    And that's ok because I've finally gotten to the point where I don't need anyone to. I'm very happy with who I am and how I feel and sometimes people don't have the same mindset as...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Mar 14

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    If someone else asks me if I have kiksterr account for hundredth time, I'm going to punch someone in the throat. I swear to the spaghetti monster. Holy heck. I don't have one...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Mar 3

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    If you don't have anyone else, let me know your problems, I'll hear them.
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Stop asking me to skype! I don't have it and if I did I wouldn't be doing it with random people I met online.
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Great news: my Bro Army is established! I think I made this because my 18-year old mind got the best of me again or I'm watching PewDiePie too much. ANYWAY, please join my Bro army...
    Windygirl84 Windygirl84 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm so sorry to put this on people I've.just had my kids took of me through domestic violence and I don't know what to do I've lost my partner over this I have no support and I.can...
    sclaire1 sclaire1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Unfortunately I've drifted away from all my old friends at home. I have a couple close friends at college and other people there that I talk to a lot. But my Spring Break has been...
    GhostShell01 GhostShell01 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Don't you get tired of always taking one for the team? Why, in the world, am I doing all the sacrificing? I too, have **** to deal with. Why can't somebody take the weight off of...
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I realise that I may present myself as a young tease. That does not mean that people in relationships can message me for role play, or anything else sexual. Just like I would never...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I tell my dad everything. Literally, everything. I told him about my first kiss and I cried because I thought he was gonna be mad at me. He even knows I smoke pot, though he's...
    RnneKK RnneKK 13-15, F Mar 9

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    Like I don't ******* Care
    Jusliv Jusliv 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I'm so tired of not being nor having anything anyone wants...
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Well..there's so much stuff in my mind that I want to say at once, but I suppose I've got to start somewhere. Compared to my peers, I suppose I could be called 'lucky' for having...
    ratsio ratsio 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I crave validation and acceptance from others, but I know being addicted to outer validation is dangerous. Because I want to be able to handle myself and my own feelings without...
    A0129 A0129 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Gentleman cowboy dreams Nothing Better To Try....Want...Share... Fantasy... ​There is a slight breeze moving along the grass turning it shades of blue to blue green. The...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    A passionate lover sends text the day after their first coupling...(VERY FEW send a text like this) You are my sexy sensual delicious friend. I so dearly want to hear your breath...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I wish I had a friend I could play guitar with. I haven't had any friend's in over 10 years.
    mitchmiller1969 mitchmiller1969 41-45, M Mar 2

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    All I need is 3 more minutes. Yes, I understand that we'd need to make periodic adjustments.... Or would we? How about if we all agree that from 1am to 4am, that each minute...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M Mar 3

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    my ex husband won't pay any child support
    MommyWifeSisterDaughter MommyWifeSisterDaughter 26-30, F Mar 5

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    I have friends that say that I can tell them anything but then they invalidate my problems by saying theirs are worse, and I hate that so much. I just bottle it in because no one...
    artisticaltay artisticaltay 16-17, F 2 Responses