I Got My First Tattoo

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 86 People

    3 Hours Of Pain Later....

    After years of longing for a tattoo, I finally took the plunge and got my first this past December. M and I were in Bangkok after another lovely time in Pattaya when we paid a visit to Angelart Tattoo and Mr Tung. I had done some research earlier and stumbled on Mr Tung who was...
    juicyme juicyme
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    Finally Did It

    This week I finally got the tattoo I've been thinking on for a year.  My family and friends are delighted/amused/appalled, as I am in a profession which one does not normally associate with tattoos.  The tat is a Celtic cross high up on my arm, and can only be seen if I push my...
    Jubal1 Jubal1
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 2, 2011

    Advice About Aftecare Instructions?

    Hey guys, I got my first tattoo yesterday, my tattoo artist told me to wash it 4 times a day first couple of days and then dont wash it untils it heals, is that ok or shall i wash it every day with anti bacterial lotion for next two weeks?
    pisces1987 pisces1987
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

    At Last

    I have always been in two minds about them- would they look cheap and nasty on me?  But I always had a clear idea of what I would like and today I got it, and love it, it was not painful, it looks a lot better than I thought- more a detailed and artistic picture out of...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    Ooh Rah

    I got my first tat this summer, I was nervous about it. I love it I got a Marine emblem with USMC underneath. I am looking for another tat for my right arm. I like the way they look on me. Great experience.
    Hardroc59 Hardroc59
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2013
    shannacobb2000 shannacobb2000
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    When I Was

    18.  the day after i turned 18 acctually.  my mom paid for it and it was the first of many... and many more to come
    destiny420 destiny420
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2008


    On Saturday I went to a tattoo party at a cowrkers house and received my first tattoo. Dont worry everything was clean. He has his own shop and does parties on the side. He had an autoclave and everything was sterilized. It turned out really good. Hurt like a *****.the wrist is...
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2007

    Yaay Finaly

    I have been inked :) I have always known that I wanted a tattoo and I have obsessed over the idea for a long time. I knew that I wanted the poem 'self pity' by D.H Lawrence inked on me me...so I got the first stanza tattooed on my left wrist "I never saw a wild thing sorry for...
    ToThebasementPeople ToThebasementPeople
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2012

    I Love My First Tattoo!

    after years of wanting a tattoo, I finally found one I knew I could live with forever. I knew I did not want something small so I have a 4in. by 4in. tribal butterfly on my right upper arm, and I love it. II'm a stay at home mom with 4 kids and finally feel like I have done...
    ericalee4 ericalee4
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2008

    Got my first tattoo today my boyfriend bought it

    for me, my tattoo artist customized a drawing I found online and turned it into a watercolor tattoo
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    I got my first tattoo

    when I was 30. I got a butterfly on my foot which hurt like hell
    SalinNY SalinNY
    51-55, F
    Apr 9, 2014

    At Last A Perfect Balance!

    Meaning: Lotus flower symbolizes for me an inner peace finally achieved after so many years of struggles and the overcoming of every difficulty.  It mark an end to a very sad period of my life, the start of something beautiful...the birth of a new me. I am the lotus flower...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2011


    I've wanted one since I was twelve! I finally got one! It's on my left forearm. It's designed to look like a watercolor painting. It's a ribbon with the word "Love" written on it in cursive writing with a fairy standing near it. It's awesome!
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

    I just got my first tattoo done last night.

    It wasn't professionally done. I like it but I'm afraid of what my family is going to say.
    jenxash jenxash
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Near Future

    I've always wanted a tattoo.. but obviously i'd have to wait till im 18 or my ma would make me dig a grave then kill me and bury me.. so yea.. The bf i am with now wouldn't want me to get one, but i kinda want one. I'm not sure exactly what i would want to get, i'd have to put...
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2007

    Never Thought It Would Happen

    I never thought that I would ever get a tattoo. I've always hated tattoos but, for some reason, last week, I decided to get one. I didn't go all out, I got something small and simple. Something I'm sure I wouldn't regret ten years from now.I have a small tattoo of my first name...
    angey1227 angey1227
    18-21, F
    Feb 14, 2013

    I got my first tattoo

    when I was 17 - my last rebellious thing to do as a child.
    reb9ful reb9ful
    22-25, F
    Apr 9, 2014

    Not Very Original, But What I Wanted

    I finally worked up the courage and motivation to get a tattoo last February. My aunt's health was failing I wanted to get something that would be for me but still remind me of her. My mom fronted the money for my birthday and I found a local tattoo parlor. After a full day of...
    cluelessandlost cluelessandlost
    18-21, M
    Apr 4, 2011

    it is a treble and bass cleff combined to make

    a heart near my ankle. I honestly think the pain is overrated. I wouldn't even call it pain, its more of an annoying feeling. I didnt cry or even flinch. I can and will definately do it again.
    Dezarre Dezarre
    18-21, F
    Jul 2, 2015
    danilynn22 danilynn22
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Mar 16, 2015

    The Tramp Stamp

        The day was today, August 7, 2008. I remember not being able to sleep the night before because I felt so tense about the upcoming event. Well, after a long anticipation until 3:00 at a tattoo parlor known as Cobra Customs (in Plymouth, MA), I finally received...
    tylerray14 tylerray14
    Aug 7, 2008


    i got my first tattoo on friday!! i have been talking about wanting one ever since i was 18 but never had the guts to bc i was living at home with my gma who hates tats on girls. well finally i just decided i was gonna stop caring bc it is something that i want adn its my life...
    gigi07 gigi07
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 31, 2010

    So I got my first tattoo recently

    and my parents are like totally against tattoos but I've always wanted one but my dad is a preacher and I knew that he would lose his mind if her knew about it so I got it where he will never see! I got the cutest little lady bug on my boobie lol! I weird thing is that I was...
    AllAboutAubrey AllAboutAubrey
    18-21, F
    47 Responses Aug 23, 2015
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