I Have a Tattoo That I Designed Myself

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    Hiding My Past

    I had a pretty abusive childhood and have some self-harm scars on my wrist from that time, so I got a tattoo over them of an infinity symbol with my (adoptive) dad's name woven into it. I absolutely love it because it's a constant reminder of how much he's helped me overcome my...
    DanniStarus DanniStarus
    18-21, F
    Jun 17, 2012

    Diy Tattoo

    I have a tattoo I designed myself and had a friend give me with a homemade tattoo rig. The tattoo is a labyrinth and it's on my left shoulder.
    anfractuous anfractuous
    41-45, M
    Dec 1, 2011

    I recently got a tattoo - first one -

    and in my 40's!! Starting to think this is the first of many signs I am less concerned what people think of me? - it is a pretty cool one though .. ;-) Anything you guys have done recently that tells you the same?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    My Tattoo Story

    I got my tattoo for my 16th birthday. Now don't get me wrong here, it wasn't on a whim, it was carefully thought out for a year before I got it. It is a sun and a moon intertwined and I got it because the quote, "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." I got it...
    ThatLovelyLady ThatLovelyLady
    18-21, F
    Sep 16, 2013

    I'm not an incredible artist

    but all my tattoos are my own... Either completely original or another artists drawing inspired by my original design and idea. I love my tattoos cause they tell a part of my story and they aren't flash art. My first tattoo was the word life growing butterfly wings. It was...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    Heavenly Angel

    I developed for six months along side a duplicate of myself that no one but my mother believed existed. By months seven when the doctors realized there really WERE two babies growing inside her, Amber had already died. So for the last few weeks I lay with the body of the sister I...
    SmurfyPrincess SmurfyPrincess
    18-21, F
    Mar 5, 2011

    Lots And Lots

    Ok lets get this straight, i have alot of ..lets say bad tattoos that gave to my self when i was really young. Im not saying that i regret them just that not all people undestand them. They are a part of me, and order to accept me you have accept them.
    hopper130 hopper130
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2010


    He's graceful on my back, right under my collar. Head turned only enough to see one eye, tail curled down to my shoulder blade, completely black except the outline of a crescent moon on the back of his left flank. He represents few things, not as many as I'd hope, but he's mine...
    Valeriance Valeriance
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2011

    I have this to remind myself the meaning of life

    and all that is around us. Everything has a meaning to it whether we agree or not.....understand it or not. In life many things will happen that we may not like but in the end we have to learn to expect and move on
    ProjextAA ProjextAA
    26-30, M
    Feb 26, 2014

    One week after I got my first tattoo,

    the first people around me found out. I am part of a social club in my town, and the club consists of members from my old high school, myself, and another graduate from my class. Four adults are advisors of the group. One of them has a half sleeve himself. We all met at the...
    18-21, M
    Feb 7, 2016

    well not yet anyway. i am geting my first

    tattoo in a few weeks. it is my 18th b-day present. i can't wait
    PanPagan PanPagan
    18-21, F
    Feb 8, 2016

    My Tattoo

    I recently got myself a tattoo. I had wanted one for many years but I waited until I was absolutely sure of what design to have and where to have it. I didn't want to make a decision that I would regret for the rest of my life! I had been having a particularly difficult few...
    Adler29 Adler29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2009

    My Left Shoulder

    A dinosaur head surrounded by flowers. I drew it out, and even worked out where it would be on my shoulder. I emailed it to a tattooist in Liverpool,England, who said he could do it, and in early July I went and got it done! I spent alot of time with him, and he did a brilliant...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul
    41-45, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    I believe that tattoo's should have meaning.

    .. plus i love designing them for myself..
    chialuvgirl chialuvgirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    "It's never too late to stop being afraid" I

    love this tattoo, as it helps me get through a lot, the quote was originally lyrics from Shinedown's song unity.. Also, looks wonky as it's on my shoulder blade
    pixxeh pixxeh
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    They Say I Look Too Innocent..

    There is something empowering about this permanent mark I designed and labored over that will always be a part of me. What makes it even better is that people never cast me as the type to have a gaping tattoo up my side. Love it.
    Sp4rky Sp4rky
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2013

    I love foxes and I love nature,

    I grew up living near the forest. It reminds me of home and all things beautiful.
    Flux151 Flux151
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul
    41-45, F
    Mar 31, 2014

    I Have One On My Leg

    I have a tat on the outside of my lower right calf on my leg. It's a ski racer, outlined in black and filled in with brilliant colors. I got the design from some old Microsoft clipart and changed it to make it look better. It hurt like hell when the artist did it. Just one, that...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2011

    Tat Babe For Life

    I rarely go into a tattoo joint, wanting what I see on the walls.I always have my own ideas, this is why the ones I have now are original.Think about it, you go in there to get something no one else has.Well, if you have this in mind.Why the heck would you want what they have on...
    nikki4848dd nikki4848dd
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2011

    Go Take A Look

    I have a couple that I designed myself, I have a picture of one of them on my profile. Have a look and let me know what you think.
    ThereisaHELLbelievemeiveseenit ThereisaHELLbelievemeiveseenit
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2011
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