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I Have No Tattoos

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    Would Like a Tattoo But . . .

    I have dreamed on and off about having a tattoo and it would be something colorful and it would be on my back since it's one of the body parts that changes the least as you age (I'm talking skin shrinkage or stretching here), but something usually stops me, be it lack of...
    endlessrain endlessrain 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    For Quite A Few Reasons.

    One of the most understandable and overly stated is that i just don't want to have an older physique cover in unrecognizable permanent markings. The fear grows that i would choose the wrong thing that may seem interesting now but could be inappropriate if i get a job or have...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 18-21, F Jun 19, 2012

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    None At All

    I have no tattoos, even though they became very popular among my peers at my university in the early 90s. Two reasons I will never get one: I hate needles and I have OCD. I will tolerate needles as a necessary evil for medical purposes, but the thought of sitting in a chair...
    Solidad42 Solidad42 41-45, F Nov 22, 2012

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    Like Tattoos

    I really like tattoos , but could never make up my mind on what I would want on my body for the rest of my life. And I've seen some botched jobs on friends and others I have met thru the years. If your getting a tat then the person doing it should be the best you can find. Forget...
    silkypanties201 silkypanties201 56-60, M Oct 12, 2010

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    What Can I Say

    I have shared a story in I have a tattoo. I have a lot of scars, no tattoos, but my scars have stories. To me they are reminders of different times. Like I have tattooed my life on me.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    Extrordinary In An Ordinary World

    I think everyone contemplates putting their individual mark on their bodies, and therefor the world. I know I thought about it more than once. I just never could figure out what I wanted to "identify" me forever. It's not that I'm wishy-washy. I know what I like, but time...
    AvidDreamer AvidDreamer 31-35, F May 18, 2012

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    Kind Of Scared

    I've always wanted a tattoo but it's FOREVER. I even had someone offer to pay the entire price for me but in the end, I couldn't bring myself to get it. As much as I like tattoos, I also like the idea of pure skin. Not going to get one any time soon.
    devouringflames devouringflames 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    My Confession

    Yep, this is my confession... my skin is totally unmarked by tattoos.  I know, I know--you're gasping in surprise right about now, huh?  LOL  Seriously, I have given it lots of thought over the years.  There are some small ones I would not mind having, but...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Even A Spot ^ ^

    although I admired ppl who brave enough to have it, and I very enjoying to see the art it is forbidden in my religion, and forbidden in my family, above all that cant even brave enough to think of needles walking on my skin ouch ouch!!!
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    I Don't Have Tattoos

    I don't have any tattoos because I'm scared of needles. The only time I'll tolerate needle is on doctors orders.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 23, 2012

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    Was a Headbanger, Soooo

    When I was younger and into heavy metal, I wanted that and a nose chain, etc..But I have no regrets, I'm trying to stay as cute as possible and IMHO, I don't think it would look good on ME, personally, not only that, but my skin is saggy from dramatic and quik-ish weight loss...
    XxLuckeeStarrXx XxLuckeeStarrXx 26-30, F May 5, 2008

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    Should I?

    My best friend and i are think about getting matching tattoos. The tattoo would be Stitch from Lilo and Stitch the Disney movie. It would also include the saying Ohana means family. We have been best friends for ten years. I really want to but I'm scared to.
    Supernatural4 Supernatural4 18-21, F Jan 6, 2013

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    I Have Natural Tattoos

    I have oddly placed beauty marks and two birthmarks.It looks like a moutain on my lower back.And I have a tiny beauty spot on my lip.I love my little "body quirks".They are very irrelevant beauty wise ironically but it always amazed me that my mother had them at pretty much the...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F Jan 27, 2012

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    But I Badly Want Some!

    I've wanted tattoos for as long as I can remember. Problem is I'm too damn indecisive. I figure if I'm gonna have to look at it everyday of my life, it has to be pretty awesome. That thought has kept me from getting any tattoos thus far. Well, that and lack of money. :P People...
    dollfacezombie dollfacezombie 22-25, F Jul 23, 2011

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    Don't Want Them When I'm An Old Lady

    When I was about 15 my Great Grandmother came to stay for a week or so.  I shared my room with her.  I walked in on her half naked by accident one day and came to the stark realization that some day, my skin will not be supple and smooth.  I decided then that...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    Never Had the Desire

    I have never wanted to get a tattoo, and have never really understood why someone would want one.  It's permanent.  If you want to make a statement, why not a temporary tattoo?  Will you really still want that tattoo when you are older? I have a few friends who...
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 Mar 22, 2008

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    Commitment Issuses

    I'm in artist in more way than one, but to this day I'm sometimes scared to read and write in pen. If you want to have a psychologist view on it I always moved and had to get rid of much of my things when I did so when I was growing up, but i love change now that I'm older, the...
    NotLolita NotLolita 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    I Love My Pure Skin

    I Love My Skin So Much I cant hurt it by Injection ink It must be so horrible for me Not the pain but something Artificial in my own skin I really dont like and Dont want to have No matter Im gonna be the most outdated Person in the world Its better than having tattoo on my...
    PinkZlollipopZ PinkZlollipopZ 22-25, F May 29, 2009

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    I Have No Tattoos

    i was ganna get one when my grandmother (nonna) died, she had a huge garden in her back yard so i was ganna get a tattoo of a pansy flower and put her name at the bottom, but she hated tattoos. so if she were alive and i did that she would have been angry. so i decided in...
    siciliana88 siciliana88 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2010

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    Someday Soon

    This will change. I just have to find the right one. I have a collection of butterfly tattoos, and none of them are the right one, but some are very close. And then I'll have it, on the back of my right shoulder, four or five inches across.
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Sep 30, 2012

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    Maybe I'm Boring

    maybe i'm boring... but i can't be bothered lol
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    No Tattoo B/c..

    My mind cannot overcome my fear of needles to get one. It is just too scary. Odd because I am not scared of flying, being on the water, or natural disasters, but tattoos = me feeling faint. Oh well I will have to be unique and strong in my own way.
    Clara999 Clara999 22-25, F Aug 3, 2012

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    Getting One When I Am 80....

    "If found, please return to XXXXX nursing home"
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 May 25, 2008

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    Not Getting A Tattoo, Ever

    These things are for LIFE. If I don't end up liking it later, and I try to get rid of it, it's going to have some unpleasant effects on my skin. I'm thinking it through before I say "oh well it might look a bit cool at the time." I'm effectively burning...
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2010

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    I Actually Would Like To Have A Tattoo...

    ...but in the event I land another job in Corporate America, I think it best to remain tattoo-free. (It's rather frowned upon among the stuffed suits.) I do, however, love temporary tattoos and order them online. I have a lot of fun with them, and can shake things up by using...
    MU1984 MU1984 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    I Like Them On Some Other People When They Are Artistc

    But I would not get one put on me.  I just wouldn't feel good with one on me.   Charlie
    francis28340 francis28340 61-65, M Sep 12, 2008

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    Unable to Commit

    I can't commit to the same art on my walls for more than a few years.   I'm pretty sure I would get tired of any artwork I chose to decorate my body with.
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Want Some Though

    When my husband (at the time boyfriend) was in jail he mentioned something about us getting matching tattoos. If he's up to it and wants to maybe on our aniversary this year which is June 23rd we could get those matching tattoos. But I don't want names it seems like when...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Not Yet

    I have been considering getting a tattoo for a little while now but what I want would just be dumb plus when I'm old, it will be all wrinkly and look really nasty. I would never consider getting my fiance's name tattooed on me - in my opinion that's just stupid.
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    The Birth Of Venus

    I wanted to have one before. My choices were: The Birth of Venus image by Sandro Botticelli (Just Venus, not the whole painting imagery) or a word that would describe me -- in Old English letters or script. When I got married, my hubby didn't want me to have one. I wasn't...
    cccullen cccullen 26-30, F Nov 26, 2009

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    I'm Not Opposed To It

    I just can't think of anything I would want forever. I've seen funny tattoos, beautiful works of art, political messages but the wow factor is by far outlived by their permanence.If the day comes that find a tattoo that would look as good and...
    NobodySpecial NobodySpecial 41-45, M Jan 10, 2010

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    The Tattoo I Didn't Get

    When I was seventeen I went to a tattoo parlour and inquired about getting a tattoo. The guy that owned the shop said that because of my age I would have to come back with one of my parents (not a note from them or any thing like that but one of them in person) with I.D. that...
    smallG smallG 41-45, M May 17, 2012

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    I Don't Get It!

    I admit, there are some wonderful Tatts out there.  The artistry is wonderful!!  However, have you seen what they look like 20 - 30 years later.  They look horrible, they are faded, stretched, wrinkled, and just plain bad.  To say nothing of the perception...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 1 Response May 12, 2008

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    Tattoo Survey For My Phd

    Hello, My name is Paul Keller and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University. I am conducting a survey with individuals that have an interest in tattooing. My research project is entitled “The Relationships Among Knowledge, Attitudes, Subjective Norms, and Intentions...
    bluegoatee05 bluegoatee05 36-40, M Oct 18, 2012

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    I Don't Have and Don't Want

    i'm young and free,and in my plans isn't there an idea off doing tattoes...i know persons with,and i don't mind,of course it may be cool in some ways,i like poeple with tattoes,but i don't want one for me....maybe ....but not!
    PhedoRuka PhedoRuka 16-17, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    Is it okay to get someone's initials tattooed

    on you? I've never had siblings but I've always wanted them . When I was 7 I met my older sister by way of family friend . Now,of course, we weren't blood then and we haven't been for 12 years but I love her with my entire heart and soul. She is my sister and always will be. We...
    Jelleden Jelleden 18-21 Jan 26

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    Not Yet

    I can't legally get one yet. But I plan on getting a pink inverted triangle on my shoulder.
    HazelMustang2012 HazelMustang2012 16-17, M Jul 17, 2008

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    Permanency of Tattoos

    Maybe someday I will get a tattoo but I just feel like its too permanent.  I love to change things up ALL the time and having a tattoo all the time is just too boring for me to look at daily.
    marriedwomanforever marriedwomanforever 21-25, F Dec 22, 2007

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    Tatts Yo.

    I want white ink tatts. You can see them but not so prominent so it jumps out at people. Somewhere I can still cover it up even though you can't really see it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 5, 2012

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    ...though I've Been Thinking Of Having One

    In general I don't like tattoos. Most of the people seem to have them ugly and missplaced. One silly star in a wrong place might ruin an otherwise good looking body. Still, when the tattoo is of a right size and at the right place it can look amazingly good. I myself have been...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M May 22, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    For many years I didn't have tattoos, but I did like them. I had a military career, retired from it, and didn't get any tattoos. In January 2013 I won a $100 tattoo. From then till...
    TiffanyMarieLeggs TiffanyMarieLeggs 51-55, T 1 Response Apr 13

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    I hate when someone judges you because you chose to use your body as a canvas. I have tattoos and yes some are visible, that doesn't make me a bad person. The world is changing. I...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have 11 tattoos. Over half a sleeve on my right arm and 3 tattoo pieces on my legs, hoping to get more over the next year and finish my sleeve. I love every single one of my...
    MellyPoppins MellyPoppins 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I've got 3 tattoos and love them. I want to get another one but not sure where or of what.
    INeedMore INeedMore 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you can count how many tattoos you have you don't have enough!
    cat633c cat633c 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I have 2 tattoos.... One is a crazy frog, small, got it after my divorce. Second is larger on my calf and side of leg. It's my favorite, I have 3 tree frogs starting with the...
    Hawk77 Hawk77 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I have 4 tattoos. The first one I got is on my neck/behind my ear, it says "Righteous" to keep me living the righteous way. The second one is on my index finger. It's a very simple...
    cl0wnygirl cl0wnygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have a few tattoos on me
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I have 7 tattoos and I love each and every one =] and they all have a special place in my heart ❤️ here I show you one of my recent ones on my ribs!
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10 22-25, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    I have two tattoos, sort of. I have a large red and blue gecko standing in a tree on the side of my left calf. I also have a half wrist tattoo that says dreshany with a heart and...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So this is dumb. I got a blue lotus on my left foot; the plan was to get a larger piece, but I wasn't mentally ready for that yet. I was hoping to get it sometime in August, but...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    As of now have 7 tattoos. Only two are visible on my right and left shoulder. One on the left and right side if the ribs. One on the right and left side of the hip. Than one in...
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I have a tattoo and I adore it. Everyday I look at it and know that I did the right thing. it is a mark of my journey into becoming the women that I want to be. it is a promise to...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    I have ten total and plan on adding to the list. Most of mine are animal in nature, A few are symbolic. . all are cool!
    Interstellartraveler Interstellartraveler 36-40, M Mar 25

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    Ok, more like A tattoo, but I want more. My tattoo says "life is a balance between holding on and letting go" it's mostly about my family because though I love them so dearly, I...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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