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    Make Sure It Means Something

    I love tattoos. I got my first at the age of 18 when they weren't as socially acceptable and have gotten others throughout the years. I love the freedom of expression they provide and the ability to define myself as an individual. I have designed several myself and the all...
    kunar12 kunar12 41-45, M 18 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    MaxSinner MaxSinner 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    My Mom's And Reason Behind Those.

    My Mom has total of 6 tattoos on her body and each one have a specific meaning for her and I would like to share it with you all. 1- She has a foot tattoo on her left feet and it is written as "No Regrets" in Russian and the design goes on till her ankles like an anklet. She got...
    lilylove5 lilylove5 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    I Cant Wait!

    I cant wait to get my first tattoo. I have plenty of friends who have them and they all look great. I have a couple of ideas of different tats and placements but I haven't yet decided on which one to get for my first
    LovelyJJ LovelyJJ 18-21, F 33 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 18

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    I'm 42 and covered in tattoos.

    I have only been getting tattoos for 3 years, and I'm completely covered. I'll get right into it. I have both my sides completely done. From my armpit to my waist. They cover my rib cage and hips. Then I have a left thigh sleeve. Next, I have small tattoos on the inside of my...
    treppy42 treppy42 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 21

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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 11 Responses Apr 16

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    I have one full and one half sleeve,

    and as I was waiting in the grocery line, this cute little kid came up to me and points to my tattoos and says 'I also like to draw on myself too'. AWHH that made my day! Kids are so precious.
    UniversalSigh UniversalSigh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    MaxSinner MaxSinner 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I am a third year med student

    and I have a tattoo of numbers from 1 to 10 surrounding my right wrists n got it when I was 14. It simply means , if u feel any negative feelings just close ur eyes n count to ten. Everything will be ok
    idonknowwhat idonknowwhat 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    12:21

    I wrote this story for a paper for school. I don't feel like changing it or shortening it or anything of that manner. You get it as it is. (I did change the very end, when I state how long I've had it. I felt like I could do at least that much.)    ...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 16 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    Strength

    I never knew my mother growing up and was forced to rely on the stories I was told about her as a way of "knowing" her. When I sought her out to be a part of my life, I found out she had died in 1991 due to medical complications from a multiple gunshot wound she suffered. Along...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Don't Touch Me Rant.

    You have an interest in my tattoos? That's nice. If you ask I will be more than happy to show you and answer your questions.Do not man handle me. Don't grab my arm and try to twist it out of its socket to see what is on the other side.You wouldn't grab a non-inked person like...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 19 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Painted Lady

    I have full sleeves, a chest piece and a huge peacock thigh piece as well as various other bits and pieces. I feel blessed to be able to look the way I want and be accepted in the work place. I love my tattoo's and they truly are a part of who I am!
    thequirkygirl thequirkygirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    And I absolutely love them.

    .. I only have three tattoos at the moment but they were well thought out and something that I feel all describes my souls perfectly I've always been the type of girl to wear her heart on her sleeve so that is where I've choose to put it literally tattoos are an amazing way to...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 7

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    I have 3 on my left thigh - the pokemon fire

    symbol, a celtic symbol, and a lion head. I have 1 on my wrist, a little drawing I created for my boyfriend (and he has the same one) I have 3 on the back of my shoulders, a sunflower/sun mix, a robin with the piano notes to the chorus of 'Shadow of the Day' by Linkin Park, and...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    MaxSinner MaxSinner 26-30, M Oct 17

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    MaxSinner MaxSinner 26-30, M Oct 17

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    I am wanting a tattoo

    for my dad who left this world a short time ago- he had rose tattoos and I think I want one too
    misunderstoodmrs misunderstoodmrs 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    so I've been thinking of starting two sleeves.

    themed dreams and nightmares. good idea?
    mwalent1103 mwalent1103 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just got two. One on my arm

    and the other on my back
    XCameronnXx XCameronnXx 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am getting my third tattoo very soon.

    Was waiting for the income tax return to arrive and it has. Getting a red poppy flower on my arm in memory of my dad. He loved those flowers and had them planted in the yard. Every time I look at one I think of him.
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 19

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    I have this tattooed on my left upper arm

    and I love it :) anybody else have or want tattoos
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 10 Responses Oct 16

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    littlenurseciera littlenurseciera 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Here Is My Tattoo

    Nothing too fancy.....
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 11 Responses May 27, 2013

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    princessrora princessrora 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 3

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    I need tattoo idea that matches up with

    dreamcatchers for my back bare shoulder. Some inspiration would be nice. I like tribal and nautical things.
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I got my first tattoo at the end of September.

    I have so many more planned & cannot wait to get them <3
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have 4 tat's now, but I want more.

    The next one I want is a stack of toy baby blocks in my pubic area.
    IP4U IP4U 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have several tattoos all have a story behind

    them. Each tattoo symbolises an important time in my life which I don't want to forget-- life lessons perhaps? :-)
    snugglepie snugglepie 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    My Tattoo

    My tattoo is my daughters baby feet... This tattoo has a very special meaning, it took me 2 years after she passed to have the nerve to get it.. Now I can't wait to get my next one!!! :-)
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 19 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    pinksteam pinksteam 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 2

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    When a guy gets a tattoo: "Looks good

    mate" When a girl gets a tattoo: "Lol does it even have a meaning?" "She's just following the crowd" "She's gonna regret that" "Ew it's too big" "It doesn't suit her" "Tattoos look weird on women" "She just wants attention" SHUT UP you judgemental fools. Live your own life...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 19

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    My wrist...black and grey lotus flower!

    I have a few flower tatts, I love them tho
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I GOT MY FIRST TATTOO!

    !! Yes, I caught the bug. I already know what my next one will be. I got the constellation Leo on my neck, it was EXTREMELY painful. It was however, also worth it!! I love art, and I can't wait to continue sharing the love with my body.
    buscameenelcielo buscameenelcielo 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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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 have to let go of it because they don't love me for who I am. It originally was about a miscarriage I had, but it actually...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 26

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    I just got my first one.

    I see how they can be addicting. I am already talking to my artist about getting my next one maybe even this weekend.
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I have 4 tattoos and love them!

    I love how they look, but I am also mindful that what looks good now, might not look so good when I am 85 lol I am selective about what I get and where. But its something I have always loved and will get again. They are not for everyone, but for me its an extension of self.
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20

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    Miss Understood

    "I'd like to see your flash." Her voice sounded sure, but slightly too loud in the small space. He looked up lazily."We don't do 'flash.' We're a custom shop. If you're looking for that street stuff, you're in the wrong place. If you'd like to see our portfolios, they're here...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    If the body is a temple,

    then why not decorate the walls?
    KristenL83 KristenL83 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 14

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    Got my first tattoo the other day,

    so happy with it, can't help but show it off xD
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I like my tattoos. They are part of me.

    I really do not care if you like them. They are mine.
    RoughRed RoughRed 46-50, M Aug 12

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    I want a new finger tatt!

    !! I have none on my left hand...
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    This is my dragon tattoo had this

    for over a year now and I love it.
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I had my first tattoo at 18.

    ... Typical little tattoo Chinese symbol...ten minute jo At 19 I got my second tattoo....typical little tramp stamp....30 minite job At 31 I got my third tattoo...not typical.. Not little... 9 hour own drawing... Covering whole of my left forearm At 32 I my fourth tattoo...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have two: one on each wrist.

    But I really want to get more. I'm thinking about getting a rose on my foot, and I'd like to get something on the back of my neck, but I'm not sure what yet. I would also like to get one with my mom's handwriting and one with my dad's. I can't afford to get anything anytime...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I want a new tattoo, I'm thinking of getting

    the map of neverland, representing that I will always be a child inside. The only thing that stops me is money, I don't want it to be cheap. I'm aiming for very good artists. I am definitely addicted to tattoos
    betelgeusex3 betelgeusex3 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Uh Oh

    My daughter said that getting a tattoo on the top of the foot didn't hurt. She sat there completely still the whole time and was joking around with the other tattoo artist and laughing while getting her tattoo. She's already talking about her next one. I on the other hand...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 20 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I have 4 tattoos and love them!

    Each one has a special meaning to me and I don't regret anything about them.
    shellllbbb shellllbbb 18-21, F Oct 20

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    I absolutely love TATTOOS.

    They are my life, and I do have a meaning for them. I have currently two tattoos and debating on a third one. My first tattoo is a butterfly, and the second one is a music note with a red rose :). P.S. - I'll show you a picture if you like to see how it look like :).
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 9

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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 tattoos, i try to travel as much as possible and get different pieces by different artists to show the amazing talent that is out there, i see my...
    MellyPoppins MellyPoppins 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    Louise9640 Louise9640 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sick Mind

    Yes I do have a sick mind. I have PTSD and a big problem with survivors guilt. I was responsible for the death of a young man who trusted me to keep him alive. I live with this every day of my life.I too was almost killed. On that ugly day a 19 year old kid just starting out in...
    tonybologna tonybologna 70+, M 54 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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