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I Have Tattoos

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    xabbyx13 xabbyx13 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can get tattoos that have no meaning.

    Some people find this crazy, I find that I LOVE art in general and would never be opposed to being a canvas to any artist who'd like to paint a beautiful and/or interesting piece on my skin.
    MindOfOsiris MindOfOsiris 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Yes..I have tattoos..

    two of them. I got my first tattoo at the tender age of 49..lol.. Not a kid thing for me. They are meaningful to me for so many reasons. I want two more.. that's all. So many people are addicted to getting them..not me.. I only need two more. :)
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 11 Responses Feb 1

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    I have two. A small one on my right shoulder

    and a huge piece covering the left lower half of my torso. I love them both. They each represent a rite of passage in my life.
    mommyraquel mommyraquel 31-35 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    preeti22577 preeti22577 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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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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    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    It's a way of reliving some pain.

    I don't just get tattoos that have no meaning, they all tell a story
    Sensesfailed Sensesfailed 22-25, M Feb 4

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    My mom started tattooing about a month ago.

    I've gotten four done by her so far. Here's one of them.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Pretty sure these are going to be my next two.

    They represent the mountains from my state, and the mountains I grew up near in Germany. And I love the purple.
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 57 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    I have tatts, all hidden

    and have meanings... I love the feeling of getting a tatt such a rush!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 10

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    Deleated Deleated 26-30, M 13 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm going to go get my second tattoo in a

    little over a week. Man do I love getting ink!
    armygirl20 armygirl20 18-21, F Feb 4

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    princessrora princessrora 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Okay so today I was walking around minding my

    own business and a complete stranger took me on about my tattoos.......asking me why would u do that to your body.......even preaching and almost slamming the bible in my face........ I eventually just told him to get lost....I mean seriously.....my body ..my ink....my story...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    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 8 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    Surrick Surrick 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Bleach1443 Bleach1443 18-21, M 7 Responses Feb 13

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    I have only 2 tatoos,

    which are both butterflies on both of my shoulders. For one, they are beautiful creatures and I read an old Irish blessing which said, May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun And find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches Today, tomorrow and...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    "Got a free tattoo todaaay" If you know what

    that's from we can be friends. This is the time my twin sister was born (8:26) and she got the time that I was born (8:24). We got these because I'm leaving soon to move pretty far away and be with my soon to be husband. She's my best friend and I'm gonna cry like a little...
    Liv0309 Liv0309 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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 18 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    Just got one 2 days ago,

    now sitting here drawing out my next.. Can't decide what to get first out of my two ideas.. Hoping to get these ideas sketched out then tatted on me by next week! Addicted.
    Aubexile Aubexile 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    People keep asking how big my arm tattoo

    actually is well...there you go
    Louisexoxo Louisexoxo 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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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 4 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    I just got my first tattoo

    and it wasn't as painful as I was expecting but I can definitely say that I understand why people keep getting them.
    Evoke19 Evoke19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I have too many to count

    but my sleeve is my masterpiece
    lonelybrandi lonelybrandi 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    jasjlo75 jasjlo75 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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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, 2014

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    pinksteam pinksteam 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I'm getting my first tattoo this Saturday at

    6pm! So nervous and excited!
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    And most people have no idea!

    I work in a very professional field which requires me to cover them up. I uphold my professional demeanor well but part of me wants to show them off!
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I love my tattoo , also got a butterfly one on

    my lower abdomen area 😘 Paid the tattoo artist with something he will never forget (;
    seducedyou seducedyou 18-21, F 15 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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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    Alright guys, i finally got my new tattoo,

    so i hope you guys like it as much as i do now.
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 22-25, F 38 Responses Jan 14

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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 3 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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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 24 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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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, 2014

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    I'm about to start another 2 hr session .

    I like the pain . I also fall asleep having the work done !! . I'll post so pictures later today
    wayne1170 wayne1170 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Just got my first one!

    An outline of Texas on my ankle! Didn't hurt as bad as I think I expected.
    katysa katysa 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 10

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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 15 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    I recently got my second one.

    .. its to remember a friend with whom I had good time....!! I will miss you.... :)
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    1poker 1poker 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I started getting them right

    when I turned eighteen ..... No selves, just single tattos I think I have fourteen . Now that I'm thirty four I don't like them too much some of them are ok.... Some are kind of neat but they sort of represent my life story in a way
    timeaftertimeisnogood timeaftertimeisnogood 31-35, M Jan 25

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