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    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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    I have a tattoo on the back of my neck of my

    moms name, with a flower that I drew and a butterfly hovering over the flower. I've had it since I was 19 and the colour has faded much. A friend of mine who was a tattoo artist did it for me. At the time my sisters had the words mom on their tattoos, but I decided to be...
    Blueskysabove Blueskysabove 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    A double armband, and a Manipura symbol on my

    chest. Both I got this year and I'm soo in love with them.
    Japanties2 Japanties2 22-25, F Jan 3

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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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    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 9 Responses Jan 10

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    I have like 5 tattoos

    and im thinking of getting number 6 and 7.... Do you think its to much for a lady to have 7 tatoos??
    Angelmarcellus Angelmarcellus 31-35, F 15 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm in the middle of my fourth tattoo,

    already had two sessions but extremely nervous to go back for the final session. See, I have every bit of faith in my tattoo artist he does an amazing job, however, we left the ladies face till last and I am super nervous that it's gonna get messed up! I've watched way too many...
    Justasimpl3thought Justasimpl3thought 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    preeti22577 preeti22577 36-40, F 14 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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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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    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 5 days ago

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

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    Cant wait to get my leg sleave tatt done on my

    left side from my buttock down to my pinky toe#polynesian tattoo'd
    staceyhazeleyes staceyhazeleyes 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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

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    Well you guys know I all ready have two tattoos,

    I been drawing a new tattoo that I am going to get some time, so I am a little excited right now, this drawing is coming around pretty good, I do have to say that getting tattoos is addicting, I am planing to get one that will be the best one so fare, so I hope to get it in the...
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Some people get wasted on their 21st birthday,

    I got this tattoo instead. This is my second tattoo, got it around last April/May. I use it as a symbol of my freedom. I've always been tied down by people, mostly family and I'm doing things differently this year. :)
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I have three, a memorial pumpkin

    for my little brother over my heart, the goddess behind my ear, and the fifth chakra--the throat, on my back just below my neck. Going in for my fourth in a couple months. (In the picture)
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I have this tattooed on my left upper arm

    and I love it :) anybody else have or want tattoos
    Deleated Deleated 26-30, M 10 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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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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    princessrora princessrora 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Have two tattoos. Gonna get a third soon.

    Lol. I have one on my neck. My name behind my ear and will get the infinity symbol on my wrist. Maybe one more in my foot. But that would be it
    Frenchlips Frenchlips 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's a little cliche

    but I like to think my tattoos as a story of my life. I also like the artistic aspect of them but I don't take tattoos unless they have some meaning for me. Currently I have tattoos on my both forearms and I'm planning on taking one on my chest. Story behind my forearm tattoos...
    pattericc pattericc 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I have two. A broken heart with 2 pieces in the

    middle for the close loved ones I've lost, and a puzzle piece for my brother who has autism. I plan on collecting so many more! (:
    StephanieLace StephanieLace 18-21, F Jan 4

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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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    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 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 25 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    I'm getting my next tattoo right

    now actually lolol ((((: <33333333333333333333333333333333333
    austinbsky austinbsky 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    i have 9 tattoos everyone from a different

    place in either england and germany. soon to have more
    firedragon71 firedragon71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    DyerMakerr DyerMakerr 18-21, M 14 Responses Jan 16

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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 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 8 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    1poker 1poker 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days 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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    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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    Okay so I love to see forearm/neck/wrist tats

    on people. I'm afraid to get anything below my bicep done.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I have 4 tattoos. I drew two of them myself.

    You can see them in my photo albums. I love the artistic expression that they can bring. I love designing my own tattoos as well. I plan on getting more, but tattoos are expensive.
    lilminxx lilminxx 22-25, F 14 Responses Jan 19

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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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    "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 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Looking to get a three quarters sleeve asap.

    Central theme would be a panda, the rest would be anything relating to the pandas culture eg Asian culture or what it represents (dualism / yin-yang etc). Any suggestions?
    EndowedPanda EndowedPanda 18-21, M 5 days ago

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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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    Alright guys, i finally got my new tattoo,

    so i hope you guys like it as much as i do now.
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 18-21, F 37 Responses Jan 14

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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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    chrisyoung chrisyoung 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    My tattoos generally are not seen by people

    depending on what I am wearing.
    anygirl1978 anygirl1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 16