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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 7 Responses Mar 19

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    I got my first tattoo 30 years ago,

    when I was 20. I got tattoos from the time I was 20-29, and one or two in my 40s. I stopped because I was pregnant with my first kid. I have two kids, a son who is 20, and a daughter who is 17. When I was 40, I started to touch up my tattoos, and I added a few more. I'll go from...
    tattedmomma tattedmomma 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    this is my first tattoo.

    I got it when I was 13 I love it lol
    myhappylittlepill myhappylittlepill 13-15, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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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    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

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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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    I got my third tattoo done a week ago.

    It's two zodiac symbols put together-Scorpio and cancer. It's a father daughter tattoo. My step father has always been there for me and has never failed me.💙
    autum25 autum25 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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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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    How come society makes us feel bad

    for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are wicked and no BS censorship either.
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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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 my eyeliner tattooed on twice ,

    also have more there like lays can't have just 1 right ?
    rachelle78 rachelle78 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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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 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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    Just a heads up, do not get a foot tattoo

    if you need to walk the next day. My foot is so swollen and painful that I can't walk without limping
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    I have a sun on my upper back.

    I designed it and got it done when I graduated nursing school. I'd like to get another to honor my dads memory. A Luna Moth. It would look perfect on the back of my neck...
    sunnygrlamy sunnygrlamy 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I currently have nine,

    all on my arms; four on my left, five on my right. I've been wanting to do full sleeves, but I can't quite think of a way to connect the various images at the moment. So, I've decided to just try to find a way to get some done on my back, for my sons. The ones I currently have...
    Nightfrost Nightfrost 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    One of my tattoos and a cat.

    The cat is not a tattoo. The cat is well, a cat... 
    1meowmix 1meowmix 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 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 56 Responses Mar 15, 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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    Here Is My Tattoo

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

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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 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

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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.
    Aubrey0914 Aubrey0914 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 13

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    Has anyone ever faced discrimination

    for having a tattoo? I have one down the side of my forearm, just some dainty writing (lyrics). Anyway, I had a job interview one hot day a few months back and I wore a short sleeved blouse and pencil skirt for the interview. I was well presented and imo did fairly well at the...
    Enna87 Enna87 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I started getting tattoos

    when I graduated high school. I have also been a tattoo artist since I graduated high school, to my parents dismay. My first tattoo was the start of my left sleeve tattoo. 9 years later, I have my entire stomach, sides, hips, chest, and shoulders. I also have my entire lower...
    workhardworkhard workhardworkhard 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 19

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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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    I want this as my next tattoo

    but I have no idea where I'd put it??
    AmeliaRose1 AmeliaRose1 18-21, F 14 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I have 4, and planning to get many more.

    One hopefully very soon (: I would like it to be Memphis May Fire, Legacy lyrics on my arm. Maybe with some roses or a nice accent piece (: Check out my youtube! www.youtube.com/1996Ashley
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Nov 9

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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 just got my sixth tattoo on Halloween

    and am already planning my next 2 for Christmas.
    mandybear29 mandybear29 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I just had my first tattoo ever done

    approximately three weeks ago. Being in law enforcement and viewing our profession as one of the last that emulates knights, chivalry, etc, I had the tattoo artist design a knight. However, being a nerd at heart (huge fan of science fiction, fantasy, video/computer gaming, etc...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I'm 37, and I just started getting tattoos the

    summer of 2014. I am a stay at home mom, and I have two kids, son is 6 and daughter is 10. They all started when I had a lunch date with my roommates from college early in may this year. She has a lower back tattoo, and a bunch of small ones all over her body. I remember going...
    xxbucksxx xxbucksxx 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 7

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    norwaybaby norwaybaby 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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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

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    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 18 Responses 2 days ago

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    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    My new foot! Hurts so bad

    but definitely worth it! (:
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day 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 7 Responses Oct 9

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    littlenurseciera littlenurseciera 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I got my first tattoo yesterday

    and I love it so much. The quote means you shouldn't let the bad things that you did in the past effect what you could do in the future. It was also said by the most incredible person and I love them so much.
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs 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

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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 have only one tats.

    It is a rose. I like roses because they are pretty flowers. If I am going to get another tats. I will get Canadian and Chinese flags. I want to show that I had grow up in Canada but I was born in China.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Nov 13

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    pinksteam pinksteam 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 2

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    For those who read my prior experience story,

    my very first tattoo (a kneeling fantasy knight wielding a sword and shield with the thin blue line on his shield) is now complete. I would say without question that today was far more painful than the first day, as it was longer as well due to all of the shading that needed to...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    iamj iamj 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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    princessrora princessrora 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 3

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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