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I Have Tattoos

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    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 22 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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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    Here Is My Tattoo

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

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    I'm going to get more,

    I love them, they're beautiful, and I'm offended when other people judge BUT I realize that must mean they were judged in enough ways and enough times that they think it's okay or even necessary to judge someone else, or even that they're jealous in some very complex way...
    KhaleesiKush KhaleesiKush 22-25 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm stuck between going on an awesome trip

    or getting my half sleeve done for my birthday this year.
    SuperLizLoves SuperLizLoves 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I have a cross on my side with 4 flowers in the

    corners, one for each in my family. My second is a small cross on my wrist. I also recently got flowers and music on my inner arm.
    ashley420d ashley420d 22-25, F 3 Responses May 5

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    tommyboy1984 tommyboy1984 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    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 have a world map tattoo

    and everyone keeps on associating it with travel. 😂 Yes my yearning for a tour around the world is one reason why I got this, but it's not just about that. I live in an isolated country in the Southeast Asia consisting of seven thousand one hundred islands. I love it here but...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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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    Maddevall Maddevall 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 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 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I have three tattoos

    and I am currently talking to my tattoo artist, designing a fourth one. I can't wait for this one because it has so much meaning behind it.
    krazykay20 krazykay20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    How do you decide what you want tattooed on you?

    I'm stumped trying to find something I like..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 15

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    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M Aug 16

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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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    Let's see some ink. Post a pic of your favorite

    tattoo. This is my Slayer eagle!!
    SIRROM88 SIRROM88 18-21, M Jul 22

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    people: Cool tattoo! what does it mean?

    me: just enjoy the art, buddy and step back. people: who did it for you me: a zookeeper -_-" people: why you acting like a brute? me: cause I would like my shirt down and my pants back to my hips! >:/ I have a lotus and a dream catcher tattoo on my hip/side and a keyhole on my...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Before I got my first tattoo I wasn't really

    sure I wanted them. I was kind of against them at first. But recently, well a couple of months ago I got my very first. And now, I am addicted. Lol, I want more. And more. And more! But, I don't just want anything. I don't want to get one just to get one. It has to have meaning...
    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I have one on my back

    but I need more !! Lol
    20andinkedxxx 20andinkedxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs 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 4 Responses Jul 11

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    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I just got my tenth one on my birthday.

    First one to tell me the song and band wins (no cheating) lol
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have one and it was a matching tattoo with my

    good friends. It's love in Japanese❤️
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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 32 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    My Stories

    I have 7 tattoos with more to come. They are in different places on my body, and some are only seen by those who see me without my clothes. I love the feeling of tattoos and I can't wait until my next one.
    LovelyEvelyn LovelyEvelyn 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    If the body is a temple,

    then why not decorate the walls?
    KristenL83 KristenL83 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 14

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    Is it weird that i crave the pain?

    ? Btw, hopefully getting colour added to my tattoo in the next week.
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    SIRROM88 SIRROM88 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Iv got 9 tattoos, when I got my first one I

    thought I wouldn't get any more but that soon changed they are so addictive but I think I need to stop after my next one
    justme414 justme414 22-25, M Aug 1

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    I always wanted a tattoo

    and never knew what to have and because it is there for ever, it had to mean something special. Well A year and a half ago my dad died. He had cancer but was getting better and suddenly, one morning I received a phone call off my mum saying she found my dad dead. Omg it was...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm getting my second tattoo tomorrow

    and I couldn't be more excited! Not only that but I badly need my first one touched up so I'm overjoyed that I finally am getting it completed. My first one has so much meaning to me, it's the red sparrow In the photo. I want it too be perfect and I want my second to hold just...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have five tattoos, 2 on left arm

    and 3 on right. Plan on getting back and chest done eventually. Right arm: heart and rose in flames, tribal band, and owl in flight. Left arm: taz devil, and pegasus.
    blackenedmind blackenedmind 41-45 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I believe tattoos are a personal art piece.

    I have four and each one represents a great piece of my life. I am very attracted to others who have tattoos for the same reason as I do.
    shygal16 shygal16 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 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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    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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    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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    Got my first when I was 17,

    and after that they pretty much spread out everywhere. :/ Now I have 16 and regret nothing. 👌
    ireallylikebacon ireallylikebacon 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I have 3 tattoo's one on my neck,

    my hip bone and on my shoulder. However, i'm currently removing the one on my shoulder it hurts like a *****! So don't do any tattoo's unless ur sure of them lol
    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F Jul 20

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    preeti22577 preeti22577 36-40, F 13 Responses Feb 6

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    I got this a few weeks ago.

    Dad still hasn't seen it, I'd like to keep it that way as long as I can. The next one I want is my profile pic.
    lostinmyfight lostinmyfight 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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    pinksteam pinksteam 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 2

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    Iv got 9 tattoos and I find there like an

    addiction the more I have the more I want I think I might have to stop after my next one lol
    justme414 justme414 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    littlenurseciera littlenurseciera 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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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 16 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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    Update: I went to a convention

    and got a geisha mermaid (forearm). I also have purple bats on m collar bone area that I didn't update about when I got them.
    LaceinBlack LaceinBlack 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    Got tattoo number two done Saturday to

    represent my dog who passed away. He was 15 years old. I got his real foot print traced on my foot with a quote that says "We only part to meet again." You can't really read the quote in this picture "cause this picture was taken the day it was done.
    autum25 autum25 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23