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I Have Tattoos

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    I love my tattoos. Every one of them has a

    special meaning. Where should I start? Bottom to top...on my foot I have swirles, on my breast and side I have cherry blossoms, the back of my neck I have Korean writing, from my ear to my shoulder I have stars, and the rest are for me to know only. ;)
    MDR3 MDR3 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    7 and counting. I kind of have a half sleeve on

    my right arm with my name down each forearm first and last. I have a tattoo going down my ribs from nipple to hip, its my middle name, yes I have my whole name tattooed on my body just incase I get drunk and pass out somewhere.. Just kidding I got them when I was 17 and I couldn...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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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 3 Responses Mar 31

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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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    A couple months ago I had an endless knot

    tattoo done on my upper back. It is a meaningful reminder to me how all living things are endlessly connected in the universe.
    Eternalknot Eternalknot 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Got my very first (two,

    actually) in December. Got my third today. Husband says I can't get any more cause I'm "addicted" - wtf??!!
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have stars on my bikini line,

    I had hem done on my 18th
    imanaughtysecret imanaughtysecret 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 4

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    I want to have another one.

    But I don't have the picture yet. I want a colour one. Something simple but mystery strong, balance... I wonder if the artist can see n talk to me then he know which he will put. I wish for the new created but not on the categories one. ... Hmmmmm
    zitanz zitanz 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I Did It For My Husband

    My husband has always had a thing for women with tattoos. He had made comments several times while we were dating. After 10 years of marriage, I surprised him by getting a tattoo. He loved it immediately and now I think I love it even more than him.
    Aprilfool72 Aprilfool72 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    And they are Fu*** ed

    and shabby looking . Just like me.
    88ribs 88ribs 36-40, M Mar 26

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    Ink.

    You look at me different because I'm a sweet face with art in the wrong place. You cast your eyes aside and judge what I am because of my design, my collaboration, my choice. 'She can't possibly be smiling that way.' 'They wind up her arms and cover her hands.' 'She's imprinted...
    HushLittleOne HushLittleOne 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    I have one on my arm

    that says 'Shadow Kissed' (which means touched by death btw). I have one on my back which I got with a friend, she has the same one jus in a different spot and diffrent colour roses.and I have one on my shoulder, its an elephant looking at the butterfly on its trunk and crying...
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 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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    My Guardian Tattoo

    I was sixteen when I realized I wanted a tattoo. I was living with my grandparents and grandma would say - "You are not getting a tattoo if you're living in my roof". Well, gotta be patient, I said. Then I got married and moved out of my grandparents. Heck, hubby said...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 34 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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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 8 Responses Mar 26

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    The ink is settling in.

    Getting comfy. Shaping itself. Finding her home. She fits. She is perfect. Exactly what we wanted her to be. Simple. Elegant. Powerful. I am marked forever as hers. And she is marked as mine. But our love is deeper than the ink in our skin. We are one of heart. Minds and souls...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    My Battle Worn Flag

    After coming home from Iraq, I got a tattoo of crossed /rifles for the infantry and below it had all of my deployments written down my arm towards my elbow. To finish it off I had a colored, waving flag that covered alot of my upper arm with my sgt stripes overlaid on the flag...
    CAnnesdad CAnnesdad 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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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

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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 20 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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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 2 tattoos.... One is a crazy frog,

    small, got it after my divorce. Second is larger on my calf and side of leg. It's my favorite, I have 3 tree frogs starting with the largest symbolizing me, then one for my son and daughter. I also have their baby footprints going up my leg
    Hawk77 Hawk77 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    cat633c cat633c 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I got my first tattoo ever a couple months back

    and it is very special to me, people think it was a stupid thing to do and that I was to younge .. But honestly it the best thing I've ever done . I'll alway have you on me mom and I love you so much . And what make it even better it my own drawing . To me it perfect
    Katrinas16 Katrinas16 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Littlemissboss Littlemissboss 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I hate when someone judges you

    because you chose to use your body as a canvas. I have tattoos and yes some are visible, that doesn't make me a bad person. The world is changing. I can still get a job even tho I have visible tattoos. People just need to learn not be judgmental.
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have 4 tattoos. The first one I got is on my

    neck/behind my ear, it says "Righteous" to keep me living the righteous way. The second one is on my index finger. It's a very simple stick drawing of the norse rune elhaz. Elhaz symbolizes protection against evil.The third is on both of my forearms just before my elbows. On the...
    cl0wnygirl cl0wnygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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 have 30+ tattoos and more to come.

    It's sad by the time I am 30 I will have no more room left....
    ChandraJade ChandraJade 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 11

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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 3 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Donnaxauntiextox15 Donnaxauntiextox15 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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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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    Here Is My Tattoo

    Nothing too fancy.....
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 12 Responses May 27, 2013

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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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    I have a tattoo and I adore it.

    Everyday I look at it and know that I did the right thing. it is a mark of my journey into becoming the women that I want to be. it is a promise to myself that I am my own person and will always be true to me.
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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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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    I want to create a beautiful sleeve,

    but I am so thoughtless about it. I like flowers, ballerina's, birds, hearts, and stars.
    ashthenobody ashthenobody 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    For many years I didn't have tattoos,

    but I did like them. I had a military career, retired from it, and didn't get any tattoos. In January 2013 I won a $100 tattoo. From then till July 2013 I've got 8 tattoos. 2 on my arms and 6 on my legs. I love to show my leg tattoos off under pantyhose and a short skirt. I'm...
    TiffanyMarieLeggs TiffanyMarieLeggs 51-55, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have ten total and plan on adding to the list.

    Most of mine are animal in nature, A few are symbolic. . all are cool!
    Interstellartraveler Interstellartraveler 36-40, M Mar 25

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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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    Tattoo's

    The difference between tattooed people and people who dont is that tattooed people dont care if you dont have a tattoo.
    blackdiamond38 blackdiamond38 46-50, M 15 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    I'm feelin a UK tatt

    if we take it all this year!
    Beano17 Beano17 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    My favorite are my stars I am planning on get

    one more right in the center of my chest
    dwayne2000 dwayne2000 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    greenmountainmomma greenmountainmomma 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    If the body is a temple,

    then why not decorate the walls?
    KristenL83 KristenL83 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 14

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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 12 Responses 2 days 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 24 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I have 3.. Love them

    but would like to get a couple more.
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 4 Responses Apr 5

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    thisisanick thisisanick 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Tattooed!

    Symbol i've carried for years. Now etched into skin. I had the OM ring pendant, with the mantra engraved on both the outer and inner surface of the metal. From the time I got the ring-pendant, I had never been anywhere without it. Except for taking a shower or swimming in the...
    AiLiaSoleil AiLiaSoleil 36-40, F 17 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I am fond of my tattoo !

    !!It is as permanent as my attitude !
    samanthathegreat samanthathegreat 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 22

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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 11 Responses Mar 19

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    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I want tattoos... And not just to have tattoos... But because I want to express my life with my body. I want to get a bass clef on the outside of my left foot between my heel and...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 22

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    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29