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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 a week 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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    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 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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    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 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 6 days ago

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    I have a bad cover-up tattoo on my back.

    The lily and butterfly is well done, but the banner with my ex-husband's name is covered up with a sloppy blue rose. Hopefully I can find someone that I trust that specializes in cover-ups that can cover a bad cover. This is what I want now, but instead of just red, I want...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    Here Is My Tattoo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    xabbyx13 xabbyx13 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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 19 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This the only one I got,

    but I plan on gettin a lot more.
    ossoarrogant ossoarrogant 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    firefighter1122 firefighter1122 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Half sleeve on right arm,

    one one my right calf and my upper left arm from elbow to shoulder is inked.
    JeremyB77 JeremyB77 36-40, M 6 days 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 3 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    jasjlo75 jasjlo75 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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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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    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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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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    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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

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    The good and The Bad.

    They run over time, mine will be 21 years old and the ink starts to run. So please before you get one, avoid the hands and face/neck. Why you will look old and weird!!!!
    Diamond2020 Diamond2020 56-60 4 days ago

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