I Remember My First Tattoo

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    There, But No Longer Seen...

    My first tattoo was when i was 16. The guy i was staying with at the time made a tattoo machine out of a tape deck motor and a toothbrush. Everyone staying in that house got a number 13 on their upper left arm. Years later i got it coverd up with a tribal design, because i...
    chaostrip13 chaostrip13
    31-35
    Apr 5, 2011

    My First Tattoo...

    I got my first tattoo on the day I turned 18, but I had been planning for it since the Christmas before. I sketched my first tattoo myself.  It's a crescent moon with angular edges. There's a star hanging from a string attached to the moon and underneath it says "Among...
    SaraSkye SaraSkye
    18-21, F
    Nov 23, 2009

    Adding on to my last story,

    when he was finished with the actual tattoo we put a fake face tattoo on and sent a pic to my mom and she flipped total **** it was hilarious. 😂
    Zacarabear Zacarabear
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    My First Tattoo Of Many...

    I vividly remember my first tattoo. I was 13 years old and my boyfriends older brother was a tattoo artist. It was the beginning of my "rebellious" years, that have never seemed to come to and end. So I looked through stacks of flash while sitting in a chair in the tattoo studio...
    starnitestarbrite starnitestarbrite
    31-35
    Aug 30, 2010

    My First Tattoo

    The first tattoo i got was two months after i had my son. I got a unicorn/ pegasus with a rainbow over it's head while it's on it's hind legs. Then I got my second one almost three years ago that one is of a unicorn and a rose , i'm hoping to get my last one very soon . I have...
    kimberley1972 kimberley1972
    41-45, F
    Jul 23, 2011

    It Tickled!

    i got my first tatoo yesterday and to be honest.. yes it did hurt, but not as much as i was expecting. What i was NOT expecting was to be trying to hold back the laughter. The vibrations were making me giggle and my tattoo artist was like WTF? i love it though, and i already...
    loulou92 loulou92
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2010

    I was eighteen. Got it to cover an ugly scar.

    Fell in love with tattoos, haven't looked back.
    Devinamaria Devinamaria
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2013

    My first tattoo iv got did not hurt

    as bad as I thought it would :)
    vicky170 vicky170
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2014

    It took for long hours

    but I didn't shed one tear. I felt the pain but i also kept laughing because of how ticklish I am. One minute I would say ouch that hurts and the next Im laughing an telling the tattoo guy to keep going.
    Knightt15 Knightt15
    18-21, F
    Jan 16, 2015

    Fairy For My Grandmother

    I got my first tattoo the first Tuesday after my 18th birthday, I had planned it years in advance it was to be a Fairy because I had a great friendship with my grandmother who could never leave the house, but whenever I could I'd bring her back a fairy statue. She passed away and...
    MuddTheUnknownSoldier MuddTheUnknownSoldier
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2012

    And Probably My Last!!!

    All my life I wanted a tattoo.  My Uncle Ray had a hula girl tat on his leg and he could make her dance.  Every time we went to the beach with my cousin I would beg Uncle Ray to make her dance (much to the chagrin of my mother) and he always laughed and made her hula for me...
    giggles4488 giggles4488
    56-60, F
    18 Responses May 16, 2010

    Yep I Do

    I got it on my bday and I was drunk when I go my tattoo done ,but i dont drink anymore ,and it was like this rocker guy doing it
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2011

    I got my first tattoo today!

    I'm so pleased I went through with it. It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would. It's reasonable size and has some colour. I love it!
    DaddysBabyPrincess1 DaddysBabyPrincess1
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 19

    I Did It Myself

    With a needle, thread and black India ink. It looks terrible!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 18, 2010

    Inked

    I Just Got My First Tattoo July 16, 2011. I Was Sitting In The Chair Butterflies In My Tummy And Thats When Cali Said "Are You Ready?" So Many Thoughts Were Going Thru My Mind. I Had No Clue What I Was Getting Myself Into.. I Heard The Buzzing From The Needles And Soon Pain...
    breexoxo breexoxo
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2011

    How Could I Forget?

    I was eighteen and had been waiting for the day forever. My older sister took me in to keep me company and make sure I didn't chicken out lol. I realized later that I was over charged but that's okay because I don't regret it to this day. With my nerves screaming at me to run...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 4, 2012

    My first tattoo was a blue star on my right

    wrist and I got it as a reminder of the man I was deeply in love with at the time... So now I'm thinking about getting it covered or removed but until then I'll use my Apple Watch cover it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 7

    I was 18 and begged my mom to let me get it

    for my birthday (I was going to get it anyway but it would make the aftermath easier to deal with - family hates tattoos and piercings), I got a Gemini sign on my back right shoulder. Absolutely love it and I'm getting a lot more.
    Zacarabear Zacarabear
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    Easing Going

    My first tattoo was sort of on a whim. I had just read Alexander Pushkin's "Queen of Spades". I was over 18, so age didn't matter.  I was in a college world literature class. I had gone to the tattoo parlor previously for other body modifications, mostly piercings. At the...
    morethanskindeep morethanskindeep
    31-35, M
    May 16, 2010

    I remember it very well.

    I was originally planning to get different tattoo (parrot) on my left leg, but instead got grapes on my right leg. and getting parrot on my other leg done, roughly the same size, in two weeks. Story behind this one is that I quit drinking beer ten months ago and have been...
    alppik alppik
    31-35, M
    Mar 5

    Black Rose

    I got my first tattoo when i was 16. Made a bet with my friends at the time at a car race, if my car loses then i have to get a tattoo. My car lost that day and i ended up with a Black Rose tattoo. At first i was regretting it but now i look back on it and reminds me of one of...
    Crazy2LetUknow Crazy2LetUknow
    26-30, F
    Aug 7, 2011

    My First Tattoo

    Ahhh memories...I remember my first tattoo...I don't remember exactly when I got it, but I remember it. I had been wanting one for quite some time, my husband is one of those hurry up and wait kind of people. I remember I was pissed at him that day...go figure. The guy who did it...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2012

    It's still the only one I have,

    and I got it on my 40th birthday. Dragonfly on my right deltoid.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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