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I Remember My First Tattoo

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    I Got In In Texas

    I was in the army. No one put me up to it and I wasn't drunk. It's a quarter sleeve of a custom job I call The Tree Of Death. It was inspired by a picture I found of the Tree Of Knowlege. I turned it into an evil creature. It really turned out beautiful.
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 3, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Fell in love with tattoos, haven't looked back.
    Devinamaria Devinamaria 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    I Did It Myself

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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    xxbucksxx xxbucksxx 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 7

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    If you have tattoos that aren't hidden under your clothes, those would be the first thing I'd notice about you. I'll memorize the tattoos but I'll have to try my best to remember...
    hecknope hecknope 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I had my first tattoo at 18.... Typical little tattoo Chinese symbol...ten minute jo At 19 I got my second tattoo....typical little tramp stamp....30 minite job At 31 I got my...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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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...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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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...
    workhardworkhard workhardworkhard 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am obsessed with tattoos. I design them. I watch all the tattoo shows. I spend most my time on Pinterest looking up tattoos. I want so many, but have none. The problem? I am SO...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21

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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...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    So for a while now, I've always wanted tattoos. One is a big, shimmering blue dragon across my back, because I've loved dragons since I was a kid. I was always reading books about...
    jeremyspoke jeremyspoke 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I love tattoos so so much, and I got my first tattoo at age of 14. Crazy, I know.
    rullakebu rullakebu 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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    So I'm thinking of getting a tattoo, it will be my first tattoo any advice?
    DKG96 DKG96 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    My mommas name was my first tattoo, she loved it but since I was under-age then she asked me to not get anymore. A month later I had one done in my chest hehe Which I tried hiding...
    zhr014 zhr014 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Got my first tattoo the other day, so happy with it, can't help but show it off xD
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    I got my first tattoo at the end of September. I have so many more planned & cannot wait to get them <3
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F Oct 25

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    Hoping to get my first tattoo with my younger brother for his 16th birthday. We love wolves and have Cherokee Native American in our blood. Wolves belong to packs which stick...
    wolfrae wolfrae 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    This is my first tattoo that I got its a peacock such fun times :)
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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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 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I grew up in a household where diversity is highly accepted. Different races, different culture, sexualities, ways of expression i.e. Tattoos, piercings and so on. My father has...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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...
    Nightfrost Nightfrost 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I'm 42 and covered in tattoos. I have only been getting tattoos for 3 years, and I'm completely covered. I'll get right into it. I have both my sides completely done. From my...
    treppy42 treppy42 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 21

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    i am a tattoo artist , so I can't say that mines a secret weakness... Pretty much out on the table and obvious but ever since I got my first one I knew I was hooked I knew I...
    inkllama inkllama 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I want little cancer ribbons on my wrist. I lost my 20 year old cousin to cancer and I want to wake up every morning. See my tattoos and remember him and that he is watching over...
    PokeyPringle PokeyPringle 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    So can anyone draw the tattoo that I want if I message them the idea of the tattoo? I'm getting a tattoo for Christmas so I need someone to draw it up and my tattoo artist is...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F a week ago

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    I want two half sleeves and some tattoos on my back. My problem is that every time I get the money for the tattoo I want, the shops close. Garrhhh Maybe this is the universe trying...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Oct 23

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    Tattoos are cool. I want a tattoo only 1 thou. People with tattoo are hot. It's not so hot if you got tattoos all over your body
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 9

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    Funny story. My entire life I have somewhat disliked tattoos. However, on most guys I did find them to be very sexy. About 10 months ago, I woke up one morning and decided that I...
    Sensuouslady Sensuouslady 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I've got 4 tattoos. I got my first one when I was 22 and it hooked me
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 8

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    So yeah, looking for ideas....this is my first one...I have an idea but curious (ladies esp) what tattoos you have and what they mean to you! Thanks!
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 11

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    Remembering all the veterans who gave their lives in order to preserve freedom and the American way of life in WW2. No special day, just a thank-you to all those who paid the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 38 mins ago

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    i would love to have tattoo on my upper arm . or on my lateral chest . I guess that would be sexy. but I haven't got my tattoo yet cause my mom won't sign for it. cause here in...
    callixtine callixtine 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21

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