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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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    My first tattoo iv got did not hurt

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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    it's an american traditional style but only linework. It's a tancho koi fish. I thought it was an impulse but when I remembered the Jaguar tattoo you had in almost the same spot on...
    twinpeakmayor twinpeakmayor 22-25, F 49 mins ago

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    I remembered that someone with white dress put me inside a blue plastic baby bath tubs. I remembered that I seems short-sighted at that moment. I can only see thing close to me. I...
    PrincessGabrielle PrincessGabrielle 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    yes back at school for the first day of a new year hope all go's well for me
    maryroseone1 maryroseone1 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I really love women who are much tattooed! Especially the coloured ones! There is something natural in a woman that urges her to decorate her body. So all wear lipstick and most...
    rocky139 rocky139 70+, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Okay, so this might be kind of long, but i'm going to make this story very interesting so that you won't get bored! - I was at a pretty lame cookout with my friends, for a sweet...
    FreeSpirit420 FreeSpirit420 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i got myself my very first tattoo and some new piercings school starts on Monday my first day is on Tuesday im afraid but im also excited to get it over with when I first...
    lies18 lies18 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    im an ink addict i cant wait to finish my sleeve theres nothin like a tattoo shops environment and the feeling of the tattoo needle puttin in the art work you been waitin so long...
    titojr96 titojr96 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I want tattoos and I want to be a tattoo artist
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Really wanting my next tattoo but don't have the money yet.. Priorities first. The cover photo is inspiration. I want a plume on the side of my forearm.
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love tattoos on people especially on women I think they are sexy love the artwork plus for me and my tattoos they are a part of my life story they remind me where I was at what...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My current list, as a 14 year old: Throat piece: Snake head, bull horns, art supplies bursting out and around the head at the top. Along the bottom will be emeralds and lily of...
    lucideity lucideity 16-17 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm 18 and getting my first tattoo next week! it will be on my ribs though... and it will hurt i know. any advice that anyone wants to give me?
    bridget08 bridget08 18-21, F 28 Responses 5 days ago

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    guys with tattoos r so sexy. if you don't mind me saying I would kiss each and everyone of your tattoos cause they r beautiful and i would admire them upon your body. tattoos r...
    imyourbunny imyourbunny 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    But I am having serious difficulty figuring out what I want. I mean, I have an entire body to work with so I can get multiple tattoos, but for my first tattoo, I think I want...
    AnonymouslyAnna AnonymouslyAnna 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There are 3 kinds of people. 1. Someone who does not like tattoos. Period. 2. Someone who admires tattoos and says she's going to get one. Someday. 3. One who has a tattoo...
    RedRN RedRN 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    So I'm about finished up with my sleeve and am thinking about my next piece. I'm thinking about having a watercolor piece done, but in a couple of stages. First, I want text from a...
    MasqueradingAs MasqueradingAs 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I really want new ink so I made a deal with my tattoo ladies. I paint their new tattoo shop and they start on my sleeve! We start next week! :D
    lizzieloves lizzieloves 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    I find the look of them on the bodies of both men and women are hot and exciting to look at I have now decided to get a few of both as the artist i have talked to trying to pick...
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 1 Response Aug 21

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    I got my first tattoo at 16, but it was done by an idiot! So, I'm going to get them covered up! Any ideas?! It's going to cover my whole right arm.
    PsychMarshmallow PsychMarshmallow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I cannot wait to get my first tattoo! just a couple more months until I go <3
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I am almost 18 and my mom says she'll take me on my birthday to get my first tattoo. I really like them but sometimes I'm afraid that it's so permanent and maybe I'll get sick of...
    tansontans tansontans 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I am not one to be tattooed....if I did....I would want something meaningfull.and by meaningfull.... I mean,if you followed the trail..........it would lead straight to...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    -"What did I raise, a prostitute, were you in jail, are you a felon?" Those were my dad´s words the first time he saw my tattoos (the visible ones!). I was 32 yrs. old when I...
    Marife7128 Marife7128 51-55, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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    I have been with friends to get their tattoos. I've looked through the binders but never saw anything I wanted on my body for the rest of my life. The only thing that came close...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M Aug 17