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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

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    It's still the only one I have,

    and I got it on my 40th birthday. Dragonfly on my right deltoid.
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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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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    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

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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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    I can remember this house very clearly...I lived there for the first 8 yrs of my life. Then spent every weekend and as much time as possible there until she died when I was 17 yrs...
    Alreadyowned7379 Alreadyowned7379 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When I was about 18 I realised my little brother had started spying on me in my bedroom. At first I was annoyed then I thought it was kind of cute so I didn't let on that I knew...
    adel66 adel66 46-50, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I really wanna have a dream catcher tattoo on my left upper arm.... and also a small badass anchor tattoo on my wrist.. how does that sound ..... *-*
    ESR88888 ESR88888 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am planning to get my first tattoo this year. Probably I will have it on my wrist. I'm aiming for a small tattoo for now. Any suggestions for the design?
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    well not yet anyway. i am geting my first tattoo in a few weeks. it is my 18th b-day present. i can't wait
    PanPagan PanPagan 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    At the moment I only have piercings. Some in my ears, two bars in my tongue and rings in both nips. Im gonna have more but i also wanna get inked now. I adore tattoos on other...
    sxylaura sxylaura 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One week after I got my first tattoo, the first people around me found out. I am part of a social club in my town, and the club consists of members from my old high school, myself...
    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    The past client was a young to mid aged brunette (not too bad looking, about 5-2 only an inch shorter than me). Skinny, perfect emotion. She had three tattoo's of her own all from...
    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I had originally planned my first tattoo back in spring 2012 nearing the end of my first year in high school. I honestly thought getting the tattoo would hurt a lot, but didn't as...
    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I just got my first tattoo done last night. It wasn't professionally done. I like it but I'm afraid of what my family is going to say.
    jenxash jenxash 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have about 40 tattoos I started when I was 16 and I still have to finish some .. but I do love tattoos it tells a story.
    confusedasia confusedasia 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember it clearly, we started as friends and we became close friends over the years. We had feelings for each other and we became something more. One day she told me her...
    DonRex DonRex 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The first one turned out well, the first part of it is finished but I need the bottom of it to finish the whole piece. Once that is done there is a few more I want to get!!! Just...
    Spirit24 Spirit24 22-25, M a week ago

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    I plan to have a handful of relatively big pieces, rather than dozens little ones. My back is definitely going to be mostly covered, and at least one full sleeve, maybe a half on...
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    it's my last day as a tattoo virgin, I'm getting first one tomorrow and also have two others planned for this spring. I'm probably going to swimming hall today as I have to wait...
    alppik alppik 31-35, M Jan 27

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    it's my last day as a tattoo virgin, I'm getting first one tomorrow and also have two others planned for this spring. I'm probably going to swimming hall today as I have to wait...
    alppik alppik 31-35, M Jan 27

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    I remember the night of the first Superbowl. We went to my Grandparents house and watched the game on their color TV. Fell asleep before game was over.
    rtiredsarge rtiredsarge 51-55, M Jan 27

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    I've been planning my first tattoo since I was about 14-15, and I've tried desperately to get my mom understand why they are so amazing and why I want one so badly but she just...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F Jan 26

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    I can't express how I like tattooed girls. I would love to meet a girl who wants to get inked up all over. I am ready to pay for tattoos
    diamondsueder diamondsueder 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    It were some of the best days of my life. My older sister Lily, would always complain to my parents that she wanted a baby sister. She wanted someone to share her girl toys with...
    TimMatthews TimMatthews 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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