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I Remember My First Tattoo

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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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    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 iv got did not hurt

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really want to get a tattoo but I've always backed out of getting one done...I don't really know why, it's not out of fear of the pain (btw on a scale of 0-10 how much does it...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379 36-40, F 1 Response 44 mins ago

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    I really want to get my first tattoo soon. But I'm afraid that if I get one, I won't be able to stop!
    MrOwl77 MrOwl77 18-21, F 48 mins ago

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    Should I get a tattoo because it means something to me? Will that help me to pull through?
    sapioseksualninerd sapioseksualninerd 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Back in Guyana, my Grandfather hauled down the village tattooman. He told my Grandmother that he was going to give her a present she'd always remember him by... The initials W.J...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Got my first tattoo today my boyfriend bought it for me, my tattoo artist customized a drawing I found online and turned it into a watercolor tattoo
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    my first time with another man. was very erotic and he did everything right. i was seperated from my first wife and i enjoyed every second of it. it was not planned and i did...
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Getting my 7th tattoo drawn up and getting it done the end of September. I am so excited. My body is my canvas and each of my tattoos tells a story of something personal im my life...
    Tink1986 Tink1986 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This is my boyfriends new tattoo it's his first tattoo and the next one will be a hundred times bigger
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    So I'm thinking about getting a family tree on my left thigh. Nothing too huge and in black and white. I only have one tattoo right now and it is small. I have some concerns about...
    ecote42 ecote42 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I remember just merely fragments, but it seemed so real. I remember having a dream about WW2 I saw Hitler Jugend (Youth) I was among them we were set upon tens of thousands of boys...
    PixelChibi PixelChibi 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My best friend and i are going to get matching tattoo! I'm so excited but nervous. This will be my first tattoo
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I remember vividly how did I enter the field of natural and n* de living. I was staying with my cousin, an engineer by profession, and his young wife, teaching in a school (I will...
    friendsfriend friendsfriend 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Yes it's true lol guys with tattoos are really cool and I want some friends with tattoos c:
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have a lot of tattoos...both thighs, back, side. I find they help me express myself
    AlliesWorld AlliesWorld 22-25, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    As a child maybe about ten I would sneak out of the house at night take my shorts off and briefs and walk along side the house all the way up to the street but hidden by the bushes...
    justmyskin justmyskin 56-60, M 12 hrs ago

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    So my first love is amazing. she is the type of girl that goes well with me... the only thing is she refuses to see it. the first time we only were able to talk through texting. i...
    mrblue717 mrblue717 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    I'm getting my first tattoo tomorrow I'm taking this black-and-white tattoo and turning it into a watercolor tattoo I'm going to have it on my wrists or my forearm, i'm getting the...
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    This is so cool I am taking my boyfriend to get his first tattoo tomorrow and he's been talking about this bat Devil tattoo for a long time and the cool thing is he is having it...
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    This was my first tattoo.. A treble clef to represent music, a heart for love and the peace sign inside the heart.. The meaning behind it is 'my love for music gives me peace' I...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always have been into tattoos. A tattoo tells a story about someone most of the time. Also I love the art work some of those tattoo artiest are amazing at what they do.
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I would love to get a tattoo! I like to go on pinterest and pin all the tattoos I like :-) I would like a swallows tattoos and maybe an owl one.
    Ariella0210 Ariella0210 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I've always wanted to get a tattoo but until recently I haven't really known what to get. You see, I want to pursue a career in animation so I thought back to the first thing that...
    jigfigsig jigfigsig 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If I ever put in my mind of having a tattoo, I want to experience it with a guy who does not mind it if his lady gets a tatto on her body. I wanna have a tattoo that is made by...
    VisionOfLove VisionOfLove 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "Stick n' poke" tattoos are home-made tattoos. They're also known as "prison tatts" because of their popularity in prisons.Creating them involves a needle of some sort and ink...
    EarthLust EarthLust 18-21, F 5 days ago

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