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I Want to Get a Tattoo

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    I want a tattoo on my thigh

    that says "Sex, Love, and Pain" in pretty letters and one similar on my ankle that says "little sister"
    Bearcookie Bearcookie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    In the past two years i've gained 6 tattoos.

    The first two, a bear paw on each shoulder. The third was the star on my left chest seemingly cutting into my skin revealing bear fur. Fourth is female smile now, cry later masks, with 3 pink roses, 3 blue roses, and a rosary. It takes up my entire outer upper arm. 5th is an...
    hiela hiela 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    I have been thinking about getting my first

    tattoo for quite some time now, but I cannot decide which of my ideas (because I haven't actually taken the time to design them yet) I should have tattooed on me.The pictures above display designs that I am also unsure about whether or not to get, but since they are my original...
    mmshann759 mmshann759 18-21, F May 27

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    I want to get a tattoo on my wrist

    because I think it would look pretty cool
    kennaacardiii kennaacardiii 13-15, F May 4

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    I'd like a tattoo; I know what I would get

    if I got one; but I'm afraid of it hurting to get one, and people's reactions to me doing so. In my group of friends I was always the innocent one so I know it would shock people if I did, and I am not entirely keen on the idea of having something permanent on my body for the...
    starablaze starablaze 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I want so many tattoos

    but I really want a jashin symbol behind my ear. c:
    iRot iRot 13-15, F Apr 16

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    I want to get a tattoo to remember my late uncle

    and great grandpa but have no idea what to get
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Really Really Badly

    I really want to get a tattoo. Im thinking either a zombie or a pinup girl or a pinup zombie girl :D and I still plan to get many in the future ^-^
    Zombie9 Zombie9 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Hey everyone, so I was sexual abuses by a

    family member which is a really hard thing for me like it would be for most. But anyways, I wanted a tattoo of the date o was called to the police station to give my story. The date is 02.25.15 and I would like it on my left wrist.
    colorfullove442 colorfullove442 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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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 6 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    iRot iRot 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I already have three tattoos & im 18.

    I've been dying to start my half sleeve but my dad would absolutely murder me if I got a new tattoo. what should I do?
    jaylynnef jaylynnef 18-21, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I want to get a tattoo of my nieces name on me,

    but scared, cyz its gonna hurt
    meliena meliena 18-21, F May 27

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    Not sure what's next

    if it be more skulls or something new . I like this tank art it Speaks to me , it's sexy bold and would stand out in black and grey shading . Of course just another thought .....
    HammerD08 HammerD08 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Well I already got one,

    but i def want more! :)
    CallMeAmy CallMeAmy 18-21, F Apr 4

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    So I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of my best

    friend's name because she means so much to me and she's the most amazing friend. However when I told her she freaked out completely
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    This one may sound nerdy

    or dumb, but I kind of want to get Hawkeye- yes, the avenger- firing an arrow/lining up a shot on my shoulder blade. A lot of people put me down by saying that I shouldn't get a tattoo or a tattoo wouldn't look good on me or I shouldn't get anything that doesn't have some...
    shelbs2spencer shelbs2spencer 18-21, T 1 Response May 25

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    But i have low pain tolerance,

    .. kinda scared if i could handle one,.. Do you have any suggestions on what to ink for first timers? I want something hat symbolizes power, loneliness or something to remind me that life goes on and i lhave to live it to the fullest,,. Lately I've thinking on having a hourglass...
    ghunter17 ghunter17 26-30, F Jun 21

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    I wanted to get two tattoos.

    One on my left and right innner arms near my wrist, but anyways the one on my left arm would be in Chinese saying, " To improve yourself everyday, because you have a reason why you're awake." The other one in my right arm was going to say "Love what you can't change, because...
    SymphonyChild SymphonyChild 13-15, F May 18

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    Jeez! I'm a coward...

    I really want a tattoo and I'm afraid of my parents reaction ( yes, they are not very fond of the idea). What I want is a simple handwriting ,,diamonds are made under pressure" or ,,alis volat propriis". I like this quote too ,,fate loves the fearless". What do you think ? I...
    biasiana biasiana 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    A tattoo seems awesome,

    I want a cross on my left wrist, and a small pair of angel wings on my right shoulder blade, yeah haha
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F Jul 16, 2014

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    Mother And Daughter Tattoo

    My daughter is turning 18 soon and we are going to get a tattoo together. It's a mother and daughter type of thing, so it will be the same tattoo for both of us. We've been trying to come up with some ideas. Any suggestions from my EP friends? It needs to be something small...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    For those of you that know about tattoos,

    how much would this cost to do?
    DavinBale07 DavinBale07 16-17, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 15 Responses Apr 6

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    absenceofsound absenceofsound 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I finally found the tattoo

    that I'm going to get :)
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17, 2014

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    I want to get my first tattoo to start some

    markings of who i am and what I like and hopefully add more in different places
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 1 Response Jun 1

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    If I ever get a name inked on my body

    permanently, it's going to be my father's. I love him the most in this whole universe. He is the biggest influence in my life. Every Father's Day he told me that the biggest gift you can give me is by being a good human being, by being a strong independent woman with a lot of...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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    LiveToLoveMilo2014 LiveToLoveMilo2014 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27

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    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 18-21, F May 29, 2014

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    Butthead1000 Butthead1000 18-21, M May 20

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    Actually....I want 7 1.

    ) "Descensus Averno facilis est" Across my shoulder blades 2.) A flamel right under that 3)The Fairy Tail symbol on the right side of my collar bone 4.)A clockwork angel on the other side 5.) The kanji for "kuroshitsuji" on my right wrist 6.) An ouroboros around my belly button 7...
    ForeverOnMyGuard ForeverOnMyGuard 16-17, F 4 Responses May 27

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    I want a tattoo, but the fact

    that it's permanent is what makes me reluctant to get one. I just don't want to wake up one morning and say to myself, what the heck was I thinking? A tattoo on the soles of my feet may be one option.
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    I want to get a tattoo memory of my grandma

    who passed away from lung cancer last mother's day. it will be a quote with her favorite flower ( lily) at the end.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I want a new one, a reminder of my grandpa.

    And other 3. Saving moneeeyyyy
    BastetGoddess BastetGoddess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am terrified of needles

    but wanted a tattoo really bad so I finally did and it wasn't as bad as I thought I would be
    lealia123 lealia123 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Im not in a position to get tattoos

    for awhile but an idea has been haunting me for awhile. I recently lost both my grandparents and it inspired the thought of getting a tattoo for every person I lose in my family. So far a rose for my grandma and a hummingbird for my grandpa. I know I want tattoos at some point...
    MLEw MLEw 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    This Tattoo actually!

    It's the symbol for Gemini with flowers intertwined. I really like it and I would get it in exactly the same spot as the woman here. I also am thinking about my birthday in Roman numerals somewhere, maybe, not sure yet.I'd love suggesstions or even pics of other really neat...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    Yes I love them in various places

    and those that make a statement of a persons lifestyle and who they are I want to start with one on my and add more to show others about me
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 2 Responses Jun 1

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    strictly tribal at this point.

    I know life comes along and something might happen but right now, just my own spiritual tattoos. my family has a family design and of course I'd like it to be my first.
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    I'll probably get my first tattoo next month,

    but I still have not decided on what to make me. Any ideas??
    akane96 akane96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    My desire for a tatoo has been put off

    for far too long....It has to be similar to the same symbols as above .... "the butterfly" symbolsing a "new begining" ....... Somewhere in this work of art I would like to add a name of someone very dear to me ..... (a loved one) ....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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    AlphaStigma77 AlphaStigma77 13-15, M 1 Response