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I Want to Get a Tattoo

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    I'll be getting my first tattoo this year

    and it's gonna be of mine, my mom's, and grandma's favorite flowers with sun rays around my grandma's since she's passed and in the center I want something like a locket because my mom has a similar tattoo but with a key
    undrayaaa undrayaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 8

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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 1 Response Jul 16

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    I Do?

    There a certian verse in the Bible, I think it is Leviticus 17:27, which people (I used to be one of them) swear up and down says, "Do not get tattoos".  From what I heard, a more accurate translation from the ancient Hebrew would be, "Do not cut yourselves in rememberance of...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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    I want to get a tattoo.

    but I don't know if I should just wait until I'm out of high school
    PedroNune PedroNune 16-17, M Feb 25

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    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F May 29

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    It's Not About "wanting" A Tattoo...

    It's about reinforcing my beliefs and providing myself guidance. It's about the meaning of the work I have done. And the reason for not having it done yet isn't about the nerve. It's about finding what is right for me.
    ChillDread ChillDread 36-40 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    Undecided

    I have for a while now fancied getting a tattoo.... I have seen some truly beautiful ones, small and large alike, and each time I see them I think how much I would like to get one myself, but the problem is that its permanent..... I know that, I'm not silly, so I know that if I...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    Waiting For The Right Moment

    For quite some time now i have wanted a tattoo around/on my wrist. I was unsure of what, I browsed so many pictures. The one that kept coming to mind was barbed wire around my wrist but i thought that maybe i might grow to dislike it later. I try to think about those things too...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Jul 11, 2013

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    My Tattoo Plan

    my parents are really against it so i cant get one untill i am into college, but when i do i want it to be simple meaningfull and awsome... i just dont know what it is yet.
    matthewnew matthewnew 18-21 Oct 26, 2013

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    Romerider47 Romerider47 22-25, M Apr 12

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    Yes I Do

    I want to get a tattoo of the maltese cross.
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    I can't wait!!I have a grand plan over what

    kind of tattoos I am gonna get... and I can't wait to collect them,,, The one I would love to get on my back is the one I am most keen to get! It is a collage of my past years combined with my passion for art.It will be monumental, in the center a man intangeled in snakes...
    HTH83 HTH83 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Like not a major one.

    . But I would like to get a semi-colon tattooed on my wrist. If you don't know what that means, look it up. As for those who do know what it means- do you think it's stupid or not?
    worthlesssuicidal worthlesssuicidal 13-15, F Mar 13

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    Decisions Decisions

    I have wanted a tatt for some time but do not know what I want to have printed on my hide that will last a lifetime. Most of my friends have them as does my sister. I don't want something cliche or just some random image of something that catches my fancy at the moment. I am not...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Collarbone Leaf

    For as long as I can remember, I've wanted one right below my collarbone and I've always wanted it to be something small (currently, a leaf). I've heard getting a tattoo that near the bone really hurts though...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    Between both sides of my family I have English,

    Irish, Scottish and Welsh. I have celtic all over. I want to get a celtic cross on my right deltoid .
    pardax pardax 13-15, M May 14

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    Been Working On This For Years....

    I know the overall design that I want, but it is just trying to come up with the exact design and layout of the tattoo I want. Also: trying to search for a tattoo artist in my area that will be good enough for the job. Just this year, I got out of the military after 9 years in...
    BackpackNomad BackpackNomad 26-30, M Nov 11, 2013

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    Soon! :)

    I've wanted a tattoo for a while now. And now that I'll have the money soon I should be getting one! I have decided I want a bracelet. I went to the local tattoo shop to look at some of their designs. When I asked the guy if he would do it for me he said he wouldn't do it...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F Mar 25, 2008

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    I want to get the infinity sign with the words

    I refuse to sink around it with an anchor. Sort of like the one above
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Jun 28

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 19

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    Abstract Or Mine Own!

    I've wanted to get a tattoo for the past few years, but haven't been near any good parlors, or had enough money to get one. The ones I want anyway. I've always been fascinated by the works of H.R. Giger and biomechanical artwork. More importantly I've always come up with these...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    Something Feminine

    like a celtic circlet on my arm or a butterfly on my shoulder so as i look cotestly over my shoulder it is on display under my spagetti straps
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Nov 23, 2013

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    I want to get a tattoo on my wrist next to my

    cutting scars saying 'Luctor et emergo' which means 'i struggle and i came to te surface' (like when you feel like youre drowning and you come to the surface and you can breath again)
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F Jun 28

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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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    my family is oldschool

    and religous, growing my hair out was already a pain and getting tats would be hell, i wish they werent so closed minded, i already have plans when i get them, one on my left chest, a japanese hanya mask and a full back piece incorporating some wings, on my leg ill have a foo...
    DejectedSolitude DejectedSolitude 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    Help, Need Tattoo Ideas!!!

    I'm 18 and I am looking for a tattoo to get. Nothing big, atleast not yet anyway ;) lol And nothing really girlie :P eww lol It's so hard to choose. Need some opinions please. I'm into video games, horror movies, music lol hope this helps any if not just ask lol
    StrangeMe18 StrangeMe18 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Never Thought I Would

    I've had henna tattoos many times, but I'm actually thinking of something permanent.Random tattoo ideas that I really like at the moment:* Dragon/Tiger with a Japanese/karate vibe to it, and Okinawan characters (like "Strength," "Perseverance," "Power" or something like that...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    alright so I want a tattoo

    and a piercing. if anyone from Evansville Indiana knows a good place to reccomend me to . message me please
    MrFoe MrFoe 13-15, M May 1

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    My Pooh Tattoo

    I have a winnie the pooh tattoo down near my right ankle on my right leg. It was a premarriage gift from my husband. Matter of fact he got it for me for my 30th birthday. He is a great guy and I love him much. Don't know where I would be without him. Probably lost in space...
    my2kids my2kids 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    I will be getting a tattoo on my birthday

    and its the one above!!!!! yay
    The1AndOnlyMe The1AndOnlyMe 16-17, F Jun 23

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    I got a tattoo a few days ago,

    I was so excited and nervous when I walked through the door I got this handprint And the first hour was easy Second hour was starting to hurt But third and fourth hurt like hell And I think it was totally worth it And it even looks better in person The pic is my tattoo and...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    In Memory Of My Boyfriend

    I am going to get an R.I.P tat. I've talked about it with my friends and they don't think I should put another man's name on my body knowing that I'll eventually find someone else. But I don't care. He was more than a boyfriend to me. He was everything.......My love, my best...
    Shonda Shonda 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    Tattoo Ideas For Child Abuse Survivors?

    I have been thinking a lot about it lately, and I am glad to have accepted and lived through my past. I feel like I am still feeling the suffering from the effects of my child abuse, and there are times I will get triggered. But I also have done a lot, on my own, to do my own...
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork 18-21 2 Responses May 29, 2013

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    My Uncle

    In one of my stories I spoke of my uncle who had passed almost two years ago. He sent me a sign when he passed which was a purple butterfly. I decided a while back that I wanted this on my upper right side of my back for my very first tattoo. Where I live if I could get at least...
    midnight424 midnight424 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    Still On the Fence

    After all these years, I finally know what I want for a tattoo - it's a phrase in French.  But, I still have reservations about marking my body permanently and where to put it.  And of course there is always the age thing - putting it somewhere that will still be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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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

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    I am a male cross dresser

    and enjoy embracing my feminine side...now that thats out of the way, I have been thinking about getting a tattoo for some time now, something small and simple that represents femininity and beauty. I've decided on the hip area right at the panty line. I think I would like to...
    thom2332 thom2332 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    Panther With Snake

    I'm planning to get a classical Panther taking down a snake or serpant creature on my left pec..as soon as i get the fundings for It ill show a photo of it :) I cant wait to get it
    libayne libayne 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    I work in casino and most of my co-workers has

    a tattoo and I'm planning to have one too. I want to get a tattoo. Just a small tattoo on my wrist or at my foot so it won't be visible. But i'm thinking twice because of disadvantages of having a tattoo like you won't be able to find a professional job or it will be hard for...
    cherryexplorer cherryexplorer 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I really want a tattoo

    or roses, lace and pearls going down my thigh but I would like someone to draw it up for me. & also how painful are thigh tattoos?
    ohshxtitshelen ohshxtitshelen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I finally found the tattoo

    that I'm going to get :)
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I Never Got Around To It...

    wanted a tattoo since I was around 12/13 years old! I wanted  one of my favorite bands-still is today. Then, as you love and lose,I finally decided that I wanted a symbol that represented the pain that certain exes and ( one so called male friend that brought tragedy to my soul...
    realityvsdream realityvsdream 31-35, F Jan 12, 2012

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    Getting a tattoo. I want a small

    but cool design. Any ideas??
    blondegurl18713 blondegurl18713 16-17, F Jul 16

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    1 More Pain

    I have a tattoo of a wolfpaw on my arm, I am thinking of getting another tattoo like a dream catcher for personal reasons but I would probly settle for a nautical star black and purple since is the oldest form of a tattoo and im an old soul would be the refrence to it. Its...
    NoNameVerification NoNameVerification 70+ Jul 29, 2012

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    I Want One,

    my tattoo that i will be getting in the fall will be a caladagh ring the heart would have a base clef and trebble clef making the heart. my aunts initials would be in the arms along with her birth year and death year.if you dont know what a caladagh ring is, it is an irish symbol...
    irishgal2013 irishgal2013 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I want to get a tattoo,

    my mom and stepfather won't let me get one till i turn 18, and my biological father wants to get a tattoo of our family crest, and i want to get matching ones with him at the same time, 18th birthday gift i guess
    jiffy007 jiffy007 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    Related Experiences

    I want to get this tattooed in that same place that she has it but I think it might be to big what do you guys think ?
    PeachesRodriguez PeachesRodriguez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Alot of times i think of tattoos and piercings that I'll want to get eventually (When im older). But then I end up thinking about it too much, then I think i'll end up eventually...
    WinterBlack WinterBlack 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I've wanted tattoo's since I was 12, I thought they we're really cool and while my environment found them repulsive and criminal looking. I enjoyed the finer meanings behind these...
    666Darkwings 666Darkwings 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 19 and really want tattoos over my ribs, thighs and wrists and I want snakebite piercings but I've been told by my family that they will disown me if I get any of them!
    PunkAndDisorderly PunkAndDisorderly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Yet I don't want tattoos and piercings on me. I still appreciate them as art.
    Semya Semya 22-25, M Jul 13