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I Want to Get a Tattoo

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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

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    I would love to get a tattoo one day.

    I was thinking of getting a dream catcher tattoo but I was going to get my father to design and add some special tweeks to it to make it more personal I have always loved this idea
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Thinking of getting it

    before the year ends #last2014resolution
    Mi5tiqu3 Mi5tiqu3 16-17, F Dec 4

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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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    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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    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F Aug 22

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    submissive6 submissive6 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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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 36-40, F Jan 12, 2012

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    Wkd1 Wkd1 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 3

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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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    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

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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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    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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    Wkd1 Wkd1 26-30, M Oct 24

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    If anyone could help me design the tattoo I

    want, I would appreciate it a lot. The tattoo shall have the full moon, a old fashioned dagger (or athame) and the letters AM hidden so only those who know about the letters can see them. The tattoo will be relatively small, so keep the details to a minimum.
    LillithMeiwes LillithMeiwes 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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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) ....
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    One day I want a sleeve tattoo

    but I want it to be perfect so that I can look badass :D
    Jazke Jazke 16-17, M Oct 2

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    I want to get a cancer ribbon

    for each type of cancer that a person that is close to me has or has. It would wrap around my bicep.
    Brangotts Brangotts 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I want one saying...'Take no thought' Which

    just speaks about how I should love my life....that I shouldn't worry about things of the future I should play my part and let God do the rest...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I am obsessed with tattoos.

    I design them. I watch all the tattoo shows. I spend most my time on Pinterest looking up tattoos. I want so many, but have none. The problem? I am SO indecisive. I pick something I want, think about it..then, change my mind and fall in love with something else. I know I want...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I think I want a tattoo on my birthday.

    Which one should I get?1.                                           or2.
    YoungSwag4Life YoungSwag4Life 16-17, M 4 Responses Oct 27

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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 really just want my shoulder

    and arm tattoos to be fixed up but its going to cost SO much money.... better start saving after I pay off school lol
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F Dec 3

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    If I wanted to be really bold I would get a

    large, intricate tree that covered my entire back. If I wanted to get a more subtle tattoo I would get a really beautiful watercolor leaf on my wrist or behind my ear.
    TheyWereWrong TheyWereWrong 16-17, F Dec 4

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    I have a couple tattoos in mind.

    The first one would be a tattoo of my son's hand or foot print, though I don't know where I would put it. And another tattoo would be the quote "I loved him. Not for the way he danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of his name could silence my demons"
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F May 29

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    Better To Burn Out, Than Fade Away Across the

    top of my back, my midlife crises momento
    extant1 extant1 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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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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    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 want one so bad! Just a small simple one

    That wouldn't hurt or take long! This would be my very first one ! Debating rose or a butterfly??
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18

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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'd like to get a small,

    meaningful tattoo someday. I've never been afraid of blood or needles, and have a pretty high pain tolerance, so I don't think it sound be a problem.
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I want to get a heart over a freckle on my hip

    that I don't like. I also want a sword on my back with "Tsuyo" on it, which means strength.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F Dec 3

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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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    I want to get a tattoo

    but If do I want to get something meaningful not just something rammdom
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F Nov 10

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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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    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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    I really wanna get angel wings on my back,

    ones that look real and are about as big as my palms, and I wanna get the word "ankle" written in chinese on my ankle.
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I need to get started getting all of them

    enchanted first I guess then beloved and my various song lyrics lol
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 3

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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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    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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    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

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    I already have three

    and just got one done in the last six months. But it's a lite bit like Pringles once you eat one you can't stop. Lol hopefully the next one I get will be strictly a touch up for my shoulder!!
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F Oct 3

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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    I really want a tattoo

    for my 18th birthday. But I don't wanna look back years later and think what the **** was I thinking you know. Plus I'm joining the military so I guess I'll wait on it sadly.
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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