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I Want to Get a Tattoo

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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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    I Can't Decide.

    I really want to get a tattoo but I don't want just any tattoo. I mean I don't want a tramp stamp, I want something that's going to mean something. Something that I can see and remember good times. I take forever choosing what ice-cream I want so a tattoo that's going to be with...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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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 2 Tattoos

    I want to get two tattoos because right now I am tattooless. I want one to be of my nickname on my right wrist or my right ankle - it'd be in cursive and says either 'Dimples' or 'Mookie'. I also want to get one on my right breast of my husband's name or his rap name -- either...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 6 Responses May 3, 2008

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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 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Of What?

    I'm not sure of what...I want a tribal tat.  somewhere....on my side...my back...or a black panther...It'sgotta have meaning, but I know for certain I want to have a tribal tattoo.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2009

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    Here For Advice Only

    I don't want to get a tattoo. I have plenty already and got my last one, and last one forever, almost a year ago. It's a portrait of my late German Shepherd, done with some of her ashes. (can see it in my photo album on my profile)   But I have been a tattoo...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Have To Be Sure!

    I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for a while now... I want to make sure i give it plenty of thought because i want to be absolutely certain that i want it on my skin forever! It has to be meaningful!  The places i was thinking about maybe getting one is...
    LonelyTrail LonelyTrail 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    I Want A Tattoo

    I have had a history with cutting myself and I want to put something on my arm/ wrist that will stop me before I use the blade again. I want something that is semi-religious, but it doesn't have to be, any suggestions?
    karlito2794 karlito2794 18-21, M Feb 12, 2013

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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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    Paw Prints

     I have thought for a while now, of getting a stylized paw print on my right hand, I haven't just gone and done it because I have no money and I am still unsure about the overall design. Someday maybe.
    Blazespirit Blazespirit 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    It Has to Have Meaning

    I appreciate all kinds of art, including body art. Sometimes while browsing the magazine stand at the local book store I will pick up one of the tattoo devoted periodicals. I have debated on where I would put one. Can't decide if I go through the trouble of getting one, should I...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    6 More Days....

     ...and I will be getting my first tattoo,  :) a pink and purple tribal butterfly, with tribals on the side on my lower back.    I am excited and nervous, I know it's going to hurt but I am sure I'll make it through all 3 estimated hours. I will post a...
    Alecsandra Alecsandra 18-21 Sep 29, 2008

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    I have a specific detail of the tattoo

    that i want to have and when i want to have it on me :) it would be something that i will never regret having even if things turn against my side. It's like a memory that even bitterness and sadness can't take away the reason of me wanting to have that kind of design. But other...
    wanderlustEP wanderlustEP 22-25, F Dec 28, 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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    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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    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 More!

    I have six at the moment. It's true when people say they are addictive! I've never had any nasty comments about them but it wouldn't bother me in the slightest if someone said they didn't like any of mine - at the end of the day, it's my body and therefore my choice. Don't like...
    LunarFelis LunarFelis 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Romerider47 Romerider47 22-25, M a week ago

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    I Don't Know What To Get... Any Help?

    I've been wanting to get a tattoo for a while but the thing thats been stopping me is that I can't find a tattoo that really speaks to me, ya know? Ive seen plenty of tattoos but I have yet to find one that makes me go "thats it, thats the tattoo I want" The kind of tattoo that...
    Ray1992 Ray1992 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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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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    Me Want

    I know what tatoo I want. I want to get bite marks on my neck with blood trickling down. I also want a dagger with a rose and ribbon wraping around it with my sons name in the ribbon. The bite one is for my obsession for vampires and I have loved vampires for most of my life. The...
    Zoeyredbird Zoeyredbird 26-30, F Sep 6, 2012

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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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    Small Tattoo, Big Meaning

    I just posted another story in this group about a tattoo that I want to get on my upper arm. This story is going to tell the story behind a small tattoo that I'm going to get on my hand. The tattoo: The tattoo is going to be a simple smiley face similar to =) It is going to be...
    Ray1992 Ray1992 18-21, M Oct 15, 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 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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    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 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 Am So Indecisive

    I want a tattoo but I can choose whta i like and when I do I have no money its sucks
    bornbad bornbad 21-25, M Nov 6, 2007

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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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    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 10 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    I'M To Young :(

    I never understood how people who are "old enough" can get pictures of genitalia and cuss word tattooed on themselves but a teenager can't get a symbol of her mother or some pretty flowers. When I'm old enough that's what I'm going to get....a bunny for my mom and flowers all up...
    WingWongLee WingWongLee 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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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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    Yes I Do

    I want to get a tattoo of the maltese cross.
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses May 27, 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 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Getting One Soon

    I'm hoping to get mine within the next 2 weeks or so. A ladybird on my 'chest' and a small butterfly on my back, just below my shoulder. I've been wanting to get them for ages but feel now is as good a time as any to mark the end of my dirty 30's and the start of my naughty 40...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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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"
    CuteShyGinger CuteShyGinger 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Me Too

    I've wanted a tattoo for a long *** time, but I have a problem with the permanent aspect. I want something meaningful, but unique. Something that hasn't been done a million times before. I'm going to have the money for it...but...I don't know what I want! I'm also worried about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I want tattoos... And not just to have tattoos... But because I want to express my life with my body. I want to get a bass clef on the outside of my left foot between my heel and...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Not as much as the girl in this picture though 😂 when I saw this pic I thought '****. They're not ugly on girls' so yesh I want about 15 MAJORITY ARE SMALL and they all have...
    suzannah98 suzannah98 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I want to be that tatted up pierced girl. I just want to express myself.
    TwdFireflyy TwdFireflyy 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I only have one tattoo, it's small and discreet .The reason I decided to get it done was to mark a very special day, an anniversary. My tattoo is a symbol of eternal love, a...
    SweetRhapsody SweetRhapsody 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Majority of the time they're covered up. Ones even of a panda bear haha! I love getting tattooed, and how they look afterwards. Where was the most painful place you were tattooed...
    bmancanada bmancanada 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I just got another one Sunday, bad now want another one. Have always gotten them done in Cali, but now live in Vegas. Anyone one know if a really good artist out here?
    Subbie4Her Subbie4Her 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    Currently i only have two tattoos, but i plan to have sleeves and full back, chest, stomach, ribs, partial legs, neck, even hands. Behind my ears too. Currently my two tattoos are...
    Lonelyboy984 Lonelyboy984 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I have 11 tattoos. Over half a sleeve on my right arm and 3 tattoo pieces on my legs, hoping to get more over the next year and finish my sleeve. I love every single one of my...
    MellyPoppins MellyPoppins 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I've always loved them more on other people than me, I think. I admire men and women who have full, colorful sleeves or 1/2 sleeves. I think tattoos can be very artistic and can...
    Analiases Analiases 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Why I don't have Tattoos: Tats are a personal choice. I like some tattoos. Not everyone who has tats are smart, dumb, cool, holy, evil, etc. I don't judge books by covers. Tats...
    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I love tattoo's whether they are on me or on others, I love them. Each piece tell's a story about someones life, they remember where they were when they got it why they got it and...
    rdhdstepchld rdhdstepchld 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    For many years I didn't have tattoos, but I did like them. I had a military career, retired from it, and didn't get any tattoos. In January 2013 I won a $100 tattoo. From then till...
    TiffanyMarieLeggs TiffanyMarieLeggs 51-55, T 1 Response