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I Want to Get a Tattoo

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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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    iRot iRot 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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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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    tyguy21 tyguy21 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 22

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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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    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 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 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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    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 13 Responses Apr 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    namelessangela namelessangela 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Booked in for my first tattoo at the tender age

    of 35. Never had any piercings so should be an experience :)
    ScottS80 ScottS80 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    MrSilver77 MrSilver77 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    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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    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    absenceofsound absenceofsound 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I don't really want to get something big,

    or noticeable, maybe just a spade by my ankle.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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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 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, 2014

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    For those of you that know about tattoos,

    how much would this cost to do?
    DavinBale07 DavinBale07 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    sbell88 sbell88 26-30, F 5 days ago

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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've been wanting a tattoo ever

    since I was in 7th grade, I'm in 11th now. See its not a stupid one and it actually means something to me. I use to and still do battle depression and its just been a rough time. The tattoo I want so bad is STAY STRONG on my wrist. It is such a meaningful phrase to me and I can...
    caseyr1998 caseyr1998 16-17, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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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 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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    Butthead1000 Butthead1000 18-21, M May 20

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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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    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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    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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    LiveToLoveMilo2014 LiveToLoveMilo2014 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27

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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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    I want to get a tattoo

    but something with meaning. Not just get one for the sake of it.
    abi96 abi96 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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