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I Want to Share the Stories Behind My Tattoos

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    Immortality

    The story behind my Kanji tattoo down my upper left arm, when I was younger I was told that I have problems with my heart which will one day cause my life to end. I was 18 at the time and had always wanted a tattoo but wasn't sure what to get and I didn't want just some random...
    sillywabbit00 sillywabbit00 26-30, M Mar 18, 2013

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    My Magpie

    Magpies are not known for their intelligence but they are wonderful at surviving and adapting. Many people see my tattoo and ask what it is. When I tell them, they look at me like am crazy to want such a low intelligence animal tattooed on me. For me, I do not care what people...
    soldiersgirl1 soldiersgirl1 22-25, F Feb 28, 2013

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    My Very First Tattoo

    I have been wanting a tattoo for years but I have been waiting for something that has a lot of meaning to me. Well two months ago it happened, my mum committed suicide, and I found the body days later, and had to deal with police, ambulance, undertaker plus the horrible job of...
    fishnetglo fishnetglo 22-25, F Sep 12, 2012

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    Because diamonds are forever,

    and so are tattoos
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    My Tattoos

    My first tattoo is on my left arm, midway between my shoulder and elbow.  It says "Lifly" which is my last name.  I got it because to me, my family is very important, and it makes me feel a deeper connection to my ancestors. (I also LOVE learning about peoples last names...don...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Jun 17, 2012

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    My Tattoo

    I have a heart with a rebel flag in it with ribbons that flow out of the sides. I know that upon seeing it people assume that it is racist but to me it's about my heritage and where I came from. I come from the south and to me it's about my ancestors and what they fought for...
    KScarlett KScarlett 36-40, F Jul 22, 2013

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    The Girl With The Jellyfish Tattoo

    On my right shoulder blade I have two Australian Spotted jellies tattooed and they mean so much to me. I was at the zoo late one night when I walked past the jellyfish tanks, i saw this tiny little brown one on the floor desperately trying to get up but it just couldn't. Every...
    AuroraMariah AuroraMariah 18-21 Jan 16, 2013

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    Screaming For Attention?

    How desperate is the human race for true l-o-v-e, ACCEPTANCE, ATTENTION and forgiveness. Many do not believe in God, yet I see proof all over the planet of a deeper spiritual hunger and need and desperation to fit in and "feel like I'm a part"., which so many are trying to suck...
    whatisloneliness whatisloneliness 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    My Siblings And Future Tattoos...

    My biological mother had 1 miscariage before giving birth to me and my brother. But after having us she had 3 kids who ended up passing away. Victor, Dean, and Rachael. they were born 3-4 months premature. Victor lasted about 1 month, dean about 5 minutes, and Rachael 15 minutes...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F Mar 24, 2013

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    My Tattoos And Each One's Meaning.

    I got my first tattoo 4 days before I turned 18. It's an octopus on my back. My favorite creature. That night, this guy used me for sex. Pretended that he really liked me. And managed to weasel his way into my pants. So, that tattoo symbolizes "Be strong. You are you. Don't let...
    MallaryNicole MallaryNicole 18-21, F Aug 8, 2012

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    4 Tatt'S

    I have 4. The first one is a blue rose I got somewhere in my 20's. My 2nd and 3rd tatt's are of my boys feet prints from birth. My first son was born 2 months prematurely and we came 6 hours to him being a stillborn. He's our angel. So I have both of my boys with me where ever I...
    SexyRed33 SexyRed33 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    Tatt Is Self Explanatory.

    I Am Intrigued By Scorpions, Some Say I'm A Freak. Just A Normal Everyday Stereotype. Some People Come Up And Comment On It Too, Which Is Fine By Me. If There Are Any Astrology Lover's In Our Midst, Then I'm Sure You Know What Month I Speak Of. I Guess This Day And Age...
    Miseree Miseree 36-40, M Jan 4, 2010

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    Front of my tattoo,, henna styled

    because i just love how it looks, no specific meaning but as long as you love your tats that doesnt matter :)
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    My Ink Speaks

    Everyone of my tattoos tells a story. I was always told that if a tattoo couldn't be explained in 30 seconds or less, you shouldn't get the tattoo. I have 9 tattoos and I can explain all of them together in less than 30 seconds. On my hands, I have a Magic the Gathering symbol by...
    SoulFeast SoulFeast 18-21, F Dec 19, 2012

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    I'm A Phoenix

    I have a phoenix tattooed on my back. Since I was 13, I always been very depressed and anxious. I was bullied everyday of every year of school. I was mentally, physicaly and verbaly bullied. As a result, I started cutting and hating myself. I tried to commit suicide a 14 but the...
    symbule symbule 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    It's About Time.

    I wanna get this out there because I realize my tattoos probably don't make sense to people if they don't have the stories behind them. And I'm damned sick of explaining it over and over and over. :D To start out... My first. Started out as just the 'bat' and I added...
    JigsawLo JigsawLo 22-25, F Feb 15, 2010

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    Yes I Put How I Feel And What They Do For Me

    yes i wear a dream catcher with wolf paw tracks and it is parted of me. and then a guy that know long time go got one on his arm and then on mine . But never got them put together . But we both moved on and I wanted my cover up and working on that some day But that is how I...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F May 27, 2012

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    Inner arm, work in progress to finish my sleeve

    so far its like almost fully half.. That bunny is my tattoo artists signature.. They call him mr bunny! Look him up on instagram : @rabbits999
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    My Tattoo Means A Lot To Me.

    I got my first tattoo last month on December 14th for an early Christmas present from my mother. It's a simple, plain, black cross on the back of my neck. Although it's not much, it means a lot. I've been a Christian for 4 years. And I've had many struggles since, but God has...
    marionrose marionrose 16-17, F Jan 16, 2013

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    I have a hello kitty skull on my inner left

    wrist.. Some people don't like it but i got it when i was 14 years old.. Ive always loved hello kitty and skulls so by integrating them it symbolizes my good nd bad side, my girly side nd my tomboy side
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    On my ribs, it means "she flys with her own

    wings" in Latin. Ive been through a lot in my short life and being independent is what has helped me through it
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    Dedicated to one of my dear friends

    that passed away from cancer last year.. He had a foundation called V-strong, his name was Virgil (vstrong).. Everyone would always write strong on their index finger during his events .. The index finger his dotted out cause its a middle finger to cancer.. It says lives on...
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    My Tattoo Has Meaning

    I'm transgender,I've been dressing as female for over 20 years.Finially 10 years ago I started hormone treatments.the symble on my ankle(my profile pic) is the symble of transgender.
    genie01 genie01 56-60, T Jul 21, 2012

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    My Butterfly

    i got it for a few reasons 1 cause i went to the doc and they told me i had hpv, which was like 2 stages before cervical cancer, luckily it went away, well for now theres gonna be lots of tests and stuff so i got it just for a reminder to stay healthy and for hope,another reson...
    bnana666 bnana666 18-21 May 29, 2013

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    "My life... Not yours" i got this one done

    because when i was younger i always hung out with the older crowds, they would try to control the things i did even if what they did was much worse.. I do everything for myself and noone will ever tell me otherwise
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    My Tattoos And Me.

    I have 8 tattoos as of now. I'm 22 and many people say 'omg you are so young, dont you worry what they will look like when you are 40???' What they dont see is what they mean to me. They all feel that i'm just another sheep in the heard getting tattooed because others are.I guess...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 2 Responses May 19, 2012

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    My Tats

    I have two tats and they both mean something that will never change. My daughter that passed from cancer and my U S Navy service. I would advise anyone to not get a tottoo that is of a relationship that could change.
    iamdavid iamdavid 66-70, M Jan 10, 2013

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    I'm Not The Ugly Duckling Anymore.

    I have a swan swimming on the base of my back, on the right side (slightly). It's to represent the ending of the ugly duckling story. Throughout my whole life I've been bullied about the way I looked, heck. A past boyfriend even nicknamed me "the ugly duckling". (Lovely I know...
    KeepTheFaith26 KeepTheFaith26 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    If I want to meet a guy I can do that in person. I'm here to meet and share stories with women. Stop trying to add me and message me guys.
    Amalia84 Amalia84 22-25, F 25 Responses Feb 7

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    I love tattoos. I don't yet have one but I find them really interesting, especially the stories behind them. They can also look incredibly sexy and I almost always have a...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have an updated list!!:) Here goes (in no particular order): 1. Close Your Eyes by Parmalee 2. All You Had To Do Was Stay by Taylor Swift 3. Dark Horse by Katy...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    1. I'm 16 (liable to change). 2. I'm terrified of spiders. 3.I want to be a virologist. 4. I love science. 5. However my greatest ambition is to help people. 6. I have severe...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I like asking people why they got certain tattoos and their story behind it all. And for a long time, I thought that I wanted some too, but I've grown to love the the simple look...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    1. It's SVAN. Not Sven. 2. I already don't know what else to tell you. 3. I take secrets to the grave. Then I bury them and forget about them. 4. I love all kinds of music. I...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M Feb 18

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    I like tattoos for many reasons. I have a few though they are hidden and you would never know it by the way that I look and dress. I have a special interest in gang related and...
    Kathrax Kathrax 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't hate tattoos. I enjoy looking at them as my husband is an artist and he has tattoos himself. In fact, it is funny because now I can actually pick out bad tattoos Vs. good...
    sugarhigh713 sugarhigh713 36-40, F Feb 11

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    Tattoos has been a human body art. Means Beauty or for the Indians how many You have Killed. Many love tattoos still and many have put on there girlfriends name anything in there...
    dreamychan dreamychan 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like SOME people get tattoos because it is the cool, hip thing to do. I am just not impressed unless it has some deeper meaning to it. I am not accusing people of only...
    pualilia pualilia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I love girls with tattoos. I want to meet a girl that want to be covered in tattoos. I will pay for it. If interested message me.
    diamondsueder diamondsueder 36-40, M Feb 12

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    Definitely nothing sexier than woman covered in tattoos. I am looking for a women who wants to get covered In tattoos. I am willing to pay for it. Message me if you want to talk...
    diamondsueder diamondsueder 36-40, M Feb 13

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    I have a couple tattoos and I really want to get another what do you think? I like all my tattoos to have meaning, and to me an arrow symbolizes that sometimes life pulls you back...
    Katt6360 Katt6360 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I want loads of tattoos when I come of age and sexy older men with tattoos make my knees go weak
    charzkie15 charzkie15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'll give it a try. I tried before and failed. 😂 1. I dont like my first name 2. I love cats 3. I love music 4. I used to read like a maniac but I've since lost interest 5. I...
    MissRage MissRage 18-21, F Feb 9

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    I truly love tattoos on women. I have a desire to find a woman and sponsor her to get covered in tattoos Message me if you want to chat about it
    diamondsueder diamondsueder 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    1) I have seventeen piercings (13 of them are on my ears) 2) I love love love love love stuffed animals (I keep all my little pals mounted on the walls near my bed) 3) I am a night...
    thisbunnybites888 thisbunnybites888 18-21, F a week ago

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    1. I love music (MCR, P!ATD, BVB, FOB, etc etc) 2. I want to make internet friends 3. I am a VERY shy person (i have really bad social anxiety) 4. I am afraid of needles, yet I...
    EverySnowflakeisDifferent EverySnowflakeisDifferent 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've probably posted all of these already, but whatever. Here they are again. 1. I have slight hearing loss and tinnitus from being around loud music all the time. 2. I'm 5'11...
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    There's no way I'll make it to 100... 1. I'm from Edinburgh 2. I've only been on a plane twice 3. Planes kinda scare me 4. I'll be 20 in about 3 weeks. Totally mental 5. I'm...
    KillTheCutie KillTheCutie 18-21, F Feb 10

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    1. I'll be 22 in May :D 2. I'm hispanic 3. I was hit by a car when I was 3, died then revived 4. I follow my head more than my heart (working on it) 5. I'm 5 feet tall, exact 6. My...