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I Want to Share the Stories Behind My Tattoos

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Sep 12, 2012

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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 1 Response May 19, 2012

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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 Jun 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Why I Got That Tat.

    I am talking to her, for the first time...for real the first time...about my tat. The 'love' tattoo on my wrist. To Write Love On Her Arms! Right? No not exactly. To me it is You. YOU. Remember that ring you gave me? What did it say? "Endless Love". Yeah Exactly. Endless love...
    Nalxx Nalxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love tattoos. I'm so intrigued with body art. I love watching tattoo shows and hearing peoples stories behind why they're getting they're tattoos. I only have two, but I want to...
    GirlLearningHowToSmile GirlLearningHowToSmile 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    A genuine tattoo.... tells a story. I like stories and tattoos, no matter how well done, and if they don't tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they're just there for...
    mishtysona mishtysona 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I want to make a difference in the world. I want to leave behind something other people can use and cherish in their hearts forever.
    Nerya180 Nerya180 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 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 doubt I'll get to fifty but ill tick them off and stop when it happens. 1. I have a silver tongue. 2. I can be very charming. 3. I'm selfish. 4. I can read people in person...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M Apr 12

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    1 my hair is brown but in my picture it looks red 2 I am in love with Kurt Cobain 3 I haven't done a lot of bad things but those are the kind of stories I post on here 4 I don't...
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I love tattoos! I am very interested in seeing other people with tattoos, if they have meaning behind them, the beautiful display of art on ones skin.... I also think it hot as...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I always have. theres something about them. I have three tattoos and am saving up for my fourth and fifth. I first got tattooed when I was 16 and have rewarded myself yearly with a...
    cassandrastwrt cassandrastwrt 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to please and serve a couple.
    Subbie4Her Subbie4Her 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I want someone who can share their opinions and ideas. Someone to teach something new every day. A person who won't get upset if not agree on same subject. talk to me about...
    learning2bmyself learning2bmyself 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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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    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'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 Apr 14

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    I have 4 tattoos. The first one I got is on my neck/behind my ear, it says "Righteous" to keep me living the righteous way. The second one is on my index finger. It's a very simple...
    cl0wnygirl cl0wnygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I absolutely love tattoos and piercings! I have several ear piercings; a few cartilage, two lobe piercings on each ear, and a tragus piercing. And I have a snake eyes piercing on...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    1. I'm tall and I like it. 5'10 2. I have random quirks about me that seem unusual to others. Ex: I love ramen noodles with cold milk. Weird.. 3. I have such a huge desire to...
    celestethebest celestethebest 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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 Apr 13

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    I just have a few suggestions. Don't know if they would be any good, or listened to, or of vaulue, but maybe they will, so I will share them :) Make this site for adults only. I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I love tattoos and piercings. I plan on getting more when I have the money and when I'm older. I have plans on getting tattoos when I'm old enough to get them. Guys with tattoos...
    Love0218 Love0218 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I love tattoos soo much that the next man I'm with is required to have a tattoo. To me men with tattoos are just sexy, and it shows their personality that you otherwise might not...
    Ambizzle Ambizzle 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't have any tattoos of my own, but I definitely admire those who can commit to their choices. I guess my issue is the commitment. I usually get bored with what I see. Tattoos...
    saiyuu saiyuu 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    1. Sleep 2. Animals 3. Pokemon 4. Music 5. My best friends 6. My friends 7. Anime 8. Being weird 9. Singing 10. Dancing 11. Nail polish 12. Shopping 13. Mountain Dew~ 14. Warm...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have 3 tattoos. Two are book related tattoos and one is an album cover. I would love more but don't want to be covered.
    doglover1977 doglover1977 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Hello EP Staff & members !We all noticed (not so difficult), that the amount of spam messages increases exponentially on the Q&A board on our favorite site ....I think, You, EP...
    Kaddath Kaddath 41-45, M 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    Newly Released: Story Editing + Better Spam Filtering + More! It's been a couple weeks since our last update and since then we've been plugging away, working on building a number...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 194 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate when someone judges you because you chose to use your body as a canvas. I have tattoos and yes some are visible, that doesn't make me a bad person. The world is changing. I...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    THE THREE TALL SONS And at last Man raised on high the final glory of his civilization, the towering edifice of the ultimate city. Softly beneath him in the deeps of the earth...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Mar 28

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    5 hearts for… 1. Last hug: 2. Last phone call: 3. Last text message: 4. Last song you heard: 5. Last time you cried: HAVE YOU EVER: 6. Dated someone twice: 7. Been cheated on: 8...
    VinceOfOhio VinceOfOhio 16-17 Mar 30

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    I love tatts and piercings. Currently have 5 tattoos and piercings are belly , ears, lip and nose. Wish tattoos weren't so expensive!!
    redeyejedi89 redeyejedi89 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I've always been a big fan of tattoos. I already have a couple of tattoo ideas and placements for them. As for piercings, I really would like my septum done. But not really sure...
    handwrittenlovenotes handwrittenlovenotes 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    This story is being posted in the SEPTIC group,as well as "I Want To Improve the Experience Project,and "Ask EP Arsineh"Dear EP Arsineh,,Why does EP hate my kind? You know,my kind...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 3 days ago

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