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I Want to Share the Stories Behind My Tattoos

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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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    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 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 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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    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

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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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    Because diamonds are forever,

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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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 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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    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 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 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 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

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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'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 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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    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

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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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I've been wanting to get sleeve tattoos so bad but I have to plan it well. Also, I have to look for a tattoo artist I personally like. I'm picky about my art and I don't plan to go...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Sleeves😍!!!! Any tattoo to me is beautiful body art...except people who get their lovers name, they are just something else 😹😒
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Just got my first one hoping to get more......didn't even hurt and this may seem weird but it actually felt kinda good
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    1. I am 5 "4" 2. I have 2 siblings 3. I love game shows like Big Brother and MTV The Challenge 4. Glee is my favorite show 5. Santana is Queen 6. Love The Perks Of being a...
    izzy38 izzy38 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    1. I want more piercings and tattoos. 2. Im black and white. 3. Im training to bike across america. 4. I want to be a nudist. 5. My favorite color is orange. 6. Im christian 7. Ive...
    Angelique16 Angelique16 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm glad they took this feature away. I didn't want my stories posted automatically on fb and my EP account and fb account connected to each other. I always opted it out. I write...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    I am new to Experience Project ans want to have people to talk and share stories with. I like hiking, camping, movies, indie music, alternative, some manga and anime and also...
    danny7090 danny7090 18-21, M Jul 17

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    What if the "owners" of EP were to start a separate site for people who enjoy the more adult topics? Then those folks would have a place to share stories, etc., and the folks on...
    stlmo8 stlmo8 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 6

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    Looking to talk with people and share stories and experiences that are my age or older, I'm 24. No perverted talk please, just looking to make new friends. Thanks :)
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Here we go, maybe I can think of 100 things. 1. I was born in Houston. 2. I have lived my whole life in the same small town of 1200 people. 3. I was put up for adoption at 3...
    Katrenn Katrenn 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have 3 tattoos and they each have a special meaning to me. I would love to get more but in the professional world, it is typically looked upon as taboo. However, I have been...
    nicolek16 nicolek16 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    WARNING TO AMERICA "Beware Of The Illusion!"**Oh America, how you grieve ME. If you could but see the bald eagle that you say represents your States, you would see the bald eagle...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

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    Be Nice To Everyone You Meet. They’re Fighting A Battle You Have Absolutely No Idea About. That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Take a seat because this is a long story Okay grade 8 I met a native guy who seemed really nice. I made fun of him, he made fun of me. It was a beautiful friendship. For a while I...
    joseey joseey 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I like to write, mostly film stories or what people call scripts. Its like the place where I feel myself comfortable... but having trouble with home situations. I studied business...
    alin221 alin221 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm bored so I might as well... 1. I'm a vegan 2. I do not believe in abortion 3. I strongly support gay rights 4. If I had a daughter I would name her Abcidy 5. If I had a son I...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I have several tattoos all have a story behind them. Each tattoo symbolises an important time in my life which I don't want to forget-- life lessons perhaps? :-)
    snugglepie snugglepie 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I write stories in the format of a script, coz that's what I'm used too. I write in celtx, a wonderful program. I love being creative, I love creating characters out of thin air...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have 4. I have a rose that covers my left foot. (large and unfinished) I have a heart shaped locket and key on the left side of my chest and collar bone (large and unfinished) I...
    alexdahlia alexdahlia 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I have three tattoos and I am currently talking to my tattoo artist, designing a fourth one. I can't wait for this one because it has so much meaning behind it.
    krazykay20 krazykay20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    GIRLS ONLY - If you have photos of tattoos and piercings please share with me so they may be posted in my profile.
    yvetteq1 yvetteq1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    BigCrow BigCrow 31-35, M Jul 19