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I Want to Share the Stories Behind My Tattoos

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Because diamonds are forever,

    and so are tattoos
    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I reflect on many things, and the jigsaw of my storytelling I hope makes a lucid picture of who and what and how I am. We can only talk of our experiences and share similarity...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    If you are a single biker and seeking a riding buddy & motorcycle club and serious relationship , you have to have a look the first , largest and most effective single biker dating...
    karallylong karallylong 26-30, F Jan 16

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    Poderosa señora de las encrucijadas, dama de todos los caminos, patrona de las calles y de las rosas rojas. Moza bendita, que tu belleza sea la belleza de nuestros caminos, que tu...
    damianalcazar1 damianalcazar1 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I love to look at amazing artwork and hear stories behind others individual and unique ink. Tattoos are beautiful and so very sexy ;)
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F Jan 11

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    I noticed that myself and others have tons of rubbish in our profiles - tons of experiences and only a few stories. I've been deleting my experiences that I haven't shared a story...
    jdawg125 jdawg125 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I have a tattoo on my arm that means a lot to me as I got it when my nan passed away a few years ago and I want to get more tattoos I love tribal tattoos my next one is going to be...
    Paddymarsh92 Paddymarsh92 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    im 21 and live in bogota, colombia.... really curious about being with another guy. i am also open to talk and share stories with other guys about first experiences :)
    danielcruz93 danielcruz93 18-21, M Jan 7

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    Haunted Place - Gregory House ADDRESS: Hwy 395 Bridgeport, California 93517 Bodie State Historic Park, California - A deserted Gold Town While the park is open all year, this...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    *ALIVE IN THE WORLD*I want to live in the worldNot inside my headI want to live in the worldI want to stand and be countedWith the hopeful and the willingWith the open and the...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It's a little cliche but I like to think my tattoos as a story of my life. I also like the artistic aspect of them but I don't take tattoos unless they have some meaning for me...
    pattericc pattericc 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I know some of you told me to keep you updated with my tattoos and piercings, so I will. For my tattoos, I finished my sleeve, and added one behind my right ear. I added a lot of...
    xxbucksxx xxbucksxx 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    The venerable Hotel del Coronado, San Diego’s landmark Pacific resort, has been experiencing paranormal activity for as long as anyone can remember — and with good reason. With...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 18

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    Part 2 Rachel's cell phone was ringing. "Rachel is speaking." "Hi honey, I am sorry for cancelling our date for day. When I get back. I will make it up to you doll," Mike said...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I have a bridge piercing, a septum piercing, three cartilage piercings in each ear, three on each ear lobe, and snake bites. For tattoos, I have three diamonds behind my left ear...
    itscoolbro itscoolbro 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I have 9 tattoos. Heartbeat and the word live on left wrist. Peace symbol, music note, heart, smiley on right wrist in dedication to my parents. Small 3 leaf clover...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F Jan 11

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    I'm sick of the stereotype that tattoos mean you have to be a bad person. Are people so ignorant and close-minded that they can't see that culture has changed? Just because I have...
    wolfboy1993 wolfboy1993 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Have two tattoos. Gonna get a third soon. Lol. I have one on my neck. My name behind my ear and will get the infinity symbol on my wrist. Maybe one more in my foot. But that would...
    Frenchlips Frenchlips 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Tattoos are a big part of my life. I became a tattoo artist. 30 years ago. im fortunate to have traveled all over. met so many amazing people. and watched the industry change over...
    mcguiverman mcguiverman 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Yep that's right all my stories are true, bet you didn't believe that
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Well I have a tattoo which I don't care too much for. It's a butterfly but not very well done. However a good friend and I went and got tattoos together so it holds a special...
    kallea78 kallea78 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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