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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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    Because diamonds are forever,

    and so are tattoos
    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    Well, I met my boyfriend yesterday at a convention...a friend of mine was with me...the majority of the time, my boyfriend and I had to practically hide behind the charade of just...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    JacksonvilleDom JacksonvilleDom 31-35, M Aug 9

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    I hate it and it kills me every waking second
    XxTheInsanePegasixX XxTheInsanePegasixX 22-25, M a week ago

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    I like yah as well. I like meeting new friends message me at the same name at yah...com put experience project in the introduction. I hated when they took down the chatrooms. But...
    Sg435 Sg435 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I myself don't have any tattoos (it would most likely be the names of my children if I did), but I truly admire the artistry shown in the more colorful tattoos that some people...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Aug 10

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    Okay, I want a tattoo really freaking bad. Have been wanting a bunch of tattoos for awhile. But the guy I'm dating doesn't care much for tattoos, and outright asked me if I wouldn...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Dang. I want someone I can just connect with. I want someone I can cuddle with and watch netflix. I want someone who'll go to the gym with me. I want someone who I can go for...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Dang. I want someone I can just connect with. I want someone I can cuddle with and watch netflix. I want someone who'll go to the gym with me. I want someone who I can go for...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I want to meet someone new(: A new friend to share stories with and have fun (: im 18 and a female lol
    JessyGirl96 JessyGirl96 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I just want to let you know that I am in a healthy straight relationship and do not have any intention to go beyond that.I consider myself a left-leaning liberal, I accept and...
    feelsogd feelsogd 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Want someone to share stories with and to help me get off!!!
    SingleFlamingo22 SingleFlamingo22 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to get married one day, if it's with a guy or a girl I don't care as long as I love this person and this person loves me. Also I want someone who has tattoos like me because...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, T 21 hrs ago

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    I am smiling,laughing, joking on the surface but inside I am deeply unhappy. I 'see' myself laughing, like I'm watching from the outside - it's not me and it's not real. When it...
    butterflydanse butterflydanse 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    omg, i love them, i have a list of tattoos i want. And i added like 3 more to that list. i will have the name of my children tattooed, i want a treater mask and a Chinese love sign...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Aug 10

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    1. I'm Emi. Hi. 2. I'm 21 on November 11. 3. Only child. 4. Learning guitar but having trouble with fretting. 5. Currently studying teaching at Uni. 6. Live with my family...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    It started when we were studying together... I was teaching her a subejct... As a student i took every step that she learns that thing. And as friend i took care of her more than...
    parrya3640 parrya3640 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I love tattoos that are meaningful and have a story behind them.
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Love tattoos. Especially unique ones that hav a story behind them
    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I love girls with tattoos but not crazy tattoos just like little tattoos
    sneer95 sneer95 18-21, M Aug 8

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    I love tattoos, the way they express how a person is, how they reflect their personnalities, how they are unique and badass. I want many tattoos. I want my body to be a piece of...
    kladitor kladitor 16-17, F Aug 12

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    My tattoos don't mean anything and that's how I like em' I am constantly asked what my tattoos mean. They don't mean anything to me, I just love the American traditional tattoos!
    laurapeniuk laurapeniuk 18-21, F Aug 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 Jul 31

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