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I Want to Share the Stories Behind My Tattoos

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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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    Because diamonds are forever,

    and so are tattoos
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I hate it and it kills me every waking second
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    Contribute to the book ‘A Course To Miracles’.I got inspired to write a diary about what happens when I remember to surrender my decision-making to The Holy Spirit. My...
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    rfabsits add me on there!!
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    1. My name is Lynette 2. I was born in South Africa 3. I lived in New Zealand for 6 years 4. I live in Perth, Western Australia 5. My favourite colour is green 6. I play the...
    lennyera lennyera 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Want someone to share stories with and to help me get off!!!
    SingleFlamingo22 SingleFlamingo22 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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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, F Aug 30

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    And I absolutely love them... I only have three tattoos at the moment but they were well thought out and something that I feel all describes my souls perfectly I've always been...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    I never thought I would be the person to become addicted to such a thing, but I am very into tattoos!! I have a few and crave more all the time; I feel that tattoos are an example...
    notshortfunsized notshortfunsized 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have three tattoos. Both of my feet, my abdomen, and lower back.I would like to add onto the tattoos on my feet, and abdomen. I am loving the big and bold tattoos recently. But i...
    msannaelizabeth msannaelizabeth 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm not sure where I stand on this one. I kinda like them on one hand and on the other hand I think they're stupid as hell. When I say I like them I mean I like the art I like all...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I have 4 tattoos right now. All of them were birthday or Christmas gifts. My upper right arm is covered with a dove flying through clouds with my fathers name and my great...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F Sep 10

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    I'll admit it. It turns me on soo much to see a guy with tattoos. Guys with tattoos are just soo damn sexy. The more they have the more I'm attracted to them. I can't even picture...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I have five and plan on getting more! The two on my arms have a great story! I am part Native American and there is A Native American proverb where you are born with two wolfs...
    perilousindenvers perilousindenvers 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I wanted to get tattoos, but my parents were bitterly opposed. So I found the opportunity to go myself, with some of my savings and get some black line tattoos done in the city (my...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Hello everyone, I haven't written anything in a few months now so i thought i'd share a little something with you tonight I have just deleted a few stories i had written when i...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love each and every one of my tattoos. I'm happy to admit that I have spent well over $800 on tattoos and I still plan on getting more;1.) Crescent moon with stars falling out of...
    LovelaceZombie LovelaceZombie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    1.autumn is my favorite season 2.I love the rain 3.I'm very empathetic 4. My thought pattern can be very random 5.I am,sometimes,prone to impulsiveness 6. Certain songs make me cry...
    stardusthope stardusthope 36-40, F Aug 26

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    FIRST 20 1. My name is Ruby May Catherine Gaughan 2. Sharks are my favourite animal 3. I live in Northampton, England 4. I am 19 years old 5. I am gay 6. Catherine is my...
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have 2. Both were gifts from my mother. The first is on my lower back. Over here we call it a Santa Cruz license plate. I got that when I was 18 and it was inked by the same...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I find blokes with tattoos and sometimes piercings very attractive, big part of my smooth, easy going Rock N' Roll lifestyle. I have 3 tattoos and 11 piercings I love each of them...
    Rockstar94 Rockstar94 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    1. I don't have fake body parts. 2. My body's not perfect but it's mine. 3. I don't digitize my pictures of me. What you see is exactly what you see away from the camera. 4. I don...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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