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First tattoo - worth the long wait

I've been thinking about tattoos since I was in middle school - I was always a bit of a rebel, reading Fight Club when the other girls were flipping through Sarah Dessen romances. You know the type. Tattoos seemed like the epitome of "different", and as such, I liked them (what can I say? I was in middle school.) One of the pieces I kept thinking about was a mermaid; I couldn't say why, except that mermaids were "pretty". But it was an idea that stuck with me. Then, my freshman year of high school, I memorized T.S. Eliot's "Love ... read more

"Wait, you're getting another one? - The story of my third tattoo.

I told myself after getting my first tattoo in July of 2007, a red rose with a blue rose stemming from it on my left ankle, that I was going to wait another year before getting any more ink. Five months later I was back in the chair, getting a black cat with a reddish-pink rose permanently embedded into my right shoulder. After I was finished with this tattoo, I told myself that this time I really was going to wait another year. Three months later, my friend Christine wrote to me and told me that she was finally going ... read more

first tattoo

My mother always told me that I had to wait until I was eight teen to get my first tattoo and I didn't really see a problem with that because that was the legal age and stuff. When I was fifteen my brother was shipped off to Iraq and I was very upset so my mom told me that when he gets back I could get a tattoo with him. We didn't expect him back for almost eight teen months and I would be eight teen by then so it didn't make a difference. It was about fourteen months into ... read more

third of what will be many

So today I went in for my third tattoo! My first was a religious choice, but my second was more of an aesthetic choice, so I felt it was time for another religious one. I'm not one to push my religion down others throats, but I like having these 'reminders' on my skin. The image I chose came from many sources. It came from a George Harrison DVD, it came from online, it came from my own head and I've had it kicking around for a year and felt it was finally time. I have always been interested in Eastern ... read more

First Tattoo, OMG

So lets just start off by saying that I've wanted a tattoo for about five years now. When I turned 18 I always said that was going to be the first thing that I was going to do, the problem is I couldn't ever figure out what I wanted and where. I have always been interested in old school hot rods and tattoos. I was just doodling at work one day when I came up with a kind of cartoon looking skull and crossbones with a spider web behind it. The more I looked at it the better I liked ... read more

Self-done Heart Tattoo

My small, self-done tattoo was done in 2006 in my bathroom with a distinct lack of materials or cleanliness. Let me say to begin with that although doing your own tattoo can be a gratifying experience, make sure to investigate into the methods before attempting the process. My tattoo ended up being a very small heart. It was obviously done with a needle as the lines are made up of a series of dots spaced closely to appear as a line when viewed from a distance. I had been thinking for a while that I wanted a tattoo but was ... read more

Don't Let Anything Bring You Down

Like everyone else on this site, I've wanted a tattoo for a long time. I never really knew what to get, I just liked the idea of having something amazing on me forever. One day my mom was watching one of those tattoo shows on TV and I saw this chick getting a koi fish on her stomach. I really liked the fish; it just looked so cool for some reason. This was a while before my 18th birthday so I just kept looking on the internet for ideas of a tattoo. I drew up some roses and crosses and ... read more

On the right path.

Before I begin to tell you about my sixth tattoo, I think it would be important that I tell you a bit about myself and that might help you understand the meaning behind this tattoo. I've always been a worrier, but it was about three or four years ago I noticed that my constant worrying was getting worse. I know a lot of people are like this, so I don't proclaim to be any different or special but everyone around me had started noticing my obsessive worrying. I would frequently suffer panic attacks for no particular reason and if I ... read more

Custom Frog Tattoo

I wanted to get a tattoo honoring my two best friends. My two best friends have been my guardian angels since I turned 18. I dont have family where I live in Texas, and they always are sure that I have a roof over my head, food in my fridge and ride anywhere I need. I wanted a combination of Superman (for one friend) and a frog (for another friend). I searched online and found exactly what I was looking for. I chose a frog, with a little cape, and the tattoo artist drew in a halo. I went to ... read more

My Mi Ruina Sacred Heart

I have thought about getting another tattoo since my first one back in May 2007 which was an ok experience but hurt as it was on the top of my spine and I was nervous if the pain would be the same. I couldn't think of what one to get. I wanted something that meant something to me but also shown people what I was about. I tried to design my own but nothing really worked even though I prefer my own designs. I found a Sacred Heart image from the My Ruin live album "To Britain With Love...and Bruises" ... read more

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