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My first tattoo

Ever since I could remember being a little tike wanting to get tattooed and eventually end up with a full body suit. I would always bother my mother telling her that I wanted to get one, she always promised me that I could get one on my sixteenth birthday however that never happened. It took two more years for me to eventually get my first tattoo. I had just turned eighteen in July and decided it was time for me to get a tattoo, but I couldn't find the courage to actually go and make an appointment to get it ... read more

My First Tattoo

Oh boy, I was so excited I had always wanted a tattoo but I'm more of a piercing kind of gal. I'm not gone lie yeah I was also a little scared that it would hurt so it took me a while to convince myself to go and get one done. But I finally did it. I got up that courage and walked right up into the place and told the artist what I wanted. I walked in knowing that I wanted, some kind of heart with a big rose going through it. He totally hooked me up and found ... read more

I heart my butterfly

Today i finally got the tattoo that my best friend & I have been planning to get together for months. I designed the tattoo about 6 months ago before taking it to Fallen Angel tattoo studio in Liverpool. I explain to the girl at reception (Julie) that it was meant to be a butterfly whose wing is half of a heart. I would get one side tattoo'ed & my friend would get the other, therefore when they are put together they make a full heart made from two butterfly's wings. Sam (the tattoo artist) drew up the final design within ... read more

Hand Poked Tattoo

Basically, the limited background information is as follows: I have a friend, Spades have a significance to her, And she wanted one tattooed. She wanted to switch it up and get something done a little more primitively because she is a spiritual person and it concurs with her beliefs. Her alternative was for a hand poked tattoo done in the friendly confines of her own "zen" home. I had a theory as to how to reduce the fading/bluing/blurring of hand-poked tattoos, and my experience tattooing her kind of became more of a how-to, because I was discovering. I understand it's ... read more

AWSOME TATTOO AT MIDNIGHT IGUANA

I have many tattoos all over my body, I became a collector at age 21 and have added art work by many talented artists over the years. I am in the military and have lived in many places and have collected body art from most of them. I recently moved to Athens GA and heard about a studio that is apparently the best known shop around here since practically every person who saw my body art asked me if I had it done at Midnight Iguana Tattoo inc. So I decided it was time to collect some "ATHENS INK". I ... read more

A new experience- Tree of Life

I had always had reservations about getting a tattoo. My main concerns were whether I would get tired of the design, and whether it would be an impediment to quickly getting a job. Things like pain and my family's opinions came second. This summer I had an amazing trip to New Zealand. Me and my boyfriend spent days on end out in the countryside climbing through forests and up hills (to someone who was raised in Texas they were mountains). The air was unbelievably pure, the trees were so green, and the people amazingly friendly. Having so much fun with ... read more

The start of a good addiction

So it's time to write up my second tattoo story.... My first one I had wasn't to long ago, but I was already having a hungering for another one. I knew what I wanted and where I wanted it. Just to win my mother around. I still lived with her, and she hated tattoos, because they're permanent she thinks people who have them are going to change they're minds once they've got them... As I explained in my last experience, I have been amazed by tattoos since I can remember. And the rose meant something to me, so I decided ... read more

My first tattoo; that I won't like when I'm 80.

I promised myself I wouldn't start mine like everyone elses; but I sat here for a good 15 minutes and I came up with the usual. I have been into tattoos and piercings for about 7 years now. My mother would never even let me think about getting a tattoo when I was that young, It was hard enough talking her in to letting me get my monroe when I was 17. When I turned 18, I was so ready to get my first tattoo, It was hard going that long going without one, when your boyfriend is covered and ... read more

My first tattoo (Irish and Music)

I wanted a tattoo since I was 16, but did not know what I wanted. Then when I turned 19 I knew I wanted to combine an Irish symbol with a treble clef. I went to shop after shop and no one could seem to come up with a design that screamed "that's it". I went back and forth as to if I was even going to do it or not...until yesterday! I strolled into a small shop in my hometown, one of the first nice looking ones around here. I walked in with my boyfriend, who was looking to ... read more

Terrible pain, but beautiful in the end.

I've always thought that tattoos had to mean something, or represent something significant. I never really looked at them as art, for art's sake. Until now... Anyway. I was never really into edgy/fringe things like body mods. I was always kind of quiet and innocent. But as they say.... it's always the quiet ones...But in high school, I began experimenting with purple hair. I'm now 22 and have several ear piercings (all 14 gauges, plus 00 lobes), a triple tongue web, and I did at one time have a 7 pointed navel project. I'm now down to three points (Two ... read more

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