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Teenage rebellion -- at age 35 plus! My life with tattoos

s not so much a story about a specific tattoo experience (there are plenty of other good ones on here), but more an observation of how being tattooed has changed my life and how my ink collection has grown along with me. A bit of background: I'm a woman in my early 40's, and I don't come from any sort of 'tattoo' background. None of my family or friends had them. The idea of getting tattooed never even occurred to me when I was younger; if I had thought about it at all, I probably would have thought 'oh no, ... read more

Now I Have A Friggin' Rooster On My Back

le of weeks ago I started to get the itch--anyone who's ever been tattooed by an exceptional artist knows what I'm talking about. I couldn't eat, sleep, or even go to the bathroom without thinking about getting inked. When I could no longer bear it, I called U.S.A. Tattoo and Body Piercing in Washington, MO (where I get all my tattoos done) and made an appointment. I didn't know what I wanted when I got to the studio so I had to look through the books until I found a design that I liked. (BAD IDEA !!!!) I ran into ... read more

my first tattoo!

do i start? with the basics i guess. my name is Lee and i got my first tattoo on May 12th 1999 at age 15. I wasn't supposed to get one and my parents constant threats to throw my and my sisters out if we got one didnt help much, but never fear i did get one! i had managed to save up some dough $50 that my parents had been given me and had to sell my beloved camera to a friends mother. i paid in advance through an anonymous source [my parents still want to get their hands ... read more

My first tattoo at age 57

by Bill Kise Columbia South Carolina USA For most of my life (even during my childhood), I have admired the tattoo art on the bodies of both men and women. I had searched the National Geographic Magazine for pictures of tribal and oriental designs, which attract my fancy a bit more than the others. I'm sure that in my subconscious mind, I was searching for a unique design which would adorn my own body someday. Problem was that much of what I had seen, while beautiful, was not the unique design which would reflect my own personal individuality. So I ... read more

I'm adicted to self tattooing

ave become adicted to self tattooing. Everyone that i tell that i did my own tats cringe at the thought and ask me(doesn't that hurt like hell. Really it doesn't hrt that bad. Of course i have tender spots, but hell even them don't hurt that bad. I dont know maybe i'm just adicted to the pain. But hey it's worth it. I got my first tat when i was about 16. I kind of regret the tat that i got, but i don't regret getting a tat. That tat has centamental value to me now. Me and three of ... read more

My first tattoo

my first tattoo on December 17th 1998. I wasn't supposed to get one but I did. See what happened is that my friends and I had planned to get a tattoo on Dec. 17th. We all had our money, except for me I wanted to buy christmas presents We arrived there and looked at all the designs it took Mylène about an hour and a half to decide on a design. My friend Mylène got a flowery design, Valerie a butterfly and Emilie got a butterfly too. My friend Mylène was the first one to get her tattoo done, it ... read more

My first tattoo at age 57

ST TATTOO AT AGE 57 by Bill Kise Columbia South Carolina USA For most of my life (even durint my childhood) I have admired the tattoo art on the bodies of both men and women. I had searched the National Geographic Magazine for pictures of tribal and oriental designs. I'm sure that in my subconscious mind I was searching for a unique design which would adorn my own body someday. Problem was that much of what I had seen, while beautiful, was not the unique design which would reflect my own personal individuality. So I set out to design one. ... read more

Tattoo in Denmark

Experience in Denmark. I was in Denmark little over a month ago together with my sister, her boyfriend, three of my friends and two of my sisters friends. Before we left I had decided that I wanted a tattoo. I have wished for a tattoo since I was 10 when I read my first Tattoo magazine. We went to a place called Sønderborg and we rented a house there just outside the city. One day we decided to go to the town and shop. My friends bought Bayern München soccer outfits on sale, and my sister’s boyfriend and me went ... read more

"Matching Tribal Feet"

l, it has been about 48 hours since I got the matching tribal tattoos that now decorate the tops of my feet! I got them done Friday afternoon, in Pawtucket, RI at "Bulldog Tattoo." The artist, Autumne, did my last tat as well (a tribal sun on my left bicep) and did such a great job that I made a point of having her do my feet before I move back to California in a couple weeks. So the new tats make numbers 6 and 7 for me, and I think they are my best work to date. I designed ... read more

Tattoo, navel and tongue

all began when i was 15 years old. My sister who is 5 years older than i am already had 3 tattoos at the time and i was fascinated by the whole idea. I was in Singapore and was getting prepared to go to boarding school. It was just like any other day except instead of going shopping for clothes i decided to go searching for a tattooist with my sister. I finally found one and as i entered the place, i felt really good. I was determined to get it done, i remember thinking it's "now or never". I ... read more

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