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My First Tattoo Experience

Well hello everyone at BME, how is everyone doing? Me? I'm doing so great because I just got my first tattoo on Thursday. (It's Monday today) I shouldn't get ahead of myself, I'll start at the beginning. So I've wanted a tattoo since forever, almost literally. As long as I can remember I've wanted body mods of any type. Tattoo, piercing, just absolutely anything. So a few months back in the span of two weeks I got my tongue, snakebites and my eyebrow done. That satisfied my desire to get a tattoo for a while, but not long enough. So ... read more

A pawprint for all the kitties in my life

I will tell you now, I am indeed a crazy cat lady. Or at least well on my way to getting there. I currently have three lovely kitties. I am actually allergic to them, but take prescription medicine to control the symptoms. A few years ago I decided I wanted to get a tattoo in memory of a specific pet cat of mine, who had passed away. I considered perhaps getting a portrait styled tattoo of him, and researched local realistic and portrait style tattoo artists. As usual, I sat with my idea for some time before taking action on ... read more

Well worth the wait.

My parents had never been the type, my Father at least, to look down on things that would be considered 'taboo' by the general public, especially tattoos. Having a few of his own it had always been a good experience for him and, in a way; he passed that on to me. We used to live in a small town in Pennsylvania, and there was a tattoo shop that my parents would go to and where they knew the owner quite well. It wasn't like tattoo shops now-a-days (even though this wasn't really that long ago) but it was kind ... read more

Shouting Out

I have two works of art of my body. Two butterflies, both with similar meaning, but one with moreso than the other. My second tattoo is a constant reminder of the pain I have suffered and also of the woman who brought me through the pain. Background: Almost all of the way through my senior year of high school, I met an incredible woman. She was a new teacher at my school this year, but due to the fact that she taught underclassmen, I never saw her. Near the end of year, I was asked to tutor seventh graders in ... read more

RIP Dad Tattoo on Upper Arm

I want to start out telling my situation and how it lead to my beings of the tattoos I have. My father suffered a rare bone cancer, he lost a toe, another toe was partially cut, his sugar would either be to high or to low, he had cancer in the face which a piece of that was cut out as well. A week before Christmas 2007 he had a nerve cut out of his arm. The doctors also thought he was starting to get ALS which is a spinal disease cause he was having problems with his spine. He ... read more

Retouche à refaire !

Je me suis fais tatouer un tribal avec une orchidée il y à 2 ans... Par ailleur, j'avais entrepris de me faire un tatouage mais avec une simple legère idée. Je voulais me faire faire un petit diable de Tex Avery... Malheureusement j'avais juste une satut qui me permettais de le faire ! Le tatoueur m'a donc dit que ca n'allait pas être possible ! arffff (maintenant quand j'y repense beurk) Je me suis donc rendu chez mon tatoueur dans ma ville (parce que c'était le plus proche et non pour la qualité parce que je ne m'y connaissais en ... read more

Love a while.

When the thought that I was going to be turning 18 hit me, I decided that I needed a tattoo very, very badly as soon as possible. I thought about many things to get, but one thing always stayed in the back of my mind, this has to be hidden. My parents are very strict, and I didn't want to get something visible. So when it came down to it, it was a tie between 2 lyrics that I had loved for a really long time. One being from The Used(On my own, without it all I'm choking on nothing), ... read more

Hello Kitty

Bonjour à tous! Voilà, je crois qu'il est important de partager mon expérience sur BME, car je trouve qu'il y en a trop peu en français!! Heureusement que je suis bilingue, je peux lire aussi en anglais, mais allons, aujourd'hui, c'est pour ma langue que je donne! Donc voilà, je suis une jeune femme en pleines études de travail social. À l'époque où mon tatouage a été fait, je venais tout juste de toucher mes 18 ans. C'était un jeudi. Je rejoignais mon amie après mon cours à la bibliothèque du Cégep. Lorsque je l'ai retrouvée, elle était à l'ordinateur ... read more


When I first turned eighteen my lifelong best friend and I decided to get matching tattoos. We both received a small pair of angel wings on the back of our necks. About four months later I was craving a new piece of ink. I decided since I was starting college in about a month this summer was the most appropriate time to get my second. After much consideration I decided to get a black and white Camellia flower tattooed on my rib cage. The flower was a symbol for my mom who is a landscape artist, it is a very ... read more

A Star is Born - The Story of My First Tattoo

I had been wanting to get a tattoo for as long as I could remember and now I was finally 18, I was going for it! So I went into Xanchies, a tattoo parlour near my house, and got a quote for my very first tattoo. I wanted three large stars down my back ranging from about 15 cm to 7 cm across. They told me they would so it for about $380 which I was fine with. I booked in for the following Saturday and spend the next 4 days getting more and more excited. Saturday morning came and ... read more

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