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Sep 05, 2010 - 23 comments

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo for my 16th birthday. Yeah, young. I'm aware. It's not like it's going to be pointless.

I want "Wake up" tattooed on my outer right wrist bone (in my handwriting) and "You're alive" tattooed on my outer left wrist bone (in my handwriting).

Whatcha think?

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by Cassandrajane, Sep 06, 2010
I think its alright :). Just make sure you go to a decent tattoo parlour AND you dont get caught for being underage! AND they do it right. case mine are pure s h i t.

Also make sure you're 1000000000.1% sure you want thiss tattooo. Because the laser surgery hurts alot worse than the tattoo....

LOL... But yeah sounds good :)


x

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by jenkaye21, Sep 06, 2010
I like the sentiment.  I like the idea of doing it your own handwriting.  I would maybe think about getting it in a less conspicuous place, though, so it doesn't impede any future professional endeavors.   Even on the insides of your wrists would be better, IMO.

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by jschoch8, Sep 06, 2010
i got a tattoo when i was 16 too and i wish someone told me not to get it, so ill tell you you shouldnt get it.

i now know there is nothing more sexy and feminine then an uninked body :)

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by Cassandrajane, Sep 06, 2010
I got a tattoo in someones kitchen...

So if you are 10000000000000.1% sure please

I have to add again,it does look better on the inside :)....


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by narla, Sep 06, 2010
I love the artistry in tattoos,but I think they would look much better in a frame on a wall.
My daughter has 2,a butterfly on her abdomen and one across her lower back-personally I hate them
My sister,who is in her 40s has her whole leg tattooed,it looks like varicose veins now,she also has one on her breast,doesn't look good when you're in your 40s and your breasts don't sit as perky anymore  LOL

Just think what they will look like when you're in your 50s or 60s 70s 80s because they'll still be there.
Be positive before you do anything.They are for life.

Denise

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by kyliewiththree, Sep 06, 2010
yeah tattoos are good and that but dont think you can get them regardless if you have your parents permission now anyway i got my first on my left hip its two butterflys and its cute i would say if getting anything do on inside of your wrist not outside even the tattooist will tell you this i wanted one on the side of my neck they told me its wouldnt look as good as the back of my neck and he was right looks way better i have mum on the inside of my left wrist and my star sign on back of neck my three sons names on middle of my back and the rest i kinda regret getting cause i didnt think it through enough goodluck hope you choose wisely

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by LosingMyMindInGA, Sep 06, 2010
I like the concept but I, too, would consider putting it somewhere less conspuous or it may cause issues later with employment and what not.  Perhaps on the upper arms or ankles where it will be easier to conceal???

I would also think twice before having it done.  I've met many guys in my life who find tattoos on women to be VERY unsexy.  Employers are turned off by it and unfortunately many people get the wrong image from tattoos.  Just think it over really well before doing something so permanent.  

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by iwouldbdanielle, Sep 06, 2010
I'd NEVER get a tattoo done in a kitchen. Haha. That's just... ha. And you can legally get a tattoo at the age of 16 with parental consent. My mom doesn't give a care.

I was also thinking of having the friends who helped me through my depression and suicidal tendencies write it instead. I'd prefer to have the tattoo on my outer wrists because I used to cut. Most people would have the tattoo over their scars but I want mine beside them. I like my scars. They're my battle scars and they let me know that the past is real. I'd like to think of the tattoo as a way to keep looking forward.

As for work, most employment places will let you wear bracelets, or I could use concealer to cover them if necessary. If I do get the tattoo, it'll be relatively small.

And as for the whole "tattoos are unsexy" issue... if I date a guy that finds my tattoos unsexy/unappealing/gross... then that's clearly his problem. Any tattoo I get will have sentiment, and if they don't understand that...then they don't understand me. And if they truly love me, a tattoo shouldn't be the deal breaker in our relationship.

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by ammanda, Sep 06, 2010
I think its perfectly fine as long as thats what you want.  I got my first tattoo when i was 17, with my moms consent.  I got my name on the back of my neck, and now at almost 21 I have 5 tattoos total, working on number 6(my sons name).
But anyway I regret all but one of my tattoos.  I have song lyrics to my favorite song on my lower back it reads "tears dont fall they crash around me"  and i got a butterfly and the "roxy" sign on my two shoulders, which those two I got at a tattoo party when i was 18 or 19 haha cant remember.  They got infected and look dumb,  

And like you I used to be a cuter too, I have scars all up and down my wrists, so I got my zodiac sign, which is an arrow, with a design around it on my left wrist to cover them up, that too I got in someones kitchen, haha, my best friends cousin did it, when he got out of prision, haha smart huh? lol , that didnt get infected and it doesnt look that bad.

Just make sure thats what you really want since it is your first tattoo and all, cause like cassandra said laser surgery hurts alot worse then the actual tattoo.  And you might regret it. but I also think it would look better on the inside. but I get what you mean about not wanting to cover up your scars.  i had to, cause they really botherd some people.  and mine were really bad looking.   But either way employers might look at it bad, I worked at Arbys when i got the one on my wrist, and they were kinda upset with me for not asking permission.  Just like at the bar I work at now I had to get permission to get my lip pierced.  and at Arbys, they hated my tongue ring, but i always refused to take it out lol....  How big are you planning on get it?

And by the way, I really like the words youve chosen, it has alot of meaning!!!

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by iwouldbdanielle, Sep 06, 2010
Hmm. I don't do butterflies and logos. They're too cliche for my liking.

I will definitely put tons of thought into it. I've still got over a month to decide, so I'll thoroughly think it over.

I want the words to be a half inch to a fourth inch.



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by Cassandrajane, Sep 07, 2010
Ahh, In England you gotta be 18. LOL... thats why I got it done in someones kitchen. And they are rubbish LOL.... And my mum still doesnt know and Ive had them for over a year. And my Blue star (Which is for my BF, means John.) is fading away... I got coloured stars instead of a name. Haha. :)

I want 'Have Hope' Written somewhere, Probably on my wrists. But I duno,  I dont wanna get too many. I am getting my Son's name on my foot. :) In Italic writing.

I used to be a cutter.... I have them... All up my hips over my stomach, Ribs, wrists, neck, legs... Everywhere... So thats why I wanna get Have Hope on my wrist, Because I had hope, made me better. I want a Trebble Clef behind my ear...

I have NEVER had my mums permission for ANYTHING I had done...
most of them are out now. I had
snake bites (Done by my friend... 3 times)
Nose (3 times)
My ears about 12 times (I done myself)
My Conch  (my friend done)
I have taken all those out, (Except my ears)

I still have my ears
my Tragus
my tonuge (I was 14 when I got it done.. LOL.. and then went ohh mum LOOK, then ran aaway)
my belly ( I went on Holiday for a week the day after I got it done and went LOOK MUM, then ran away... and came back the tattooist was shut down) LOL

So most of them I have taken out...
LOL


But yeah, the inside of your wrists will look better :)...

xx

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by ammanda, Sep 07, 2010
i REGRET ALL MY TATTOOS PRETTY MUCH, AS OF THIS DAY NOW I WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN ANY OF THEM.  EXCEPT FOR MY NAME, EVEN THOUGH THATS THE ONE I GET THE MOST SMART *** REMARKS, LIKE"YOU GONNA FORGET YOUR NAME" OR IS THAT FOR WHEN THERE BEHIND YOU" HA YEA PEOPLE THINK THERE SO FUNNY.    THE LYRICS REALLY MEAN SOMETHING, BUT NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT I SHOULDNT HAVE GOTTEN THEM TATTOOED ON ME.  

i GOT MY TONGUE PIERCED AT 16 WITH MY MOMS CONSENT, SHE HAS NEVER TOLD ME NO.  i GOT MY NOSE DONE AT 14, DID IT MYSELF 4 DIFFERENT TIMES.  GOT MY LIP DONE AT 19.  I TOOK THEM ALL OUT EXCPET MY TONGUE, CAUSE NO ONE CAN REALLY NOTICE THAT ONE.  I TRY TO HID MY TATTOOS, I JUST FEEL AS A MOMMY NOW I SHOULDNT BE SHOWING THAT KIND OF STUFF OFF

I ONLY WANT ONE MORE TATTOO, AND THAT SOMETHING FOR MY SON, ITS GONNA BE AWHILE BEFORE I GET IT CAUSE I REALLY WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT SO I DONT REGRET IT LATER AND ITS GONNA BE FOR MY SON SO ITS GONNA HAVE ALOT OF MEANING, BUT OTHER THEN THAT IM DONE WITH TATTOOS THERE KINDA POINTLESS NOW, MY FRIEND WHO IS THE SAME AGE IS ME, HAS LIKE 14 OF THEM AND SHE LOOKS SO TRASHY.  

ARE YOU THINKING OF ANY COLOR OR JUST GOING WITH BLACK? AS LONG AS ITS NOT HUGE IT WONT LOOK BAD AT ALL

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by Cassandrajane, Sep 07, 2010
Haha, John has Johnboi tattooed on the back of his neck, I say it ALLL the time.... Im like OI what's your name? wait turn around and I'll find out LOL...

The majority of my tattoo's are gonna be hidden and have meanings. I am getting my foot prints re done and have Family written underneath and on the other side I am getting Animal foot prints with Strenght underneath. Again meaning. I am getting Harry-John Stephen tattooed on my foot and probs no more...

My mum has said NO to everything I asked for. So I just didnt ask her anymore LOL....
I just went ahead and got it. And I regret it. I still have my tongue, tragus and my ears and belly... thats it... NO MORE.

Johns sister has like LOADS of tattoo's up her arms she is trying to get a sleeve peircings here there and everywhere... and she looks like a boy... she doesnt dress feminin, LIVES in black. And if she didnt have long hair, you'd think she is a boy! NO LIE! acts like a bloke, Burps farts, Manners are NON EXISTANT!!! Its gross!! LOL

x

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by ammanda, Sep 07, 2010
I HATE GIRLS WHO GET TATTOOS UP AND DOWN THERE ARMS AND STUFF, IT LOOKS SO TRASHY. WHICH DEFEINTLY WOULD EXPLAIN MY FRIEND.  WHO HAPPENDS TO BE MY SONS AUNT. WHICH *****, LOL CAUSE I DONT WANT MY SON TO EVER THINK THATS OKAY OR ATTRACTIVE. OR I DONT WANT HIM TO FALL FOR A GIRL THAT LOOKS LIKE THAT. IDK, IM JSUT VERY JUDGEMENTAL, I HATE IT LOL.. JUST LIKE COLORED EYE SHADOW REALLY BOTHERS ME!!! I ONLY WEAR BLACK ON MY EYES. MY FRIEND WHO HAS ALL THE TATTTOO, WELL ONE DAY SHE WILL DRESS LIKE HOW YOU EXPLAINED AND THEN THE NEXT DAY SHE DRESSES ALL SLUTY THEN THE NEXT SHE DRESSES ALL GIRLY.  SHE WEARS LIKE BRIGHT BLUE EYE SHADOW AND IT DRIVES ME NUTS LOL.... SHE JUST DRESSES HOW EVER HER FRIEND OR BOYFRIEND DRESSES AT THAT TIME. SHE GOES THROUGH BOYFRIENDS LIKE SHE GOES THROUGH PILL BOTTLES. WHICH IN HER CASE IS EVERY FEW DAYS, SHES A **** AND A PILL AND TATTOO JUNKY.. HAHAHA OOPS SORRY TO HAVE TURNED YOUR JOURNAL INTO MY PERSONAL VENT LOL....

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by Cassandrajane, Sep 07, 2010
Thats how I explain my SIL!!! Her house is trashy too....
If I wear eye shadow its nuteral colours.. and or black BUT lightly to its smokey eyes.. I cant have colours, I'll look like a d!ck.

OMG! your friend might be my SIL LOL... pretty much the same... just she dont wear make up LOL...

Oh I hate my SIL! Anything you can do i can do better, or I've been through it 12 times Worse!!!! Oh shut up you snotty cow!! LOL! who gets preg outta Jealousy and for attention?? LOL...

Haha... we are still kinda on the lines of tattooos

I think we made the statement TOOOO MANY IS TRASHY AND BOY LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well up or arms like sleeves on girlls...... Nuuuuuuuuuuohhh?
x

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by kyliewiththree, Sep 07, 2010
yeah in australia you need to be over 18 to be tattooed just hope whatever you do its important to you and thats all thats matters i got mine and regret a few but not much i can do about it got my first done few years ago and got addicted to them and got about all 7 within a 6 to 12 month period next one i do get however will be my daughters name when she is born goodluck

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by iwouldbdanielle, Sep 07, 2010
When I have a kids, I want their footprints up my back. I think that'd be cool. I also want "Stability" on the inside of my foot.
I don't want to be too inked, so I'll think every one through.

I don't have many piercings. Each ear twice and then an industrial bar in my right ear.

I want the writing in black. I personally think black and white tattoos are more tasteful. Colored ones can be, it just depends.

My mom has 3 tattoos. One on her ankle (two baby seals which represent my brother and I), one on her shoulder (Shooting stars) and the Metallica star on her neck.

I'll make sure that any tattoos I get will have meaning, and have a lifelong purpose. Such as staying strong.

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by LindaTX, Sep 07, 2010
It sounds like you've given it a lot of thought...and already made up your mind.  Follow your heart and your intuition...it'll all turn out ok, Danielle. Like I told you a long time ago....you're very mature for your age.

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by iwouldbdanielle, Sep 07, 2010
I'm pretty stubborn, so... I don't think anything'll change my mind :P

And thanks :D

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by April2, Sep 07, 2010
My 18 year old daughter has a scar she has always wanted to cover with a tattoo. She's thought about doing one that says "Forgiven" in Hebrew or something to cover the scar but has been having a hard time finding what she wants. What do you all think of that? I normally don't care much for tattoos but I understand why she wants to do this.

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by iwouldbdanielle, Sep 07, 2010
I actually really like that. I personally think the person should have a connection to the language they want their tattoo in. It gives the tattoo more meaning. But 'forgiven' is a good idea. :D

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by April2, Sep 07, 2010
She just came back to God not long ago. She's had a lot of judging because of her getting pregnant as a teen, etc. I think she just wants a reminder that God has forgiven her and that's what really matters the most. :)

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by iwouldbdanielle, Sep 07, 2010
That's a really good idea then :]

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