Got my first tatoo this week........

My very first tattoo - Here is a pic of the tattoo freshly done!
Atlantic City, New Jersey
July 16, 2007 7:38am CST
Wondering how many of you mylotters have tattoos- I turn 32 today and am in FLA on vacation- my friend that I'm staying with has a guy that did mine extra cheap because it was for my birthday. I have personally always been deathly afraid of needles- so this was a huge step for me. I have included a pic here- would love your opinions on how it came out:)
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@rexiemay (402)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
hi. im also fascinates with tattoes but i think i dont have the guts yet for the real one. i mean i have a henna tattoo... its good for a month and then i change it for another design. your tattoos look really nice tho it must have hurt a lot :)
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
16 Jul 07
I won't lie- it did hurt alot- but I had a lot of years to prepare for the pain...lol My friend held my hand all the way through it and I chewed on a popsicle stick to help ease some of it.
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
22 Jul 07
That's a good idea about the henna tattoo. Maybe I should try that on my ankle to see if I'm even going to like having something there. Where do you get them?
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I really, really want a tattoo! I think about it just about daily and I know my best friend and husband are probably so sick of hearing about it. I have wanted an anklet for about 2 years now, and have yet to get one. I'm really considering getting one before summer is over. I love your design!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
17 Jul 07
I have to be honest and say that I was very AFRAID of getting one for the longest time- hence waiting until I turn 32. But now that I have it- and realize it wasn't as bad as I really thought it would be- I'm very satisfied with the results of it. The design is my favorite part because he was able to give me exactly what I wanted by me just explaining it to him off the top of my head. He drew it while I was talking- and now here it is- a reality!!! Get it if you really want it! Life is too short not to do what it is that makes you happy!!
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Awww thanks ;) I think i'll take your advice and do it. I should probably start narrowing down which anklet I want since I can't figure out how to design my own. I do know that I want my son's initials (VERY SMALL) on one of the vines, but nothing big. Other than that, I know I want some kinda of viney thing, not even sure if i want flowers. I'm hoping that wherever I go they can help me figure it out.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
im pretty sure if you just explain what you had in mind- they could come up with somthing you are going to be satisfied with. That is how it happened for me!!!
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@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
16 Jul 07
thats a pretty big tat for a 1st timer, congratulations! I got my 1st one at 35 and I hate needles too.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
Thanks! and yeah i know about the size! ....lol. That is what my friendz mom said- when i went to see the guy I told him that I wanted it as big as maybe 3 quarters- and he told me and I quote " sorry sweety- I only make this size (as he makes a gesture with his hands depicting basically the size of a quarter of my entire back) I about fainted...lol.
• United States
22 Jul 07
Whew, you painted a great mental picture. I can almost see his face. OMG I would have fainted! Brave women after that!
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• United States
22 Jul 07
Whew, you painted a great mental picture. I can almost see his face. Brave woman you are! OMG I would have fainted on the spot!
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
16 Jul 07
some tattoos - Of course, it's the little tattoos.
But here's a bit of mine.
Very nice! I have 7 tattoos myself and I still want a ton more, I just don't have much money. The first tattoo I ever got was on my 16th birthday and I, too, got the birthday discount:) was this something you'd been wanting for a while? and why did you choose what you chose? of course I can't find any good pictures of my tattoos at the moment, but I attached where you can see 2 of them I have a clover flower on the side of my wrist (i have wrist tattoos also) and I have 5 stars going down my arm.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
Thank you! wow- you have quite a few- do you think of getting more? I actually was very against marking the body for life such as tattoos- but once I turned 30 my outlook on life changed a bit and I just thought that I should live life in the now- and do what I felt for a change instead of alwys questioning it.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I definitely want more! They're a bit pricey though otherwise I'd have tons more. I just think they're wonderful things and have no regrets and doubt I'll have any even when I'm 80. they probably just won't look as nice! that's a great reason to get a tattoo :)
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
20 Feb 10
I love your tattoo. Its done nicely. I have also have done a tattoo very recently while I was on holiday in Australia. It is a rose with a scroll with my son's name written on it. Congratulations! I LIKE YOUr peace of artwork
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
20 Feb 10
thanks ronaldinu I love it as well ;) I'm am way overdue for my second one
• United States
17 Jul 07
I got my first tattoo on my 30th birthday, and have gotten four more tattoos in the two years since then. I've got plans for a whole lot more tattoos, but I have to wait until Christmas for my next one.
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Feb 10
thats awesome scary! Are you getting them in places that can easily be seen in public..or are they more a ask and I'll show you type of tatoo?
@xkristalx (231)
• United States
17 Jul 07
That is very cute! I have two tattoos, one that I LOVE and the other that I wonder what was I thinking. Just remember, it will always be there!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Feb 10
Yes so true xkrista, It will always be there...I guess that is why I waited until in my 30's to get one. I wanted to be sure. And even though I have it I made sure to get it in a place that isn't visual professionally. They are very addictive though and can't wait to get the next one on my back ;)
• United States
16 Jul 07
did it hurt. i have always wanted one but im not reall sure what i want and where to put it. i thought about a star on my neck. and i would like to have my kids names put on me. i like your tat. looks good. i hate needles too! lol!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Feb 10
hey mandie, I won't lie- it hurt like heck and more..lol..but all in all I cn honestly say the pain was worth it. It makes me feel sexy when I have it showing and I've gotten rave reviews from those who have seen it up close and personal- whether they know me or not..people will compliment it in public ;)
@mindyja25 (181)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I have two of them, i'm 28. Got them when I was 18 a rose and dolphins. Just went back and got them touched up and now I want more. My husban and I went after our wedding so he got our sons name on his arm. We now are trying to plan our next. I'm so happy to get back in two them after all these years.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
very cool that you and your hubby both enjoy tattoos! My boyfriend has two of them and is always thinking of getting another as well ;)
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Love the tat, I myself dont have any but I have always want to get my granddaughter name on the side of my leg, she passed away at birth. Happy birthday to you today, I will be turning 45 on the 22nd of july. July babe are the best, LOL
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY right back! July babies are the best ;) Sorry to hear about your grand daughter- but getting a tattoo would make it a great memory!!!
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 07
First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY~! :) I think tattoos are definitely cool but too bad my religion prohibits it.. I like yours.. I think it's awesome. I've always like fairies, butterflies or cherry blossoms as tattoos. What made you pick that design for your tattoo? Well, i think it rocks.. :)
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
THANK YOU on the happy b-day :) I picked this design because I am a real fanatic about tinkerbell (Disney) but I never liked the fact that she was blond haired and white- because I am not ;) So I asked him to mix me with her- and the results were great! He really did a great job of highlighting the senuality in it!
@sreevasu (2717)
• India
16 Jul 07
People who are sensitive or allergic to certain metals may react to pigments in the skin with swelling and/or itching, and/or oozing of clear fluid called sebum. Such reactions are quite rare, however, and some artists will recommend performing a test patch. For those who are allergic to latex, use non-latex or use non-latex gloves. There is also a small risk of anaphylactic shock (hypersensitive reaction) in those who are susceptible, but the chance of a health risk is small. Hope you are free from the side effects.. Wish you the best.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
17 Jul 07
so far so good- but thanks for the info!!
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 07
Happy Birthday warmweatherwoman!Hope you like your tattoo!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
17 Jul 07
Thanks a bunch!!! I love it!!!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
16 Jul 07
Hi there. Firstly, Happy Birthday to you...I have four tattoos on my body, that I dont regret, each of them have significant meaning and represent things that are important to me, if you know what i mean... I have one little tattoo from my school days, that you cant really see, which was intials, now faded almost gone... Our brother who's a tattoo artist, done them for me and I was lucky to get them really cheap... I tell you though, once you get them, you want another one lol. Even though it feels like a burning sensation, well thats what it felt like for me, especially getting the whole of my foot done, that was needle on bone lol and yes on the foot, that was really sore...
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
22 Jul 07
they are addictive- I can definetly agree there! And the burning sensation feeling was a great description for the pain- because personally when people asked me did it hurt and how- I was like it just hurt like heck!!!
@kparab (302)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Totoos looks good. i wish to one but i am very scared and more over what one can do if the tottoos becomes old and boring aftersometime. anyway to erase them with out much pain. how much it cost you
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
16 Jul 07
Because the guy is a friend of a friend- I only had to pay $50.00. If I would have paid full price it would have easily been $150.00 or more most likely.
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Congrats on your tattoo, and happy birthday too. I have one tattoo myself and would love to add to it someday. Like you, I also used to be very afarid of needles. In fact i would even pass out at the doctors office when I got shots. But when Iwas in college I decided to get my navel pierced, and well that huge needled pretty much cured me of any needled phobia I had....if fact I was pretty proud I handled that piercing so well. Your tattoo is very pretty, I love the texture of the wings. It must have taken a while to do. Congrats on overcoming your fear of needles too!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
16 Jul 07
Thank you!!! I had my navel pierced at 19 and BOY did that hurt- mine was a problem from the beginning because it never did heal right- so after a year- I took it out :( I would love to have it again- but DO NOT want to go through that...lol. The tatoo I have took about an hour and 45 minutes to do- I won't lie- it hurt like hell in some spots- but all in all- Im REALLY happy with it!!! Thanks again!
16 Jul 07
I currently have four tattoos, each one is unique as they are my own art work. I am working on another design at the moment and hope to have it finished soon, then i will have this done as a tattoo as well.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Feb 10
I love the fact that your are YOUR OWN artwork- that way you are totally garunteed an original!