I almost had a tattoo

@sol_cee (38221)
Philippines
January 26, 2023 4:56pm CST
One time in my freshman year in college, my girls and I decided to get a friendship tattoo. I was partially convinced because they were all very excited to be ‘adults’ and having a tat means becoming cool or something. And so I was sold. We went to this dingy looking tattoo place near our school and the tattoo artist was drunk when he met us. The place was crawling with grown up men covered in ink and I felt like vomiting. My friends and I looked at each other, not knowing what to do. The handheld tattoo machine was grimy and bloody, yuck! Everything about the place screamed Run! Luckily my cellphone rang and we excused ourselves saying we all had to take the call. We ran outside and laughed like crazy. We ended up coming to our Afro-Asian English Lit class instead of skipping it. The photo speaks my mind.
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@DaddyEvil (137185)
• United States
26 Jan 23
So.... you sneaked back and got a tattoo?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
26 Jan 23
not very proud of that moment in my life
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@DaddyEvil (137185)
• United States
26 Jan 23
@sol_cee You mean when you snuck back and got the tattoo?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
26 Jan 23
@DaddyEvil I didn’t end up getting a tattoo but lol yeah
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@MrDenata (12214)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 23
LOL, youre not good at being bad, S
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@ifa225 (14390)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 23
You never new what teenager can do
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
Were you a good teenager before?
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@MrDenata (12214)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 23
@ifa225 i never knew it, i already adult LOL
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@ifa225 (14390)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 23
Here you could buy a tatto in a candy store. It is a bonus from the candy.. You know.... That sticker tattoo.. Just patch it in your skin, and when tomorrow comes, you can erase it simply with soap and water
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@ifa225 (14390)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 23
@sol_cee you don't have to sneak to that scary place to be cool then
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
26 Jan 23
Heyy we also have that here too
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
26 Jan 23
@ifa225 lol tattooed in my mind
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@much2say (54121)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Jan 23
Wow, you crazy girls . I'm glad you ran out of there! Luckily I never had to lie to my parents . . . I just never told them anything .
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@much2say (54121)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Jan 23
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
27 Jan 23
you cheeky you
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
@much2say c’mon, you gotta share something here
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan 23
Oh my goodness. Sounds like it was a pretty lucky escape - but very funny now to look back on it.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
27 Jan 23
We were only 17.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
@JudyEv the next day after that, realization hit really hard.
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@JudyEv (328975)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan 23
@sol_cee I bet you're really pleased you didn't get a tattoo. At least, I hope you are.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jan 23
Smart girls avoiding the tattoo. You could have all gotten blood poisoning.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
27 Jan 23
I would never have had that disgusting thing touch my skin
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jan 23
@sol_cee It's good you didn't.
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@rsa101 (38027)
• Philippines
27 Jan 23
I'm relieved you avoided going through it. The body without tattoos is still attractive in my opinion. Although I also respect people who decide to get tattoos on their body, especially if the tattoo is well-done.
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@rsa101 (38027)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
@sol_cee if it’s not done well then it’s there for the rest of your life.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
I know what you mean! I saw hilarious looking tat designs! And even misspelled ones!
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
30 Jan 23
@rsa101 it’s there to remind one’s stupidity everyday of their life
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
28 Jan 23
Oh my gosh that sounds like such a nasty place to get a tattoo. I am so thankful you guys didn’t get one there. You could have caught a disease. I think it’s likely what killed my first husband.
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@shaggin (71696)
• United States
28 Jan 23
@sol_cee yes the guy reused needles. I dont know why he ever went there again. We went we teens thank god we didn’t catch anything then.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
@shaggin that’s terrible. I hope he lost his license or something
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
Oh my, I’m sorry about your first husband. Did he get a tattoo from a nasty tattoo parlor?
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@allknowing (130960)
• India
27 Jan 23
What an experience that was!! Good you girls ran away
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@RasmaSandra (75004)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Jan 23
You sure got lucky and nothing happened to you, Goodness if you did get a tattoo you might have also gotten a horrible disease,
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
26 Jan 23
That too. That would have been the end of me
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@DianneN (247204)
• United States
30 Jan 23
You we’re smart to run out of that place! I never verbally lied to my parents, but they knew by my face that something was up
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
31 Jan 23
not telling a lie but not telling the truth either
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
1 Feb 23
@DianneN Interesting, do you know that I’m afraid to ask my kids about stuff they do now?
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@DianneN (247204)
• United States
31 Jan 23
@sol_cee They never asked
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@nela13 (55846)
• Portugal
26 Jan 23
I would run too. I am glad you didn't get a tattoo in that awful place
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
I can still picture out the nasty place until now lolll
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@nela13 (55846)
• Portugal
2 Feb 23
@sol_cee I believe you do
@MarieCoyle (30737)
30 Jan 23
It sounds like that place needed to be shut down. Glad you changed your mind. I am allergic to so many dyes and additives and such, I have never been tempted to get a tattoo. My oldest girl has some tattoos. One of my sons has one, and he hates it. He went to Florida on spring break during his college years with some of his friends. Of course, one night they all drank too much and got tattoos that they all regretted later. His is a sun/moon tattoo that is not offensive in any way, but he says it reminds him of how irresponsible he was at that time. Ah, live and learn, I guess.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
31 Jan 23
Oh my, doesn’t he have any plans to remove it?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
1 Feb 23
@MarieCoyle what keeps him from doing so?
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@MarieCoyle (30737)
31 Jan 23
@sol_cee He says he will no doubt have it removed at some point. He truly hates that he got a tattoo.
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• Philippines
27 Jan 23
Glad you didn't. Who knows what you could have picked up there? That's an interesting subject. Is it required for everyone or just your course?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
27 Jan 23
I know, right? It was only for English majors.
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@MGjhaud (23244)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
I had a lot of "about to's" when I was still young(...wild and free). I can't tell you how many times I convinced my underage self to do things I wasn't supposed to do and one of which was getting a tattoo.
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@MGjhaud (23244)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
Hey Sol! How are you? Aside from my swollen ankle, I'm really good. I was a go-with-the-flow kind of person so persuasion is not much of a problem there. But I've never been to prison for all the things I've done I swear.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
@MGjhaud that was soooo me- the go-with-the-barkada kind of person I’m sorry about your ankle.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
Hi Joy! How have you been? And did your underage self listen to yourself?
@moffittjc (119191)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Jan 23
You made the right decision all those years ago. I would never consider getting a tattoo in a place that isn't clean and sterile and professional looking. So, did you ever end up getting any tattoos? I like your meme. It reminds me of my teenage years. I used to go to some bad places and do bad things with my friends. I don't know how we survived all those years of making bad choices.
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@moffittjc (119191)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jan 23
@sol_cee I have small one on my ankle, three Greek letters
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
30 Jan 23
@moffittjc like the Alpha Phi Alpha?
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
I know, right? Our parents thought we were at school but… No tattoos here. Maybe one of these days. How about you?
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@TheHorse (209135)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Jan 23
Yes. In Chicago, when I was about 14, we used t go to this "head shop" on 53rd St. or 51st St. or something. We had heard that the owner did bad bad things to little boys, but we were tough. I bought a couple of black light posters there, but at a certain point we realized it was in our best interest to do other things, like throw a football around on the streets. Nothing bad ever happened to any of us there.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
30 Jan 23
Omg! You were one of those boys!! But what’s a head shop?
@cacay1 (83236)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Jan 23
That was so funny scene
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
30 Jan 23
Yes Miss Lizard
• Eugene, Oregon
31 Jan 23
That sounds like a wise decision for sure.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
1 Feb 23
I made lot of unwise decisions though
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 23
@sol_cee Really? I 'm so glad that I never did.
@CarolDM (203448)
• Nashville, Tennessee
27 Jan 23
Those were the days right! Glad we all survived.
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@sol_cee (38221)
• Philippines
28 Jan 23
Yas! It was fun until the next day when you slept it over and you realized how stupid you were
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@CarolDM (203448)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jan 23
@sol_cee Maybe we all learned lessons.