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How many tattoos do you have, where are they on your body, and what are they?

I have two. The first is on my lower back, it's a butterfly shaded in blue and purple, outlined in black. I got it because butterflies symbolize a new stage in life, and freedom. The other tattoo is at the top of my spine. It's three Chinese characters, one for each of my kids. I chose the word that best describes them. I do want one more - it's going to be Chinese characters too that say 'always and forever'. I'm thinking of getting it on my right arm, like in a band around it. Outlined in black, but shaded in: probably in blue and purple. I'm still thinking about it, though. It's still in the deciding stage.


Asked by chavela_carlita at 10:09 PM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • I have a lotus flower on my lower back. It stands for rebirth. It's the only flower to grow from the muck of a swamp and it's beautiful. I got it like the day I turned 18 (pretty stupid) I love it though it's just in the most typical spot.....I wish I would have gotten it somewhere else like my wrist or something...and I dunno if I want more or not...maybe something for my son (whos 6 months old)

    Answer by luvsgriffin at 10:12 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have one. It's a fairy sitting on a flower and it's on my lower back. I got it when I was 17. Tattoo's and piercings are so addictive! I want another one, but DH doesn't even like the one I have.

    Answer by renea20 at 10:13 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have 10 tattoos. They all mean something spiritual to me. 4 on my upper back, one on my right shoulder, two on my left upper arm, one on my belly, one on the inside of my left wrist, and one on my right leg. I want more. lol

    I think tattoos are beautiful. I was supposed to get one for my birthday in Feb but we didn't have the money. Hopefully next time I can get it.

    Answer by amethystrse at 10:14 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have one on my shoulder...I too have a butterfly I love butterflies. No reason for getting it just that I love butterflies...lol Can I say that one more time?welcome spring.gifbutterfly on headbutterfly


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • for anyone that has seen the movie the labyrinth, im getting a 3/4 sleeve with all the characters, i also have a lotus, an anitomical heart, and a hippyish design that my mom drew, along with a few others. ill put them in my photos if anyone is curious

    if i had the money id have SO many more, i love the process of getting tattooed


    Answer by learae at 10:16 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have one between my shoulder blades..it's 2 sparrows holding a ribbon with my daughters names, I have 3 nautical stars on the inside of my wrist and I have half a sleeve on my right arm.

    Answer by xBuriedx13 at 10:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • Not enough!!

    Five right now. Roses and vines around my right ankle. A pink poodle on the inside of my left ankle. A fairy from my right shoulder almost to my elbow. A dragon making off with a princess on the left side of my back who's tail goes under my arm and around my left breast. And a piece of tribal work on my pubic area.

    Don't know what else I want just yet, but I'm jonsing for some ink! About once a week I ask my DH if we can go get tattoos, and he's all for it. Then he asks me what I want and that ends that.

    Answer by desert_diva at 10:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have one. Its a lily with my daughter Lillie's name above it. I want at least 2 more. I got married so I want to get my step sons name on me but not sure of the actual picture and I am pregnant with #3. I will want this one tat on me too. All of my kids will be. I will never stop loving them or grow out of them so there wont be any regrets:)

    Answer by LovinEveryDay at 10:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have six. A butterfly on my left wrist, the astrological symbol for Scorpio on the back of my neck, a scorpion w/tribal around it on my lower back and my husband's name underneath it, another butterfly on the left side of my clavicle and 4 frogs in the shape of a butterfly on my right calf.


    Answer by micrespo at 10:18 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • I have 5. They dont really mean anything to much..Some have little special meanings to me, but some are just ones I like.
    1.) Black sun in the middle of my upper back: No meaning, just love it
    2.) Moon, stars and mist on my lower middle back: No meaning, just love it
    3.) Shooting star on the top of my foot: No real meaning but I think of my sister who died when I look at it. I drew it, and I love it.
    4 and 5) I have the old school tattoos of sparrows on my shoulder blades. It has no real meaning, I have just been wanting them for a long time. I did have one colored red for the bad life I use to lead and one in blue for how good my life is now.

    I am planning on more and I love them, I have no regrets with them.

    Answer by vickwu at 10:21 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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