Do you have a tattoo?

How old were you when you got your first tattoo?

For everyone, would you let your child get a tattoo before 18? If no, why and if yes would you have stipulations?

Oh, and feel free to share tat pics!

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    06/11/14
    Tonya
    I got my first tattoo on my 18th Birthday. My daughter if she wants one will have to wait until she is 18.
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      06/11/14
      i was 16 ! :)
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        06/11/14
        amanda
        I have 3 and I got my first one when I was 22. I would want my kids to wait until they are old enough to know what they want and make a serious decision about it. Definitely over 18 if not longer if ever. I already am considering having 2 of mine removed when I get some extra money put aside.
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          06/11/14
          I got my first at 18 and my second at 29. No way is Charlie getting one before 18, against the law anyway and I wouldn't approve it. I'm all for tattoos, big fan of them actually, I just think it's best left as a decision to be made once he's old enough to fully understand things.

          My first tattoo is on my upper stomach. Easily hidden so I never had to worry about getting a job. My second covers the majority of my upper arm.
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            06/11/14
            I have nine tattoos. I got my first one 3 days after my 18th birthday... and then kind of got addicted. I have a high pain tolerance, so they range from my upper back, hips, ankles, foot, shoulder (not blade), and one behind my ear. Surprisingly enough the one behind my ear I couldn't even fell at ALL and the one on my foot was the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. Including my c-section.

            They all mean something to me. Or at least remind me of a great memory I had with friends. So I love them all. My most meaningful one though is the one on my shoulder. It's the roman numeral II or the sign for Gemini, which was my dad's sign. It has angel wings around it and a halo above it, with "daddy" inside. He passed away on January 9, 2011.
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              06/11/14
              Melissa Middleton
              I do not have any. I hope my son never wants one, but if he does, he will have to be eighteen, out of school, and the house.

              It is permanent, even with removal. I have scars from my past, as a child, I do not need any more marks on me. I do not look down on those who want them or have them, but it is not for me.
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                06/11/14
                Alas I am ink-free. I wanted some when I was younger, but I don't regret not getting them. My life has changed, and things I was once passionate about, I'm not so much anymore.
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                  06/11/14
                  I am getting my first tattoo after next summer. That way it will be after my wedding :) If my son wants a tattoo before 18 he better have a good reason and ask both me and his daddy. If one of us says no, the other usually will say no.
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                    06/14/14
                    chenee
                    I didn't get my first tattoo until I was 20 yrs and its just a small one...it would depend on what kind and where my kids want their tats whether I would let them get one before 18.
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                      06/15/14
                      I got my first when I was 20. I have two now. Violet will have to be 18. Tattoos are a life-long decision, not to be made by children (even if they don't think they're children).
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                        06/25/14
                        April bowen
                        Yes, I have three.got them just 4 or 5 years ago. If my daughter ever wants one then Yea I would take her to get one. depending on the age.
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                          10/19/14
                          Ever Lopez
                          I have 5.. my 1st was at age 21...
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                          10/19/14
                          Ever Lopez
                          Well about my children getting one they will have to be out of H.S so 18 yrs will be
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                            10/19/14
                            I got my first tattoo at 17 but it was for the passing of my grandpa and my mom went with me. My second on I got at the age of 21
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