Like many choices we make when we’re younger, our picks for our first tattoos can sometimes be…not great.

We might love both the tattoo and the memory for years to come, or as we grow and mature (and get our next, better tattoo) we might have some regrets.

That said, some people hit it out of the park on their first try (or get super lucky with an amazing artist), and so these 14 folks probably won’t be regretting anything.

1. There are so many cool aspects to this one.

Like, the 3D thing is honestly the least of it.

This 3D tattoo concept ✈
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2. I’m a sucker for small tattoos.

And this one is seriously gorgeous.

3. 3D tattoos never disappoint.

This one goes above and beyond to deliver, though.


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4. I’ve never seen anything like this.

And I’m seriously mad it’s not on my body.


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5. Pooh is always in style.

We all have those fond memories of childhood.

My latest tattoo, Winnie the Pooh and friends by Ashley June at 522 Tattoo just north of Seattle
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6. Look at that lil guy just bobbing along.

Seems like the perfect friend to always have with you.


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7. These look better than my brows, for sure.

Any ol’ day.

Tattooed some new brows on a client with alopecia!
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8. She’s embracing her true self.

I’m all about the subtle but rebellious.

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9. Talk about walking artwork.

I would spend way too much time staring at my arm all day.

Les Coquelicots (Monet) by La Fragile at White Whale Tattoo Society (Padua, Italy)
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10. Never worry whether or not it’s a keeper again.

No one show this to my husband, please.

Teach a man to fish… Then tattoo his leg
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11. If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen…

It has to be up there, right?

12. Someone loved Frozen as a kid.

But seriously, this is so delicate looking!

13. Cat lovers everywhere are squeeing.

What goes together better than cats and coffee?


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14. This is just perfectly rendered.

Do tattoos not fall under copyright infringement?

These are just gorgeous and yeah, I’ve got some serious envy.

What was your first tattoo? Why did you choose it? Tell us the story (and whether or not you still love it) in the comments!