The first tattoo

If you have some ink, you definitely remember what you chose and why, and probably everything else about the experience, too.

I would also guess that a good number of people don’t actually like their first tattoo, because, well…young and impulsive and growing up and all of that.

These 16 people probably won’t end up with regrets, though, because their first tattoo choices were very cool.

1. Look at that sweet immortalized face.

I want to boop that nose so bad.

My first major tattoo! It’s my pup Bentley, who has been the best part of my life. By Brandon Thurston at Bloodmoon Gallery, NC
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2. A whole galaxy of her own.

There’s something magical about this one.

3. Very impressive work.

Bada$$ either way, too.

A little scar cover-up tattoo
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4. This honestly looks like a photograph.

Some artists are just beyond talented.

My first tattoo. Creation of adam. Daniel Reese @ Zodiac Tattoo. Fayetteville, AR.
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5. Never forget your jewelry again.

Who doesn’t love that perk?

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6. Any Alice in Wonderland fans?

If so, there’s a good chance you think the Cheshire Cat is the best.

Tattoo under UV
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7. I can’t even believe this is real.

Like. Someone explain it to me.

This killer tattoo from the talented artist Duda Lozano
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8. This is beyond adorable.

Everyone wants to be part of a family like this.


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9. A delicate vine.

Definitely a pretty twist on a classic.

10. Sibling goals, for sure.

You can’t pick them, but you can love them.

11. I have never seen a tattoo there.

This looks great, though.


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12. This is flat-out adorable.

Who doesn’t love elephants?

13. Tiny and perfect.

I am a total sucker for small tattoos.

14. Finger tattoos are great.

This is a particularly beautiful one.

15. That small detail takes skill.

Find yourself a tattoo artist as good as hers.


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I’m totally jealous of these people’s ink. These tattoos are fantastic!

What was your first tattoo? Do you still love it? Tell us all about it in the comments!