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15 Emotional stages of getting a tattoo

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15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

Whether it's your first tattoo, your fifth, or you're running out of room, these are the 15 emotional stages every woman goes through when it's time to get inked:

1. "I should totally get a tattoo."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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2. "But what if I hate it?"

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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3. "But what if I love it?"

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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4. "Knowing my luck, I'd sneeze right in the middle of it."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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5. "Screw it, I'm getting one."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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6. "It's going to cost how much?!"

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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7. "Here comes the needle... last chance to run."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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8. "Omgomgomgomgomgomg it's happening!"

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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9. "Ow... ow... ow... this hurts worse than when I couldn't poop."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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10. "This is taking forever. Is there an intermission or something?"

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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11. "I can't look."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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12. "Holy s***, I have a tattoo."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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13. "I'm a total badass."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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14. "I should probably look up laser removal. Just in case."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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15. "I should totally get another tattoo. So the first one doesn't get lonely."

15 Things every woman thinks before, during, and after getting a tattoo

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