15 Emotional stages of getting a tattoo

Feb 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET
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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."

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2. "But what if I hate it?"

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3. "But what if I love it?"

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

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

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

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

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8. "Omgomgomgomgomgomg it's happening!"

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

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

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11. "I can't look."

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

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13. "I'm a total badass."

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

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

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