DeloresMelon

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I'm Jennifer, 41, in eastern USA. Married Mom of two teenagers.

I got my first tattoo at 19 at a Farmers Market and loved it so much I went back the next day and got a second. Not the finest work in the industry but I didn't know any better. About 10 years later I had the second tattoo covered by a much better artist in a bona fide tattoo shop. Unfortunately due to stretch marks (thanks kids) and other reasons I don't remember, I never got the work completely finished. I wasn't working, instead I was a stay at home Mom so I never felt comfortable spending money on tattoos. Earlier this year I went back to work and my desire to get more ink is really strong. Last weekend, on a whim, I went and got a small piece on my ankle and not only do I love it... I want MORE. I've spent the past 12 years envisioning a tattoo and thinking of more so I think it's time.

I enjoy reading forums of people with like interests so joining here seemed like a good idea.

attached is the picture of my recent tattoo.

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Welcome! I have a good friend in Baltimore that you may see some day on the streets. He will be on a bright red GoldWing trike. Beware this guy! He has a personality bigger than you can imagine. We call him "Wheels".

With two teens, I imagine it is restful to go back to work!

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