Yes,I was dedicated enough to get a tattoo that says "Debt-Free."
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    Default Yes,I was dedicated enough to get a tattoo that says "Debt-Free."

    Or rather than dedicated enough. Maybe crazy enough? Stupid enough?!

    Either way, there has been some interest in the fact that I have a tattoo that proclaims my debt-free status

    This was when I paid off my credit card debt in 2008. It says Debt-Free 2008. Right under that it says "Galveston 2009." That was where I had my celebratory swim in the ocean--and paid for the trip in cash.

    I just paid off my house, so I will be getting another that says "House 2012."

    And then I'm done with tattoos, they hurt! But they don't hurt as much as being in debt.

    The pic is in in my "albums" if you click on my user name. I haven't been on forum long enough so they don't allow me to post URL links yet, or I would give you a direct link. But if you click on my username and then click on "albums" it's there. I think.

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    You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this!!!!!

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    Thank you ARCMOMMY! The place I got the tattoo was like a biker place. Really tough guys all around. They are getting tattoos of skulls and flames and whatnot.

    I walk in and say "Hi, um, I'd like to get a tattoo that says Debt-Free to celebrate that I paid off all of my credit cards and loans! Is that doable?"

    The tattooist (his name is Tick), looks at me and says: "So I take it you're paying cash?"

    True story. He did mention that he had never given anyone a tattoo quite like that. I asked.

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    Looks painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Looks painful.
    It was.

    Much more so than I thought it would be. So people who say that tattoos don't hurt are either lying or it proves that I have the pain threshold of a tiny child. Cause it hurt!!

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    Ok so ordinarily I would say Hey Tattoos are frugal? no way! But when you pay off a house and credit card and pay cash for the tattoo,who am I to say anything. Thats why we work so hard to save money to splurge on something we want. And I know it will remind you when your out and about to pay cash and think over purchases. BESIDES if you debt up again you have to tattoo NOT in front of the debt free.lol and you KNOW that will hurt in more than one way!!!!!
    Oh and congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Ok so ordinarily I would say Hey Tattoos are frugal? no way! But when you pay off a house and credit card and pay cash for the tattoo,who am I to say anything. Thats why we work so hard to save money to splurge on something we want. And I know it will remind you when your out and about to pay cash and think over purchases. BESIDES if you debt up again you have to tattoo NOT in front of the debt free.lol and you KNOW that will hurt in more than one way!!!!!
    Oh and congrats!
    LOL Yes, it was paid for in cash and it was to celebrate. And I never take vacations--that trip was the first one I had been on since I was a child. And the whole trip, counting tattoo, was around $300. All paid for in cash that I saved up.

    And I would be a total loser if I had a debt-free tattoo and then got back into debt! So it does keep me on my goal.

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    Nice tats, I like the script and the sentiment.

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    Looks very painful but if you had the ability to do what you have done I am sure you handled that just fine!
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    wooo hooooo yes u have to live up to that tat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebtFreeQuaker View Post
    It was.

    Much more so than I thought it would be. So people who say that tattoos don't hurt are either lying or it proves that I have the pain threshold of a tiny child. Cause it hurt!!

    You also got them in one of the most painful areas too! Any "boney" place that doesn't have much fat or muscle on it (like spine/scalp/ribs/ankles/etc...) hurts MUCH worse!


    But I have to say that is VERY very cool!!!
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    Congratulations on becoming free of debt! For some reason, your tattoos remind me of the movie Memento.

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    You sir, ROCK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebtFreeQuaker View Post

    The tattooist (his name is Tick), looks at me and says: "So I take it you're paying cash?"
    First.........CONGRATS on a great accomplishment.

    But.....have to ask........did you ask him for a DISCOUNT if you pay in cash?

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    Congratulations Debt free is an amazing accomplishment - especially including the mortgage!!!

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