In this paper we prove an existence and uniqueness theorem for contractive type mappings in fuzzy metric spaces. In order to do that, we consider a slight modification of the concept of a tripled fixed point introduced by Berinde et al. (Nonlinear Anal. TMA 74:4889-4897, 2011) for nonlinear mappings. Additionally, we obtain some fixed point theorems for metric spaces. These results generalize, extend and unify several classical and very recent related results in literature. For instance, we obtain an extension of Theorem 4.1 in (Zhu and Xiao in Nonlinear Anal. TMA 74:5475-5479, 2011) and a version in non-partially ordered sets of Theorem 2.2 in (Bhaskar and Lakshmikantham in Nonlinear Anal. TMA 65:1379-1393, 2006). As application, we solve a kind of Lipschitzian systems in three variables and an integral system. Finally, examples to support our results are also given.