Let us first establish one thing--tattoos do hurt. It would be weird to say that it wouldn’t cause you pain. After all, we’re talking about pushing a needle into the skin 80 to 150 times a second. But that pain is also the charm of a tattoo experience, don’t you think?
Now, you should also be aware that not all tattoos have the same degree of pain and not all people similarly feel pain. There is a relation of the amount of pain and the location of the tattoo. That’s why scurrying through for information regarding the placement and painfulness of tattoos certainly helps. And this guide can hopefully help you with that.
Where will it hurt the most?
Each part of the body reacts differently to the piercing needle of a tattoo artist. This can depend on the structure underneath the skin or the major nerve endings throughout the body. Generally, the most painful parts of getting tattooed are the groin, the elbow, the arm pits, the spine area, the inner arm, the sternum, the ankle, the knee, and the under boob. Also, the bonier areas are likely to be affected more by the needle than other areas. The throat, nipples, genitals, solar plexus, face, and hands can be classified as the parts with clusters of nerves.
Which spots are the least painful ones?
The thighs, the forearm, the buttocks and calves can be considered suitable for people with lower pain tolerance. These areas contain a lot of cushion and very few to almost no nerve endings. However, the stinging and burning sensation in these areas is quite high. Some might just consider getting inked onto a bonier area just for this sole reason.
What to do before getting inked?
Get an appointment and try to eat at least two hours before you get inked. If you are suffering from a medical condition, it is important to get a go signal from your physician first. Also, it’s best to properly communicate with your tattoo artist about your pain tolerance to get a professional recommendation regarding the placement of the tattoo you want.
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