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Most Painful Places To Get Tattoos

Whether you have a full chest piece or a small wrist tattoo, all tattoos hurt one way or another. However, there are some more painful places to get tattoos than others.

At Second 2 None Tattoos we know how nerve-racking it can be for newbies getting their first tattoo. Most of us remember when we were in your shoes and some of us are still nervous after years of experience!

It all comes down to the area on your body you get the tattoo and not being prepared for how much it might hurt. At the end of the day there will be some pain, but whether it is a mild cat scratch or a little more severe depends on where the tattoo will be and your pain tolerance.

How Much Will It Hurt?

It won’t be as bad as you think! So long as you prepare properly for your appointment and stay calm and relaxed, there is a lot about the experience to enjoy. Tattoo artist are friendly and were in your position once too, so if you’re ever uncomfortable or need a break they will be happy to help and fully understanding.

Everyone’s pain threshold is a little different, so one person might say that a small outline of a symbol on a fleshy part of the arm was very painful but someone else might not particularly notice it. Having said that, there are some painful places to get tattoos that nearly everyone agrees with and are not recommended for beginners!

Painful Places To Get Tattoos

It is generally agreed that if there is little to no muscle or fat on the area to be tattooed, it is going to hurt. If it is just skin and bones the needles go over the thin layer repeatedly, and the lack of cushioning that would generally be provided by muscle and fat is what makes it hurt.

That is why this list should not surprise you!

  • Sternum
  • Inner Arm
  • Hands
  • Ribs
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Feet
  • Armpit
  • Back of Knee
  • Head

It is strongly recommended that with your first tattoo you should avoid these areas and go for something small or medium in an area that is cushioned by muscle and fat, such as the outer arm. At the end of the day, though, only get a tattoo where you certainly want one because the pain is temporary whereas the art is not.

Consult A Professional

The best way of avoiding a painful and unenjoyable first time in a tattoo studio is to go in and have a chat with a professional tattoo artist. Avoid the painful places to get tattoos and go for something a little easier by talking with one of our team at Second 2 None Tattoos on 01709 380069.