One of the most frequently asked questions that go along with getting a tattoo is "How bad will this hurt?". Well there are a lot of different things to take into consideration.
First off is location, location, location. Certain parts of your body will be more sensitive than other parts, so if you're getting your first tattoo and your looking for something on the lower end of the pain spectrum, here are some places to avoid:
- The head and skull is extremely painful
- hands, knuckles, palms
- groin are
- behind the knee
- rib place
- groove of your elbow
A notch down on the pain spectrum
- underside of your forearem
- inside of upper thigh
- stomach and torso
Although a tattoo will feel uncomfortable some recommended spots for your first tattoo that may be LESS uncomfortable would be places that have more muscle and not too close to the bone:
Just keep in mind that everyone is unique and have different levels of pain tolerance. Always consult your tattoo artist and get their thoughts.
Some steps to take before your tattoo to help reduce the pain would be
- Hydrate with water
- Don't drink alcohol prior
- Avoid coffee and aspirin
- Don't forget to BREATHE!