Updated: Feb 11, 2020
How Much Will My Tattoo Hurt?
Yes, it’s no secret that getting a tattoo done hurts. Your pain tolerance may dictate just where the best spot for a new tattoo is if pain is your main concern. The most painful areas tend to be where there are a lot of nerves close to the surface of the skin. In general the more flesh, the less pain.
The most painful areas are:
The tops of your feet. Anywhere on the ankles. Hips Ribs and spine. Sternum. The genital area.
Remember: The bigger the tattoo, the more pain. This is predominantly due to larger tattoos obviously taking longer to complete. Extended periods of tattooing will challenge the most seasoned tattooer as hours of relentless pain of varying degrees will appear to get worsen as time passes. Consider having large tattoos done in stages until you know what your pain threshold is.