Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo and How to Minimize the Pain

When you get a tattoo, you are allowing your skin to be pierced repeatedly by a needle or needles. It can last anything from minutes to hours depending on how big or complicated the tattoo design is. So, no matter how you look at it, pain is inevitable. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo and don’t know where to have it in case it’s too painful. Here is a list of the most painful places to get a tattoo.

1. behind your ears

2. Your eye brows and lips

3. around your chest and rib cage

4. Your hips

5. Your butt

6. around your pubic area

7. around your ankles and feet

These are generally the most painful places to get a tattoo. However, the amount of pain differs from individual to individual. For people who have high tolerance to pain, they will tell you it’s almost don’t feel it.

Usually, the pain involved is a burning sensation or scratchy feeling. And to minimise feeling too much pain, it’s best to avoid the above mentioned areas. A few other things to help you lessen the pain are:

1. Choose a tattoo artist that you have confidence in. Maybe he/she is well known or has many years of experience.

2. Avoid any alcohol or drugs before visiting a tattoo parlour because they may cause your blood to thin out, causing more bleeding.

3. Arrive at the tattoo parlour with the determination and the right mindset. When you will your mind this way, it may not hurt as much as you thought.

4. Listen to your favourite tunes to ease your mind.

5. Let your tattoo artist know when the pain becomes unbearable. He/she will then allow you to take a beak or to resume the tattoo at a later date.

So, remember all the above points when you make a visit to a tattoo parlour. But if the above tips aren’t convincing enough, then just take a look at the number of people with tattoos on their bodies. They are people who are not bothered as to where the most painful places to get a tattoo are. And that is most probably the best advice for you.

by Dave Luc