Which place is most painful for a tattoo?

August 05
Status: 3 tokens - Active

If you had a painful tattoo, what place was it?

4 Answers:

thegoldrush avatar

I'm not a fan of tattoos on my skin, but I love how they look on some celebrities. But I didn't know how much it hurt until I followed my friend to a tattoo shop to get his dream neck tattoo. 

I could see the pain on his face. It hurt so bad, but I must admit the tattoo was beautiful.

thehustler avatar

Although I don't have a painful tattoo or any tattoo, I have a friend who does. He got a detailed tattoo on his leg. It looked good, but I could tell that it hurt. As they say, "No pain, no gain."

Lifeisgood avatar

The level of pain experienced during a tattoo can vary from person to person based on individual pain tolerance, the size and design of the tattoo, and the location on the body where it is being done. Generally, areas with thinner skin and fewer nerve endings tend to be less painful, while areas with more nerve endings and denser skin may be more painful. Here are some areas of the body that are often considered more painful for tattooing:

Ribcage: The ribcage area, particularly along the sides or closer to the sternum, can be quite painful due to the proximity of bones and thinner skin.

Spine: Tattooing directly over the spine can be uncomfortable and painful, as the spine is a bony area with nerve endings close to the skin's surface.

Feet and Ankles: These areas have thinner skin and a higher concentration of nerve endings, which can make them more sensitive and painful for tattooing.

Hands and Fingers: The skin on the hands and fingers is relatively thin, and there is less muscle and fat to cushion the tattooing needle, resulting in a higher likelihood of feeling discomfort and pain.

Inner Bicep: While pain tolerance varies, some individuals find the inner bicep area to be sensitive and uncomfortable for tattooing due to the proximity of the armpit and thinner skin.

Behind the Ear: The skin behind the ear is thin and delicate, making it more sensitive to pain during tattooing.

It's important to remember that pain tolerance is subjective, and what may be painful for one person may be more manageable for another. Additionally, the skill and technique of the tattoo artist can also affect the overall experience. If you're considering getting a tattoo, it's recommended to consult with a professional tattoo artist who can provide guidance on pain levels and help you make an informed decision based on your individual preferences and pain tolerance.


Pain of course is subjective but as a heavily tattooed person I would say that for me, personally my worst ones have been my knees and the palms of my hands

What's your answer? Login