When we talk about tattoos and pain, we are dealing with a topic that interests many people.
There are more and more those who, before deciding to get a tattoo, inquire about the areas that potentially do less harm. Yes, potentially because pain is subjective and this aspect must always be taken into consideration. There is no pain threshold that is valid for everyone because the perception you have depends on many factors.
Tattoos and pain: what to know
So what are the areas of the body where a tattoo hurts the most? To answer this question, even if only in a very general way, tables have been put in place that can help to understand which are the areas in which a tattoo can hurt and which, on the other hand, are those in which there is almost only a nuisance.
Among the critical points for tattoos are, without a doubt, feet, ankles, and hollow of the knee. These are very delicate and sensitive areas, which are among the most painful when it comes to tattoos. To these areas, we must also add the elbows, another critical area. The sternum is also very painful to tattoo and, for women, underboob tattoos can be critical when it comes to discomfort. It is also very painful to get a groin tattoo which, however, is one of the most popular areas among women. Head, nipples, inner thigh, hands, and fingers must also be added to the list, which is other extremely painful points when it comes to tattoos.
Go ahead, however, for the arm and forearm, for the external area of the thigh, and for the calf. These are areas that can be tattooed more easily and without much pain. As previously said, however, be careful to remember that pain and the perception of it are absolutely subjective. Maybe someone tattooing their head will have felt less pain than those who, on the other hand, decided to tattoo their calf and so on.
However, if the area chosen for the tattoo is significant, there are those who decide to endure even the great pain. Otherwise, the advice can be only one: decide to change the area, opting for a less painful tattoo and a less sensitive one. In this way you will have both the tattoo you want without, however, suffering too much. The perfect compromise for anyone who is afraid of the pain of a tattoo.
It is also advisable to ask your trusted tattoo artist for tips on this matter. Only by talking to an expert is it possible to identify which areas could be avoided if you are afraid of pain and which, instead, you should prefer. Always thinking about the choice you are about to make is always the suggestion to take into consideration when it comes to tattoos and this is not only because of the pain but for the fact that it is a design that will remain on the skin forever. Once all this has been done, all that remains is to decide the subject and make an appointment for the creation of the tattoo that you want to have on the skin.