There are definitely painful places to get tattoos as opposed to other areas where pain is minimized. Here are some areas you may want to think twice about if your concerned with painful places to get tattoos.
1. The foot!
The feet are filled with nerve endings and getting inked here can be very painful.
Now I am talking about the actual foot, not the ankle area which some people automatically link together or believe that the ankle has the same pain as the foot just because they are close to one another.
The foot area itself will be a more painful area to get tattooed, but the ankle is definitely not without it's pain either.
2. Bone areas!
Any area where there is bone close to the skin will be an area of higher pain. For instance your outer ankle bone will be more painful than getting an ankle tattoo in a more fleshier area. Other areas are behind the ear, the skull, and the ribs. All can be painful places to get tattoos.
3. The Butt!
Many people have reported that the most painful places to get tattoos has been...their butt! While tattooing a bony area is painful, there is also pain associated with overly fleshy or flabby areas. Hence the pain level that the butt area has.
To experiment with this, simply take your fingernails and lightly dig a line into your butt. Now try the same thing on your shoulder. You can see that, unless you have a very firm butt, the pain level is much higher in the butt than the shoulder.
With the popularity of low back tattoos that often times travel south into the butt region, you should be aware that the pain level will be higher when going south towards the butt.
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