No, it doesn't. It feels to me as if someone keeps poking you over and over in the same spot. It is more irritating than painful.
I haven't experienced it yet but a friend of mine said that it was not painful at all. I think most tattoo artist nowadays use anesthetics to help their customers fight against the pain.
This greatly depends on where your tattoo is going, how much fat you have under your skin, and your tolerance to pain. I have a few tattoos and 2 were uncomfortable and that was only because of their location. If you get a tattoo on your arm, a place where there is some fat, then there is just the constant annoyance Gcrhoads64 mentioned. Now the top of the foot (unless you've got lots of fat there) is another story. The constant hitting of the bones on top of the foot can become quite uncomfortable. The sides of my wedding band were also uncomfortable. Mostly because the skin on the side of the finger is more sensitive. I wouldn't really describe any of them painful. Annoying and uncomfortable.
From my experience, yes. I hate tattoo parlors and prefer doing it myself. That noisy machine reminds me of the drill at the dentist which is filled with horrible memories. A shot, I hated getting for 8 years. Then I finally got one at my local Walgreens and now I don't mind getting shots.
In my opinion, getting a tattoo hurts more than a shot! I got a tattoo wedding band and it hurt pretty bad!!
Oh gosh yes. Imagine carving into your skin with an exacto knife, that's what a tattoo feels like. A razor blade carving into your skin and bone. You WILL break out into a cold sweat and almost pass out if it's too big. You gotta breathe, and take breaks. Anyone who says it doesn't hurt is either into pain, is an emo cutter, or they just forgot .
by mkplcl 21 months ago
I desperately want this one tattoo, but I have a serious fear of needles..and the pain. I want it on my left rib cage...I'm a skinny girl, they show, and tattooing on bone I imagine can't be pleasant. I was wondering..if I could go in for the actual tattoo appointment maybee after a few drinks..or...
by Becca Lopez 4 years ago
Is getting a tattoo on you feet or your hip worse...Where is the worse place to get a tattoo?
by Mmargie1966 9 years ago
Which hurts worse, getting a tattoo or waxing your body?People have different thresholds for several types of pain. I'm hoping this question starts an interesting dialog about pain.
by Keith Schroeder 10 years ago
How painful is it to get a tattoo?Is there anything that reduces the pain?
by rbird18 11 years ago
does getting a tattoo hurtdoes it hurt
by rob_allen 10 years ago
What are the things that you should consider before getting a tattoo?
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