a question for people who have tattoos.

Amanda - posted on 11/05/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm going to get a tattoo hopefully soon. I think it will be a half sleeve of flowers, but it really may turn out to be a quarter sleeve. I was just wondering if the upper arm is one of the least painful places to get a tattoo? I know your back and ribcage are painful places to put tattoos but haven't heard much pain wise about half sleeves. Yes I know all tattoos will hurt.

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Gena - posted on 11/08/2014

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Amanda is it your first tattoo? Its really hard to explain the pain if you have never felt it.I say the outlines feel like a razorblade slicing the skin,but the shading feels different,it starts to feel like a burning stingy pain. I tattoo people that start screaming,meowing,or make faces and cant hold still when i tattoo them,then again i have other customers that dont move abit and take the pain real well.
Guest,i guess you dont have a tattoo on your elbows or that little bone on the wrist:) they hurt alot more then behind the ear. Or atleast i find those places worse painful then behind the ear.But it did hurt more then the upper arm.

Amanda - posted on 11/06/2014

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I'm putting it on my upper arm regardless of the pain. It can be easily covered up if I need to with a short sleeve shirt and I won't be too hot wearing it, or I can wear a tank top and show it off. I really just want an idea of how painful it is to get one there so I kinda have an idea as to what to expect. I know it will depend a lot on my pain tolerance though.

Guest - posted on 11/06/2014

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The outside of the upper arm is not bad, the inside is one of the more sensitive places.
That said, I wouldn't base where to get a permanent mark on my body by where it might hurt the least....
My tattoo is just behind my left ear. It is one of the most painful places, but it really wasn't all that bad. I chose that place because I can easily hide it when I need to, but I can pull my hair up and let it be seen without having to wear skimpy clothes. On the rare occasion that I need to have it hidden and wear my hair up (like with an evening gown or cocktail dress), it can be easily covered with an opaque makeup.

Gena - posted on 11/06/2014

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It really depends on how you take pain. The upper arm gets painful after awhile,but i found it less painful then some other places like the elbow,finger,neck,foot,ankel etc. Sometimes just sitting gets painful cause your bum gets numb lol. It also depends on if you are getting the whole thing done in one session or if you are getting the outlines done and then the shading or color another day. For me personaly i would say the upper arm wasnt too painful,it only started to burn when the shading was done..but some other places hurted way more!

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