One of the first things people wonder about when they are thinking about getting a tattoo done is whether it actually hurts or not, and if so, how painful is it? Most people automatically assume that it is an extremely painful process because at the end of the day, no matter where on your body you want the tattoo, it involves sticking needles repeatedly into the skin.
So what is the truth of the matter? well the truth is that if you do want to get a permanent tattoo done then I’m afraid it will involve some pain. the amount of pain you will suffer is in many ways psychological. for example, two people having the exact same tattoo done by the exact same artist may have two different accounts of how painful it was. One may think it was a piece of cake and one might say that the pain was unbearable.
This is because to a large extent pain is all in the mind so if you adopt the right mindset during the procedure and tell yourself that the needles won’t hurt at all, then you should find it to be quite a tolerable experience. On the other hand if you are quite sensitive to pain, or maybe you are young and still haven’t experienced any real pain in your life, then you may find the procedure to be extremely painful. however, if you look away from the tattoo artist and keep thinking nice thoughts then you can control the pain to some extent.
If you’re still not convinced then my advice would be to simply forget about the idea of getting a tattoo. for a small minority of people just the thought of the needles going into the skin is enough to put them off, and there’s nothing wrong with that. the decision to get a tattoo is not to be taken lightly for a number of reasons.
There are always other alternatives. for example instead of a permanent piece of body art you can choose to get a temporary tattoo which can also look great and are completely painless. Overall though what I would say is that no matter how severe you expect the procedure to be, many people find that getting a tattoo done is nowhere near as painful as they anticipated it to be. As long as you get a professional licensed artist to carry out the procedure you should be fine. Just keep telling yourself that at the end of the procedure you will have a great looking tattoo design that you can show off to all your friends.