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Very often people who are considering getting a tattoo want to know which part of the body hurts the most to get a tattoo and which part hurts the least. Seems like a perfectly normal question but one that is unfortunately difficult to answer because every person is different and so is their pain threshold.
Most agree that the arm is the absolute easiest place to get a tattoo. Basically places that contain the most muscle will absorb the needle better and as a result will be the places which will hurt the least. The places that hurt more than usual are areas of either high nerve concentration, erogenous zones like inner thigh or areas right over bone like the ankle.
Certain areas that hurt a lot like the ribcage usually are chosen by those with more experience, but if it’s your first tattoo and you are nervous stick to the arm or leg. Tattoos are one of those things that you should try really hard not to concentrate on where tattoos hurt the most or the least but rather look ahead and imagine how beautiful the art work will look once it is complete.
Where a tattoo will hurt the least is relative to several factors but the less sensitive the skin is, the less a tattoo should hurt. when most people try to describe to another person what getting a tattoo feels like they say it is more irritating than anything else because of the consistent pin pricks. Those experienced in the tattoo industry will say that the more exposed the area of the body is to outside elements, the tougher the skin is and therefore the tattoo will hurt less in those areas.
Sometimes the amount of pain that you will experience while getting your tattoo will depend on the artist. Some are heavy handed which will make the pain more intense but others are so graceful when giving a tattoo that you walk away thinking you went for a walk in the park.
What will hurt one person can be simply annoying to someone else. How much a tattoo hurts is dependent on your individual tolerance for pain. There are areas more sensitive than others that are the same for everybody. Generally the ‘meatier’ the area the less the tattoo will hurt. Areas such as the back and outside parts of the arm, and tend to hurt less than others.
Many have said that the pain involved in getting a tattoo is similar to that of bad sunburn, being stung several times by bees, a bad scrape, but remember that the pain does not last very long at all. How you feel physically will determine how well you handle the tattooing process. if you are not your normal 100% you will feel more discomfort during the tattooing process.
If you are having a bad mental day then it is best to hold off because if you are distracted or aggravated it is likely going to really tick you off once the tattoo gets started. if you are really concerned with pain but want to get a tattoo then ask your artist which places hurt the least when getting a tat. maybe you will decide to start off somewhere else and get a small one to test it out.
Word tattoos are getting hotter and popular these days, every tat enthusiast wants to have a piece of that striking short quote or meaningful sayings tattooed on one part of their body. Well, who can blame them? Text designs are great alternatives for images because they can directly express what one feels or believe in. here are some ideas for you to explore.
Short quotes can have a great impact because they are simple, concise and straight to the point. They can be best inked on your wrist, arm, nape, ankle and foot. They are at their coolest when expressed in 2-3 words. some examples are:
Risk it All
Calm your Expectations
Meaningful sayings and quotations are another sought after text designs. these kind of word tattoos are at their best when tattooed on bigger skin canvas like the ribcage, shoulder blade and back. mostly, the quotations are about struggles and hardships in life or assertion of strength, love and aspirations. here are some ideas from several respectable authors:
“Even the best Fall Down, sometimes. “
“It Does Not do To Dwell On Dreams and Forget To Live.”
“Its not the length of life but the depth of life.”
“Love is the key to my heart. “
Lyrics from your favorite songs are always exciting options for you to delve into. Music is very much a part of our everyday lives so here are some examples.
“Lies are simple. Simple is bliss.” from NOFX the Decline
“Free your Mind” from En Vogue
“My heart is full and my door’s always open.” from Maroon 5
Lines from a favorite movie would be another interesting source. Lately, the success of the movie ” Twilight”, lead to famous lines like ” and so the lion fell in love with the lamb…”. There is also the “”Wake your dreams” from Lord of the Rings and “This too shall pass” which was mentioned in the movie, “My Bestfriends’ Wedding.
How about excerpts from your favorite book. Mine are from Nicholas Sparks “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it” (A Walk to Remember) and “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that” (Message in a Bottle).
One of the most frequently asked questions about tattoos, other than “does it hurt” is, “how much does a tattoo cost?” Pricing will vary depending on several factors, but this guide will give you a good idea on how much you will be looking at to get tattooed.
First of all there are several factors to consider when figuring out the cost of a tattoo. These are design size, detail and intricacy of the design, number of colors, placement, the amount of time it will take and the work involved in doing the tattoo. Of course larger designs will cost more than smaller ones and a tattoo that has a lot of detail and many colors will also be more expensive. The placement is also figured into the price because it is easier to apply tattoos on some parts of the body such as the arm or leg. If the design is on the lower back or the ribcage for example, the cost will be a bit higher.
Other price factors include the location and area that you live in. Tattoo parlors in large urban areas usually charge more than shops that are located in small towns. The experience and reputation of the artist also plays a big part in the price. a well known tattoo artist will charge a lot more than someone that is less experienced or is just starting out as an apprentice.
Custom designed tattoos will also be more pricey than stock designs on the wall or in a book. If your artist has to create and draw a design for you, then you will also be charged for his or time and the work that goes into creating your tattoo. It sometimes differs from one tattoo shop to another how they figure the prices of the tattoos. They may charge by the piece or by the hour. Simple stock designs that take less than an hour to do will usually be charged just by the piece. This will probably cost you at least $50.00. If it is done by the hour, you should consider that it will cost between $75.00 – $150.00 an hour with a minimum of $50.00. Large designs like sleeves and full backs will most likely be charged by the hour. Many times with a large tattoo like this, you will also be required to pay a deposit of at least $50.00.
While all tattoo shops will differ somewhat in their pricing and by figuring in factors such as the area that you live in, for a simple small tattoo, you can plan on paying around $50.00. If the tattoo that you want is large, a custom design or something very detailed and intricate, your best bet would be to go to a tattoo parlor and ask them to give you an estimate. That way there will be no surprises. one last thing, it is good practice to tip your tattoo artist when he or she is finished doing your tattoo and you are satisfied with it. The normal tip is around 10 – 20 percent.