How much Tattooing really hurts
Getting a tattoo is not a relaxing and non-painful experience and it’s not for everyone. Some of the body parts are a bit tricky and some are easier to work on. You have to choose the right place and the right tattoo with which you will be satisfied the most. Although the pain differs from person to person, some of the places are more sensitive than the others. Sit on that chair, think about the final result and be brave!
Ouch! The first most painful place to get a tattoo is spine. It is made up of 26 bones and if you want to get a tattoo along the spine you should just move it a bit to the left or right. Hands, fingers, knuckles are filled with ligaments and bones, and your skin is thinner at those places, so it can be extremely painful. The thing about getting a tattoo on your elbow is actually that you have to sit and bend your arm in a very difficult and strange way and in the end your elbow will probably swell; that’s why it is called “swellbow”. Oh, and we mustn’t forget ankles, feet and knees. Places where the skin is thinner or closer to the bones are actually the most painful ones, so choose wisely.
Although it is hard to relax when the tattoo artist is drawing, try to take deep breaths and you can even talk to the artist during the process or to your friend to ease the pain down. Relaxing music can also be helpful. You can squeeze something or chew to reduce the amount of pain, like for example a stress ball, gum, grip exerciser, towel, etc. If you are experiencing a huge amount of pain you can always try some sort of a pain killer to reduce it. It is unwise to try and reduce the amount of pain by using excessive amounts of alcohol; in addition, you should avoid ingesting large quantities of food before subjecting your body to these kinds of procedures. Rehydration of your body is recommended and can alleviate the painful process of taking a tattoo by a certain degree, or at least prepare your body for that procedure.
Size matters! The smaller and simpler a tattoo is, the process is less painful. On the other hand, if the size of the tattoo is large and portrait in greater detail, then the process of creating such a tattoo can induce a greater amount of pain. It is the same with the color of the tattoo, one-color tattoos are less painful in comparison with the multi-color ones. Both types of tattoos can hurt more if the artist needs togo over them several times. However, don’t be afraid to get a big one because it can look great in the end.
Fear of blood and needles can be a bit tricky when you’re getting a tattoo. But the thing is that tattoo needles don’t enter the skin as much as we think they do, they only go about 1/16 of an inch. If you are really scared, try not to watch while the artist is drawing, it can be much easier. As it is for blood, it really depends from person to person. Some people don’t bleed at all, some do bleed more, but it depends on the amount of alcohol or any kind of blood thinner you used. The artist will always clean off the blood so you won’t have to worry about it.
Although it is difficult not to be concentrated on the pain you should give it your best. After you are finished with your awesome tattoo listen to your artist about other instructions concerning your latest tattoo. Don’t forget to leave the covering on, and afterwards carefully remove it. Furthermore, please avoid the scratching so it can heal properly.