If you are planning to have a tattoo, design should not be the only to consider. The part of your body which you are planning to get tattooed is important too. Throughout our body there are areas where the skin is thin or thick. The entire body does not have the same type of skin. Having tattoos on areas where the skin is thin and bony can be painful. No matter how good it looks, if you are not strong enough to endure the pain, drop the plan. Here, we have shared, the 6 most painful places to get a tattoo.
1. Behind the ear
This is a popular spot. But not many know that it is one of the most painful spots too. If you look closely, you will find that the area is bony with a thin skin. Such a close contact with the bone renders the tattooing session painful. Because the needle will hit the bone, the amount of pain can even double up. The complexity of the design is another thing which can have direct connection with the pain. So be sure, if you are very keen on getting a tattoo behind the ear done and want to make it as less painful as possible then go for a simple design.
Spine is probably the best place to sport a tattoo. The reason for this is that you can go for as much detailing as you want. Running from the back of your neck, all through the spine, a tattoo can be made in its full glory. But, this again is a place which can be extremely painful. The spinal bones can make it a bit more difficult for you to bear the pain. However, if you still want to go for a tattoo on the spine, ask the tattoo artist to apply a generous amount of specialized numbing cream.
Ankle tattoos are again very popular amongst both boys and girls. A tattoo on ankle can look cute as well as sensual. It can start from your lower calf and go on till your ankle. But the latter part gives off a burning sensation. Since the skin is very thin at this point and the bones are more exposed to the needle. You can ask the artist to use the numb cream but be ready to take the risk before you go for it.
Elbow too has wrinkled thin skin like knees and ankles. Because of thin skin and bones you have to go through pain. Though tattoos on elbows look unique with most of the people going for stars, spider webs and colorful flowers, it can be quite painful. And again the length and complexity of the design determines the pain. So before you head to the tattoo studio, do your home work on some pain buster remedies.
Tattoos on ribs look fabulous and revealing. But, equally true is the fact that it is one such sensitive area that can give you a hard time at the tattoo studio. What you can do is, you can ask for several breaks during the tattoo session if the tattoo is big and elaborate. Always remember, self control is the best remedy. If you know that you can bear pain, you will no matter what, but if you have qualms in your mind itâs going to be a bit hard for you.
On your feet, the pain intensity varies with each spot. As you will move along the line and length of your feet you will see that bones are more exposed in some areas than other. If you want to have a tattoo on your feet, make sure that you avoid the toe part. It is again one of the most painful sites. Instead, the upper part of your feet is a better area where you will feel less pain because the skin is comparatively thicker.