‘The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.’ – Martin Luther King
How can pain related with ‘art’ be unbearable? The very word ‘unbearable’ dilutes the passion with which we approach a particular form of art. And if the art is as aesthetic as that of tattooing, pain is out of question.
The very sublime feeling of getting marked for life melts down the pain of the striking needle rather makes it too blunt to hurt you. Even than if you have any scruples, approach with an unflinching determination. To be frank pain will be there as the needle pierces into your skin, doesn’t matter how small the tattoo is. It may also depend on your tolerance level, which varies from person to person. Usually, the outline work of the piece to be marked on your skin is more painful as the needle work is a bit deep to ensure complete and effective coverage.
The pain will be more in case of body parts with less fat and muscles. Still to minimize that slight burning and scratching sensation select a reputable and experienced tattooist. Take breaks in between, if the work is time consuming.
Can’t you take a few hours of discomfort for that ultimate piece? Just experience and enjoy the unique pain of the tattoo gun and evolve into a new self.