Do Tattoos Hurt and How Will It Feel? Women Feel Less Pain Then Men?

If you’re thinking about getting your first tattoo ever, you’re probably thinking if it hurts or not. Bottom line, yes it does hurt. But there is a lot of factors that come into play depending on how much pain is involved. If you asked your friends or people with tattoos how much it hurts, they will probably tell you it doesn’t hurt much at all. Few reasons might be because it’s been so long since they got a tattoo, they got a tattoo in a spot where it doesn’t hurt that much, or they get so many tattoos so often they don’t even feel the pain anymore. Same with tattoo artists, they are tattooing others so much they forget what getting a tattoo feels like anymore.

The pain will vary by person and how much each person can tolerate it. Also depends on what type of equipment the tattoo artists uses. If they use equipment with fewer needles, then obviously you will feel less pain. Tattoos in areas with softer skin will have more pain then others. Tattoo artists and surveys will show that women tolerate the pain more then men for some reason.

If you have a fear of needles, then maybe tattoos aren’t the best choice for you. The tattoo artist can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours to get your tattoo done depending how big. Having a fear of blood is also not a good idea to get a tattoo since there will be blood shown quite a bit.
Where is the best place to get a tattoo? The best spot is probably a place on your body that has the most strength and structure. Bony spots on your body is a good spot to start. Your back, shoulder, and legs are all good spots to feel less pain. The softer the spot on your body, the more pain you will feel. Obviously spots like your stomach, inner thighs, inner arms, and hip areas are going to cause more pain because it’s very soft.

 If this is your first time getting a tattoo, we suggest getting a tattoo that is some what small and in a spot that doesn’t hurt as much as any other spots. It will still hurt, but if you get a tattoo in a spot that might hurt less it will help for the future when you get more tattoos. Now that you already got a tattoo and felt the pain, now you can move on to other spots of your body because you can tolerate it now.