The very next step after choosing right designs for your tattoo is to decide where it would be inked on your body. It is clear that, besides designs, the location of tattoos on your body is relatively important as it would influence not only the way it is exposed but also the amount of pain it may cause.
So make sure that you understand comprehensively what you want for your tattoos and more importantly where the most painful places to get tattoos and the least painful places on your body to get tattoos are.
The Least Painful Place
The first rule to keep in mind is that the feeling of pain is not the same for everyone; it all depends on the person’s pain tolerance level which varies a lot. However, the least painful place, as many people believe, is the arm, which is absolutely true. With the art of tattooing, the arm is divided into three different parts: the upper arm, forearm and inner arm, all of these have enough thickness as well as muscle to easily accommodate a tattoo.
Of these three parts, upper arm seems to be the most ideal spot as a tattoo here could be flawlessly covered by T-shirts while at work and be unfolded whenever you want. The principle to get less pain while doing tattoo here is to choose the parts of your body that have thick, dense skin and fat as well as muscle. According to this principle, other perfect places for tattooing on body could be calf, thigh, hip, and waist.
The Most Painful Place
As having thick and dense skin or fat and muscle are criteria for an ideal place to get the least pain while tattooing, most painful places to have your tattoos inked are the ones that meet none of these criteria. They are common spots with large veins and are in lack of fat or muscle or places where the skin is extremely thin such as lips, ears or eyelid. One of most painful ones is the neck area, which is basically a giant artery where the skin is obviously thin and there is apparently not much fat as well as muscle.
Doing tattoo on places like these may make the healing process delayed for months. Two other harrowing spots for tattoos are the foot-top and the foot-bottom. The foot-top is the area where the skin is relatively thin with the bones underneath while the foot-bottom though has thick skin but still has a large concentration of nerves. Tattooing in these spots is possible and many people have done that, but you should prepare thoroughly for extreme pain and the inconvenience while moving on foot for a long time.
To sum up, each person has different pain tolerance level and some even take pain as an amusement while making a tattoo. However, no matter what you want, it is more significant that you understand well where are the most painful places and least painful places so that you could have best decisions for yourself.