The Least Painful Places for a Tattoo ...

By Holly

The Least Painful Places for a Tattoo ...

Getting a tattoo is going to hurt. There's no way around the pain. I mean, you're going to be letting a needle push itself into your skin again and again. However, the area you get your tattoo in will determine just how much pain you're going to feel. If you don't want to squirm while you're sitting in that tattoo chair, then you should think about getting your ink in one of these spots:

1 Your Thigh

tattoo,flower,close up,arm,hand, Your thighs should have more flesh than the rest of your legs, which is why it's one of the best places to get a tattoo. Just stick to the front or side of your thighs and avoid the inside of your thighs, which can definitely be painful. If you can't have any ink showing at work or during family events, this spot is perfect for you. When you have on pants, capris, or a pencil skirt, no one will be able to glimpse your tattoo. However, when you want it to be in view, you can put on some shorts or a mini skirt and show it off to the world.

2 Your Upper Back

face,hair,photography,girl,beauty, Getting a tattoo on your upper back shouldn't hurt all that badly, as long as you avoid the bones on your shoulder blades and the area on your neck. If you're thinking about getting something tiny that wouldn't stretch across your entire back and hit those danger spots, then the pain shouldn't be all that intense.

3 Your Upper Arm

hair,person,clothing,tattoo,photography, Upper arm tattoos aren't only for men. There are women with some super cute ones (I mean, look at Ruby Rose). If you know you're going to end up getting a whole sleeve done, then you might as well start off easy by tattooing your upper arm.

4 Your Forearm

clothing,thigh,leg,arm,tattoo, Tattoos that stretch across your forearm aren't actually that painful, as long as you avoid the area by your wrist. If you're really worried about the pain, then try getting some words written across your forearm. They won't take as long as a picture would take, especially if you don't want the words filled in or adorned with any special designs.

5 Your Calf

tattoo,leg,thigh,arm,pattern, Calf tattoos aren't as common as other tattoos, but they're just as adorable. They shouldn't be all that painful and you'll get to lay down in your tattoo chair during the process. A calf tattoo will also give your crush some extra incentive to let you walk in front of him. That way, he can see how hot your ink looks.

6 Your Butt

hair,clothing,undergarment,thigh,leg, You probably don't want a tattoo on your booty, even though it's one of the least painful places for a tattoo. No matter how skinny you are, the area has a lot of flesh, which means that you won't feel the needle as intensely as you would in the areas that have less space between you and your bones.

7 Anywhere, but Your Genitals

human action,human positions,sitting,person,thigh, If you don't want to experience extreme pain, avoid getting tattooed on your ribcage, hips, nipples, or genitals. Thinking about those spots getting poked with a needle is painful enough.

Once you come up with a tattoo design that you love, it won't matter how much pain you have to go through to get it, because the end product will be well worth your struggle. How many tattoos do you have?

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It's not the getting of the tattoo, that just feels like sunburn - it's the healing, the god awful itching that goes on and on - my latest is full length outside lower leg and by golly I wanted to tear into the skin with the itch :( I dread that more than the " pain" of the procedure.


Out of my 3 my upper back hurt the worst. I'd say the ribs hurt less and my ankle wasn't too bad. You gotta love tats tho to deal with the pain honestly.


I got my first tattoo on my ribs and laughed all the way through. All of the tattoo artists in the studio told me I was crazy but the only uncomfortable part was when I felt it scraping the bone!


I'd say, generally speaking, any body art that requires touching bone is gonna hurt like hell! But, a good body artist knows how how to use the needle to produce art with the least amount of pain. And, of course, everyone has a different threshold for pain. I have three, one fairly large on in my lower back, and I'd call the sensation more annoying than painful. Beware, body art is like a bag of potato chips: nobody ends up satisfied with one ✒️⚓️


This all depends on the person and your pain threshold...I have 5 big tattoos. One that covers the inside of my right upper arm (that hurt!) honestly my worst one was my foot! Getting a large tattoo on your foot doesn't feel good! No tattoo feels good! It's like poking yourself with a needle and then dragging in across your skin.


I want one on my thigh. 😋😋


This was really helpful, and definitely made me really consider where I'm getting mine done.


Out of my 3 the ankle was the worst, thigh not bad at all


I like to know the story behind the tattoo.


Out of my 9 thigh and upper back were the worst....


Butt tattoo didn't hurt it tickled I laughed for an hour and half


All tattoos hurt to me😫😂. I'm a baby though. However I have 9 already and I'm going back for more😝


One and I'm getting more!


Loathe tatoos


I one behind each ear. Not too bad of pain, finger tattoos hurt a lot in my opinion.


My forearm was the worst tattoo experience. I think it is painful.


Wrist tattoos hurt so bad!! But they look so good after!!


0. But I've been thinking of a wrist tat for a while now.


Hip tattoos arent too painful. I got my first tattoo there &the; pain was bareable 😊but everyones body can handle different levels of pain


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