I want a tattoo but I am scared!

@kwylima (452)
United States
April 5, 2011 7:57am CST
I want a tatto so bad... I want to right a Frase on my back and I am sure I never will regret it. The problem is I am soooo scared... I don't know how bad is the pain and I don't know if can do it. Even I know that it hurts I am gonna do it anyway. I am just waiting for a good day to do it. I want to know about you.. Do you have any tattoo? Did it hurt really bad or not?Tell about you tattoo thanks for answer.
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@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
8 Apr 11
Hi Kwylima, I find we are similar. I have been wanting a tattoo for so long but yet I'm afraid of the pain. I've heard from many people that getting a tattoo is extremely painful and imagine blood oozing out from your skin. WOuld you want to use a needle and pock your skin? This is the part that really scares me. however, i still feel i want to get a tattoo one day before I die! hah But my advise to you is -- if you really want to get a tattoo, you should not keep asking advise from other people because they will cloud your mind and you end up not going to the tattoo shop. If you really want the tattoo, you should just make up your mind and go. Otherwise, you'll be like me, wanting at tattoo for 5 years and still not getting it.
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6 Apr 11
There are a lot of different factors, like your pain tolerance level and the placement of the tattoo. I was extremely thin (eating disorder) when I had my first tattoo on my spine and I have to say it was really bad to start with. I hadn't eaten beforehand (BIG mistake!) and I went in there. He maybe should have done the designs in smaller bursts because when he did the big long lines directly on my bony spine, I got up and ran out of the back of the studio and threw up! Now this sounds awful, but I think your state of mind has a lot to do with it and I was really nervous. If you go in there and keep taking slow breaths and remain calm, it won't be so bad and after the first few minutes your body automatically kicks in endorphins or some such chemical that makes it not so bad and it's painful, but not so much that it's a problem. When I had my second tattoo it was a much bigger piece on my ankle, which is again a bony area with not much flesh, so it will be worse than a fleshy area. It hurt, but it wasn't so bad. I had no problems like I did with the first one and just chatted with the tattooist. The worst part was when he was going over the ankle bone and I could feel it vibrating under the needle. That's my experiences and advice!
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• United States
5 Apr 11
I have a very small one on the right side of my groin area and it did not hurt at all. Although I am pain tolerant and I also have had two kids so I feel that nothing can compare to that. lol But if you are scared then I would not advice it because they are suppose to be fun and not feared from. You will live with it forever and you want to have good memories of the day you had it and why you did. I am with 3honor in box one, should start with a washable one so that if you do not like it, you won't have regrets later.
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
6 Apr 11
for me really if you want go for it but remember the result after all you not get of job because of the tattoo they find out you are bad person.
6 Apr 11
Having a tattoo does not make you a bad person.
@kwylima (452)
• United States
6 Apr 11
About jobs I don't care because it is gonna be in a place that nobody see... And I don't think I amtonna be a bad person just because o have a tattoo. Thanks for your opinion!
@paris12 (22)
• Germany
5 Apr 11
here is the thing i have a tattoo and i am not going to tell you if it is going to painful or not because everyone handles pain on a different level whats painful to someone else may not be painful to you. my experience is this i had my name put on my neck it feels like a needle scraping your skin if you want one think about if you can do without it and if you can than you may want to wait
@kwylima (452)
• United States
6 Apr 11
I like your answer and I agree with you. I think the same way because I know people who think differently as well. I am gonna do it anyway hahaahah thanks!
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
6 Apr 11
I really want a tattoo as well. My problem with getting one is not the pain, some of my friends are real cry babies and they have several, but my problem is what part of my body do I want to put it. I seen several possible areas on the body of other people that might be nice to have one put, such as on the upper shoulder, or on the ankle. I know this would be a life long decision so I will have to be sure of my choice. So, go ahead and get your tattoo, you only live once.
6 Apr 11
Hi, Kwylima, Now days its very easy if you want a tattoo without any pain. Now they already have the machine with a spirits liquids so you will never get pain at all. The prices are also same only. But myself have tattoo without any liquids but i can say that its not very pain. The feel are almost like ant bitting only. Don't worry my friend, you really can tattoo. Its not very pain actually.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
5 Apr 11
If you are scared, don't do it because it is absolutely painful.