Tattoo Help!!

United States
November 21, 2006 2:47am CST
My friend and I are wanting to get tattoos for each others Christmas. We both hate needles and was wondering where was the best place to get one done on your body. Somewhere where there is no or minimal pain and easily hid. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Well everyone's pain tolerances are different, so minimal pain can't be guaranteed. I would suggest however to not get it on a bony part of the body. I've noticed that areas like that hurt more.
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• United States
24 Nov 06
thanks, I have heard not to get it on bone also. The fattest part of me would have to be my butt, but if I want to show it off, I dont want people looking at my behind....LOL
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@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
24 Nov 06
You're welcome! Yeah, I wouldn't really suggest getting it there, lol.
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@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
22 Nov 06
my husband has 5 tattoos one being on his chest and he said that one hurt the most.. I have one on the small of my back and that hurt. I have a friend that got one on her back near the shoulder and she said it did not hurt, I would get it done where there is more skin and less bone = )
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• United States
24 Nov 06
That is where I have been thinking about getting it done. I am a big whimp when it comes to needles. They scare me!
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• United States
24 Nov 06
That is where I have been thinking about getting it done. I am a big whimp when it comes to needles. They scare me!
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@vhenwood (1062)
• United States
24 Nov 06
do NOT get one on your ankle, I got one there . . .BIG MISTAKE! It hurt so bad I cried the entire time! I'm terrrified of needles too, but it's not really that bad. Get one on your back . . .I have 2 there and neither one of them hurt at all. I have one on the small of my back and on my upper right shoulder. Good Luck!!! and I warn you . . they are VERY addictive!!!!
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• United States
25 Nov 06
Thanks
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
22 Nov 06
got mine on my back shoulder it didnt hurt at all
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• United States
24 Nov 06
more than likely that is where it is going
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• United States
22 Nov 06
I got my first one over my heart.. it was pretty small.. wasn't near as bad as I thought! I can show it off, IF I wanna.. or hide it if not.. Now, my second was on my foot.. that was umm a lil more painful! lol
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• United States
24 Nov 06
thanks for the info
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• United States
25 Nov 06
While tattoos can be an expression of self, in the long run they are often regretted by the wearer...depending of course on the subject of the tattoo. Since you both hate needles, might I suggest you check out the vegetable dye tattoos? They aren't permanent, and from my understanding the inks are not placed as deeply into the skin as permanent dye tattoos. Perhaps a bit more research on both your parts would be in order here.
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• Australia
24 Nov 06
G'day from down under ... I have tatts and my missus has a couple as well. The one on her hip (back) didn't hurt at all, I also know of other women who've had it done there and have also not suffered any pain. I hope it helps and enjoy the experience, 'cause that's what life is about.
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
24 Nov 06
A few years ago when I got my tattoo, I asked the tattoo artist where on the body the tattoo was least painful. His response was that the shoulder was the best place for a tattoo if you're pain adverse. I got mine on the lower back. It did hurt but it wasn't unbearable.
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
24 Nov 06
A few years ago when I got my tattoo, I asked the tattoo artist where on the body the tattoo was least painful. His response was that the shoulder was the best place for a tattoo if you're pain adverse. I got mine on the lower back. It did hurt but it wasn't unbearable.
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
24 Nov 06
A few years ago when I got my tattoo, I asked the tattoo artist where on the body the tattoo was least painful. His response was that the shoulder was the best place for a tattoo if you're pain adverse. I got mine on the lower back. It did hurt but it wasn't unbearable.
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@sexymuma (1261)
24 Nov 06
it needs to be some where fleshy,both of my daughters have tattoos the youngest actual has a needle phobia,but has 4 tattoos, but she does not mind having the tattoos done,one of my friends loves having them done also she says its more like scatching than anything.xx
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
24 Nov 06
A few years ago when I got my tattoo, I asked the tattoo artist where on the body the tattoo was least painful. His response was that the shoulder was the best place for a tattoo if you're pain adverse. I got mine on the lower back. It did hurt but it wasn't unbearable.
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• United States
24 Nov 06
Wow, sorry about that - it told me it couldn't post and to try again. Eek.
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• United States
25 Nov 06
That is okay, I get that a lot myself.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
25 Nov 06
You should find someone that has been in jail or prison so that they can do it for you. Because in jail or prison they give each other tattos but not with needles with pens and something else I forgot though. And they're real. So yeah...
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• United States
25 Nov 06
I don't think I would trust anyone who has been to jail to do my tattoo.
• United States
24 Nov 06
I have a rather large tattoo over my right ankle area and it was my first tattoo. It hurt pretty bad. I've heard that anything over a bone like the ankle, wrist, foot, hand, etc is far more painful than a fleshy body part. Make sure that the parlor you go to is very clean and that they use a fresh needle with each tattoo and that they sanitize their equipment after each use. You can't be too careful!! Also - remember the healing process is lengthy and you will need to keep the tattoo moist and clean (i recommend a little neosporin as it keeps it germ free as well). It will scab up like a scrape, but burn like a sunburn all at the same time. Keeping it moist helps it from being overly itchy and you never want to scratch it! You don't want it in a hard to reach body part unless you have a roommate that can help you care for it. Or a body part that is covered by restrictive clothing that rubs - like the bra or underwear region. It makes it harder to heal and you could lose some color and clarity that way...Hope the info helps!
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• United States
25 Nov 06
thanks, you have given me a lot of info and I will be careful.....if I decided to do it....still a little skeptical
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
25 Nov 06
I have one on the back of my neck on the left side, and it hurt like crazy, so stay away from that area. I also have 2 on my lower back and they were more annoying than anything. You just get tired of sitting there and feeling like the tattoo artist is going over the same spot. Good Luck!!
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
22 Nov 06
got mine on my back shoulder it didnt hurt at all
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@wildpvcgal (1085)
18 Dec 06
I have a couple of tattoos done on my arms, top part of my arm's. It just felt like a mild sun burn for a couple of days. I know if you have it in certain place it would hurt more, the worse area is on the chest or ankles. xx