Tattoos

@joye68 (151)
United States
October 18, 2009 6:52pm CST
I've always wanted to get a tat or two... or three... I'm not into the tramp stamps like so many stepford girls are, so I designed a couple of my own that I'd like to sport around. Problem is... I don't like needles. Although the tats I made are small (one is no more than an inch around, black ink, simple), I was considering putting them on the back of my neck near my hair line and the other behind my elbow. Alternatively, I could put one on the top of my left foot and the other on the left hip and a little toward the back (on the upper part of my butt cheek, I have a bubble butt and I thought it would look cute in a "now you see it, now you don't" way when I wear a bikini...nothing too tragic but enough to peek out). Please give me some advice on tat spots. Least painful, how long it'll last before touch ups, etc. Thanks so much in advance.
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@Amigone (44)
• United States
10 Dec 09
The tattoo needle is not the same as a normal needle. They are not jabbing it into you or anything, it's just sort of scratching the surface. I got a flu shot and a tattoo within a week of eachother and the flu shot hur WAY worse. It will hurt less over fleshy parts of you. the back of your neck might hurt as it's over your spine. Your foot will def hurt a lot. How often you need a touchup really depends on you. If you take care of it well then it will be a long time before you need to get it touched up. If you don't care for it well then you could be getting it touched up three weeks after you get it.
• Canada
16 Jan 10
I couldn't agree more! You don't even really notice that it's a needle at all! It scratches your skin not jabbing! Also very true about touch ups ... If you take care of it properly (shortly after getting it, applying sunscreen if it's in a spot where sun can get it, etc) then you can go a LONG time without a touch up. BUT keep in mind that white and bright colors (yellow, orange, etc) may need to be touched up as they may fade over time!
• Canada
16 Jan 10
I have found in my experience with tattoos that if you put the tattoo on a spot that has more "meat" then it's not so bad. The more painful ones seem to be in more bony spots. Good Luck, and be sure to keep us posted!
@joye68 (151)
• United States
13 Aug 10
Update: I STILL haven't gotten a tattoo. I know.. "just cos I have one, doesn't mean I have to BE one." My daughter is loaded with tats. She says the same thing. I think I will continue to ruminate on a tattoo. I figure if it's going to be permanent, it must be something I can stand to look at for the rest of my life.
• United States
23 Oct 09
From what I have heard, the back of your arm hurts a lot because it's very nervy. Also your elbow is pretty bony so there's that to consider also. Same with feet. Everyone I know who got their feet tattooed first swore they'd never get another tattoo (and some of them never did ). The small of your back is a good, soft fleshy spot for a first tattoo...that's where I got my first one. I say go for that bikini idea.
@joye68 (151)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Ugh... nervy arm backs.. Nowadays if I just barely tag my elbow, the notsofunny funny bone kicks in. I didn't think about that possibility... I have plenty of bubble in the hippy part of the butt so I think it's best so far... I'm really digging the bikini idea... kinda sexy without being overly trashy... like... my very own halfsecret. lol. Until someone sees it.
• United States
19 Oct 09
I think or at least from my experience tattoos hurt more in areas that are really bony like ribs the back near the shoulder blades and right over the ankle bone but the parts that had some meat on them were not so bad. So I vote for the upper part of your butt. At least if you are getting somethimg really small you can just keep thinking about how its almost over.
@joye68 (151)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Hehe... yeah. Because that's exactly what I would be thinking... how much LONGER til it's done!!! Lots of folks say, "Oh it really doesn't hurt!" I'm like.. yeah... RIGHT! It's a freaking NEEDLE! LOL.
@matsulori (269)
• United States
24 Oct 09
Dude, don't even trip on the needles. They only LOOK like needles. When they touch your skin, they will be vibrating VERY fast. It will feel like you're being scratched. Hard. I've got 9 myself. My big Celtic Tribal piece on my neck didn't even feel like I was being tattooed at all. It felt like I was being burnt. Interesting. But I love all my ink.