Whether a person is getting their first tattoo or coming back for their umpteenth, not everyone can handle being the one to pick the most painful place to get a tattoo. If you have a low tolerance for pain you probably wouldn’t want to pick the most painful place to get a tattoo. People like this should opt get their tattoo in one of the more fleshy parts of their body. This does not include places on your body where skin and bone are really close together.
Let’s go over some frontrunners for the most painful place to get a tattoo:
- Eyeball – there are many nerves leading to the front of the eye which makes for an extremely painful procedure if done without the benefit of anesthesia. Doctors have even reported having the rare patient who requests pigment be put into a disfigured eye to make it appear more ‘normal’. (Incidentally, two other spots for permanent make up on the face which are notoriously painful to get inked: eyebrows and lips)
- Top of foot or ankle – While each is a most painful place to get a tattoo, both the ankle and the foot are top choices for many women when selecting a spot to get inked. Since these tattoos are easily visible when a woman is barefoot or even wearing sandals, it’s easy to see why many women decide to endure the pain of getting a tattoo in these two spots.
- Behind the ear – yes, these are some of the sexiest tattoos around, behind the ear still qualifies to be on the list for the most painful place to get a tattoo. Feel behind your ear and you’ll see why, there is nothing but skin and bone.
And even if you do happen to pick the most painful place to get a tattoo somewhere on your body, just keep in mind these few things. First, take a painkiller other than aspirin if you need it; aspirin thins the blood and can lead to increased bleeding (and with the pain of picking the most painful place to get a tattoo, you won’t need the extra drama). The next thing is to schedule the tattoo when you aren’t in a hurry or under a lot of stress.