I have two script tattoos (I promise they aren’t as cheesy as that sentence makes them sound). Neither tattoo was super painful, but I didn’t spend any longer than 10 minutes in my tattoo artist’s chair.
One of my best friends got a rib tattoo and almost passed out from the pain –– and it seems she’s not alone. According to this infographic from The Village Ink, getting a tattoo on your ribcage is pretty high on the pain scale.
I’m cringing just thinking about how a head or spine tattoo would feel, so I’m not surprised these spots are on the list for most painful places. I had no idea the back of the knee was a killer tattoo spot, though. It definitely makes sense since the skin is so thin.
Tattoos are forever, and the pain is probably worth the prize. These things are good to consider so you know exactly what you’re getting into, though.
If you’ve got a tattoo you aren’t crazy about, you should check out our post on tattoo removal and what it entails.