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How Bad Does Getting A Tattoo Hurt?
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How Bad Does Getting A Tattoo Hurt?

When people are thinking about getting a tattoo they get excited about all the options they have with designs, colors, and artists, but one thing that does keep people on the edge of their seat is the question, does getting a tattoo hurt?

Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt? Most People say...

The majority of people you talk to will say that a tattoo doesn't feel great, however it hasn't really stopped them from thinking about what their next design is going to be. There are more pleasant things that you will go through in life, but getting a tattoo isn't going to be the worst thing that you have ever experienced, in many cases you hype yourself up to expect more pain than there is. Stop asking, does getting a tattoo hurt, rather than think about the experience as painful, think about it as a short stint of discomfort. When you finish getting your tattoo, you will be so thrilled that it's finally on your body that the pain will be the last thing on your mind!

Your Body Helps with Tattoo Pain

You have probably heard by now that the worst part of a tattoo is the outline, many people fear that after the outline the area gets sore and the pain will get worse, but this could not be farther from the truth. As the artist draws the first line, you may not be sure if you are going to be able to deal with that feeling for an hour or more, but after a few minuets the body starts to release its own natural pain killers, that means that the pain is going to decrease and you will become more at ease with the situation and felling of the tattoo. You can also find comfort in knowing that some people have even reported that after a few minuets the pain of the tattooing goes away and the area just becomes numb, if you are still worried you can located ways to manage and reduce tattoo pain.

Do You Really Want the Tattoo?

If you still have the though, does getting a tattoo hurt, in the back of your mind, try changing your thinking to something like, do I really want this tattoo bad enough to just get through it! Tattoos have different meanings to the people that have them, but if your tattoo is special or is one that you have been considering for some time, the pain shouldn't stop you from getting what you want. Remember why you are getting the tattoo while it is being done, if it is for your family or as a memory just hold that though tight, it can help to decrease the amount of pain that you experience.

So, does getting a tattoo hurt? Yes, but not enough to stop you from getting the design you really want. Pick out a tattoo that is special to you and that you really want and no amount of pain - even though a tattoo isn't that bad - is going to stop you from following through on what you really want.


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Sherry B.  

Nice article Zachary. Very good advice! I recently got my first tattoo this past summer and was a little nervous about how much it will hurt, but like you said, it doesn't really hurt that bad. The worst part was remembering not to scratch at it when it was healing up, but somehow I avoided it!

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  about 5 years ago
Amy4  

How about an article about tattoo removal? I have one and only one, I regret getting it and had part of it (a name) covered up. That was pain! Many are braver than I, I may write an article about being a pansy and the pain it really is to have a tattoo done LOL!!!

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  about 5 years ago

Hahaha but you suffered through cause you wanted it the time! And it didn't stop you from getting another right lol! Anyways yeah I know a lot of people are interested in tattoo removal I may have to take a look at it!

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  about 5 years ago

interesting article Zachary. All my frinds are into them, my kids are into them, but I will never know how bad they hurt, lol

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  about 5 years ago

You might one day haha, but yeah tattoos are a family affair for me too!

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  about 5 years ago
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