Okay, so I'm 21 and have no tattoos. My mom has 3 and said its uncomfortable but doesn't hurt. All of my friends have them and when I ask them about their experience and they all say the same thing; "It depends on you and the placement". A good friend of mine is a tattoo artist at a local shop and has offered to give me one. I'm terrified out of my mind because I don't do well with pain. The tattoo i want would be by my hip. Any tips? Advice? Please and thank you!!! :)
well everyones different like every one has a different pain tolerence.... for me when i got my tattoo which is on my back my shoulder it wasent bad it was just kinda anoyying like at times it would burn ha n i hated that feeling but the pain wasent bad it depends on how long and were your getiing it at mine took like a hour and alittle over thirty minutes cause my tattoos kinda pic for a first tattoo but the place your getting it at might hurt more if your like thinner and if its on the bone... but i heard if you focus on like say a picture or something that the pains not as bad... and it depends who does your tattoo if they like have maybe a lighter hand like there softer it wont hurt as much... but if you have hair there which im sure you dont but if there was to be hair you would have to make sure they shaved it first cause it could ruin your tattoo if you were to get a ingrown hair... and just make sure he uses clean needles make sure he opens them and you see that most will show you and make sure he dosent do a dry tattoo which i dont think any artist do now a days but thats what my dad told me like make sure he puts stuff on it will your going which will feel really good haha cause it feels cold but ya i think you should be fine! it will be over before you know it cause the pains not that bad... and oh one last thing dont drink alcohol cause it makes you bleed more... sodas better for you cause it will keep your sugar up
Your hip would probably be a painful spot because of the bone structure and sensitivity. Don't just get a tattoo because "everyone's doing it". Remember, you have to live with it for the rest of your life.