What Spots are the Most Painful to Tattoo?


If you have decided to get a tattoo and are worried about the pain it may cause then believe me it will all be worth it. As per the experience of many people when getting their first tattoo, the pain is mostly bearable but you should also keep in mind that the amount of pain that you will have to endure will differ from one place of your body to another.

The main factor that determines the amount and level of pain is the fat in that particular part of your body, for example, there are certain body parts like that its where the amount of fat is not much like the ribs which lead to a higher pain than other body parts. So, if you are not tolerant to pain these are the spots that you must like to avoid unless you really want to get that tattoo:


There is no denying of the fact that the Rib cage is the most suitable area in the body to get some of the most beautiful tattoos when it comes to the price factor but before going for getting a tattoo just because of the lower price, you must be aware of the fact that the Rib cage has a very thin skin and less body fat which makes the amount of pain that you will endure while being tattooed almost unbearable for some people. Although many people can bear this too.

Behind the ear

Just like the Rib cage, the skin behind your ear is very thin and delicate which makes it a very sensitive place to get tattooed. Your tattoo artist may use a numbing cream to make sure that the pain is not that much but be aware of the fact that this won’t numb everything and you will feel some amount of pain regardless.

Top of the foot

There are many tattoo artists that straight up decline to ink the top of the foot as the healing results in this particular area can be poor and uneven but if you still want to do so, you will have to keep in mind that the amount of body fat in that area is almost nil which means the pain will be high.


Getting tattooed at their chest is very famous among both men and women but because of the same reason that is the deficiency of body fat in that area of the body, it will hurt. If you have a higher level of fat than you must not be worried about this too.


It does not matter what is the size of the tattoo that you are getting at your ankle, you have to keep in mind that it will be highly painful as there is no body fat in that area except a piece of bone and inking your bone will surely be painful.

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Ayushman Rajawat