I had a stupid tattoo done when I was 18 and vowed never to get another as I felt like a burning hot Stanley blade being dragged across my back...
Fast forward 13 years and I’m really wanting one to reflect my two beautiful baby boys and how much I love them.
I’ve made the appointment and it’s for 21st Nov. It’s only going to be a small infinity type symbols (like a figure 8 on its side) with a feather and my two boys names within the lines.
Because of the long horizontal shape I decided to get it done under my left arm on my upper side/rib area.
BUT I’ve since read so much about this area being agony and now I’m scared! I like to think I’m good with pain but now I’m not so sure! Any other ideas or areas I could get this where it wouldn’t be so painful?
I have a smallish tattoo on my ribs (covered by the sides of a bra) it’s coordinates and a small design so it was quite stop start and it was fine, no more painful than my hip, lower back or Foot. I don’t have s particularly high pain threshold and I can’t even remember it hurting!
I think you will manage fine honestly if your dead set on a design and place. It might not take that long and im sure you can manage it if you think it like it's been one minute another ten to go etc. I recently got the back of my calf done and the artist had two machines one was significantly less uncomfortable lol.
It was absolutely fine! Couple of moments where I had to clench my teeth and take a couple of deep breaths but otherwise bearable! Having two kids has made me manage pain better I think! Thanks for all the comments! I’m so chuffed with it!