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Just had my first tattoo (and on my ribs no less)

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 18:50

I've been putting it off for ages and spent hours googling how painful a rib tattoo would be, worrying if I should have chosen somewhere else for my first one. The tattooist assured me that it would be nowhere near as bad as I was imagining and a doddle compared to childbirth.

Honestly? It didn't even hurt. Slightly scratchy but not even a 2 on the pain scale. I thought I'd share as I spent so much time worrying and reading horror stories of unbearable pain but it was absolutely fine.

Already designing my second one Grin

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CodenameVillanelle · 19/08/2020 18:55

Agreed! I was surprised at how non painful tattoos are. I have one on my chest between my boobs and even that wasn't painful.

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MobLife · 19/08/2020 18:59

Ooooh can we have a picture? I'd love a tattoo down the side of my ribs but I'm scared of the pain!

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TheBitchOfTheVicar · 19/08/2020 19:01

I've got one on my ribs, and one on the boniest part of my foot, and they were fine too. I'm always planning my next one!

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:03

This is it immediately after finishing so slightly swollen and oozy and needs time to settle. I know the words might seem corny/naff but they have an extremely personal meaning (ten points if you know the song and the reason for the embroidery design, it's slightly niche).

@MobLife I promise it did not hurt. Slightly stingy when she went over bits more than once but it was hardly noticeable.

Just had my first tattoo (and on my ribs no less)
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MobLife · 19/08/2020 19:05

Love the colours!

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:07

I plan to add a lot more colour to it!

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MrsH497 · 19/08/2020 19:12

Had my first tattoo a year ago on the inside of my wrist - very sentimental piece and the tattooist was so kind. Was no where near as bad as I expected! Once I'm done breastfeeding I'll be getting another 😂

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JaJaDingDong · 19/08/2020 19:14

......and death is for the dying.

Sorry OP, I realise you've only just had it done, but what does it v mean?

Do you mean "Life is for living" (ie to the full), or "Life is for people who are alive"? (As in the song by Passenger).

It's an odd turn of phrase.

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:19

One man's odd turn of phrase is another man's meaningful phrase.

What it means to me might not necessarily be the way you read it.

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icedancerlenny · 19/08/2020 19:20

It isn’t phrased correctly!

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POFuserred · 19/08/2020 19:23

Are people on here just to be horrid? It's lovely and I totally get what you mean about the meaning being personal to you - who cares what others think. They obviously have problems.......

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BewareTheBeardedDragon · 19/08/2020 19:24

Some People on here are always crappy about tattoos that are posted. OP - you're obviously happy and excited and so you should be, well done!

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BouncyMonk · 19/08/2020 19:24

I like it OP, it’s very pretty. I also like the song. Smile

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:25

@icedancerlenny

It isn’t phrased correctly!

For what?
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MobLife · 19/08/2020 19:25

@icedancerlenny says who?!

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HollyHocks13 · 19/08/2020 19:27

It's absolutely beautiful OP, I love the embroidery effect - I've never seen that before..

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:28

I've been on MN 16yrs. I know exactly what to expect thankfully!

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:33

@HollyHocks13

It's absolutely beautiful OP, I love the embroidery effect - I've never seen that before..

I plan for my next tattoos to be realistic but there's a good reason for the embroidery design and I like the effect very much.

Thank you.
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JaJaDingDong · 19/08/2020 19:33

I wasn't being arsey! I was just wondering what it means.

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:34

I don't think pp meant you JaJa!

And I didn't take an ounce of offence Smile

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JaJaDingDong · 19/08/2020 19:34

FWIW I like it, is it from the song?

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:35

@JaJaDingDong

FWIW I like it, is it from the song?

It is
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Oldestchild90s · 19/08/2020 19:37

Love the tat. Pretty! I'd say my thigh has been the worst so far, it took 2.5/3 hours but 2 mins in i was like oh no this will be a bad one!

Have always thought rib tats are really bad though so that's reassuring!

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Janaih · 19/08/2020 19:39

Beautiful!

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GunsAndShips · 19/08/2020 19:43

People always say the thigh is an easier place to do but my (heavily tattooed) tattoo artist found her thigh very uncomfortable apparently.

I was genuinely shocked that it didn't hurt.

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