How much does it hurt?

Many people compare the feeling of being tattooed to that of a continuous cat-scratch or scratching a sunburn. Depending on the size, style, and where on the body you are getting tattooed, the pain can vary dramatically.

Spots that tend to be voted most painful include the ribs, calves, ankles, wrists, inner elbow, shins and throat. Heavier/bolder designs and those with a lot of colour saturation also tend to be more painful than fineline designs or softer shading.