A GROUP of ink gurus has listed the areas on your body that are so painful to get tattooed, you might end up in tears.
Getting a tattoo, whatever its size, will always cause a bit of discomfort and in some cases pain – but according to some ink experts, some areas are more sensitive than others.
The US-based pros took to TikTok to share their thoughts on some of the most painful tattoosCredit: tiktok/@thatonetattooparlo
According to some of them, getting your fingertips inked is the most painful areaCredit: tiktok/@thatonetattooparlo
To ensure you know what you’re signing up for, the tattoo gurus at @thatonetattooparlor took to TikTok where they revealed which parts of your body will hurt the most.
According to one pro working at the salon, based in the USA, you might want to think twice about getting your fingertips inked.
In fact, Tattify reported, many individuals who have multiple tattoos on their body have said they found their fingers to be one of the most painful to have tattooed.
This excessive pain is due to a variety of reasons, one of them being the sensitive nerve endings, as well as the thinner layer of skin and the least amount of fat.
Apart from an extreme amount of pain, it’s also worth noting that ink on your fingertips tend to fade more quickly and they also experience blowouts.
This, in turn, will make your once fresh and neat tattoo look fuzzy within a month, the pros added.
The other areas mentioned in the clip included elbows and knees, armpits, the back of your wrist, as well as the back of your head.
Just like with your fingertips, the skin here is extremely thin – and having done directly on the bone doesn’t help either.
However, if you’re determined to get one of these areas inked, there are several tips on making the pain more bearable.
One option, Dermdude advised, was trying earbuds to cancel out the noise – you can also watch your favourite series on Netflix or YouTube to ”tune out the pain”.
The experts at Healthline also recommended getting enough sleep beforehand, avoiding alcohol, breathing deeply, as well as staying hydrated.
It is also strongly advised to not get a tattoo when you’re under the weather – sickness heightens your sensitivity to pain.
What’s more, if your immune system is struggling, your tattoo will take longer to heal, the pros added.
Although pain relievers might sound like a great solution, experts have insisted these do more harm than good.
Taking aspirin or ibuprofen just 24 hours before your session can thin your blood – and this will prolong the tattooing process.
Fellow tattoo super fans raced to comments to share their thoughts, with one writing: ”For me it’s been my throat, never again.”
Someone else chimed in: ”Mine were the tops of my feet.”
”I’m shocked nobody said the ribs because I heard it’s the worst!” another added.
”My inner ankle was rough,” a beauty lover wrote.