Lots of people who have never had a tattoo done will almost inevitably ask someone who has had a tattoo done the age-old question – does getting a tattoo hurt? It’s a perfectly natural question to ask because after all the whole process does involve needles being inserted into your skin. So does it actually hurt or not?
Well the truth is that unfortunately there is a small amount of pain involved. You will find that different people will have different accounts of just how painful it is. For some people who have been around the block a bit and experienced lots of painful experiences the whole process will be a piece of cake, but for others who maybe haven’t experienced any real pain in their life to date, such as teenagers and young adults, the pain will be quite severe and unpleasant.
It basically all comes down to mind power. To a large extent it’s possible to block out a lot of the pain just through thinking positive thoughts and not actually watching the tattoo artist inserting the needles into your skin. Try and stay relaxed and you should find the whole experience quite tolerable. Just keep thinking to yourself how happy you will be when the whole process is over and you have a dream tattoo design to show off to all your friends.
In many ways it’s like going to the dentist and having vital repair work done to your teeth. You know it’s going to be an unpleasant experience but you put up with the pain because you know that the end result will be worth it when you have a healthy set of teeth.
So to answer the original question – does getting a tattoo hurt? – it has to be said that yes it will hurt to a certain extent but it’s a tolerable pain and certainly not the excruciating pain that a lot of people imagine it to be. If you have a low pain threshold or are simply nervous about getting a tattoo done, then don’t get a tattoo done, or better still get a temporary tattoo done which is painless, but what I would say is that for most people the pain is nowhere near as bad as they imagined it to be.
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