I've been wanting this tattoo since last year. I didn't just wanna get something stupid marked on my body for the rest of my life so I decided to get the adoption symbol tatted on my wrist with my parents name written inside. There is no way I'm wussing out but I have to admit I'm nervous and dare I say it I'm kinda scared. I just don't know what to expect or how painful will it be. Usually when something is hurting me a ball my fist up but I'm not sure I can do that with the kind of tatt I want. I just don't want to be one of those people who walk out in the middle of getting it. I just want an honest opinion because everyone says it doesn't hurt but I'm not sure if they're lying or trying to be tough?
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Yes, it's going to hurt. That's just the nature of tattoos. Some people will handle it better than others... but there's no way around it. People who claim it doesn't hurt either have a high pain tolerance or they've never actually gotten a tattoo.
Pain charts like this can help give you an idea of where the pain will be the most severe:
Basically places where the skin is thin and/or close to the bone, are going to be very painful when getting a tattoo. I would never, ever get a tattoo on my wrist, but that's just a personal preference... I don't like the thought of my wrists being in pain.
I got a tattoo on my shoulder blades, and it hurt pretty bad. It was actually worse than I was expecting to be honest. Nothing I couldn't tolerate, but still... it was rough. If this is something you want, you need to make sure you're mentally prepared. And I certainly wouldn't recommend walking out in the middle of it, haha.4