Hello! Well I'm 16 and I'm thinking of getting my first tattoo (will also be my last) I was just wondering do they REALLY hurt? I'm thinking of getting a not too small but not too big outline of a heart just the outline on my back shoulder, is it a good idea? And do you guys think it would be cute? I'm just really concerned about the pain part, I'm a pansy and I whine about everything lol please opinions would be great! I want it exactly like this:
Depends on where you get it, and what your pain tolerance is.
I got one on my back shoulders and it hurt quite a bit more than I expected. But it was bearable. I mean I pretty much had no choice but to suck up the pain once it started, lol. But a simple thing like what you want doesn't sound like it would be too bad. Mine was kinda big, it took two hours, so yeah. I think the worst part was that I couldn't see the actual process, so I was just kind of lying there imagining what was happening, lol..
I'm not much of a fan of pain either. But it only lasts during the process. Mine barely hurt at all afterward. It got itchy and felt like sunburn for a few days, and my back/arms were a bit sore for a little while but that was pretty much the worst of it, honestly.
Of course they hurt. Some spots more than others. I don't like that tattoo. It's something almost every girl gets when they are too young to appreciate what kind of art they want etched into their skin.
Wait a while and think it out. This is something that you'll have on you for the rest of your life.
I have two tattoos and I will realistically get more.