Most Helpful Guy
It depends, really.
Where it is going to be, and your own sensitivity to pain. It does "hurt" but it's not really painful, if that makes sense?
I've got a few, and the best way that I can describe it is basically like a long pinch. You can feel a stinging sensation, but it's relatively easy to block out. You just kind of go numb.
I always bring a book, and have never had a problem concentrating, during the process.
Most Helpful Girl
It depends on the location you choose. Some are more painful than others.
I have a tattoo on the top of my foot, which I was told was a more painful area. Maybe 3 inches long and at the widest point an inch and a half. To me, it didn't hurt too bad, as a matter of fact my mom held my hand way harder than I held hers (I was 17 when I got it, needed mommy's permission lol) I think that hurt more than the tattoo.
I recall when getting it it burned a little more than anything else. For me, getting it wasn't that bad though.