No Is getting a tattoo a painful experience?

Getting a tattoo can be a bit uncomfortable, but the level of pain varies depending on the area and individual tolerance. Despite the discomfort, people continue to get tattoos because they find it bearable. To minimize the pain and anxiety, it's best to stay calm, avoid tensing up, and breathe slowly. Wearing comfortable clothing, having a good night's sleep, and eating beforehand are also recommended. Some individuals opt to take a pain reliever like ibuprofen an hour before the tattoo to help reduce the discomfort.

Which area of the body is the least sensitive for getting a tattoo?

The level of pain experienced during a tattoo varies from person to person due to individual pain thresholds. It is important to prioritize the desired placement of the tattoo over the potential pain level, as the pain is temporary while the tattoo is permanent. Generally, areas of the body that have more contact in daily life, such as the upper arms or legs, tend to be less painful. However, it is advisable to focus on the desired placement rather than pain when choosing a tattoo location.

Which area of the body is generally considered the most painful for getting a tattoo?


Getting a tattoo on the ribs is widely recognized as one of the most painful locations.


What is the average duration for a tattoo to fully heal?


The average healing time for a tattoo is typically 7-14 days. During this period, you may experience some itchiness and scabbing. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your tattoo artist. Generally, it is recommended to keep the tattoo clean by gently washing it with hot water and perfume-free baby soap in the initial days. Moisturizing the healing tattoo with a recommended tattoo aftercare cream is also important. It is crucial not to pick at the scabs, as it can result in color loss and uneven healing. For the first 14 days, it is advisable to avoid prolonged water contact, such as swimming or long baths, though showers are fine. Additionally, it is recommended to protect the tattoo from sun exposure and always use sunscreen with a high SPF.


Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?


Getting a tattoo while pregnant is generally not recommended, and reputable tattoo artists usually have policies against tattooing pregnant individuals. Prior to getting a tattoo, you will typically be asked to sign a consent form that includes a declaration regarding your pregnancy status.


What is the minimum age requirement for getting a tattoo?


In the UK, individuals must be at least 18 years old and able to provide valid photo identification in order to get a tattoo.


Am I allowed to have a friend accompany me to my tattoo appointment?


Regrettably, it is not permitted to have a friend accompany you during your tattoo appointment. However, there are plenty of delightful coffee shops and restaurants in the vicinity where your friend can wait for you. If you have any exceptional circumstances that necessitate someone's presence, kindly inform the studio in advance so that suitable arrangements can be made to accommodate both of you in the studio.


Is it possible to preview the design before my scheduled tattoo appointment?


The design for your tattoo will be ready for viewing at the studio on the day of your appointment. If you have any minor adjustments or changes in mind, our artists will be more than happy to discuss and accommodate your requests. In fact, some of our artists even prepare designs on the day to ensure your tattoo is personalized and perfect for you!


Is it safe to swim or tan with a new tattoo?


It is advisable to refrain from swimming or exposing your new tattoo to direct sunlight during the healing process. Swimming may introduce bacteria, while sun exposure can lead to fading and discoloration. To ensure proper healing, it is recommended to follow your tattoo artist's aftercare instructions.