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Where Should My First Tattoo Be?

Where Should My First Tattoo Be?

Sometimes the nerves can kick when thinking about getting your first tattoo.  What tattoo shop should I go to? How much should I spend? Where on my body will it hurt less or look the best?  Who is the best artist to go to? The list goes on! Tattoos are a serious commitment. You have to make it perfect!  However, if you are nervous, Stories of the Ink has your back! Listed below are places on the body where tattoos tend to hurt less.  Since we all have different pain tolerances some of these spots may vary:  

  1. Wrist
  2. Thigh
  3. Shoulder
  4. Forearm
  5. Calves
  6. Bicep


Now, we are NOT saying that if you get a tattoo in these areas they will not hurt.  Getting tattooed, generally, is not the most comfortable thing. The areas listed above tend to be less painful than the ribs, feet, back/spine, etc.  Keep in mind some these areas may be just as painful depending upon the individual’s tolerance. The areas listed above also tend to be the best areas for “tattoo virgins” because in these parts of the body there is a higher fat content.   Typically when a tattoo is being applied over a bony area it will tend to hurt more.


At  we want your first tattoo to be a memorable experience.  We advise that before getting your tattoo, talk over the area on your body where you would like the tattoo, your pain tolerance, and how well you handle needles with your Tattoo Artist.  Your artist will help you through the process and give you helpful tips, guidance, and ideas for your tattoo!

Happy Tattooing!

Yours, Zoe

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