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November 9, 2017

Where does it hurt the most to get a tattoo?

¿Donde duele más hacerse un tatuaje?

What is the most painful part of the body to tattoo?


To say exactly which is the part of the body where it hurts the most to get a tattoo is a question that cannot be answered with total certainty.

The pain of a tattoo does not only depend on where it is on the body, but also on the drawing you choose, which can be simpler or more detailed, bigger or smaller. Apart from that, the physical and emotional state you are in will influence a lot.

It would be better to list some of the most sensitive areas:

  • Head, hands, feet and genitals are generally quite sensitive.
  • Joints: neck (especially the front part, the trachea area) elbows, wrists, shoulders (upper part, where it joins the trunk), armpits, spine, groin, knees, ankles and toes.
  • The trunkthe front part, especially the area of the sternum and ribsmainly the floating ones.

On the internet you can find many images showing levels of pain in the tattoos. These images bring different and often totally false data. Among them I have chosen one that seemed to me the most accurate to illustrate the subject in question:

¿Donde duele más hacerse un tatuaje? - Mapa de sensibilidad
What is the most painful part of the body to tattoo?


The pain passes, the tattoo stays.

Do not choose the place you are going to tattoo, the drawing and size of your tattoo thinking about how much it will hurt. You will be able to handle the pain. In addition to being able to prepare for the tattoo session, you can do short sessions if you have a low pain tolerance.  
Written by Caroli Dilli
Caroli Dilli Tattoo & Art
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