Is the pain of rib tattoos really as bad as some people make it out to be?
Depends on what part of body the needle is digging in & depends on if you've been tattooed before.
Also how big your first tattoo is.
I can't stand it when it's on my inner arm(soft skin area). But after you get a taste for how the pain is, your brain & body adjust for the next time & it's nothing after.
What? Having a big first tattoo doesn't correlate to how much a rib tattoo hurts.
Also, more tattoos don't mean you are prepared for it any better. Sure their are precautions you might want to take but for the most part, areas might be too different to prepare for. Ie. getting tattooed on your ribs affect our breathing pattern way more than lets say a arm or leg tattoo.
IMHO, rib tattoos DO hurt more than most areas but how bad it hurts depends on mainly two factors:
High saturation, and large areas means longer painful session. Simple as that.
Yea how big, if you're going for sleeve or chest piece as a first tattoo be prepared for it to fucking hurt!!!
Everyone reacts different for pain, every guy here can tell you a different version, no one is right, when you get your tattoo you'll find out jay52