Color Body Map Points Out The Least And Most Painful Areas For A Tattoo

June 6, 2019

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If you think you may want to get a tattoo (or another tattoo) but are hesitant because of the potential pain factor, there’s a tool that can help. Tattoos-hurt.com has come up with a pain chart and using color, with yellow being the least painful to purple being excruciatingly painful, they've created a map of sorts to help guide where you want your new ink. For instance, yellow areas, which is the least painful, include the upper arm, forearm, calf, Bum, and Thigh. These areas are probably best for a first tattoo. Orange areas, which are a bit more painful include the center back, front / side of thighs and shoulders. Being the thigh area is a dense muscle mass and also quite tight skin, your skin may tend to bruise the day after in this area. Now the red areas include higher areas of pain such as the knees, elbows, hands, head, neck, feet, chest and back of thighs. The poor quality of skin on both the knees and elbows will result in a very slow tattoo process and nerves are very close to the surface in these areas. This could result in the tattooing being unbearable for any length of time for some people. Finally we get to purple, which is the most painful areas that include hips, ribcage, stomach, back of knees, armpit, inside of elbow, nipples, lips, inside of thighs and genitals. These areas can elicit crying, half-finished tattoos or even the customer passing out. Healing can be just as painful as receiving the tattoo and may require a few days off from your regular activities.

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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