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When choosing a tattoo, it is essential to consider the topic of choosing a body part in terms of pain.

Factors affecting the feeling of pain

Work comfort

Also the speed of work depends on the good accessibility of the tattooed place and the skin's behaviour of the tattooed place.

The speed and comfort of tattooing from the fastest to the slowest:

  • Forearms, calves, shins

  • Thighs, back, breasts, shoulders, head

  • Ribs, abdomen, buttocks, neck, face

Alcohol and drugs

Despite the popular belief that alcohol mutes the pain – no! It is definitely not like that. It only mutes your mind. So tattoos do not hurt less, only you are besotted. Also, alcohol worsens the quality of tattoo healing. Another problem is that drugs and alcohol worsen the customers communication with the tattooer, which can also lead to worse results.

Session length

Most people can sit for up to 3 hours. Longer sessions are for more durable people.

Pain threshold

It matters to individual physiology. It can only be determined by the test.

Feeling hunger

When a person is hungry he feels more pain.

Drowsiness and fatigue

When a person is sleepy or tired he feels more pain.


In a stressed state, a person experiences a feeling of pain and feels that the tattoo hurts more.



There are several types of anesthetics. However, they all work on the lidocaine base. In addition to anesthesia, lidocaine causes the skin to “solidify” for the duration of its effect. This results in very poor healing and complications during work.

Our tattooists rarely use anesthetics and use it only at their own discretion, not at the customer's request. We also do not recommend the procedure when the customer applies the anesthetic cream himself before sitting. Firstly, really effective anesthetics are not available for sale (creams like Emla have an effect time of only 30 min and are more suitable for permanent make-up). Secondly, the anesthetic really affects the quality of the tattoo.

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