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Permanent Ink and Pain: Tattoo Quiz

Thinking of professing your Valentine's Day love with a tattoo? You might want know a thing or two about the pain association with getting permanently inked — love can hurt. Plus, you might run into an unfortunate and unexpected break up and have to fancy some maneuvering a la Johnny Depp and his "Winona Forever" tattoo. Take this short quiz and see if you know how Johnny changed his tattoo.


Permanent Ink and Pain: Tattoo Quiz

Which of the following popular tattoo spots is considered the most painful place to get a tattoo?

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Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I have them on my wrist... I don't think it's very bad at all. There are many more painful places than the wrist, so I'd say go for it
princess_dork princess_dork 9 years
Hey, anybody has a tattoo on their wrist? How painful it is compared to the other spot? I'm thinking of getting a tattoo there.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
4/4 and I have no tatts but I have always wanted one, it just hasn't made my priority list....
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
Yay, 4/4! Of course, I'm covered in tattoos--full sleeves and all that. I have a high pain tolerance and don't think any of them really hurt, except for the ribs. My boyfriend, on the other hand, thought the foot and chest hurt the most. I have a cherry blossom behind each ear and people always ask me how painful it was--didn't hurt one single bit. The only part that sucked was the buzzing right next to the ear!
megz0684 megz0684 9 years
i just got my second tat accross my back right by my shoulder blades in the middle... my other one is top of my foot.. by far my back hurt the worse... the foot was nothing. :)
Random2 Random2 9 years
I'm way too fickle to get a tattoo. I'll love a design for a while, then I'll find something else. Of course, I also have a fear of needles, and while I'm ok with pain once it starts, I'm a total wimp when gearing up for it.
spitfire2 spitfire2 9 years
I don't have any tats and don't plan on getting any. I hate the thought of something so permanent and because of a dream I had one night. I was 19, and my dead grandfather came to me in a dream and he told me something specifically about tattoos (he had many). So I won't even take that plunge.
merie33 merie33 9 years
I'm with foxie...I don't agree with the top of the foot either, it was my first and best tattoo so far...maybe it was because I was all geared up for excruciating pain?
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
2 out of 4 :( Tribal sun on back of my neck (OUCH!) Egyptian hierogilphs in my name on lower back :)
lala788 lala788 9 years
i got 3/4
foxie foxie 9 years
Onion, that's so weird! I never thought about that, but it makes sense.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
I guess that's good news that the top of the foot isn't all THAT painful-I'm still considering getting one on my ankle, have no clue what to get yet though.
Semirose Semirose 9 years
I didn't think my top of the foot tattoo was all that painful, but it's my only tattoo (although I'm getting my second one this week) so I don't really have any comparison.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I really think the pain depends on the individual AND the artist. Some artists can have a heavy hand...the night i got the first part of the wings on my back done, my artist friend was having problems with his i think he kind of took it out on me. Damn him! ;) I've always found that the outline hurts the worst and the color the least. BTW i didnt pick the top of the foot as hurting more since i have TONS of friends with foot tattoos and hardly any with belly tats. So i figured the foot must not be too bad if thats where everyone is getting *shrugs*
onion-waffle onion-waffle 9 years
Oh yes, and has anyone heard about the theory that the more tattoos you get, the more painful they become? The explanation is that we might lose more of an adrenaline rush with each tattoo, as the process becomes more familiar.
onion-waffle onion-waffle 9 years
TOTALLY disagree about top of foot and less fleshy areas being more painful. Most of my back is tattooed, the back of my neck is tattooed, and so are both my hips. The fleshier areas on my hips, near the butt and crotch, were extremely painful! Think of it: the more taut the area, the less the needle sort of drags through it.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I also hear it's SUPER painful on the collar bone. I want a black crescent moon on my forearm.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
boosha, my feedback is this: don't get it for him. Get it for you. No matter how much I love my BF and plan to be with him for the rest of my life (we are at 8 years now) I shy away from getting something inked on me FOREVER as it will always be a remembrance of him. Just REALLY think about it before you head into it. Know that you want it for you, and not so he will see how much he means to you.
boosha boosha 9 years
btw i also love isn't necessarily all about him...
boosha boosha 9 years
i'm thinking of getting a V-Day tattoo for my beau!!! I want to get +44 tattooed on my wrist. He's from England and that is the country code (that I use all the time when he goes home on visits). Feedback (be nice!!)
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
Sometimes pain depends on the artist as well. (Whether or not he/she is heavy handed.) I have one that hurt so bad I almost threw up but another that felt GOOD. (Both being in similar places on my body done by two different artists.)
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I have one tattoo and once the area went numb when the outline was done I was fine. Its on my ankle. I would love another one or two....on the back of my neck and one on my foot. But, I haven't found any I am truly in love enough with to look at forever!
nancita nancita 9 years
Whoo hoo! I did so well on the tattoo quiz that I think I'll have to reward myself with another tattoo.
renaimarie renaimarie 9 years
The inside of my arm, and the top of my shoulder were HELL. Cover-ups are also the worst because they're going over scar tissue.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Ha Ha! I got them ALL wrong...and I have 5! I'd say pain threshold plays a lot into how much it hurts and were. Also the expectation. After my first, I knew what to expect so the subsequent were like nothing. My first is right in the center of my stomach. When I went in, I asked the guy if it was going to hurt. Dumb, I know. Anyhow, what he told me is so true: Pain is only temporary. This is forever. :)
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