Originally Posted by appylover31803
Moxie, did it hurt (like a whole whole lot) getting your son's footprints there?
I'm getting a rose tattooed for my grandma, in memory of her, and I have NO idea where to get it. It's either on either shoulder blade area, or my lower back
I already have one done, so I know what it feels like, but I just want opinions on places to get it.
Your tattoos are beautiful though!
I think meaningful tattoos are the best!
Personally, the shoulder blades hurt the least. Of course everyone's tolerance for pain is different. I have a tattoo on the top of my foot that was supposed to hurt like HELL, but it hurt less than a lot of the others I have.
If I were giving advice as to where to get a tattoo, I'd stay AWAY from the lower back, as the one I have there HURT REALLY BAD, honestly I had to take painkillers to get through it. I was lucky enough to know the person who was doing the tattoo, so I was able to take pills to get me through it.
I'd also stay away from your spine, as it tends to get very tender. Those of us who have tattoo's know that after awhile, your body tends to numb the spot being traumatized, well.... Not to the spine, it never numbs up, so you're sitting there the entire time, feeling each and every prick.
Another spot I would stay away from is your ankle. Of course that is a popular spot to get them, but by far, one of the spots that gave me the most trouble.
I got my first tattoo on my shoulder blade, ironically of a rose, I was so nervous about it hurting so bad, once my tattooist started, it was a piece of cake. The work up to the tattoo hurt more than the tattoo it's self.