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    Old 04-12-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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    First Tattoo

    In less than a month I'm going to be turning 18 and want to get my first tattoo done. I'm a very tiny girl; about 5'3 and 100lbs. Meaning yeah I am very petite and have little to no body fat.

    I've been considering getting a tattoo for years as a memorial for my Grandpa who passed away about 5 years ago. More recently (within the last 2) I've actually been looking into designs, placement, aftercare, etc. I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with tattoos and the overall experience. I think I've got about an average pain tolerance and wish to get it either on my shoulder/back or on my lower stomach near my hip.

    Any information is greatly appreciated

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    Old 04-13-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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    Hi. Im also the same height and weight. Ive gotten 4 tattoos done. To be honest, I dont think they hurt. But, the one which was the most uncomfortable was on my foot. They say it hurts worse where the bone is..

    I have one on my shoulder, one on my ankle, one on my foot and one on my bicep. The other three didnt hurt at all...

    Just follow the instructions for keeping it clean and do what the tattoo artist tells you to do and youll be fine.

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    Old 04-13-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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    That's what I've heard too. But I either want it on my stomach or my shoulder.

    I've heard it hurts on the bone but neither directly should hit one. My hip bones are rather prominent but it would be more to the inside and completely miss that. The cleaning and aftercare I'm not as worried about because I easily have a dozen friends with tattoos already.

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    Old 04-14-2015, 03:42 AM   #4
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    Re: First Tattoo

    There is zero chance of hitting a bone. Tattoos do not go that deep....if you decide to do the tattoo on your hip- your safe. Just remember that when they are doing the area where you are "bony" it might hurt alittle more. I have the entire top of my foot tattoo'd. They did the whole thing on a bony area. They dont hit the bone, but it is done on top of the bone...

    Tattoos only hurt while they are doing them, and as soon as they stop working in that area, its over. They wont hurt the next day, although some people do complain that it feels alittle like a sunburn- thats the skin healing....within a few days, it doesnt bother you at all.

    The biggest concern you should have is that you get it done by a place with a good reputation- cleanliness is the most important thing. Make sure you actually SEE the tattoo artist take a NEW, STERILIZED needle out of the package in front of you. A good artist will show you as he/she is doing so. Make sure that the place where you are sitting has been sterilized. Remember, a spec of blood on the table where you are laying, can be transmitted to you. It will be an "open cut".

    Best of luck! Remember this is forever! Make sure its what you want!

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    Old 04-17-2015, 11:53 AM   #5
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    I'm well aware tattoos don't go to the bone -.- that would hurt insanely if they actually did. I meant it as due to my size my bones do stick out a lot more than an average person. I also knkw it only hurts during, that's just common sense. I'm asking during the procedure if anyone has an idea as to what it would feel like. The cleanliness is obviously a big thing. I don't understand why anyone would go into a sketchy back alley tattoo parlour anyway.

     
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    My first tattoo wasn't painfull at all, maybe because of the anticipation and excitement I can compare it to waxing pain..

     
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    Hey, I don't have tattoo experience, but I wish you, this memorable, little girl

     
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    Re: First Tattoo

    Hey there,

    Good on you for doing your research! So many people just rush in and ink themselves and end up in a world of regret.

    They really don't hurt too much. A bit like a cat scratch in some places. I find bones the least painful ( I have my back, forearm, right ankle, full left calf and neck done. My place that hurt the absolute worst was the soft spot down under the ankle, and up under the back of the knee (neither of which you are speaking about). For me the real ouchie parts are the softest parts of my body - bones kinda tickle LOL.

    Keep in mind if you're doing your stomach - if you're planning to have children some day it may get ruined by stretching

    All the best!
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