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What It Feels Like to Get a Tattoo

Learn what it feels like to get a tattoo from the experts at Area 51 tattoo studio in this Howcast tattoo video.


Hi, my name is Chris51. I specialize in what I like to call "Hyper Realism Tattooing". And my name is Joshua South. I'm the head instructor here at Area 51 in Springfield, Oregon. To find out more information, visit Let's talk tattoos.

The first thing you have to remember about getting a tattoo, is that fact that if it was that painful, no one would get it done. It's more aggravating than painful. Some people compare it to a burning sensation, or an electrical pulse. One thing you wanna keep in mind about getting a tattoo, is that where ever your body bends, the tattoo is gonna be more painful. Where your body bends your skin is denser, so there is more pressure and it hurts a little bit more. Like your elbows, your knees, your shoulders, anywhere like that is going to be a little bit more painful. So if you are worried about the pain, you might wanna put it in a spot, like the middle of your arm, or top of your thigh. Those places are a little less sensitive. One thing is for sure though, getting a tattoo will wear on you through time. You wanna make sure you are fit that day. When you are going to get a tattoo, get plenty of sleep, eat a big meal, and remember, during the tattoo procedure, just relax your body and that way you can conserve the energy you need to get the procedure done.

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