Most people, when they think about getting a new tattoo, think about getting one in a specific part of their body, or rather a part of their body where getting tattooed is considered “normal.” It’s normal, for instance, to see someone get a tattoo on their upper arms. It’s also normal to see chest tattoos, or back tattoos, but what about neck tattoos? There are a chosen few who have decided that the image that they want to immortalize on themselves will look best on their neck, but is a neck tattoo more painful than most tattoos? What do you do to prepare for the pain?
It is true that neck tattoos tend to hurt more than tattoos on almost any other part of your body. This is because the skin in the neck area is much thinner than the rest of the body. A neck tattoo will likely hurt much more than if you were to get the same tattoo on your arm or on your back. Unfortunately, it also means that the tattoo will likely take longer to heal as well.
Before you opt to even think about neck tattoos, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re ready for it. If you’ve never gotten another tattoo before, get one on another part of your body before you get a neck tattoo. If you have already gotten a few tattoos, speak with your tattoo artist about neck tattoos. Your artist should be able to give you a good idea of how much pain you’ll be in with the tattoo, making it easier for you to make an educated decision. It’s also a good idea to figure out how much pain you can truly stand. If you’re someone who handles pain well, neck tattoos may be perfect for you. If not, you may want to look at other parts of your body.