Shikha Mittal


Least Painful Tattoo Spots

When non-tattooed people see tattoo on anyone’s body first question asking by them is- does it hurt to get a tattoo? Answer is YES, it hurts. Pain is depending on several factors, which include individual pain tolerances claim or on the place where you choose to have tattoo. Although you can have your tattoo at any place of your body but you must be careful with some areas which is not ideal for a tattoo.  There are some areas which are most and least painful tattoo spots. Here you can check out which area is perfect for you to get inked.

Wrist tattoo

This is the most preferable option for having tattoo. Because it can easily show as well as it is not more painful, although the skin on this spot is thinner as compared to rest of the arm, you can be reassured that it will be over in a jiffy since the surface area is a lot smaller!

Inner arm

You can have tattoo on inner arm also. Many people say that this this place doesn’t hurt so much. Though it is easily visible many men and women choose to have a tattoo on inner arm.


Another popular body part to get tattooed on is the forearm. The area isn't too fleshy or soft, making it a great spot for your first ink. 

Top of arm

A statement position if you're wearing a strappy top but easy to cover up with a T-shirt.  Also looks cool when you wear sleeve less dress.


Ankle tattoo majorly choose by girls as it is consider as sexy place to show off that’s is also a very popular as well as low painful spot for having inked. Small figure like flower, heart, snake, or a neo-traditional design these all will look great.


Since the skin on the shoulders and calves isn't as affected by aging so the chances of fading or stretching are less. That’s why many people choose this area to get tattoo. This is the perfect place for a tattoo virgin to start. You can choose any design as it have enough surface area and it is also consider as one of the least painful places to have a tattoo. This area is easily cover-up with clothes if you want to hide whenever you want.


Getting a tattoo on the calf can be different for everyone. And this is perfect for first-timers, making them one of the most popular areas to get a tattoo. The calf area has smaller clumps of nerve endings underneath the skin, and lots of fat and muscle. This means that getting a tattoo on your calf is a piece of cake when compared to being tattooed on your ankle, for example. 

Upper Back

This area of tattoo you will only see in a mirror or photo. Tattoos on the upper back are not as painful as you might expect, but that also depends on how sensitive you are in that area. Many say it hurts a lot while others say not as much.


Thigh tattoos are one of the least painful. For women, it’s a regular place to display some beautiful art pieces.

Ear Cartilage

It may not be the most pain-free place to get a tattoo, but it can look really effective. While this is a new trend, it has still managed to find a place on this list. For this placement, the ink is tattooed directly onto the ear cartilage which makes for a design that is much less painful than traditional areas. One more beneficial point is that- this area has to be very small and simple – meaning there will be less pain for you to sit through. However, there are a few people who have complained of dizziness and headaches when receiving their cartilage tattoos.


Lower back tattoos are relatively painful in comparison to other locations on the body. But this is most favorite place for men and women. Damn, they look good!


Everyone bum is fleshy no matter how skinny you are. That’s why it is a great place to get a tattoo without a lot of discomfort. Yet it is a popular choice for women looking to get a seductive or fun design to show off to their significant other without suffering pain in the process. It’s easy to hide from anyone who doesn’t see you naked.

Tattoos are they great way to express yourself. And it will be with you with your lifetime. If it’s your first time then you must think twice before getting tattoo. Choose better place so that you won’t regret later.