How Badly Does It Hurt To Get A Tattoo On Your Shoulder Blade?

I am thinking about getting a tattoo on my shoulder blade. A shamrock with the word lucky around it in Gaelic. How badly will this hurt? I have never gotten a tattoo before.

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19 Comments

Preschool diva  on May 10th, 2013

any tattoo will hurt,but it also depends on how much pain you can take.getting one feels like a rubber band being snapped at you continuously.and sionce its against a pain you feel exactly that verses getting done on a tissue area.but also what your describing it would take about less then an hour to complete.since i have done many shamroocks tattooing

acid tongue  on May 10th, 2013

your a big girl, you can take it

David B  on May 10th, 2013

tatoos are so permanently stupid anyway. it’ll hurt like hell.

what the hell  on May 11th, 2013

everyone’s pain tolerance is different. the areas that are the most painfull are the areas where the skin is thinest near bone….such as: strenum, elbows, shoulder blades, skull, ankle bone.

Kristina  on May 11th, 2013

Tattoos are different for everyone. I have one and it stung but was not a terrible pain. I gave a friend of mine my opinion on it, so she went and got one in the same spot that I did, and came out saying that was the worst pain she’d ever felt. So, it really depends on the person. If you decide to get it, prepare your mind for it on the way. Good luck!

mommy_de  on May 11th, 2013

it doesnt hurt bad there i got a dancing bear there. a little advice i just got one on my leg that kind of wraps around to the back and that was the worst spot ever was the back of the leg

voandgin  on May 11th, 2013

It will hurts more if you are tattooing over a bone and not much flesh under it.

snizzleb  on May 11th, 2013

Why mark your body up for life? Your perfect the way you are and adding someone elses opinion of art to your body won’t make you any prettier or sexier or any more attractive and might get you a disease or infection.
If your set on getting a label placed on your body try a temporary tattoo. It comes off in a couple of weeks. Permanent Tats hurt, some more then others.

┬žeeker  on May 11th, 2013

tattoos dont hurt as bad as many people think. i have 5 and want more. it really depends on each persons tolerance for pain. the area of the body youre talking about would hurt more than if you got it right above the shoulder blade. i have one there and i remember thinking at the time i got it that it really wasnt so bad. if you want to see the location im talking about, you can go to my 360 page and look at my photo album titled “Moi”. I have pictures of all my tattoos in there. the one on the back of my shoulder is a yellow rose with a tribal design around it. its right above right above my shoulder blade where theres more fat tissue.

cfoxwell  on May 11th, 2013

I have one that runs on my shoulder and shoulder blade, it did not hurt too bad. I try to keep my tatoos on the parts that have more fat.

jjuneifi  on May 11th, 2013

That’s like one of the spots it hurts the least.

leb&prou  on May 12th, 2013

u want feel it i had it n twice because i did extra things around it for the second time n i hardly felt it it was like something tickling me

hmmm  on May 12th, 2013

Hurts, anywhere close to bone hurts more…

Tanya D  on May 12th, 2013

it really doesn’t hurt that bad i just got one done on my shoulder. just don’t get your self all excited and you will be fine. if you get all worked up you stress on it and then it will hurt!
good luck and sit still

Mee  on May 12th, 2013

Getting a tattoo anywhere where there is little fat – where bone is fairly close beneath the skin can be painful. The size and color will affect pain also. I would start with the outline and decide where you want to go from there. You can get it colored later.

8Ball  on May 12th, 2013

doesnt hurt that much, chest ankle lower back and feet hurt the most. Drink a lot of caffiene before you go in and eat something you dont want to pull a whitey. Enjoy

Captain Trips  on May 12th, 2013

Please don’t be like all the other losers and get a tramp stamp.

Jer  on May 12th, 2013

Everyone has a different threshhold for pain.
But if you want my answer, It isnt that bad, it will hurt most when the artist first starts. After a few minutes in, you wont feel a thing.

MrsMike  on May 12th, 2013

I have a tatt there, it didn’t hurt at all. Now on your rib cage, lower abs, inner arm and along the spine – that hurts!

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