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Updated by Sandi Clifford on May 21, 2014
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Tattoo Pain Tolerance Threshold

So do tattoos really hurt, and if they do, why do people keep going back again and again to subject themselves to the pain?


Tattoo Pain Tolerance Tips

( Original post by theultimateplu) I honestly think that it will hurt a lot more if you're expecting it to hurt. Can imagine feet to be quite a tender area though. Personally for my tattoos I like to put in headphones or read a book, just so I'm not concentrating on it at all.

Pain tolerance is the maximum level of pain that a person is able to tolerate. Pain tolerance is distinct from pain threshold (the point at which pain begins to be felt). Clinical studies by the journal of Psychosomatic Medicine found that "men had higher pain thresholds and tolerances and lower pain ratings than women" when exposed to cold pressor pain.

How to Deal With Tattoo Pain

Tattoos can be painful. That's a fact. However, everyone handles pain differently, and it is important to understand that before you decide to sit down in the chair. If it's your first tattoo, don't go by yourself. Take a friend or family...

What is the difference between Pain Threshold and Pain Tolerance?

Pain Threshold is the level at which a person first begins to experience Pain from a stimulus, either artificial or biological. A person's Pain Tolerance level, is the overall level of Pain a person can tolerate before breaking down either physically or mentally.

How to Minimize the Pain of Getting a Tattoo

Ready for a little body art? Learn about tattoos, piercings, and henna in these Howcast videos. You Will Need A licensed tattoo artist A morning appointment Loose clothing A full stomach A non-aspirin pain reliever Deep breaths Scrupulous aftercare A topical anesthetic Steps Go to a licensed tattoo artist who sterilizes their equipment and uses disposable needles and gloves.

you can take to ease the pain out of getting a tattoo

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Controlling the Pain

Although many people believe that pain is an important part of getting a tattoo, controlling the pain can make the experience much more pleasant. Choose a Less Sensitive Area One easy way of controlling the pain is to avoid getting tattooed in places where the skin is most sensitive.


Tattoo Pain Tolerance Threshold

Tattoo Pain Tolerance Threshold

Sure Tattoos can be painful. This lady screams during her small tattoo. There’s pain and then there’s sheer over-reaction, isn’t there? What’s Your Pain Threshold? Can you get a tattoo without feeling Pain?