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Does it hurt to get tattooed?  

Yes and no. Everyone takes pain differently so it depends on the person. If you can relax it will make whatever pain you feel much more tolerable. Endorphins are released by the human body to deal with what is happening – think of it as a kind of reward to help you through the process. It may hurt a bit for the first 10-15 minutes then it will feel somewhat numb as your endorphins help you. Areas where you have a lot of muscle will absorb the needle better and as a result hurt less. The places that hurt more than usual are areas of either high nerve concentration, erogenous zones like inner thigh or areas right over bone like the ankle.