Side tattoos hurt. Plain and simple. It’s a sensitive area of the body because the skin is thinner and more pain receptor nerves are closer to the surface. Tattoos in general are painful, but we all love the outcome when they are done well and enhance the look of our bodies. These are African Violets. A very pretty flower. This client loves them, wanted them on her side. She’s a squirmer so this is taking multiple sessions. I’ve grown to like this particular multi-session piece because it’s pacing me and challenging me to learn how to work with clients with low pain tolerances.

This is created using a 5 super tight liner, 15 bugpin curved magnum, and intenze zuper black ink