The Tattoo Pain Chart – Female tattoo pain map, shows you the best and worst places to get tattooed. The ribs are the worst place and the shoulder is the least painful place to get tattooed for a female. The shoulder and outer thigh are also relatively less painful places for a woman to get a tattoo.

Does the outline of a tattoo hurt more? Many people find that the outline of a tattoo is the most painful part. It can be a sharp dragging sensation that can be hard to handle. Take comfort in knowing that once the outline is completed you will probably find that the shading is less painful.

Dotwork tattoos are viewed as one of the least painful types of tattoo. The precise, delicate dots used to build up an image do not drag the skin and therefore cause less pain. Getting a dot work tattoo in a low pain location such as back of the shoulder will mean a relatively less painful tattoo.