Tattoos have evolved beyond tribal significance or criminal implications. Nowadays, it seems everyone and their grandmother (quite literally, actually) have at least one piece of ink on their body. In fact, some people even choose where they're going to get their work done based on how much they anticipate the process is going to hurt. If you're considering getting inked, you might wonder what are some of the tattoo body locations ranked by pain factor. Common sense might tell you that areas where you have more "meat" are going to provide more cushion than your bonier areas, but nerves can be a tricky thing.
Also, as a disclaimer, everyone's pain threshold is different. I have an almost 6 inch tattoo on the side of my left rib cage and, aside from it being ticklish at times, it really didn't hurt that bad. Yet some people I know have said that anything on their abdomen or ribs has been the most painful for them. It truly all depends.
There are, however, some general guidelines that apply to most people regardless of how well an individual can tolerate being poked by a needle repeatedly. So if you're curious about ranking tattoo body locations by their pain factor, from least to most, check this out.