Side tattoos are special because of the space that tattoo artist has to create his art. However, this placement is still avoided due to the reputation of being painful. There is some truth to that, because this area has a little muscle and is all bone. Also, the level of the pain depends on your artist. If he is skillful, you will experience as little pain as possible and he will definitely do breaks. Anyway, some pain is inevitable. You definitely don’t want relieve the pain by drinking alcohol or taking painkillers before tattooing. It will make the pain and healing worse.
Nevertheless, don’t be afraid of getting huge side tattoos. It is a perfect place to get a big piece and you don’t want to cover it with minimal tattoos or tacky butterflies. Consider getting a quote tattoo, or a beautiful floral piece throughout the whole side. Discover side tattoos with our huge tattoo gallery and we hope you will surely find your tattoo idea!