No matter what anyone says, tattoos hurt. Depending what area you get a tattoo in, the pain goes from annoying to extreme. The easy parts are the upper arm and the upper back. Of course most people will get through a tattoo with no problem, just expect some parts where you will need to squeeze the chair arm that you are sitting in. Some tattoo artists are heavy handed as well which makes the tattoo experience somewhat worse. It all depends on who you have!