This is my second ever tattoo, my first one being up on my collarbone/shoulder area. This tattoo took 2.5 hours and is just the outline right now, and oh my goodness, it HURT! I’ve had 3 root canals done that -all- hurt less than this sucker! Looks beautiful, the lady did a great job. I had trouble with unintentionally squirming during the tat when she was around the belly area, and the ribs just plain hurt so bad no matter how hard i tried to stay untensed and curled right, it just didn’t work. But she made it look good anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ Fixed all the little squiggles and everything! The color will take around 4 hours they estimated, the leaves will be green, not sure about vine color yet, and flowers will be purple, pink, or red. Not sure on those either. This baby was $160 and I think it looks nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ It sure hurt like crazy though–a 9/10 on pain for sure. I didn’t know anything could hurt that bad!
I’m new here so sorry if this is the wrong format for photos–I didn’t read anything about photo format in the rules, so my apologies again if it’s wrong.


Kudos to you to get such a large tattoo on a super painful location!


Thanks! It was funny with this tattoo–it wasn’t the crying type of pain, it was more the “I’m going to yell every expletive I know right now at the top of my lungs”, lol. But so worth it because it looks awesome! I’m a bit scared for the color but I remember my other tattoo’s outline hurt much more than the color. It’s just such a sensitive area for this one though that I think the only difference painwise is I’ll only be going an hour at a time rather than 2.5 at once. ๐Ÿ™ Ouch! Thanks for the compliment though. It does make me feel better about myself that I sat through it all. ๐Ÿ™‚


Looks very awesome and should look lovely when completed!


Congrats on your tattoo and very well done on the location!


It truly is gorgeous and will only look even more so when complete! Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚


Nice start to the piece. Ribs are a killerit was one of worst when my artist was working on rib edges on my backpiece.

Keep us posted on next session.

Take care


love it! u go girl!


no doubt a great big piece thats going to look fantastic completed, you need to remind your self of that when you think of the pain, the worst is over now, shading and color wont hurt as bad as that liner,
the piece is just the right size, super large fits you perfectly, congrats


I have been getting tattooed for over 25 years and I have to agree the ribs is definitely the WORST spot I have ever had inked

ouch!! :mad::mad::mad:


Love what you have so far and I’m sure it’ll look sweet when it is complete. Would love to what it looks like with color!


Looks good…ribs def hurt a bit…keep us posted with follow up session! You should be fine doing more than an hour for that..

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