When needles meet skin, there is some pain involved. The artist of
choice, the tattoo location, as well as your own pain tolerance can
influence your pain sensation. But that doesn't mean you can't handle
the experience. On a scale of 1-10 most clients rate their pain at
about a 3 or 4. It is also perceived to be no more than that of a cat
scratch. And if you want your tattoo bad enough, you will go through
anything to get it.
***most first timers say - it's not as bad as I thought it would be***