Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re not a tattoo artist, so much about tattooing is not common sense. These are some commonly asked questions about getting a tattooDon’t see your question here? Ask a question and we’ll either get back to you or add it to the list! And be sure to scroll down for our forms and other literature, including instructions on preparing for your tattoo appointment and tattoo aftercare.

Yes. However, different parts of your body are more sensitive than others. More nerve endings = hurts more to get a tattoo there. Your feet, chest/sternum/stomach, butt, ribs, armpit area, elbows, and knees are some of the more painful areas. Areas that take more of a beating, like the outer parts of your arms and legs, are less painful.

Absolutely. If it’s important for that tattoo to go on your ribs, just do it. You’ll be proud of yourself when it’s done.

Even so, I can assure you that the worst part is not knowing what it feels like. People who claim to have a low pain tolerance still get tattoos. Talk to your artist about your specific needs and what you can do to make the process easier on you.

First, come to your appointment healthy, hydrated, and well-fed (we won’t tattoo you if haven’t eaten in the last two to three hours). After that, the best way to deal with sitting through pain is to focus on your breathing. People who practice yoga or meditation are good at this. It’s difficult when you’re uncomfortable, but a slow, steady breath will help you calm down and even zone out. Not only will this help you, but your artist will be able to get the job done faster.

Lidocaine, pain pills (even over the counter stuff), etc., are largely unnecessary and may even be harmful to the process. Your tattoo appointment is not a good time to experiment with any drug and you should ask your artist for advice before trying anything.

Read Preparing for your Tattoo Appointment for more help.

No, Haunted Hands and our tattoo artists do not offer piercings. We recommend Straight to the Point for piercings.

Forms & Other Literature

Please review the forms and other literature below closely, as they are essential in ensuring the success of your tattoo at Haunted Hands and long after:

For additional information, or if you have any other questions, please contact us.