Twin Falls Tattoo Artist Reveals What Tattoos Hurt the Most (and Least)
It's the tattoo question to end all tattoo questions. What tattoos hurt the most and least? One Twin Falls tattoo artist knows the answer and explains why some people think it will hurt more than it does and others underestimate the pain.
My rule is like...anywhere the sun shines, anywhere where you can get a sun burn, that's typically not gonna hurt as bad
Clayton Barnhill is a tattoo artist at WarmArt in Twin Falls. He apprenticed under established artist, Amanda Williams. He explains what he learned from Amanda.
Clayton: "Other than teaching me technically how to tattoo and stuff, she taught me how to market myself and how to treat people."
Clayton went on to explain the style he appreciates more than any other.
Clayton: "American traditional. I like neo-traditional. It's kind of a new way to do traditional. It's not the traditional imagery, but has many of the same aspects like line weights and solid color field saturation."
According to Clayton, the biggest misconception of people who have never had a tattoo done, but want one is the pain expectation.
Clayton: "Whether they think it's gonna hurt way more than it does or they think it's not gonna hurt at all, and then they get in the chair and it does hurt."
But, Clayton explains that it's actually very easy to understand what tattoos hurt more than others.
Clayton: "My rule is like...anywhere the sun shines, anywhere where you can get a sun burn, that's typically not gonna hurt as bad. If you were to lay out and get a sunburn on the inside of your arm, that's gonna hurt way worse. So, obviously, a tattoo is gonna hurt worse on the inside than the outside."