I just recently got my under boob tattooed and it was the most painfully tattoo I have (I have quite a bit) however I'll let you know that the line work and rib area hurt the most. Even for women, there are spots on the chest that can be incredibly painful to have tattooed due to the many nerve endings found there and the boniness of the areas above and below the breasts. The top of the thigh, over the quadriceps, is probably the least painful area to have tattooed compared to the inner thigh or the back of the thigh, where the sciatic nerve also comes into play. The pain may radiate from the lungs to the left side of the chest. Edit: changed “swearing” to “sweating”. As the heart is situated slightly to the left of the midline in the upper body, pain under the left breast can sometimes indicate a heart problem. Shooting pains under left breast can be a frightening experience, but there are many reasons why this happens. Luckily it looks pretty sick in black and white. The more common causes of pain below the breastbone has been discussed below. Nipples and breasts are extremely sensitive areas, so being tattooed here can cause severe pain. This list should just be used as a guideline, not as the definitive word on the most painful places to get a tattoo. Every major nerve in the body comes to an end in our extremities, plus these are super-bony areas, which is why the hands and feet are some of the most painful places to get a tattoo. Squeezing pains that feel like something is pushing on your chest are often heart-related and should never be ignored. Oh, and I pushed a 9lb baby out of my vagina at home without any pain meds, and would do it again. I don't think recommending a sternum tattoo to a first timer with low pain tolerance is a good idea. First, there's very little skin, muscle and fat in this area to provide padding against fast-moving tattoo needles. These nerves are primarily focused on motion and balance, but nerves are nerves, which means they can also transmit pain signals. Get what you want, but maybe get something small somewhere else to get an idea of what it's like for you, especially with low pain tolerance. 3. Throat: One of the worst places to get a tattoo when it comes to pain. The presence of the ulnar nerve and the median nerve is what makes the inner elbow one of the most painful places to get a tattoo. So let’s start with Madonna’s tattoo on the part where her pubic hair used to be: 1. I got a spinal tattoo as my first tattoo. Lung problems can sometimes cause dull pain under left breast. If you want it, you need to push through the pain and get it. It is therefore important that persistent pain, pain that is worsening or pain with other symptoms like dizziness and difficulty breathing be assessed by a medical professional. I can only speak for myself, but when I was being tattooed, I could feel (as you often do with tattoos) the pain radiating in the area around the needle. Your boobs may actually hurt while the tattoo is being done. If your ankle tattoo extends around back over your Achilles tendon or down towards the arch of your foot, even more nerve endings come into play, making the ankles a very uncomfortable part of the body to have tattooed. 1.1Kshares Share Tweet The sternum tattoo is the name for the under breast tattoo design. Whether it’s throbbing, aching, or sharp, everyone has been in pain. The clavicle is also particularly sensitive because the bones are close to the surface of the skin, in addition to the presence of so many nerves. It's mostly agreed that the closer skin is to bone, the more painful it is to get tattooed, and the sternum and ribs are just bone on bone on bone. It took maybe 30 minutes and about two-thirds through the way I thought I should just call it quits and stop. 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