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Bicep Tattoos

If you are in the process of getting a tribal bicep tattoo, you need to make sure that it is one that you can live with and stand up for the rest of your life. Even though there is laser removal treatments these are very expensive and painful and not a good choice! There are a million different reasons why people choose to get a certain tattoo, but they are always a reflection of them self and therefore you should be smart enough to choose a good one that can represent you forever. So where do you look for inspiration?

This is where you put in your time and research! Getting a tattoo is expensive so make sure you don’t throw your money in the water. If you are not an artist yourself who can translate thought onto paper, you need to look for already existing designs that you can copy or base your idea on. A good tattoo artist can always take an already existing design and change it into something more personal by free hand.

The first for many people obvious place to look is probably Google, which is a good idea! Just remember that the designs you will find there are most likely not unique, but they can be a good inspiration. If you find yourself bored with the task, you are probably not interested enough to get a tattoo in the first place. If you find it interesting to browse through all these designs, you are on the right track.

You can Google your way to different tattoo websites, and they usually have pages with unique designs to choose from. Most of them have a small membership fee that it can be worth paying for something that will stick to your body for the rest of your life. These websites are also helpful when you are going to choose tattoo parlor, since they often have reviews of the best ones.

This research will be worth your time and effort. Good luck getting your tribal bicep tattoo!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do inside of bicep tattoos stretch over time?
    I want to get a tattoo on the inside of my bicep. Its only going to be words. “Spiral Out, Keep Going” Nothing big but what I’m concerned about is if I gain weight and muscle will it ruin the tattoo?… Im 19 years ago, 6’2 and about 180 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      One thing to keep in mind, the tattoo will do whatever your skin does. If you age poorly, and your skin starts to sag with age, then the tattoo will sag with it. It’s part of your skin. If you gain a lot of weight, I’m talking enough weight to increase your arm size from maybe 16 inches, to say 22 inches of fat, then yes, the tattoo will distort. You would have to gain a lot of weight in order for that to happen though. Remember though, as we age, our skin loses elasticity, and the most common occurrence is the sagging as we get older. Shouldn’t be too much of a problem though, as long as you keep yourself in shape and healthy.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is the inner bicep prone to blowouts with tattoos?
    I’m thinking about getting my first tattoo on my inner left bicep. I’ve heard this spot can be prone to ink blow outs. What are the chances of this happening and if it does happen how can it be fixed?

    • ANSWER:
      Not if you have an experienced artist who will take care of your skin instead of trash it. Shop around because that area really is more susceptible to blow outs and you don’t want to risk it by going cheap and getting the artist with clumsy fingers.

      I wouldn’t say a blow out is necessarily fixable, but they can be covered up easily.

      Just make sure to look for an artist who has a portfolio heavy in inner bicep tattoos and see how they turned out.

  3. QUESTION:
    Blood thinner and bicep tattoos?
    i want a tattoo but im on a blood thinner
    how badly does your bicep bleed?

    • ANSWER:
      i’m not a doctor or a tattoo artist I do have some. I know it’s all the same skin bicep or anywhere else. I take a blood thinning drug also and since taking it I do bleed a little more but I would think any normal/safe dose is not going to stop your blood from safely clotting.

  4. QUESTION:
    Im thinking about getting Wing tattoo’s on Each front shoulder to1/2 front bicep, wing tattoos on chest wierd?
    What do you think about the Idea of Just the Wings on each shoulder…Like is that place (on the front on you) little weird?
    I personally don’t think it is but i want to know what you guys think.

    • ANSWER:
      I think its a bit weird… you might look backwards. But it’s your tattoo! Do what ever makes you happy.

      On the front is unique!

  5. QUESTION:
    What is are some good inner bicep tattoo ideas?
    I plan on getting inner bicep tattoos. The ones that can be read when I put my hands in the back of my head. I am considering something with a meaning behind it, preferably religious such as “God’s(right arm) Angel(left arm). Any ideas?

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  6. QUESTION:
    Are tattoos on my upper bicep allowed before becoming a police officer?
    I am 17 and thinking of being a police officer later in life and was wondering if its allowed to have my last name tattooed on my back and a cross on my right upper bicep

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  7. QUESTION:
    Tattoos stretching, inner bicep?
    I plan on getting an inner bicep tattoo. I work out religiously, and am concerned that If I do continue to get gain muscle mass in that area, would that affect a tattoo much?

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  8. QUESTION:
    How would you compare an inner bicep tattoo to a back tattoo?
    I’m looking into getting a tattoo on my inner right bicep. It will be either 3 or 9 words. I currently have a tattoo right between my shoulder blades and was wondering how you would compare the pain from experience.

    Also, are they hard to heal? I’ve heard they take a while.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t have any tattoos but my fiance has 8 in various areas on her body. She has one on her back also and one on her inner arm. From what she says after each tattoo, it all depends on YOUR pain tolerance and body. Some placements where there is a thin amount of skin can hurt a bit more. Also tattoos she’s said that are on or going over bones (ie. ribs, spine..etc.) can sometimes hurt more. But I gather from her that it just depends on the person.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you think bicep tattoos are cheesy/tacky or whatever?

    • ANSWER:
      notic a guy with a mullet says its cool

  10. QUESTION:
    what hurts more, inner bicep tattoo or the back of the arm?
    I just got my inner bicep tattooed and it was the second most painful tattoo I have besides my foot. I’m considering getting a tattoo on the back of my upper arm. Can you compare the pain and which is more painful?

    • ANSWER:
      For me, the inner bicep closer to the elbow was some pretty intense pain. The back of the arm wasn’t as bad at all, at least for me. The inner forearm wasn’t pleasant either, but I’d say inner bicep was my most painful tattoo.

  11. QUESTION:
    how badly do underarm/bicep tattoos hurt?
    thinking about getting one, maybe someone had it done before want to know what to expect…..thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It really depends upon your tolerance for pain.
      Your underarm and bicep wouldn’t hurt all that much because there’s quite a bit of skin there and not much bone – if you know what i mean.

  12. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this outer bicep tattoo?
    I want the Elizabeth I quote “I have the heart of a man and I fear nothing.” I want it in script on my outer bicep going across with the ‘e’ from her signature. I can’t find any pictures of people with quotes on that area and I was wondering if anyone had. What area would you think it’d look better on?

    • ANSWER:
      like this?

      Text Tattoo

      ^I think that looks really cool :D

      Your right, I can’t find a pic of a quote on an outer bicep but i think that inner biceps with quotes look really awesome. So maybe think of getting that. Otherwise im sure a quote anywhere would look good

      Hope I helped :D

  13. QUESTION:
    UPPER ARM/BICEP TATTOOS HURT more than leg tattoos?
    I HAVE TWO TATTOOS, ONE ON MY RIGHT CALF AND ONE ON MY LEFT. THE ONE ON MY LEFT WHICH I GOT THREE DAYS AGO WAS MUCH LESS PAINFUL THAN THE FIRST TATTOO ON MY RIGHT.

    I AM PLANNING OF GETTING A TRIBAL CROSS ON MY RIGHT ARM. I AM A WEIGHT LIFTER SO YES MY ARMS ARE VERY MUSCULAR. WILL IT BE PAINFUL TO GET TATTED ON A MUSCLE? AND DO LEG TATTOOS HURT MORE THAN ARM TATTOOS(VICEVERSA)?

    • ANSWER:
      No, the pain will probably be very similar to your leg ones. It’s painful to get tattoos on bone–not necessarily on muscle, except that your muscle may occasionally make weird contractions towards the end because you’ll be tired and your arm will be over it.

      The inside of the arm–that’s another story, but that’s just because of the sensitivity of the skin in that area.

  14. QUESTION:
    how badly to bicep/inner arm tattoos hurt?
    im looking to get the word Relentless tattooed from my bicep starting by my elbow to a few inches before my armpit.

    • ANSWER:
      inner arm is where i have my second tat…and it hurt lol

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some placements for tattoos on guys?
    I would like a small tattoo, I just wanted to get some input on placement ideas (besides the usual arm/bicep tattoo).

    • ANSWER:
      I like the shoulder blade, guy or girl.

  16. QUESTION:
    Suggestions for a real cool bicep tattoo for a 1st timer in his 40s?
    I’ve always wanted one but have always changed my mind. I don’t want to get on and realize later it isn’t what I wanted since it is forever.
    is there any websites you would recommend to give me ideas….TIA

    • ANSWER:
      the fact that you are asking for “cool” tattoo ideas tells me that you are looking for the wrong thing. tattoos shouldn’t be about “cool” whether you are 18 or 70.
      you need to do some soul searching. the BEST way to chose a tattoo that will suit you and keep you happy for life is to think about things that mean something to you. also do some research on tattoo artists and the type of art they do. don’t just go to the first person you check out because their art is okay. get something that is phenomenal and THAT will make your tattoo cool, no matter what it is.

  17. QUESTION:
    how does it feel to get an inner bicep tattoo?
    I’m finally putting proper thought into my 1st tattoo & i have decided i want to get it on the inside of my arm (around the bicep/tricep) what I’m wondering is how does it feel to get a tattoo done here??

    I know it mostly depends on what your design is and what your personal pain level is. My plan is to get something that starts just before the shoulder & finishes at the elbow.
    my idea is a comic book city style skyline

    • ANSWER:
      the first session will be something you remember forever, and when you return for the second session to have it colored or shaded you’ll realize that the “pain” mostly is materialized in the mind. It is a tender area, but 3 hours of “perceived” pain is worth a lifetime of art. It is like I said mostly in your mind; endorphins will take over the physical discomfort. Eat before you go, and bring a candy bar for after to get the blood sugar spiked.

  18. QUESTION:
    Tattoo ideas for my inner bicep?
    I have decided I wanted to get my first tattoo over winter break. I want to get it on my inner bicep, because I have bad scar tissue problems on my shoulders and back from previous acne. Can you help me out with some cool ideas for an inner bicep tattoo that you might have came across that you liked or ideas in general. Thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      how about

      “I GOT THIS TATTOO JUST FOR THE SAKE OF GETTING A TATTOO, AM I COOL YET?”

  19. QUESTION:
    how much would a bicep tattoo cost?
    i want this http://www.zigzagwallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Grim-Reaper-Tattoos-3.jpg
    on my bicep with no color but fairly big how much would it cost?

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  20. QUESTION:
    Are tattoos on my upper bicep allowed in the U.S. Army?
    I was thinking of getting a tattoo on my right bicep of a cross and it would be covered by a shirt sleeve is that okay?
    I am 17 and i haven’t joined yet

    • ANSWER:
      If you currently aren’t in the US Army then tattoos are frowned upon and you are less likely to be accepted (similar to the US Air Force) UNLESS they arent too visible/can be covered and arent excessive otherwise consult your commander.

      I have tattooed friends in the US Army and once you are out at war/doing your duty these kinds of things don’t matter.

      I hope this has helped and good luck! x

  21. QUESTION:
    how do you feel about the barbed wire around the bicep tattoo?
    not necessarily always barbed wire but you get what I mean.
    oooh I would never get that…

    • ANSWER:
      It’s overdone. I think tattoos would be beautiful if they weren’t mostly copies of other tattoos. They should speak to one’s individuality, be one of a kind.

  22. QUESTION:
    What can I expect in AIR FORCE BMT in regards too my tattoos?
    I have three tattoos, all horribly done haha. They aren’t that bad, but I figure a TI would have a field day with me. I have 2 faces (band logos) on either bicep and another tattoo on my left forearm, they were obviously done unprofessionally. Can I expect to take a lot of flak for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously, if you make it to BMT, the AF didn’t have a problem with your tattoos, so far as enlistment goes. What no branch of the U.S. military will allow is any tatto that promotes violence, racism, sexism, gang affiliation or other disruption to “good order and discipline.” Obvious tattos can be considered to have created “a permanently unprofessional appearance,” and certain jobs might require you to wear long sleeves while on duty. Will you take flak? Most certainly. But I guarantee that if you do what you’re told, work hard and show the TI you have real ability and real heart, they’ll find other people much more in need of their attentions. You might consider having laser removal at some point (at least for the one on your forearm) so you don’t inadvertently give people a negative impression when they first meet you.

  23. QUESTION:
    i keloid but have 2 tattoos and i want to get one on my bicep can i?
    hey everyone i have 2 tattoos 1 on my forearm and 1 on my leg and there both great i had them for a while and had no problems. but i was wondering if it would be ok if i get one on my bicep. i do have keloids on my ear and shoulders and like 2 small ones like really small on my bicep from acne but i was wondering if any1 had an experience with this and could help me out or if you just know or have a suggestion i would really appreciate it because i really want a tattoo on my bicep lol but thank you everyone,

    • ANSWER:
      If you begin to get keloids you will go on getting them. The act of opening the skin will encourage more and more keloids to grow. ( keloids are far more common on darker skin, by the way.)
      If you insist on getting tattoos, start by asking your doctor or preferably a dermatologist if there is any way to prevent keloids from starting – if there is some chemical treatment which you can apply to the skin before the tattoo or after, but I strongly suspect that there is not.

  24. QUESTION:
    I keloid but have 2 tattoos and i want to get one on my bicep can i?
    hey everyone i have 2 tattoos 1 on my forearm and 1 on my leg and there both great i had them for a while and had no problems. but i was wondering if it would be ok if i get one on my bicep. i do have keloids on my ear and shoulders and like 2 small ones like really small on my bicep from acne but i was wondering if any1 had an experience with this and could help me out or if you just know or have a suggestion i would really appreciate it because i really want a tattoo on my bicep lol but thank you everyone,

    • ANSWER:
      Since you know that you are already prone to getting keloids, you know that you are at risk if you get another tattoo. You have to decide if that is a chance you want to take. So far your keloids seem to have been small, but that is not always the case, and at any time keloids can get out of control. I would not get another tattoo if I were you. Check here and also check the wikipedia link for keloids.

      http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Keloid

      http://www.livestrong.com/article/77520-treat-keloid-scar/

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the ideal width (or circumference rather) of a bicep for a tattoo?
    i’m getting a tattoo and i know people that got one on their bicep and it makes it look like they have no muscle and rather pathetic. what is the ideal width (in inches or cm) around?

    • ANSWER:
      There’s no such thing as an ideal bicep circumference as everyone has arms that are proportioned to their own body.

      Your tattoo artist should be able to draw up your design and then put it on your arm as a stencil first so that you can check the size, placement and everything else before the actual tattoo gets started. If you don’t like how it looks, have it re-sized/redrawn. If your artist complains about having to resize the design, don’t get tattooed and go find a better one who will work with you.

  26. QUESTION:
    Marine Corp and an inner bicep tattoo?
    So I want to get a tattoo thats just plain writing after I full enlist in the Marine Corp, It would say “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war” and it would be on my inner right bicep. is that acceptable even thought it would probably be somewhat visable in my PT clothes? I just dont want to do it then find out that it was a bad choice haha. I assume it would be ok but i dont know you tell me!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately many young people get tattoo’s only to regret it later on. To begin with most people look down on those that have tattoo’s. It is normally people of less intelligence that have them put on their bodies. They do not erase.

      Do yourself a lifetime favor and forget the tattoo. It could cost you jobs in the civilian market and advancement in the military. I have never seen a high ranking officer in any branch of the military with a tattoo.

  27. QUESTION:
    What do you think about this bicep tat?
    I am a male thinking about getting a bicep tattoo of the word karma in sanskrit (कर्म) what doing you guys think about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Awesome! Too cool!
      Edit: If everyone live by Karma it would be a better world.

  28. QUESTION:
    What would be a rought price estimate of a quality tattoo 5×3 inches on the bicep?
    Im looking to get a cross tattoo on my bicep 5×3 inches with a banner and some writing on it, my friend got a slightly smaller but similar one on his back for 0 what would be a rough price estimate for mine, im looking to pay about the same as my friend.

    • ANSWER:
      If you go to the same place its gonna be between 160 and 200 bucks

  29. QUESTION:
    whats the pain level when getting a tattoo on your bicep?
    im about to get a tattoo on my bicep, from my elbow to my armpit (inner side of my bicep)…and i was just curios on what the pain level is going to be like??? its going to be a very detailed and its going to be in color. its roses with a wolf. any insight, of tips to lesson the pain would be very appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s going to depend on your pain tolerance as well as how heavy handed your tattoo artist is. The inside of the arm is more sensitive than the outside, so it will be a little more painful. Basically any place that is very ticklish tends to be a more painful location. I would only give it a rating of 4 out of 10 on the pain scale though. Nothing feels worse than a tattoo over your ribs or the ditch in your arm. You’ll be just fine.Just make sure to get a good night’s sleep and eat a decent meal before your appointment. Bring along a soda or a candy bar with you to the session, it’s good to keep your blood sugar level up.

  30. QUESTION:
    is getting an eagle tattoo on my bicep a good idea?
    im 16 years old.me and my friend know this guy who does tattoos on minors and were planning on going in 2 days..the only problem is i am going to get my a** kicked when my parents find out..your opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      I say wait until you can get a real tattoo artist to work on you. If this guy is so good, why is he working on minors (Where, anyway? In his basement?)? (And don’t forget all the nasty microbes that’ll be lurking around since, if he’s not following the law on not tattooing minors, why would be bother following the law when it comes to sanitation?)

      Seriously. If you want an eagle tattoo on your bicep, by all means go for it when you’re 18 and can get into a respectable shop. Otherwise, you’ll most likely end up looking like somebody took a sh*t on your arm. . . and then forking over extra to get it covered up.

      I don’t mean to be rude or anything, and you’ll do what you want to regardless of anything anyone says here, but. . . Wait. It’s hard as hell having to wait, but it’ll be so worth it.

  31. QUESTION:
    is it bad to get a tattoo on my inner bicep before i get buff?
    Im not buff on my arms, but i want a tattoo on my inner bicep. If i get a tattoo there then start to get buff will it mess up my tat?

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on how buff you want to get, you would have to get real buff to mess it up. If i was you i would just get it done.

  32. QUESTION:
    Will a tattoo on the inside of my bicep move un centered if my bicep grows?
    Im getting a tattoo of a name on the inside of my biceps and im kinda thin and im about to get big and muscular.. if my bicep grows will the tattoo move or get uncentered? should i just wait til i get big?

    • ANSWER:
      wait till you fill out, cause you dont want it to distort when you could have waited and spent the money on yourself when you were happy with the size of your bicep :):)

      hope ive helped :):)

  33. QUESTION:
    NEED to have muscle for a bicep tattoo?
    Hey. So I want to get an art piece on bicep. The only thing is, is that I’m not super strong there. Its not like I’m really fat or anything, I’m a really athletic person with a normal body type, I just dont really work my arms out cuz I don’t feel the need to be jacked. Normal arms is ok with me. So with normal biceps, would it look weird if I had a tattoo there? Or is that Ok?

    Thanks guys!

    • ANSWER:
      Best thing to do is print out the design in the size you want, cut it out so it’s mostly just the design and then stick it on to your bicep or wherever it is you want the design and see what it looks like. It’s not a perfect method for seeing what it’ll look like when done, but it’s better than blindly asking people or just getting it done without thought.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there an aftercare product for tattoos that wont stick onto my clothes?
    i got a tattoo on my bicep a while ago and i noticed that it messed up my shirts and made it feel uncomfortable when i used A&D lotion. i want to get another tattoo on my other bicep but i want to use something else that wont messed up my shirts and wont stick to them but still works just as well or if not better.

    • ANSWER:
      Most creams, ointments or lotions have a tendency to stick to clothing a little bit. Apply it lightly, you don’t need to slap on huge amounts of it. Hope fully you won’t get the same problem.

  35. QUESTION:
    skinny guys with arm tattoos or back tattoos?
    im 5’7 110 pound and i was wondering what looks better for skinny guys, a back tattoo or a bicep tattoo? (i do have skinny arms though…there 10 1/2 inches)
    if arm tattoo should it be wraped around the bicep or just on the outside?

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  36. QUESTION:
    Does getting a tattoo on your inner bicep hurt?
    Ok. I want to get a quote tattoo on my right inner bicep. The quote is probably has around 20-25 words. And everyone that I tell tells me that it’s going to hurt like a mother. Will it? lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Your inner bicep is about twice as sensitive as your outer bicep, if that tells you anything. But it’s about half as sensitive as your ribs or abdomen. You’ll do fine. Grin and bear it! Take care.

  37. QUESTION:
    Hey, has anyone noticed that wierd tattoo on the right bicep of the New Moon werewolves?
    I was looking at pictures of the werewolves *swoon* and I saw the tattoos. I was like, WTC, those aren’t supposed to be there. Can anyone tell me?

    • ANSWER:
      Its the pack tattoo. In the same way the cullens had the family crest that was in twilight, the movie people have added it in.
      Artistic license i guess!

  38. QUESTION:
    Why is there descrimination of people with tattoos mostly with finding jobs?
    especially in the work place if you have tattoos below tour bicep
    people are less likely to get an office job or get promotions
    a tattoo isnt going to affect how you act professionally
    its just like descrimination between religeon and skin colour

    • ANSWER:
      Not all of the reported cases of “discrimination” are what they appear on the surface. I’ve never had my tattoos be an issue where it came to a job search. I have, on the flip side, refused to hire someone who had visible tattoos. The loss of the job had nothing to do with the tattoos, but to hear some people talk you wouldn’t know it. It had to do with their attitude.

      One girl who complained that I didn’t hire her because of her tattoos failed to notice the face that it wasn’t because her tattoo was visible but because a large portion of her breasts were visible.

      I’ve had people lead into an intervew asking “Are my tattoos going to be a problem?” Well, they weren’t. You may not have noticed MY tattoos, because they were under my work appropriate business suit. Is there some reason to draw attention to it? Keep the attention on your suitability for the job and ask about tattoos if necessary when you’re hired and asking about the dress code.

      Do you know the company’s policy on visible tattoos going in? A little bit of research can go a long way.

      Tattoos are only one of the reasons that employees site that they were “passed over” for a position. Some of them may be true. It’s also possible that you were not prepared, dressed inappropriately, had 14 typos in your resume, your socks didn’t match and you smelled funny. Or, which is most commonly the answer, someone else was felt to be a better fit at that time.

      Half of my current employees have tattoos, half don’t. I couldn’t care less, until the day when it’s all about their tattoos and not about the job we have to get done.

  39. QUESTION:
    Tattoo for my bicep, and a meaningful quote from the bible would be amazing?
    Long enough to cover my bicep, specifically one for strength or courage, if not a quote then an actual prayer.

    • ANSWER:
      “Before Abraham I am.” Can’t get much stronger than that.

      Kuma

  40. QUESTION:
    Will My Tattoos Stretch If I Get More Buff?
    I want to get tattoos on my shoulder, bicep, and maybe forearm. I’m around 6’2 and 185-190lbs which is kinda skinny for my size, I want to get as buff as 225 at least in a couple years. Will my tattoos stretch and look messed up?

    • ANSWER:
      if you do it slowly you’ll be fine but too fast and you’ll end up with stretch marks on your arm and that messes up the look of the tattoo

  41. QUESTION:
    Can I workout the day after a bicep tattoo ?
    its kinda bruised and I’m trying to get pumped up so I don’t know what to do

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  42. QUESTION:
    Im getting a tattoo on my bicep in 3 weeks. What is the fastest and best way to make my bicep cut?
    I am going to get my first tattoo for my birthday in about 3 weeks. My biceps are already kind of cut but I want to make it better before the tattoo. What is the quickest and best way and best routine to make my upperarm (Biceps and Triceps) cut?

    I dont care how hard it is..

    • ANSWER:
      6 second curls.

      do your regular preacher curls; but six seconds up and six seconds down.

      do as many as possible; then strip it down. (start off with your regular weight; go until failure, then lower the weight and repeat)

  43. QUESTION:
    Does It hurt to get a Tattoo on the top of your arm? Like on your bicep?
    i really want to know wat its like to get a tattoo on the top of your arm, around the bicep area, very common place! i know about the pain of tattoos coz i already have one above my left ankle and that was about 7 on a 1-10 pain scale!
    can anyone help me out?
    i really want to know wat its like to get a tattoo on the top of your arm, around the bicep area, very common place! i know about the pain of tattoos coz i already have one above my left ankle (about 3 weeks ago and it only took 15 minutes, around 2 pound coin size, if u know wat i mean) and that was about 7 on a 1-10 pain scale!
    can anyone help me out?
    does it tend to hurt more on places where there is more muscle? i know it hurts more on bone!

    • ANSWER:
      Well you had in one of the worse places already I have one on both of my shoulders and one in between my shoulders (clare hearts craig ) but my husband has on both biceps, asked him for you and he says Just like a burning sensation, so go for it and good luck :)

  44. QUESTION:
    Does it hurt to have the inner bicep tattooed?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! The closer to the armpit, the more pain it is. Worth it, but painful.

  45. QUESTION:
    what does getting a tattoo on your bicep/shoulder feel like?
    ok im planning on getting a tattoo around that area and i wanted know what it feels like
    i would also like some tips on what kind of tattoo to get
    can i get like pictures and links of some cool tattoos

    • ANSWER:
      It feels different for everyone, depending on your tolerance to pain. On my bicep, it felt like someone was drawing on me rather hard with a ballpoint pen. The top of the shoulder hurts more because there is virtually nothing between the skin and the bone, so it kinda almost feels like being cut with a razor. But it’s nothing that should discourage you from getting one. You become desensitized to the pain rather quickly and it actually becomes more annoying than painful.

  46. QUESTION:
    What can I do to replicate the pain of getting a tattoo on my bicep?
    How hard and with what could I scratch myself with to see if I can handle the pain?

    • ANSWER:
      chainsaw

  47. QUESTION:
    Can tattoos cover up or camouflage stretch marks?
    I work out a lot and I always end up with strecth marks between my shoulder and bicep. I have always wanted a tattoo so I figure I might as well cover up the stretch marks. Can this be done?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to say, but I think the tattoo would emphasize the stretch marks. Unfortunately, stretch marks are there for life – I know they are hard to live with; but it is better to accept them and move on. Forget them – work out – if you want a tattoo get one, but put it some where else. Be good to yourself…

  48. QUESTION:
    Bicep tattoo pretty nurvous :-s?
    Hey I’ve got two tattoos on both inner wrists they wernt to bad. But I’ve booked myself in for 2 tattoos next Wednesday on each bicep I’m getting them done in the same sitting as it’s cheaper that way. Do you think it’s a mistake to have two done in one sitting? Also does the bicep hurt as much as people say it does? I’m quite skinny and I’m worried I’m not going to be able to take the pain :-s

    • ANSWER:
      I have 4 wrist tattoos and they aren’t bad at all… my calves were worse. But the tat on my bicep wasn’t bad on the outer part of the arm, but when they go on the underside, it’s a bit sensitive. You can get through it.

  49. QUESTION:
    does getting a tattoo on your bicep hurt?
    i have tattoos on my hands would it hurt less than that or more?

    • ANSWER:
      I have tattoos on my bicep, I don’t remember it hurting more on the bicep than anywhere else on my arm. I seem to remember it hurting more on my tricep.

      I would imagine it would hurt a lot more on hands as their is less muscle and fatty tissue to soke up the impact.

  50. QUESTION:
    What does it feel like to get a tattoo on your bicep?
    I am 15 and I am getting a tattoo of my cousin that was killed by a drunk driver just 3 weeks ago. She was a UNLV Rebel girl and she was killed 3 days before her 19th Birthday. I am looking to put praying hands and a cross behind it with her name and date.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, that’s so terrible. My thoughts are with your family.

      Just make sure you really give this some thought. You’re so young and it’s such a noticeable spot, just really make sure to sit on it for a while before going ahead. There’s no rush. Also, because you’re so young, unless you know someone then chances are the only places who will tattoo you are low quality joints. And I would hate to think that such an important and special tattoo turned out not great, so if you have to wait a year or more to get it done at a better place then it’d be a good idea.

      But to answer your question – biceps are one of the easier spots pain wise for a tattoo. On the inside it hurts a bit more, the outside is honestly a breeze (and that’s coming from a huge wimp usually). When it gets close to the elbow and/or the armpit it’s also a bit more painful. But it’s nothing that can’t be handled.


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