Tattoos on the shoulder blades can be very stylish and colorful. Because of the wide and flat surface, many different tattoo themes work very well in this area. Portraits, floral patterns, tribal, mandala, crosses, butterflies, animals, zodiac symbols, quotes and inscriptions are very popular choices for scapula tattoos.
Tattoos that are placed in this area can range from very small to quite large in size.
How painful is a tattoo on the shoulder blade?
Everyone tolerates pain differently. As with other tattoos, a scapula tattoo will involve some pain, but not as much as the ribs, sternum, or clavicle. The shoulder ares quite bony and the skin is quite thin. So it may not be very uncomfortable around the shoulder blade, but your pain level will probably increase dramatically if the tattoo needles hit the blade itself at any point. Surprisingly, according to some tattoo artists, clients have often said that the scapula is not that painful.
Is the shoulder blade a good place for a tattoo?
The outside of your shoulders has thick skin with few nerve endings, making it one of the least painful places to tattoo . Tattoo pain here is usually mild to moderate.
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My name is Max. I am a master of artistic tattooing, running a blog ideastattoo.com. Education and experience: Interior Design. I draw professionally and have been doing graffiti for 10 years. Styles: I work in black and grey,(black and white work). I prefer to work on their sketches, or similar themes.