From seathief

Yes, tattoos on the sides DO hurt, but it's worth it! When I got both of side pieces done each time I had to sit all the way through til it was done (10 hours) because my tattoo guy is in Georgia and I live in Illinois. So going into hour 7 it's really really painful, like, worse-than-childbirth-painful. Especially on the ribs. But don't let that deter you it's worth it!