Luckily, Cincinnati-based tattoo artist Andy Eschenbach of Flying Tiger Tattoo filled Mashable in on which body parts to avoid inking if you don’t want to ride the Carousel of Agony.

Want a tattoo with minimal pain? Eschenbach suggests opting for the arms, lower legs and shoulders — all popular locations. However, he also stresses that even the areas listed below are manageable. “People get tattooed in all these places all the time, and they usually do fine,” he says. “The real enemy is their own fear.”


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“No one has died in my chair yet,” he adds. “Well, except that one guy, but that was totally his fault.”