The first prick stings your skin. Hurting more than a typical shot from your MD, it might bring a tear to a virgin’s eye, but a seasoned pro knows the pain from a tattoo artist’s needle smarts way less than a stab from an angry lover’s butter knife. For some, the pain is a rush; for others, just a throbbing means to an expressive, creative, or rebellious end. The art began in 18th-century Polynesian culture, but modern-day grandmas and teens from the Magic City to Main Street are all getting... More >>>