(Closed) Wrist tattoo…needing advice

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Its iffy to get them done. You have lots of veins very close to the surface. Find a qualified tattoo artist, ask to see their most rescent health inspection report, ask how they sterlize their instruments, ask to see their state issued licenses.

If they have a problem with ANY of the above, leave.

Cheap tattoos are not cheap to get removed or fixed. Expect to pay around $200 or more an hour. It’s for life, it’s worth it.

also, that script is REALLY PRETTY!!!  You might look for something more simple if you have thin wrists, thats a lot of real estate on a small wrist.

Post # 4
11412 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My first tattoo was on my wrist. It didn’t hurt at all, really felt like a tiny sting the whole time. It was a breeze! Other then that, I would say sure you could cover it up with lots of things, bracelets, ect. But I would just tell them.

Mine cost 50 dollars (100 for both) but we got a discount for being regulars at the time, it only took minutes & it has been there for a few years now. I have never had it touched up & it looks the same. It was done by a very good tattoo artist known here locally who owns his shop. Mine is the one on top:

Post # 5
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

THis is mine. Make sure you get it smaller than you think you want it. I was a little shocked at the size after it was finished but it has grown on me now.

Post # 6
2953 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If YOU love it; get it.

Your parents can either be mad about it, or accept it and move on and im pretty sure they wont be mad for life if you got it.

Post # 7
1024 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve got friends who have them and I barely even notice them – but when I do, I think they’re lovely. Don’t sweat it. If it’s helpful to you, it should be understood by your parents. I’m sure they love you and could understand how helpful and meaningful the reminder is for you… maybe?

Also, since you’re about to get married, they may be able to let go of this a little easier, seeing as how you’re moving into a new stage of independence and adulthood… At some point, making your own decisions is par for the course!

Post # 8
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have “Jeremiah 29:11” on the palm side of my wrist.  I love it, I have 3 tattoos and it’s my favorite.  My work is very picky about tattoos, but it fits nicely under my watch.  I didn’t think it hurt, the only part that bothered me was when he got to the pinky side of my wrist, there is a superficial nerve or muscle or something that made me involuntarily make a tight fist, and the tension radiated all the way to my elbow!  It was weird, and my whole arm was a little sore for a day or two (like I had worked out really hard or something).  I say go for it.  I love tattoos there.

Post # 9
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

i am ogin to be doing a white ink tattoo on my wrist gust because i like the white aspect and its easier to cover.

Post # 10
8474 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Every time I get those henna tatoos, that’s exactly where I put it.  For your reasons behind it, I’d say your parents might be ok with the idea.  I’m sure they want you to be healthy and happy. 

I have bad anxiety too and would love to find something like you did that might help me feel better. 

Post # 11
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just got a new tattoo today. Because mine is on the side of my foot, I can’t really give you any advise about wrist tattoos in particular. However, if this is something that you have your heart set on, DO IT! Mine also has emotional significance, and I was so pleased with the end result. But, make sure you go to a good tattoo artist with a delicate yet sturdy hand so you have clean lines! 

Like you said, you can always wear a bracelet to draw the attention away from it.

Here’s my script – it is still fresh so it was still swollen and a bit blotchy! 


Post # 13
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a tattoo on my wrist. Imwanted it higher up but my tattoo artist pointed out that’s where I bend my wrist and that would hurt more… and the veins that are there. But I love it! It’s Adinkra for Altar of God

Post # 14
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a big ass wrist tattoo to cover up old self injury scars from when I was a teen. It hurt! But it’s been no issue for me- I just cover it up in job interviews with a long sleeve.

FWIW my parents hate both of my tatts, and both of them are mental health themed. I have “this too shall pass” on my ribs, in relation to panic attacks. Family hates them, but they will get used to it! If it really means a lot to you, it’s a great investment.


Post # 15
8474 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@missjewels:  Thank you!  I will try anything at this point.  I don’t know where this anxiety came from.  It only started the past few years. 

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