Depending on your pain threshold and where you get your tattoo, the discomfort can range from "a bit uncomfortable" to "I passed out in the chair it hurt so badly." Keep this in mind as you approach the hot seat. You're going to have a temporary version of your tattoo to serve as a guideline for the artist. This is your last chance to look it over and make sure it's want you want and where you want it. While the artist may not be too thrilled and you may have to pay a nominal fee, backing out at this stage is allowed and encouraged unless you're 100 percent committed to moving forward.