Tattoo Placements: What Is The Best Spot For You? Your outer calf muscle is going to be less painful and your inner calf is going to be more painful. Hip tat: the lower and more inward the tattoo placement, the higher the level of pain might be. For light pain, get a chest/shoulder tattoo in the front of your body that dangles between your chest (high pain) and rib cage (high pain)..Not toward nipple. Forearm: the closer you move to the inside of the elbow, the more pain.