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Jul 28, 2015
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Tattoos hurt. No matter how many times you've gone, erm, under the needle, you never really get used to the pain.

We're about to make it a lot more painful.

A year ago, the YouTube channel "Smarter Every Day" filmed the process of tattooing in super-slow motion. Their crew visited a tattoo shop unannounced and went on to show the tools of tattoo artists and how they work. The highlight of course were the slow-mo clips. With their cameras that can capture slow-mo footage at 1500 frames per second and 3200 frames per second, they were able to show us a unique perspective—one that was fascinating and hypnotic, and potentially cringe-inducing.

Here are a couple of preview GIFs:

Now watch the video here:


Video via SmarterEveryDay

Did the video make you want to get a tattoo OR make you tell yourself that you're absolutely, positively never going to get one?

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