I agree--the tattoo I have on my stomach by far was the worst. ((worse than my fingers --i must admit) There is also alot of pointillism in the design so it was little individual stings felt like a hornet. It took about two hours to complete and at one point I felt like I was going to hurl. But I got that piece in San Francisco by female artist who I had read about so it was worth every ouchie.
BUT overall tattoos really aren't that painful. I LOVE the healing process.