Tattoos above the pelvis may be called pelvis tattoos, hip tattoos, pubic tattoos or groin tattoos on the male depending on the location of the tattoo on the area above the pelvis. Men considering this area for tattooing should be aware that this area is among the worst for pain.
Tattoos above the pelvis are either on bone or on the sensitive lower abdominal area, both of which have nerves near the surface of the skin. Groin tattoos lower in the pelvic region are also extremely painful. If one is determined, however, the pain is bearable. Recipients may want to prepare the area to be tattooed by shaving, especially if the tattoo is in a particularly hairy area.