If you’ve never gotten a tattoo before, you’ve probably been warned that getting one can be pretty painful. Being repeatedly poked by a needle isn’t exactly supposed to feel good.

All in all, the amount of pain you feel generally depends on your pain tolerance, but it’s true that certain tattoos in certain places will definitely hurt more than others.

Still most people are willing to put up with the pain so that they can be left with a beautiful tattoo in the end, and most tattoo artists work hard to make sure their clients are as comfortable as possible.

However, for tattoo artists, Valerio Cancellier and Cammy Stewart, things are a different story. As the founders of the Brutal Black Project, these two artists take pride in making their sessions as painful as possible.

Continue to page 2 to see intense work from the Brutal Black Project…