The pic only shows 5, but there's nine in total - three on the inside of the arm, which if you don't know is one of the more sensitive parts to get tattooed. Even the tattooist said he was impressed, because most people don't get tattoos there, at least not at first, (including himself! lol) We started there at any rate, so when we got around to the outside of the arm it felt less painful. It's not PAINFUL but, 5 hours later the arm is sooooore. Glad I did it though... And I'm hooked. I know I'll be back for more! (already talked to the guy regarding their design) woo hoo!