Tattoo pain

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    Jul 19, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    I got my first tattoo today. It's on the hip bone, which I'm told is the most painful place to get one. I was really freaked out beforehand because I tend to faint when I'm overly stressed, and I thought it was going to be incredibly painful, as everyone always says it is. It hurt a bit, but the hype around pain from tattoos seems wildly excessive.

    Other's who've been tattooed, did you find it less painful than you were expecting? Worse?
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    Jul 19, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    What?! No pictures?!

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    Jul 19, 2008 6:34 PM GMT
    Just as how my tattoo artist described it:
    "LIKE A TRAIL OF SIMULTANEOUS ANT BITES."
    Exactly.
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    ZiMpLuS, circa 1999
    Manila, Philippines
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  • 1974Warrior

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    Jul 19, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    The one on my chest hurt the most. No pain at all on my arm the back one stung the most but the chest one hurt cuz it was near my sternum.
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    Jul 19, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    Barakong-barako si Odillon ah! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    U IZ PUZANG INAH, ANDREW E.icon_evil.gificon_mad.gificon_evil.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    oh god...here we go with the 'fancy talk' again.

    translation:

    Sed: "omg omg omg...I got a new burka!"

    Zim: "bitch, I am not putting that thing on just so u can get your freak on! I do not roll that way!"
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    p.s. My tatt hurt, but not too bad. I was surrounded by hot frat boys so it would not have done my ego good to cry or scream out loud...
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    i got my tattoo 3+ years ago (open my profile to see it)

    on my back... right shoulder blade, I could swear the guy was hitting bone while he was working.

    it was worth it icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidoh god...here we go with the 'fancy talk' again.

    translation:

    Sed: "omg omg omg...I got a new burka!"

    Zim: "bitch, I am not putting that thing on just so u can get your freak on! I do not roll that way!"


    Translation (This is for real)

    Sed: "Wow, Zimmy actually looks hunky in that pic"

    Zim: "Why, thank you very much, Sedative. That was so kind of you!"

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    Jul 19, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    putang ina mo! icon_biggrin.gif

    now tell me what that means, cuz my philipino friend taught me that and refused to tell me the meaning of it.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jul 19, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    I've got an ankle band, goes all the way around just above the ankle bone, the worst part of it was right at the ankle bone, where he was against the bone. other than that it wasn't too bad, But it's been 12 years, so my memory may not be that correct.
    when he was going across the achilles tendon, my foot did start to bounce a little which was weird.
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    Jul 19, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    txguy1605 saidputang ina mo! icon_biggrin.gif

    now tell me what that means, cuz my philipino friend taught me that and refused to tell me the meaning of it.


    You have to pay me very many dollahs first. icon_lol.gif

    Okay, I'm good today.

    "Puta" = From spanish 'Puta', whore
    "Ina" = Tagalog, short form of "Nanay", mother

    "Putang Ina Mo" literally means "Your mother is a whore" or "Your whore of a mother...!"

    It's a roundabout way of saying "Sonofabitch!". icon_wink.gif

    Gimme cookie nao.
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    Jul 19, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    it not really how much it hurts, but how long it hurts.

    my tat took three hours. that's three hours of constant stabbing with tiny tiny needles, and a lot of blood being wiped off.

    and then there's the next couple of days where it's like a mild sunburn.

    nothing too painful, but it's a dull constant that goes on for a while.
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    Jul 19, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    Sedative said
    Translation (This is for real)
    Sed: "Wow, Zimmy actually looks hunky in that pic"
    Zim: "Why, thank you very much, Sedative. That was so kind of you!" icon_lol.gif

    You sound like the Southpark's Cartman on crack!!!
    p.s.
    I wrote PUZA = "cat"
  • upsguy68

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    Jul 19, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    My first tat,tribal sun between my shoulders, felt like someone running a nail around in circles. Second tat, on the outside of my shoulder, was just a constant numbing sensation. Can't wait for my next one, just to quiet the wonder of what it will feel like!!!
  • liftordie

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    Jul 19, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    the one in the center of my back hurt like hell. the tribal down my arm only hurt in the places with no meat just over the bone. as far as the part around my nipple i still have shell shock over that pain!!!!!icon_mad.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 10:51 PM GMT
    My wrist's tinged a bit but it was nothing. I fell asleep with the one on my shoulder.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 19, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    I thought it would be worse than it was. After awhile, it was just kind of irritating.
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    Jul 19, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    shoulder area's not too painful. It was about what I expected. I liken it to someone using a pen knife to carve a pattern.
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    Jul 20, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    my tatt starts at the base of my back and moves upward in 5 parts...every single time that mother fucker hits my spine, the world starts spinning around me... When I first started the process, the artist warned me I may pass out from the spinal hits and to tell him when I get dizzy...otherwise you wake up and jerk...and the tool tatts you where it was meant to, and it aint erasable! I have passed out twice from spinal hits... but we all go back for more...
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    Jul 20, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    liftordie saidthe one in the center of my back hurt like hell. the tribal down my arm only hurt in the places with no meat just over the bone. as far as the part around my nipple i still have shell shock over that pain!!!!!icon_mad.gif


    I AM STILL SHELL SHOCKED FROM UR NIPPLE TATT!
  • ShawnTX

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    Jul 20, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    My tattoo on my stomach just felt like I was having hunger pangs.
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    Jul 22, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    Mine was less painful than I expected. I also noticed that it hurt more going in certain directions than others--as if my skin had a grain like wood (it was on my shoulder icon_smile.gif).
  • Tiller66

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    Jan 27, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    I got two of them myself and strangly enugh the smaller one hurt more than the bigger one. The first one was done by someone that just started tattooing months and did'nt hurt as much as I thought. The second one was done by someone that had been tatting for 10 yrs. and hurt like hell