#32936
tattoofan91
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    @tattoofan91

I got my first tattoo yesterday just my D.O.B on the top of my left arm and it only took about 15 minutes to do but during that time the pain wasn’t bad but for some reason I felt very hot and sweat was pouring down my face I want to get alot more tattoos shortly will this be easier next time or just the same? Is there any ways to avoid pain?

Thanks

Vince

#83155
Rockysmom
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    @rockysmom

ways to avoid the pain?????? um maybe numbing cream but that wears off quickly.

#83156
tattoofan91
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    @tattoofan91

I don’t really feel what people call ‘pain’ but I got rather dizzy headed and sweat was literally swamping down my face.. any ideas what this is and how to avoid it?

#83157
Apriltg
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    @apriltg

Perhaps you were just to psyched up. Relax next time, it will not feel like being tickled but you shouldn’t be pouring sweat from the start. Actually the more you can relax the easier it is IMO.

#83162
KnightHawk
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    @knighthawk

You must have psyched yourself out. Your body goes into a VERY mild form of shock when you get tattooed, and if you’re too worked up, you can make it worse.

As for numbing it away, there’s no way to have a pain free tattoo. Drinking, smoking pot, taking an asprin, all of these things thin your blood, which is a BAD thing when someone’s sticking you with needles. Numbing cream will help, but it won’t take the pain away.

My question is why bother numbing it away? The pain and blood are part of the experience. This ritualistic aspect of tattooing is part of what separates us from those who do not have ink. It doesn’t make us better, or worse, than anyone else, but it’s something that’s happened to us that they can’t understand. It marks us as different. Without the pain, tattoos would lose most of their mystic, and would become exactly what my mother describes them as: pretty pictures on your body.

But if you can’t sack up enough to just grit your teeth and bear it, I wouldn’t cop to it if I were you, because frankly, numbing cream is looked down upon, as well it should be.

Love. Peace. Metallica.

#83169
tattoofan91
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    @tattoofan91

Thanks for your advice it’s just I’m wanting to get something bigger like a british bulldog under my D.O.B or something along those lines for my next tattoo but what happens if I do the same and can’t get it finished… I just don’t like needles at all but the pain didn’t even bother me but I just was sweating and felt really like… ill you could put it I went bright white after the tattoo.

How many tattoos on my arms would you say I should have before I consider this? Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvGEeOR4toc

Thanks

Vince

#83170
Izarrasink
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    @izarrasink

Make sure you have something to eat before your next tattoo, also avoid alcohol and drugs the night before, you could try some natural calmative like rescue remedy to chill you out a bit, sounds to me like you could potentially be a fainter. I have clients that get symptoms like yours, we have a break, they a have a drink of water and a jellybean lol and away we go.


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#83172
KnightHawk
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    @knighthawk

Sounds to me what you need is a soda. Having a fizzy drink to sip on while you geted inked can make a huge difference man, so next time you go, I’d bring a Pepsi with me.

As for when you should consider getting that tattoo, I’m going to advise never. Look man, a t