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LuckyLass
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    @luckylass
Joker1;64443 wrote:
Nah don’t do that man, you could get a papercut, that would hurt too much…

Yeah papercuts hurt so bad…..:eek:

#84906
Morwin Nerdbane
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    @morwin-nerdbane

A fear of needles is kind of irrelevant. I’m terrifed of needles as far as injections and piercings go and I’m pretty heavily tattood for a chick. Look at the inside of your wrist…see those veins? The needle from a tattoo wouldn’t go anywhere near as deep as those and they’re only about 15 epidermal layers down. When you were a child you will have fallen over and grazed yourself deeper than a tattooing needle goes.

I personally feel like the pain of a tattoo is half of the fun, it’s like earning your right to have your tattoo. My best advice is to breathe. If a tat is really hurting me I sometimes subconsciously hold my breath which DOES NOT HELP.

Just remember, whatever pain you feel is temporary. What’s a few hours of pain? At least if you’re ever captured and interrogated by terrorists you’ll be prepared for it after getting inked 😀

#85101
tattoofan91
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    @tattoofan91
Morwin Nerdbane;64481 wrote:
A fear of needles is kind of irrelevant. I’m terrifed of needles as far as injections and piercings go and I’m pretty heavily tattood for a chick. Look at the inside of your wrist…see those veins? The needle from a tattoo wouldn’t go anywhere near as deep as those and they’re only about 15 epidermal layers down. When you were a child you will have fallen over and grazed yourself deeper than a tattooing needle goes.

I personally feel like the pain of a tattoo is half of the fun, it’s like earning your right to have your tattoo. My best advice is to breathe. If a tat is really hurting me I sometimes subconsciously hold my breath which DOES NOT HELP.

Just remember, whatever pain you feel is temporary. What’s a few hours of pain? At least if you’re ever captured and interrogated by terrorists you’ll be prepared for it after getting inked 😀

Yeah you are right it’s only temp the pain but the tats forever unless you get it remove

#85433
ArniVidar
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    @arnividar
Sherav;64110 wrote:
The true topical anesthetics (cream or injected into skin) for serious surgery would need a professionally qualified anaesthetist to administer.

One question of interest on this subject, Matthew.

I have a friend who is a doctor and has a ready supply and will to use injected numbing/anesthetizing stuff. He uses it to perform all sorts of skin repair/surgeries (I hope it’s quite clear by now that I am no doctor and do not know what I’m talking about :)) like in-grown toenails and whatnot, so they must work pretty well.

I have absolutely no desire to ask him for some stuff, especially since he hates tattoos, but do you think such stuff would have effects (good or bad) on the tattoo and/or healing process?

Just curious.


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#85437
Sherav
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    @sherav

Hi

Yes the stuff your friend can lay his hands on is much stronger than that on the commercial market and you could get a tattoo and prob feel nothing but the vibration of the needles.

The problem is that without proper monitoring it can in some lead to breathing difficulties, irregular heartbeat, and loss of sensation as some of the side effects. They are very easy to overdose on.

That is why they only allow topical with around 4% on a commercial basis. They also do not allow their product to be injected which could be lethal in wrong hands.

I was discussing with my dentist the use of injected adrenaline into the skin as an anesthetic (like the stuff they numb your mouth with). I was advised that it can lead to amputation as restricts the blood vessels if used improperly and heart failure.

Topical anesthetic creams (commercial) do work to a large extent the skin is numbed. The problem is ppl’s expectations of the stuff sold on the market.

It takes upto an hour (sometimes more) for the stuff to actually sink in as it is not injected but soaked through the pores. The effect can last as few as 20 mins and rarely lasts longer than 45-60 mins.

The numbing does not always mean painfree either merely a reduction of the pain. It will also inhibit the endorphins as the signal is reduced or blocked so the cream wears off and bang the body is wracked with pain.

Your friend will likely use lidocaine or other synthetic morphine which is injected directly to the site and has a much longer and stronger effect.

That said removing a toenail requires flesh cutting and is way more painful than most tattoos we would get.

However like you I am not medically qualified mine is just a passing interest I am sure he will be able to explain it much deeper.

Take care
Matthew


The only difference between a person with tattoos, and a person without is this. The person with tattoos does not care if you do not have any.
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