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x-posted; stomach tatts [Apr. 12th, 2004|01:37 am]
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does anyone have their stomach tattooed? I want the new Skinny Puppy logo inked on the side of my stomach (since it's a fucking gorgeous design &my way of getting through the past year relatively intact, thanks in no small way to SP. (&also NIN, before you all go, "but what about NIN?" :P) But I've been told stomach tatts REALLY hurt! :P I've got two tatts on my upper arms, how does the pain of those (which is pretty very minimal), compare to the pain of a stomach tatt?

[User Picture]From: serpentstar
2004-06-09 02:10 pm (UTC)
It's painful. :)

I have tattoo work down both sides of my stomach (part of a larger piece that extends over my back and head). That whole area from the top of the hips to the bottom of the ribs is really sensitive to pain, just in the same way that most people are very ticklish there -- loads of nerve receptors. Including the top of my head, back of my neck, and entire spine, there is no place as painful as the side of the stomach. I've heard from my tattooist that the feet are about as painful, but nowhere else. As I was yelling a lot during the tattoo, she mentioned that she reckons that getting tattooed there about as close as a bloke can come to the pain of childbirth!

So, yeah, it hurts. It looks great though. As with any tattoo, the pain is short but the ornament is long.
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From: zombiedragqueen
2004-06-09 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I got it done &it was nowhere near as bad as I expected. I'm stupidly ticklish on my stomach, so when my tattooist first started I ended up giggling, hehe. It wasn't too nice when he started getting the top of the design, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I thought I'd be screaming in pain, lol.
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[User Picture]From: serpentstar
2004-06-09 03:03 pm (UTC)
You're tougher than I am, then -- I was screaming in pain! ISTR a few ticklish moments too though.
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From: zombiedragqueen
2004-06-09 08:27 pm (UTC)
Awh bless. I used to do karate so I'm used to spraining muscles &being punched in the face, so pain isn't usually something that phases me. :P
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