Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tats

I am going to admit it...I'm a pussy.I am well and truly a pussy.Pain is not something that I can't endure,even in small quanities.If I get tangles in my hair,I'd almost rather cut all my hair off rather than go through the pain of untangling it with a comb.If I stub my toe,I will moan about it for days.Paper cuts,which,I'm sure you will agree,although small in size,are freaking sore,make me nearly cry.

So it should come as no surprise that I've never had the guts for a tattoo.I have a belly ring,had an upper earring (which I took out after 1 month because the pain was just too much) and I had an eyebrow ring (for about 6 months,until it got infected,out of the blue,and I just took it out),so it's not like I haven't tried to face up to my aversion to pain.But those are quite quick procedures,and if looked after well,cause minimal pain afterwards.

But tattoos are different.In my mind it's like sitting there,and having someone scrape,or puncture me with a sewing needle repeatedly.I don't know if I imagine it worse,or actually easier,than it really is,but I don't think I will ever find out.Because the only way I would have the guts to get a tat,is if I were drunk,and well,that isn't allowed here.So I'm pretty much screwed.

If I were to get a tattoo,my places of choice would be either behind one ear,on my side or on a foot.Kind of like these:












What do you all think about tattoos?Do you have any,or are you planning to get any?

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20 Comments:

Sleepydumpling said...

Tip: If you cannot handle pain, DO NOT get a tattoo on your foot. I have a very high pain tolerance, am not bothered by the whole tattooing thing (I have three, with more to come) but the one on the top of my foot was hellacious - I almost puked.

And my friend Tozza, who is a large biker who has everything tattooed, says the ones on his head hurt the most.

cybeel said...

exactly i'm planning ...One nooo at east two :P A unicorn and a angel&devil sign. Maybe a cat on the moon afterwards...

Superficialgirl said...

I have 3 stars on my hip bone going down. it was sore but not 2 bad (prob worse because i was hungover...) getting them extended though. cant wait!

Amorous Rocker said...

Don't get a tattoo on your foot! I have several friends who have them on various spots on their feet and they all said they hurt like hell.

I love tattoos. My friend is drawing up a design to go around my wrist currently. I want one behind my ear as well but haven't figured out what I would like there yet.

Namine said...

I don't have a tattoo. But I would get one in the same places you mentioned. Way to scared to get one so I think I'll try henai... I couldn't figure out the spell. It's like fancy painting of the skin.

lv2scpbk said...

I was looking for memes that might capture my attention and came across yours. I like some of the tatoos behind the ear and like that rose one on the side.

I've never gotten one because I keep thinking what will it look like when I'm in my 80's, 90's or older. But, then again will it really matter.

If I ever would get one it probably would be near my ankle. I will still have to think about it. I don't like them on anyone's face. My son's have tatoo's.

~{sAmAnthA}~ said...

I have heard that either of those places hurt really badly. I have six tattoos. One on a shoulder blade, two on my pelvic bone, one on each side of my lower back and a tramp stamp on the middle of my lower back. The only one that really hurt was the tramp stamp because it was right on the spine. I have a very low pain tolerance, but haven't had a problem with any of the tattoos.

Ashley said...

Uh yeah, tattoos on your foot are the WORST. I have a big lily on my foot and I thought I was gonna punch the guy doing it. The best way to describe the pain of getting a tattoo is like someone is ripping your skin with a needle. I do not mind that pain, it actually feels good to me, depending on where you get it. I have 8 tattoos and I plan to get more. But I would never try behind the ear. I think that would hurt more than the foot!

LiLu said...

I'd love a little one somewhere... but I don't think I could pull it off. I'm too white and nerdy. (Sigh)

ecotorium said...

I'm gonna add my "don't get a tat on the foot" bit too. My boyfriend's friend had a tat done on his side, like some of those chicks, and he said that it also hurt like hell. For those kinds of places that don't get mnuch exposure, they are ultra sensative. But, I totally agree, those places would be cool. (and no, I don't have any tats - havent found something worthy enough to be permanent on this body - hahaha)

La Belette Rouge said...

I would never get a tat and not just because I hate pain. I just hate the idea of a permanent mark that I would have to pay money to get rid of.

Gabby said...

I have a tiny flower on my ankle...I did it on a whim and now I wish I had thought about it more! It's meaningless. I'd get more after a lot of thought!

clorivak said...

I don't have one but love them on other people!! I love the ones behind the ear...they are very pretty..i don't think i've seen one of those in real life.

I don't think I could decide on one thing or handle the pain...I guess its very addicting too!

drollgirl said...

i don't have any either, and that is ok!

i hear there are different threshholds for pain amongst humans. i am afraid my tolerance is LOW. maybe yours, too, and that is ok. :)

Dugout Daisy said...

I've got a couple of tats and while my first one (on the front of my right hip) was sore after I got it, it didn't really hurt while I was getting it. It's more annoying than painful. I also have one going down my side like you mentioned (you can see it on my blog, my Twi-tat) and it didn't hurt at all. It depends on the artist too. If the artist has a heavy hand then you'll experience more pain and soreness, but if they're a pro and quick, then it won't be as bad as you think.
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Awesome Sara said...

i thought i coulcnt handle it but its a good kind of pain. i got in a fairly pain free place on my shoulder. but i dunno it mught hurt a bit more since its behind your ear and theres a bone right there. and the foot there is thinner skin on the top so that might hurt. but seriously it looks so wicked. i love the feet one.

Chele said...

I got 6 and want moooooore. It is the most addictive pain and i love it

Melissa Marie said...

I also have a tattoo on my foot it hurt like hell at first but then it went numb and it didnt bother me so much after.. i have 3 other tats and i must say the pain is a tad bit addicting..strange i know.
but i am already planning my 5th tattoo, on my side!! :D

Leetid said...

Good choices on the pics! I love those type of tattoos and dying to get one on my side like that but can't afford it.

I have managed to get through the pain three times and it was worth it cause you have this piece of art on your body and its your own and noone elses!

I have to tell the pain can be quite bad but sometimes you get so numb it doesn't really affect you after a while.

You can always start off with a very small tattoo and see how well you do.

creative kerfuffle said...

i am a COMPLETE wuss when it comes to needles and pain, but i do have a tatt. really and truly it was not nearly as painful as i thought it would be. the hubs and i each got one 3 yrs ago, here's my post (w/ pics) about it : ) http://creativekerfuffle.blogspot.com/2006/07/flower-power.html

also, i too have heard that any tattoo on bone (behind the ear, on the back of the neck, wrist, foot, are incredibly painful).

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