Yes, you CAN find SOME tattoo pain relief...or at least minimize the ouch!
Now that you've learned about tattoo pain and have a general understanding of what to expect, you CAN minimize the pain by following some simple steps before, during and after you get the ink.
At the risk of repeating myself, much of what follows on this page has already been touched on in other pages of this website, while still other pages contain additional information relevant to avoiding unnecessary risk and pain.
Why not take a moment and glance at some of those now?
On this page, for the sake of clarity I wanted to break this down into clear lists showing what you should consider doing, and what you should definitely avoid.
Look at these two lists as guidelines. These are not all hard-and-fast requirements, but consider all of them anyway.
When you're finished looking over these lists, make sure to look at the Tattoo Pain Scale page to learn about the most and least painful areas of the body for tattoo placement.
While it is impossible to achieve 100% tattoo pain relief without doing something that is actually worse for you and your ink, following these guidelines will go a long way to making the experience at least "tolerable"...for most peeps anyway.
Your body DOES have its own defense system when it comes to pain.
As soon as your brain registers that pain is being transmitted, this defense system kicks in and you may feel a noticeable difference within minutes of the beginning of your tattoo procedure. Endorphins baby!
Endorphin: The word consists of two parts: endo- and -orphin which are short forms of the words endogenous and morphine. This chemical, produced by our own physiology, is essentially a "morphine-like substance originating from within the body."
Bottom line: Most people don't need artificial pain relief...follow the aforementioned guidelines and you'll be just fine!
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