Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2798 times:
As you can guess I've just got a new tattoo. I've got a couple but never one of the surround full bicep variety. Ouch!
It took 3 hours and lots of work but is still only 3/4 finished. Any tips from those of you who have had others or on what sort of pain I should expect on filling my under arm? The outline on my underarm was pretty *ouch* the rest is yet to happen.
Anyone who want's to see the designe can e-mail me.
Jared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
Mine are on my forearm but I can imagine it would hurt a lot under the arm. It hurt a lot on that wrist-bone thing. Anywhere with bone or sensitive skin it will be bad, but like KROC said you have to just suck it up.
Don't forget to take time letting it heal. No direct sunlight, large amounts of water/soaking, and just LEAVE THE TAT ALONE!
No matter how crappy it looks with flakes of colored skin clinging to your arm, just leave them alone. Add more A+D or lotion, never EVER pick them off. I hate the whole healing process but I used Tattoo Goo for my last couple and it worked really well.
Also even once they heal do keep out of direct sunlight or apply non-fade stuff (you can get that from the site also).
You may know all this anyway, but I like to put it out there just in case. A kid in my class once had just got a tat and he let it "heal" by just drying out and flaking off. It was black and red and in like 2 weeks it was grey and pink.
Tattoos are with you for life. Do take care of them as much as you can for the first couple weeks and even then the next couple months also.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
Get drunk but go there before you start to drink and make sure they know exactly what you want, then go in drunk so it will numb the pain. That's what my bro did and he said it barly hurt.
We have a winner! A winner for the absolute most ignorant advice possible when getting a tattoo. Well done Max. I bet your brother isn't exactly at the deep end of the gene pool. Then again, you are actually passing this tidbit of info along as well.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
Thanks again for your advice. I'm keeping it moist with Solugel. I've seen others who have not given a hoot about the healing process and they end up with a second rate job.
My only problem is hiding it with my business shirt. LOL Any ideas? I'm thinking of an ace bandage armband? Since it's on my bicep it will have to be flexible.
More metal is next - *piercings* - which will be so much easier. And not my tongue either - eeewww.
Booze and asprin or painkillers usually thin your blood. I'm well aware of that but have found non-prescription stuff that leaves you a bit numb for the duration without resorting to booze.
Sunday 6pm is for the final filling in of the design. I knew it was going to take a bit of time but I made sure before hand that I had a book, portable CD player and my cellpone. LOL The place where I had it done has cable TV and other such distractions. Any designs that are not on the wall are on a digital tv that people can flick through. Not a deadbeat joint in a red light district. LOL
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2629 times:
Mx. Don't cover your tattoo with anything, especially an ace bandage. That will hinder its ability to "breathe" which is key during healing. Wear dark color shirts and make sure you keep the healing ointment on it. At least coat it once before you get dressed, then coat it again after work. I'd forget all about covering it though, other than with your shirt.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5522 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
Why get a tattoo? They are very stupid. To me, it shows that the person is 'NASCAR trash.' I'm not saying that you are, and yes you could say it's stereotypical. I would never get one, because almost everyone who gets one usually regrets it, especially when they are older!
: I am getting a pair of Pilots Wings on my right shoulder and a little Kangaroo on my back just below my neck.
: I am not saying I disagree with you Continental as I would never get a tattoo, but it is your body and just as I have the right to leave my body untou
: Hey Continental. Why run your mouth, and act like what you speak is the word of god? Ignorance must be bliss in MSP. Mx. A faux version of a PA??? The
: I could really see some people on here getting an AA logo or something on their arm. "Spot or die"
: Kroc, It's a Freenum piercing - I'm just not "up" with all the correct terms for the multitude of varieties one can get their willy pierced. Let alone
: Ahhh, okay. I know the Freenum piercing. Still though, I'm not adding any extra holes to my Johnson. I had the bright idea a few years ago to get my n
: KROC-Should I bring back the nipple clamps then? Signed, 777236ER
: Luckily in 1999, I knew of no such 777236ER.
: Kroc, Exactly how painful was it? (thinks I'm setting myself up for some seriously painful next few weeks...) LOL mb
: Okay, first nipple hurt like a son of a bitch! I was expecting the pain, but it might have been more than I was expecting. I did both at once, so the
: Kroc, Hhhmm, my partner in crime insists it's quick and relatively painless. Having said that, this person had a piercing party where he invited frien
: If your crime dawg felt no pain in getting his nipples pierced, more power to him. All I know is when I had the second one done, it hurt like a bitch!
: Tongue ring? Cripes Kroc - I really don't like those. Most of the people that I see who have them seem to 'flick the piercing' against their teeth. I
: Anaeth for a piercing...and all he called you was a 'big woos'. You got off easy my friend! My tongue ring was a flesh colored one (trying to keep it
: flick the piercing' against their teeth oooh that is so true...and SO GROSS and ANNOYING!!!!
: KROC, Do you have any pictures of yours?
: Syncmaster. Unfortuntarly I don't, right now anyway. I'm working on it though, and might start a thread for tat pics once I get them.
: Kroc, Speaking of which, I got the willy piercing yesterday. It didn't hurt until today. *warning* avoid morning glory. Ouch! LOL mb
: Mx. So I guess this means you will be abstaining from any willy indulging activities? 777236ER will be disappointed! Oh, and there is no need for a pi
: Kroc, No, no pictures of this one! LOL And yep, no fun for a few weeks to come. Wonder what my date this evening will think of that? Ha Ha! mb
: Its safe to say that I'll never get my Johnson pierced. No action for a few weeks? Might as well just show me where the electrical outlet is, soI can