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EvilKimEvil
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23 May 2008, 1:45 pm

I find that the repetitive, mild pain involved in tattooing produces an endorphin rush which is quite pleasurable. I have heard other tattoo enthusiasts echo this sentiment.

It's painful in an annoying way at first, like getting a bunch of bee stings, but then the endorphins kick in and the pain becomes a lot more bearable. Of course I'm sure this varies from person to person, as there is considerable individual variation in pain receptors and neuro-peptides such as endophins.



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23 May 2008, 3:52 pm

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I'd love a 7 hour tattoo. The ones I've had nearly put me to sleep. After the initial scratchy feeling goes numb, it's just this vibrating feeling (for me anyhow) which I find calming and pleasant. Chalk it up to endorphins maybe? I dunno.[/quote]

I would have to agree with that... I have two tattoos. The first one was an overarced rainbow... not intended as gay but as a symbol of a promise made and kept. It was the longest and the most detailed and involved of the two i have had. I was terrified that i could not endure it, so the artist told me he would give me a couple of lines and see if i could handle it. I was so surprised at how little it hurt, I said.." oh, is that it?" "proceed.". My second is three dogwood blossoms on a branch in memoriam of my father in law. ...

I wish to get a third,but i am having trouble in finding one i really want. I may just have to design one. I am looking for anemone blossoms.. Any ideas?



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24 May 2008, 1:31 pm

EvilKimEvil wrote:
I actually do plan to get quality professional tattoos done when I can afford it. I have a back piece planned out. It's going to combine a number of things related to my interests and images that I find aesthetically pleasing. I have it all sketched out. It doesn't look cluttered at all. It looks like a scene in which all the elements are meant to me there.

Basically, it's a cemetery at night, an imaginary cemetery in which all my favorite dead musicians are buried. In the center of the cemetery is a gnarled, twisted old dead tree. A guitar resembling my acoustic guitar is leaning against the tree. There might be a cowboy hat hanging from a stubby branch, and there might be an owl or other nocturnal bird perched in the tree. Above the cemetery will be a full moon and lots of bats flying around. There might also be a snake or two slithering between the graves. The graves are kind of crumbling and bent at odd angles so there won't be an issue of straight lines versus the human body. And there might be some kind of mysterious element like a hand raising a lantern up from behind one of the graves. I guess it sounds complicated, but I can easily fit it on an 8x11 piece of paper, or smaller.



I also want to get a detailed color pro tattoo of my legless lizard, probably on my arm. I have ideas for full sleeves, but they keep changing, so I'm going to get the back piece and the lizard and go from there.


This sounds like a pretty good concept EvilKimEvil it should look very nice. :thumright:



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24 May 2008, 2:14 pm

velodog wrote:
This sounds like a pretty good concept EvilKimEvil it should look very nice. :thumright:


Thanks! I think I'll be able to find the right artist for it here in the Bay Area. I bet there are lots of good tattoo artists here, with different specialties.