numbing cream

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  1. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    So, I have been getting tattoos since I was 18....I'm 39 now. In that span of time, no one has ever suggested numbing cream to me until my last session, last Friday. My artist actually said I was one of the last few hold-outs. Numbing cream, if you don't know, is exactly that. It's made from lidocain (sp?) and it numbs the skin, making tattoos virtually pain-free

    I have mixed feelings though. Part of me says that going through the pain of a tattoo is part of the experience. A tattoo is something that you EARN, then deserve. But, there is the other part of me that says, "why not?" (Especially during last weeks session where we went over my collarbone/sternum area....holy shit...you gotta dig real fucking deep)

    What do you think, Sherdog? Should I say "screw that" and just man up? (I assume, if you choose this option, that you have many tattoos) OR, am I being too macho and stupid, and should just get the damn numbing cream?
     
  2. SCADA Guest

    numbing cream is for pussies...don't be a pussy bro...
     
  3. Heisenberg tread lightly

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    I can't comment. I don't have any tattoos.
     
  4. RoadKing Custom ___________________ Platinum Member

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    In before the tattoo debate breaks out!


    Don't use the cream.
     
  5. RSmith47 Brown Belt

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    Is this how tattooed folk justify going out and getting the exact same trendy tattoos as each other?
     
  6. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    That's definitely my first inclination too.
     
  7. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    There are definitely the "wall pickers" ie: walk into a shop, and pick something off the wall.
     
  8. WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    [​IMG]

    Obligatory for any tattoo thread.
     
  9. WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    Here's mine, thoughts?

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  10. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    thanks for the contribution, Walken. lol
     
  11. jackietreehorn8 fine

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    You've come this far bro. No cream.
     
  12. BakiPayne Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    If you can't feel your tat being attached, then it's really not your tat...
     
  13. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    I like that point of view
     
  14. BakiPayne Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    Bullshit! You put a tat of Will Smith's son on your body? If true something about that feels very wrong...
     
  15. BEER Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Bruh.

    A tattoo is something you purchase. It's not about earning jack shit.

    I knew women who got giant pieces on their ribs and chests when they were 18. Tattoos aren't nearly as painful as people like to make then out to be. I have a few myself, and it literally feels like light scraping. There are more sensitive areas, but none of them hurt enough for "numbing cream".

    And they certainly don't hurt enough to have some kind of ridiculous "YOU EARN THE TATTOO BROTHER!" mentality.
     
  16. RSmith47 Brown Belt

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    You earn it if you do it yourself with some whiskey and a buck knife.
     
  17. BEER Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I have a feeling that isn't what this thread is referring to, though.
     
  18. WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    His wisdom has inspired me.

    Did you know "If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth."?
     
  19. FistsofScotland Blue Belt

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    OK, maybe "earning" is a little dramatic, but I definitely feel that, if you want a tattoo, then you need to be able to deal with the pain of it.
    And, everyone has different pain thresholds, receptors, tolerance, etc. Believe me, it doesn't always feel like "light scraping"
     
  20. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Good man. Don't make Scotland look like a land of pussies. You are a proud people. Using that cream sounds like the downfall of your great land.
     

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