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17th January 2011, 10:32 AM #1
24 days to go, and I'm starting to get nervous
In 24 days I'll be sat down in the tattoo studio, and I'm starting to get anxious/nervous about the whole thing. I've had tattoo's before, and as many of you know I have even tattooed myself a couple of times, but never anything on this scale.
I'm getting a half back tattoo (top to middle, full width) and it's an 8 hour session. I can't wait, but I'm also nervous about how it's going to feel in the 6th and 7th hour! I've had a tattoo on the top of my back, and it felt a lot easier than when I got my arm done, and I just hope the rest of my back feels the same.
Also, the design has a lot of shading, and strangely I find outline needles easier to take (most people I speak to about this prefer shading needles).
iPod, book, and plenty of hard sweets I think!
17th January 2011, 10:35 AM #2
- Rep Power
Just out of interest but how much is that costing you?
17th January 2011, 10:39 AM #3
£350 - Portfolio
Originally Posted by L_Smith
17th January 2011, 11:02 AM #4
stop leaving us in suspense, what design are you having, pics or this thread is useless!!
17th January 2011, 11:09 AM #5
Well I can't show any pics as it's a bespoke piece and is still being designed by the artist. But of course I will post up pics after I've had the work done.
Originally Posted by rad
As for giving the design away, I don't want to try and explain it and would rather wait to show pics when it is done.
I was hoping someone could come along (maybe Domino haha) and tell me "don't worry, it'll not be as bad as you think" or "i wouldnt recommend that long a sitting". Has anybody gone that long under the needles?
If you have a tattoo, what is the longest you have gone in one sitting?
17th January 2011, 11:17 AM #6
my dad has a massive tattoo on his back, think it cost him £5 back in the day!
17th January 2011, 11:18 AM #7
17th January 2011, 11:19 AM #8
My uncle has a massive one on his back, had an 8 hour session for the outline, then was due for 2 x 8 hour sessions to colour and shade, but in the day he could only afford the first colour/shading session as he was laid off. Shame, because it's a beautiful tattoo, but needs finishing.
Originally Posted by IanT
17th January 2011, 11:32 AM #9
Honestly mate, it'll be fine.
Originally Posted by Hightower
If you've an artist who'll run you through what he's doing as he's doing it - then you can prepare yourself for when he's going to be over a sensitive place, where there's protruding bone or nerve bundles. Its very easy to become complacent and then get shocked when you hit something painful.
Have you had anything like the spine done before? Its quite something....
17th January 2011, 11:35 AM #10
I have the famous Foo Fighters double F on the top of my back, over my spine. It felt surprisingly easier to take there than it did on my arm.
I've just been reading different people's posts elsewhere on the web, and most seem to hit a barrier at 3 to 4 hours. With me never having sat for longer than two I'm a bit nervous about being able to take that. Apparently adrenalin runs short after 4 and the pain starts to hit home.
17th January 2011, 01:06 PM #11
Originally Posted by jinnantonnix
17th January 2011, 01:12 PM #12
The back has less nerve-endings per cm than almost anywhere on your body i think, so should be easier to take than anywhere else.
17th January 2011, 01:13 PM #13
however you get bonus geek points if your artist can work the edugeek logo in....in fact It'd put my space invaders to shame
9th February 2011, 11:15 AM #14
This time tomorrow, I'll be lying down (or sitting over a chair), all shaved up, template on my back, and all ready to go. In fact, the artist might just be putting the first needles in at this time tomorrow!
10th February 2011, 08:59 AM #15
Well, tis the morn of the day that I get inked. Time to man up!
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