Soothing? Oh, mrd, I dunno 'bout that!Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2458271;
I'll admit, mine hurt. A lot. In fact, I almost walked out of the shop with a short line on my hipbone, that's all. I got a swirly butterfly design - rather abstract - on my abdomen, in the hollow of my hip. When they started doing the outline, I was shocked by the stinging. But after a few more minutes of work, it did sort of numb up a little. It was still much more painful than I imagined it would be. I would never call it soothing.
You can only see the top part of mine in a bathing suit or low-rise pants, but otherwise it is entirely covered by normal clothing. It's not small. And it has a lot of lighter colors. The tattoo artist told me the stomach, especially over the hip bone, is the one of the most painful places on the body to get ink. Lower back ranked number one. He said shoulders typically aren't bad. Also, as I'm sure you know, Uncle David, they have to go over the areas of lighter colors more than one time, so when you choose yours, you might consider a darker color if the possibility of pain is an issue.
As for where the tat's will end up over time... yes, I wish sometimes that I had considered that before I rashly decided one weekend after my divorce was final to go to Dallas and get it done! Right now it's fine. I guess that's just another incentive to watch my weight! Stretched out, faded stomach tattoos sound ever so appealing, huh?