Originally Posted by fgradowski
Did the one on your hip hurt really badly? I'm getting my first tattoo there Saturday. I'm super nervous/excited/scared!
I'm a pretty skinny person, so most of it was uncomfortable since I don't have to fat stores and they have you lay there kind of stretched. It's right on your hip bone so there's nowhere for you skin to sink in so it's "pinched" The worst though was where the wing tips go onto my inner hip/belly.
When he did the part that's kind of where the "love handles" would be, that's where to me it felt actually really good.
But basically you just have to breathe and try your best to relax! Also, don't drink alcohol or take any pain killers before you go (as tempting as it may seem) It thins your blood and artists can refuse to do your tattoo if they know that you've taken/had any.