I realized that I'm managing to post almost daily on http://www.nbc5.com/roughdraft but I can't manage to update my OWN blog. There's something wrong with that so from now on I will update this thing. It's only fair.
I've gotten 2 new tattoos in the last month. Both tattoos are right above my wrist, where you would take my pulse if you were inclined to do so. I'm not going to lie, it hurt. It hurt pretty bad actually. I mean I smiled and told jokes the whole time, and kept my usual level of coolness, but it wasn't ticklish in the least.
If you've never gotten a tattoo - you've probably gotten scratched by either a cat, or dog, or the corner of your coffee table. That is what it feels like... being scratched to the point of bleeding. Imagine being scratched over and over again for however long it takes to get the ink into your flesh. Now that's your base feeling, let's add to it shall we?
People always ask where it hurts the most, and I don't know the answer to that I haven't had my entire body done. Lift your arm and pinch the skin on your arm right before your arm becomes your armpit. Pinch it hard, don't be afraid. This pain will only last as long as you make it last so go for it. Hurts doesn't it? I have a tattoo there.
That one, was the only one that I wouldn't classify under the fun category. I didn't smile, or laugh, or tell jokes when I got that tattoo done. I mean, I didn't cry either, but laughter was not on the menu. Hamburger was. Hamburger is the only thing I remember from that day 12 years ago when I got the armband tattooed around my upper left arm. Not because I ate a hamburger that day. Because it FELT like hamburger when the apprentice that tattooed me had completed that particular section.
The tattoos I got this weekend don't compare in the slightest with that pain. The dragon I have that takes up 87% of the flesh of my right arm, that didn't hurt as much as the burger underneath my left arm. The stomach, not as much. NOT ONE of my 24 tattoos hurt anywhere near as much as that burger tat did. But until my entire body is covered head to toe in color - I will not answer the question of where it hurts the most. I simply don't know.
Whether that tattoo was my most painful to date. Yes, God yes! If it was Penny's fault that it hurt that much, or the placement of it that caused the excruciating almost needing vicodin pain, I'll never know the answer to that either. I refuse to get something in the same spot on my right arm. No one is that masochistic.