Since tribal was on trend, there were many options to pick from. I knew I wanted an arm band and something for my shoulder as well. Arm bands were also the ‘In Thing’ at the time so naturally I was all over that. HOWEVER, I had heard from many people that the spot just under your upper arm is a bitch to tattoo. As in really painful. Go ahead, give yourself a pinch on the skin just at your underarm…hurts don’t it?
“And if you have a problem with that and wanna call me a wimp, be my guest Mother Fucker”
I am the first to admit that I am a huge pussy when it comes to pain. It has gotten even worse after recovering from pain killer addiction. I have to take 4 extra strength Advil now just to get rid of a headache. But even back then, I would avoid any discomfort as best I could. I did however try and brave it by letting Shane, The Tattoo Artist try and slowly make his way to this extra sensitive area but I didn’t last.
If I were to try and translate the feeling to you…I would say it felt like someone was holding a lit cigarette to the spot. NOPE!!! Not for me. My goal now is to someday have a complete sleeve with very little skin showing on my arm, all except this one spot under my arm. And if you have a problem with that and wanna call me a wimp, be my guest Mother Fucker.