SacramentoDan

does anyone else have this issue with leg tattoos ?

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I have tattoos on both arms ,my neck,and both legs from the knee down,

I can control the pain factor pretty well like most of you I'm sure,

my problem/question is this,on my legs,especially lower on my legs when getting work done,I get these involuntary jerks of my leg,

it's not pain,it's like when the needles hit the right spot my leg jerks,

I feel terrible for my tattooer,I have a real hard time stopping it,if I press my leg down and curl my toes it helps a little,but WTF ?

it never happens on my arms or neck.

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thanks,actually I've got some qualudes left from the 70's,maybe I'll try that !

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LOL really though,maybe I am tensing up too much,

I am going back on 06/07 to get some touchup on my ankles,I'll try your "relaxing/meditation trick :D & maybe a beer or 2 will help :D

seriously ,I'm glad someone else gets it too.thanks !

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I have this really bad - not just a twitch or a little jump sometimes - an honest to goodness kick. (it's a symptom of the larger leg problem)

Anyway, I always give my tattooer a heads up about it and every one of them has reassured me that they can handle it, that pretty much everybody twitches a little bit here and there, and it's not a big deal.

And so far (knock wood) I haven't jerked at just the wrong moment and screwed things up! (but I do still worry about that *one* time that I end up with some crazy line jutting out from an eyeball or something!!)

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Oh yes! I mentioned this elsewhere but my artist ended up having to put her full weight down on my leg to keep my leg from jerking every time the needle hit skin. I felt really bad about not being able to stay still. Good to know though that this happens to others.

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I don't recall the twitching when I had my ankles done, but my feet, definitely they I was twitchy then. No kicking or anything, but like zzzt zzzt little twinges/spasms, sometimes in spots it would go up my whole leg. Weird sensation!

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Oh man, blujax01 that is great!!the guitar player of the godz owned a guitar shop here in town that he sold to a friend of mine a year back, this is the first time I saw a reference for the band outside of that shop hah

Heh-heh...

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my problem/question is this,on my legs,especially lower on my legs when getting work done,I get these involuntary jerks of my leg,

it's not pain,it's like when the needles hit the right spot my leg jerks,

I feel terrible for my tattooer,I have a real hard time stopping it,if I press my leg down and curl my toes it helps a little,but WTF ?

Happened to me too on the back of my calf. My tattooer had to pin my leg down. I apologized but he understood.

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OOOoooh Yeah! ROHR 714's. That will definetly do the trick. lol. Theres a lot of nerves in the shin area. Dont drink too much alcohol, it will make you bleed a lot more. It works as an anti-coagulent.

You can drink before and during....just don't get sidewayz the night before.

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Oh man, blujax01 that is great!!the guitar player of the godz owned a guitar shop here in town that he sold to a friend of mine a year back, this is the first time I saw a reference for the band outside of that shop hah

Mark Chatfield, right? After he left The Godz in 1980 he played for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band for quite awhile. The singer, Eric Moore is still in C-Bus and a bit of a sad case, playing in honky-tonks and trading on whatever celebrity had. Dude lived the life he sang about...

The Godz were one of those 70's bands (and one of only a few from Columbus) that "missed it by that much"

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Yup, Mark Chatfield. I don't think he lives in Vegas anymore..but I bump into him from time to time at the shop or my friend's place...he's a cool guy

Mark Chatfield, right? After he left The Godz in 1980 he played for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band for quite awhile. The singer, Eric Moore is still in C-Bus and a bit of a sad case, playing in honky-tonks and trading on whatever celebrity had. Dude lived the life he sang about...

The Godz were one of those 70's bands (and one of only a few from Columbus) that "missed it by that much"

Glad you enjoyed it!

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