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  1. Really it doesn't do much but take the hard edge off, still hurt like hell.

    Had numbing spray used on my rib piece. I had sat for about an hour and my side was twitching, I couldn't stop it. He used the spray and it took the edge off for about 15 minutes and went right back to pain city, it even seemed a little worse, after using the spray on me twice I didn't want it anymore because it made the pain seem worse when it wore off.

  2. The guy that has done most of my tattoos uses a combination of coil machines for line work and rotary machines for shading. When I first got tattooed by him he used coils exclusively, when he started in with the rotary machines it seemed to me that the rotary was considerably more painful. Just my perception though, could be I'm just imagining things, I think it is different for everyone.

  3. Quit almost 20 years ago...smoked about a pack a day for 5 years, woke up one morning and grabbed a cigarette first thing like i normally did. Decided right then and there that I needed to stop. Threw away the rest of what I had and never picked it up again. It was rough going for awhile but knew I wanted to stick with it. I think the most important thing is that you have to want to quit.

  4. Welcome, I also recently got the back of my calf tattooed. My foot and ankle began to swell after 2 days, It took a good 3-4 days before the swelling went down. Glad you were able to get the answer you needed. Hope you'll post up a pic of your tattoo soon.

  5. I would say just continue with the lotion and don't try to peel it, let if fall off naturally. I had one area on my arm that scabbed like that and once it was healed you could not tell anything was wrong at all. If there is any loss of color you can just get it touched up. Most, if not all, artists do this for free.

  6. I work in a corporate environment. When I first started with this company there was no policy against visible tattoos, I didn't have any visible at the time. About 2 years in the company got bought out by a larger corporation, the dress code changed over night, visible tattoos were no longer acceptable. We have now been bought out a third time by another larger corporation. There is no longer any company policies specifically worded for tattoos visible or otherwise. I have visible tattoos now and have many friends with visible tattoos but all of them are cover-able.

    I feel like if you are going to work in a corporate setting its best to keep your ink concealable if possible, you never know when that dress code my change.

    I was speaking with one of my co-workers about tattoos a couple of years ago (they have since moved on). He was in a management position and we were discussing tattoos. He told me that in an interview once they had a man that interviewed quite well but when he got up to leave the room they could see the outline of his tattoo through the back of his shirt and that was the reason he got passed over for another equally qualified candidate.

    It sucks that it happens but it is still a fact of life that people discriminate against tattooed individuals.