The Relief of Pain
Yesterday was a Friday and good on all accounts. With my new job I no longer have to work on Saturdays AND is is Labor Day weekend so not only do I get a two day weekend, I get to tack on a third day for good humor. On top of that, yesterday was the day I got my dragon tattoo colored in – I got the outline in March of 2011 so this has been a long time coming and it is my birthday gift to me!
Getting the outline was not fun. Everyone asks if it hurt…well duh! It hurt so bad towards the end I cried. Not hiccupping-dear-sweet-god-kill-me sobs or anything. But my eyes were definitely leaking – kind of like dear-sweet-god-that-food-was-spicy leaking. So when people asked me if the color would hurt I just said, “no, it only tickles a little.”
Three hours of work and now Milo has color. There is still about an hours worth of work left but it got to the point where I was trying to flinch, and that’s just no bueno. When that little needle is pressing on your ribs and drumming out a rapid beat over, and over, and over it does not feel pleasant. Especially since he was doing the same area over and over again with different colors. I had my fill and my body was protesting. But even though he isn’t finished he still look way better than the plain ole black outline. (by the way my artist was Sneker One – if you live in Dallas you should check him out. He didn’t do the outline but my ex informed me that I couldn’t go back to my original artist so…I had to improvise.)
While this was all going on I decided instead of telling myself that it would hurt I just told myself pain was temporary, and it worked for the most part. When he hit on my hip bone or my ribs it was a little more difficult to let the pain go but instead of grimacing I just smiled and laughed – when I DID grimace I noticed that it actually made the pain worse. It is amazing the power your mind has over your body. I also took the time to practice my meditation and breathing, and let me tell you, it does wonders! Except when you can’t breath in because your body is so tense from the needles poking your ribs – nothing took the pain away then.
Breakdown of this week:
- Started my new job and actually woke up not dreading going to work.
- Started to get over HIM a little more. May even be able to start moving on…not on to a new guy but on with my life.
- Possibly found a roommate and apartment.
- Realized that I haven’t been this happy in quite awhile – I had forgotten what it felt like.
- Finally got some color on Milo
All in all I would say it was a great week! And it will be a great weekend!
Posted on September 1, 2012, in Events, Life, Thoughts and tagged dragon tattoo, Ed Hardy, hope, life, long weekend, love pain, meditation, moving on, new job, tattoos, work. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.