It's worth suffering more afterwards
Back to the subject of Vasocaine. Ben reports that one of his clients won't use it again because it slows the healing process. It has the same effect on me. My ribs feel still quite sore a couple of weeks after the tattoo. But in my case this is a price I'm willing to pay. I'd rather get as much tattooing done as possible in the time my appointment lasts. Especially as most of my work now is on my ribs and stomach, the acute pain in the studio would otherwise mean Ben would have to go more slowly and I would be more saturated with pain. The pain killer's not a soft option now as it doesn't kick in until some work has been done. Ben won't use it on line work. Once an area has been well worked on then there is a major relief. I have to confess that I've become rather dependant on Vasocaine now.