Originally Posted by musicguy
woah! how does it look after the scarring? That seems like it really freaking hurt.
Here's what it looks like right now, however many months later:
The pain was not bad. Scalpel, so the incision didn't hurt at all. Used standard sterile protocol for any professional body mod. No anesthetic, no booze. Some discomfort when the tattoo got filleted out, but nothing significant. Lots of blood, though. My girlfriend nearly barfed as she watched.
It hurt more as it healed, but again, not bad. Took a few months, and it seems to be getting lighter all the time. I would not recommend it for large tattoos for obvious reasons, but for small stuff, it's a quick alternative to expensive, protracted laser sessions.
A couple onlookers suggested sending the intact "name" flesh to my ex-wife. I demurred.