Addiction to Tattoos and the Pain
A needle piercing your skin thousands of times per minute. There's no doubt that tattoos are painful.
When asked 10 people with tattoos if they hurt, They all answered yes, some more painful than others. When asked 10 people if they planned on getting more tattoos, 8 answered yes. 8 out of 10 people stated that they would go through the pain again, and again.
Why is something so painful, also so addicting?
It could be a cross between the adrenaline rush from getting it done and the beauty of the finished product making you want more.
It is also said that getting a tattoo releases endorphins and sends signals of pleasure to the brain, much like an orgasm.
Pain for pleasure? Is that really it? Is it all just that simple?
For me, I got my first tattoos 7 months ago, I myself can't say that it hurt real bad, more of a burning, tickling sensation, and I liked it. No more than a few hours after they were finished, I wanted more. I can't really place why I want more. Other than the fact that I want to show off the works of art. All the tattoos that I have planned for myself have meaning and tell something about myself. I can almost guarantee that if tattoos weren't so pricey, I would be almost covered.
There is no right or wrong answer for why tattoos are so addicting. No real scientific proof or meaning. And they are not addicting for all people, Some regret their tattoos, some don't want to go through the pain again, and then there are the rest of us, who can not wait to go through the pain again.
I would be interested in hearing your (the readers) opinions and stories, Please feel free to leave me some comments.