I do not know which is worse: Sitting through 2.5 hours of a tattoo or the 2.5 days of itching that follows. I made up the 2.5 days of itching. It’s more like a week of itching, and I can’t scratch it. The healing process needs to happen without me causing more damage by scratching and picking the peeling flakes off. Getting a tattoo is a two week process. I thought sitting through the needles would be the worst part. It isn’t. Sitting in the chair, I know the pain will be temporary and only last a couple of hours. I can sit through that. It’s the scratchy, itchiness under the shirt that is the real killer. I know this is temporary as well, but it seems like forever when I know I have a couple more days to go. In the end, it will be worth it, and I’ll have a bad-ass tattoo that will last forever until my skin sags and this body arts turns into a Picasso looking thing when I’m old.