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Just had a big wing done on each ankle. One was a cover up, which was the most painful one I've ever had, but the other one wasn't too bad.
As they only have the needle on you in little bursts, what works for me is to take a bit breath in as the needle is coming onto your skin, and then breath out really slowly while the tattooist is drawing. It calms you down, stops you holding your breath and tensing up, and gives you something else to think about.
Other people are quite right, in my opinion, it does feel like a needle being dragged along your skin.
Good luck, but be prepared to go back again and again, cos once you start you won't be able to stop!