Thank you to Scott, who I recommend for his bedside manner, gentle technical skills and rigorous hygiene regimen. To Polly, who came and took pics and looked after me and is generally awesome (and also who can't resist Ninjaflower's awesome jewellery). And to Happy, who came in the van and drove me home when I was high enough on endorphins to be dangerous in a car.
*phew* That's over.
Yes, it hurt more than a tattoo, but it's a different kind of pain and you only go over an area once. I still don't think it's that hardcore.