I found this page the tattoo shop page http://www.thetattooshop.co.uk/shop/anaesthetics-for-use-during-tattooing.html Now obviously this isnt for me coz i'm hard as nails and I don't even flinch when i'm getting tattooed (honest!) But lets say I have a "friend" (really big inverted commas) who is a bit of a wuss, do these things actuallyy do anything does anyone know? I know we all have different paint thesholds and I have a friend who was meant to be "hard" who has the oultine of the body only of an eagle on his shoulder (HIS SHOUDER FFS! and we're talking a small eagle) because he couldn't stand the pain! Should I feel ashamed for even asking? They also reckon they reduce swelling and aid healing?