I am craving more ink, I have 8 tattoos and want a half sleeve done. Anyway it's been 3 years since my last one and I already cancelled my appt once because I chickened out...anyone else get super nervous before going in? I KNOW it will hurt and I usually get myself all pumped up before going in but for some reason I am getting scared this time around. It won't be a full filled in sleeve, it's gonna be a vine of morning glorys but it will be the biggest tattoo I have. So what do you do to get ready for a tattoo? And how bad does the arm hurt? Like shoulder area and underneath especially? Also is it easier to get the outline first then go back and fill in the color since it will be such a big tattoo?