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when you look down and see the injury/blood that's when the pain really kicks in
Good Question... perhaps part of pain is psychosomatic or at least partially induced by the site perhaps it triggers pain receptors!
Quote from: neilep on 19/06/2008 14:16:44when you look down and see the injury/blood that's when the pain really kicks inSeeing (and even smelling) blood can trigger vasovagal syncope, (fainting).This is a reflex action to reduce bleeding by reducing blood pressure, (the assumption being that it's your blood you're seeing). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_syncope
It is an interesting one, and something I have observed and studied at first hand whilst watching a tattooist at work. Many lads seemed perfectly fine - until they took a look to see how things were coming along and saw blood. Most then registered a greater degree of pain on their features - such as tightening facial muscles, wincing or sweating, others fainted.I was asked to look into this and to see what suggestions I could make to avoid it happening. I gather witnessing it significantly reduced the numbers of clients sitting around watching. Out of interest, proportionately more males than females were affected during the period of my observation.