Tattoos, Pain, And Incurable Illness
November 6, 2018 4:46 PM Subscribe
When you live with chronic pain, choosing when and where to experience pain can be a gift, and an act of control.
Selecting the pain meant it was not only bearable, but almost pleasurable. And, unlike the chronic pain from my rebellious meatcage, this hurt left me with a visible trophy to celebrate. Something about being able to run my fingers over the colorful artwork now permanently emblazoned across my skin felt like I’d come away a winner.By Ace Ratcliff.