Mind Over Matter - Hypnosis can relieve the pain of tattooing
CORTLAND - Nate Melvin looked like he was taking a nap Wednesday afternoon, except for an occasional glance at the tattoo being inked into his leg.
“I have to open my eyes once in awhile or I will fall asleep,” he said.
Melvin, of DeKalb, was being tattooed while hypnotized at Proton Studios in Cortland. DeKalb hypnotherapist Randy Scott has been working with the studio for about a month, putting customers into a trance so they feel little or no pain while being inked.
“I feel pressure,” Melvin said. “I can just tell where's he's at. I know he's touching my skin, but I don't feel the needle.”
Tattoo artist Chris May said Melvin's tattoo is not in a particularly painful spot, and Melvin rated the pain he was feeling before the