How do you make a painful memory not hurt so much?
This is something I'm working on myself. Many people have this problem. Time heals though it seems like forever. Get busy and motivated to keep your mind off the thoughts you don't want to think about so much. Find a hobby. Do volunteer work. Just keep your mind busy!!!!
It does hurt. When i got mine done it didnt hurt until after it was done but it just felt like a bee sting. I am adding my experience. I had 3 piercing the day I got mine done. My eyebrow, tongue and belly button. I told the piercer to start at the least painful tattoo. The most painful was the belly button, but it was bearable.
I've had my first jab and I'm having the second one tomorrow. When I had it it hurt a bit but you need to relax your arm - I did and it didn't hurt but my friends didn't and their's did hurt. Practice it before you have the jab - if you don't tense your arm it is much less painful! Think about something you like and get yourself a treat (like chocolate) for afterwards…