I was pretty calm going into it. I have no other tattoos but many piercings spread across my whole body. Numbing cream is used, and sits on the eye 20 mins before the work begins. Cream was put on one eye and right before the 20 mins were up on that, cream was applied to the other eye. When the time was up, the cream was removed and the tattooing began. Took about 4 rounds on the bottom and about 5 on top. Switching off from bottom to top and back again. This ended up being very helpful since this hurt me much more than I expected. I almost wonder if the numbing cream worked on me because it hurt so bad and at times I could feel the needle making its little dots. Inner eye toward the nose was worse and on the top outside corners really wasn't too bad. I wasn't nervous of her poking my eye or anything, but my whole body starting shaking uncontrollably. It was horrible because it made it a lot harder for me to keep still for her.
She did a great job considering how badly I shook at times. Towards the end of each eye, they began to get sore. So while she was finishing up that hurt quite a bit too. I happen to have sensitive eyes to the light also, and she has the light on above me so she can work. At times it was hard for me to keep them open, but she worked great with me. It helped to have a place to focus and keep my eyes whether they were open or closed. The pain was constant which I believe made it feel worse. Her switching from top to bottom helped greatly. If my body would have relaxed and not shake from feet to face it may not have hurt so badly. But I believe that most people probably take to the numbing cream better. I was told it would feel like a bad itch but if was definitely worse. However, I believe it will totally be worth it in the end. The shape looks great! I am pretty swollen and a little sore when I close my eyes tight. Eyes are sore to the touch but I don't believe it will last too long. No bruising either. I'm thinking the brows wouldn't be as bad either, the eye is just a super sensitive place.