Look, you can always choose to use a numbing cream before getting a tattoo, but some tattoo artists advise against it as it can lead to complications and compromise the safety and quality of your tattoo. Feel free to take a Panadol.
Stay hydrated, be well rested and choose an experienced tattoo artist. It’s also important to be sober! Alcohol thins your blood, this can cause bleeding and bruising - it can even ruin your tattoo.
If all else fails, it’s ok to ask your tattoo artist for a break.