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I contacted a tattoo artist whose work is incredible, and they're totally okay with my project.
While I'm happy to get a chest piece, I'm a bit worried regarding the needle stabbing me so close to my heart and lungs... My other tattoos were on the legs, so no breathing movements were involved.

If anyone has some piece of advice to reassure me please, sent a message

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The tattoo artist is johff_ on instagram!
They're the owner of the troisiemeoeiltattoo (thirdeye) shop in Lambersart, near the border with Belgium

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@Ency My biggest tattoo pieces to this day have been on belly and back, both needing me to manage my respiration.
I want to tell you, you'll be fine.
No need to block your respiration, which means you will breathe pretty much continuously. The tattoo artist is used to breathin movements and will have no issue :)
Your only job will be to have regularity in your chest movements, which to be honest, means good regular breathing, which can also help with the pain :)

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@dustyqueersheep Thank you! I'll remember to keep breathing regulary x)

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@Ency you'll be absolutely fine :)

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@Ency your breathing techniques will still work, and will likely help quite a bit unless you're extremely vigorous/overly rapid with your breaths. Slow, long, deep breaths help a great deal. Remind yourself the needle doesn't go anywhere near deep enough to be of any harm to those vital organs (if that's a concern for you). Listening to music while being tattooed always helps me, too. (not necessarily soothing music, just something I enjoy and find engaging)

You got this. I hope you share pix of your eventual art!

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@hygge Thank you! I'm not too worried with the needle going to deep (I trust the artist knows what they're doing lol), but with my heart beating too fast and my breathing increasing with the stress... I fear I'll make their job difficult.

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