Whether you have a full sleeve or you’re thinking of getting your first tiny tattoo, this video will reveal a totally different view of the inking process.

Captured in super-slow motion, you can watch as the artist colors in dark lines and circles, and get an up-close view of the tattoo machinery slowly pulsing and piercing the skin.

What getting a tattoo looks like in super slow motion

Watching the tattoo recipient’s skin bounce and ripple from the needle certainly provides some cringe-worthy moments, but the video — captured by tattoo artist Gue T – provides a few unique angles that you may never see from the tattoo chair. Check out the full video here:

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