I've got a bunch of em. . but no longer recall how much I paid for em (yeah. .it's about time to get some additional ones, as it's been over 10 years since my last one).
I can tell you they are addictive (it's hard to stop at just 1).
as to "pain level". . eh. . minor. feels like a bee sting to get, and feels like a sunburn when healing. so not bad at all, tho as you go towards your extremities, it does tend to be a bit more painful.
anyways, here's my first one: a flaming Yin & Yang (that matched a ring I wore back then).
I'm considering getting a cover-up on this one, but have decided yet as to what.
here's my name in Hieroglyphics (done at the Houston International Festival back in the early 90's)
I'm a huge comic fan, and my favorite characters are the Metal Men (robots made of metal, duh!). here's the "symbols" for my favorite 3: Gold, Mercury, and Iron (and also because I'm precious, ever-changing, and bull-headed):
and finally, a tribal Piranha (on the bikini line)