I have inserted several in my patients, some relate it to be painful, others don't. I always give my patients a presc<x>ription for pain medicine before the procedure so the don't have to top at the pharmacy after the procedure. Try to focus on something positive, I usually have a nurse to hold the patients hand. They are a good distraction, before they know it, the procedure is over. Best of luck. Think positive.
Take 800 mg motrin and breathe through it. The worst is measuring ur uterus. I have one and it wasnt that bad
It hurts really really bad, especially if you have not recently (or ever) had a child. A lot of cramping. I wanted to scream at my doctor to take it out the moment she put it in, but I knew I had to suck it up.
I never had a tattoo so I couldn't compare. I would definitely take the Advil, and it wouldn't hurt to ask for a dilator. Good luck to you.