According to one source in 2011 Americans spent 2.3 billion dollars having tattoos applied to their bodies. There was also 66 million spent attempting to have tattoos removed. From what I am told there is minor pain in having a tattoo applied. For others there are painful tattoos that no one can even see.
As we go through life family, friends, and loved ones apply internal tattoos that can hurt from the time of application. These tattoos come from words and actions that never seem to be erased from our memory.
The pain can return even after that relationship is long past. The pain can return with a song on the radio, or smell of certain foods. When those hurts flare up, remember that the Creator of Heaven and earth loves you and wants you to find healing. I pray each of you has the best day possible.