Some gorgeous tatts girls. Ngaiz - absolutely love it! love japanese and Koi. That will look so good when completed.
My advice is to go small to begin with. Maybe one name at a time if you want the print big, the 3 names if it's small then get the stars/lovehearts/whatever added later. I have 3 but have had one retouched so I've had 4. all were bearable except the big one on my ribs, god I swore something shocking with that one lol mine never goes numb sadly, but I would say the first and last 5 mins are the worst. The first because you are settling in, the last bc you are getting sore.
My big one was 2.5 hours non stop and he said it was lucky he was done when he was bc I was starting to bleed a lot and I found the outline much worse than the shading and colour