Getting my blood taken for the first time...?

I'm not too good with needles. I have quite a few piercings (ears ,cheeks ,lip and tongue web) but the thought of a needle piercing my vein makes me a little anxious. I was just wondering if anyone has any useful tips on how to calm down? And if you could rate the pain from 1 to 10 ,1 being not painful at all... show more I'm not too good with needles. I have quite a few piercings (ears ,cheeks ,lip and tongue web) but the thought of a needle piercing my vein makes me a little anxious. I was just wondering if anyone has any useful tips on how to calm down? And if you could rate the pain from 1 to 10 ,1 being not painful at all and 10 being extremely painful - I'd really appreciate that.
Thank you.
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