I understand that tattoos can be a little painful. If you don't like needles from the doctor then you might not enjoy many thousands of needles from some guy named Chuck.
Unfortunately the ocean is much too cold to stand up for very long in a small boat here. I would prefer to row that way. I could look forward! But average sea temperature is around 7 degrees C or 44 degrees F. If I fell in, in less than half an hour I would be a popsicle!