I've just started a cooking course, it is designed for apprentices but I am not an apprentice (although I am looking for work as a kitchen hand in a kitchen). I am the most inexperienced one in the class, and on my second day, we had a class delegated to cutting skills. I cut myself four times. They weren't deep, they didn't even hurt that much, but they did bleed a fair bit so I went through quite a few band aids. Anyway, I study music elsewhere and I am a singer and also a pianist. I cancelled my piano lesson for the week and my teacher was concerned about my hands. It's hard to play when there are three band aids on your hand, also hard to to play when the cuts are hitting against the keys ... Nobody else in my class seemed to hurt themselves, but other people told me that cuts are the mark of a chef, they told me that after a while you don't really care(as in you aren't bothered by the pain) - I answered that I don't care that much either, the only reason why I ran for band aids was the bleeding... and the reason why I care about the cuts is the fact that I'm a pianist. Anyway, do you stop injuring yourself after a while?