The short answer is yes and no. It definitely is a different feeling and the first time it happens it will probably hurt a little. Part of that is the shock and part of that is the bruising. However most people quickly get used to it as the sting quickly wears away. Honestly enough, the more times you play the less each shot will hurt. The trick is to not fear the shot. The more it catches you by surprise and the more adrenaline you have in your system from the game the less the initial sting will hurt. Play with the goal in mind, not the punishment. The best example I can give to someone who has never played before is when you and your siblings or friends are messing around and hit each other. How many times has one of them given you a small bruise on the arm? That's pretty much the same pain, a few seconds of stinging then calmness once again.