IMHO; I think stings are probably good for us, unless severely allergic. They teach us to become better BEEKS.
First stings are the worst, but it should get better with each one experienced. Something to look forward to 8-)
That said, I am rarely stung anymore these days. Only ONE last year (my personal best sting year), maybe 3-4 this year....all on my sandaled feet during the early clover flow on the same day...same foot......ouch.
I 'usually' wear just a veil when visiting my bee yard........shorts, sandals, T-shirt, no gloves unless digging to bottom. My bees are special 8-)