well good for you!!! I remember when i was about nine or ten and i held some type of big bird eating t ( or thats just what it was marked to be) and it was has bad has i did not think it would be!!! seems like the pet store would have known not to let a little kid hold such a big t. it did not bite me but it was pretty fast and lets just say im glad im not very sensitive to the hairs which it gladly kicked all over my hand!!! but if memory serves right i have had flea bites that itched more. but still, it did itch quite a good deal for some time.
Good for you! I don't have any T's yet, but its only a matter of time. I'm still not sure if I'll handle them at all. I used to be very arachnophobic and still get the creeps looking at black widows and such. After reading everything about T's a lot of that has changed, but still a little leary about holding them.
I held my rosie too, 2 days after I got him. (about 6 days ago )
Right now I don't feel the need to handle it anymore, guess im still a little worried about his big fangs ... But I don't think my rosie feels the need to be handled either, just let him chill out on his lump of wood and catch a cricket when I throw in one.