"The circumcised penis is then bandaged and the baby is diapered and swaddled. At this point, most babies have stopped their crying."
"Notice the adhesions [arrows] between the inner side of the foreskin and the glans. These are present at birth in almost all babies and will be released just prior to the actual circumcision."
That would HURT. Can't help but think about the peeling of the skin from an orange. I am sorry.
According to the site the inflammation can take a week or two to heal. That's a long time for a small person coming from the warmth and security of the womb and having his most sensitive parts cut.
Our Resident Raving Lunatic, lilyka seems to have answered the original poster quite well. And Meiri, I have also read about how they used to remove a "sliver" of skin from the very tip of the foreskin because it was a symbolic gesture not being the quantity of removing something that serves many purposes.
Let us all show respect, appreciation, and sincerity.