If you have low pain tolerance, you can ask your tattoo artist to use over-the-counter numbing creams to dull the pain from tattooing. However, you must use them as instructed or an overdose of the cream can pose serious health risks.
Majority skin numbing creams contain 5% Lidocaine, the active topical aesthetical agent for numbing. This percentage can keep the skin numb for 60-90 minutes, depending upon a number of factors.
Discouraged by this short numbing span, many people who are going for a tattooing procedure, ask if an increased percentage of Lidocaine will elongate the numbing or if applying liberal quantities of the cream will help? Continue reading
While numbing creams can effectively reduce pain, not all of them will be equally efficient and safe to use. It is advisable to know to about their composition and then decide which will be suitable for you. Read on to know more on choosing the right numbing cream based on its ingredients.
Numbing creams function to eliminate pain from minor painful skin procedures, such as waxing and tattooing, by numbing the skin. Although, many powerful skin numbing creams are prescription drugs, you can also avail numerous over-the-counter numbing creams without any medial prescription.
It is always advisable to purchase topical anesthetics containing the right and appropriate numbing cream contents. Continue reading
There are a lot of numbing gels or creams out in the market that has been widely used by tattoo artists and tattoo shops and has been endorsed by laser clinic owners. The major purpose of this numbing cream is basically to numb the area that needs to have a procedure with. There are tattoo artists who discourage their customers to use such cream or gel because of their belief that numbing cream affects the tattoo quality and the healing time. The good news is that there are numbing creams that are water-based, so the cream will not affect the quality of the tattoo and even the healing time. Continue reading
We might wonder how does this cream help? How does this work? How true that it affects the healing time? And all that questions. It all boils down into, how does a numbing cream numb the skin? All of those questions are going to be answered in this article. Continue reading
Who would like to endure all the pain in each procedure, right? Who would opt to go the hard and painful way when you can do the easy and painless way? These are the reason why numbing creams are out in the market and when I say out, they’re out there like crazy. With those things, we give you 10 benefits of using numbing cream before having a tattoo done. Here’s the list: Continue reading
A high quality skin numbing cream will be more effective if properly applied. Some of the users might not be following the correct directions on how to apply the cream and that can result in a lower numbing effect or health hazards to the person using it. It is important to use the topical numbing cream as directed to achieve the full effect. Continue reading
Getting a tattoo is painful in itself, but there are certain areas in the body where it is more painful than the others. So painful that people squirm or even faint! Here we list down the top 10 most painful areas to have a tattoo as stated by tattoo professionals: Continue reading
Using a numbing cream is not the only way to numb your skin in preparation of a tattoo, waxing, piercing, or injection. There are a few more methods which you can try that does not involve the use of this cream. Here are 3 other skin numbing methods: Continue reading