Tattoos are no more considered a Taboo today. Their popularity is in full force. While everything related to Tattoo is convincing, including the art, design, permanence, removal, one thing about Tattoo, which put people into disbelief is the fact that…Tattoos are damn painful!
Yes, this is true! People who claim that they didn't felt any pain are telling porky pies. The only thing is the extent of pain can vary depending on factors like an individual's pain threshold, body placement, type of Tattoo, etc., but the entire process is painful.
Well, the good news is that to every problem there exists a solution and to get tattoos painlessly, you have Numbing Creams.
Yes, with numbing creams, you can relieve some of the pain while getting inked. While there are myriads of options out there, a very well-known and compelling brand is Dr. Numb®, enjoying widespread popularity globally.
Numbing Creams are topical anesthetic that works by blocking the pain nerves. These come in two forms: cream to apply before your tattoo session; a spray or gel for after use. Dr. Numb® is to be applied before the tattoo process starts, and the skin is still intact. Dr. Numb® should be used before the tattooer breaking-in the skin with the needles inserted into the tattoo machine.
How to Use Numbing Cream?
As far as numbing creams are concerned, especially Dr. Numb®, these work by blocking nerve endings. Hence, it's essential to use them by following their specified method. These topical creams should be used correctly to avoid any long term effects and to make sure it numbs your skin.
Here's the step-by-step process of using Dr. Numb®.
- Wash the area of skin to undergo the tattoo process with soap and water and pat it dry.
- Wear Gloves. Take a good portion of Dr. Numb® cream in your hand and rub the cream into the area that's to be worked on.
- Apply a generous layer of the cream over the skin. It should look like it's approximately 1mm thick all over.
- Shield the cream with cling wrap a cheesecloth-like material. Leave the entire setting for around 45 minutes to 1 hour before you begin your tattoo session.