Pain free tattoo numbing cream by Tattoo Numbing Anesthetics has been carefully formulated using the latest in tattoo numbing technology.
The creams are sustainable, ethically sourced, and most importantly will take the pain out of your next tattoo experience!
On this page you will find some frequently asked questions and simple steps on how to use the numbing cream for the best results.
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How does the cream work? One of the most common questions we receive is how our tattoo numbing cream works.
Although it may seem like magic, there is strong science behind our tattoo numbing cream. Numbing creams have actually been around in various forms for a long time, since the 1950’s, for short term applications such as piercings, waxing, laser hair removal, injections, botox, and even blood tests.
Most numbing creams until now have been designed for short term applications for procedures that are done within 30 minutes, so they only provide short term numbing. Tattooing however is different, it is often a lengthy process over multiple hours, not a quick piercing or needle.
By modifying these existing short term numbing formulas, we have been able to lengthen the numbing effect, and create a product designed specifically to take the pain out of long tattoo sessions.
One of the key improvements in our product that makes it suitable for tattooing is the active numbing ingredients. The formulated cream has been purposefully created for the tattooing process where an extended numbing effect is desirable and it will keep you pain free at your next tattoo session.
How long does the numbing effect last? The tattoo numbing cream is class leading in effectiveness and purposefully designed for the requirements of long tattoo sessions. Everyone is slightly different though most people experience good numbing for approximately 4-hours before further application.
Can the cream be re-applied mid-session? For longer sessions beyond 4-hours you can reapply the numbing cream during the session or you can apply the numbing cream on the next part of your art that your tattooist will be working on.
On re-application, the numbing cream can be applied to broken skin that the tattooist has already been working on, and it will only take 20 minutes for the full numbing to take effect and give you another 4-hours of pain free tattooing. The cream should not be applied on broken skin for longer than 20 minutes.
Is the cream safe to use? The tattoo numbing cream is safe to use and has been purposefully designed for work with tattoos, ink and body art. The cream is class leading in strength and this ensures that the numbing cream will last through your sessions.
We recommend spot testing the numbing cream a few days prior to your tattoo appointment to ensure you will have no problems with the cream.
Mild reactions may include tingling, paleness or redness, slight puffiness, initial burning or itching or temporary change in skin colour. These are uncommon.
If you have a reaction and it seems more severe, seek medical attention as you may have an allergy to one of the ingredients.
If you have any known skin allergies, issues with your blood pressure, or underlying health issues then you must speak with your medical professional before using our products.
Store above 0°C and below 30°C.
For external use only
Avoid cream into eyes
Keep out of reach children
Do not put this product into rectum
Cap tube tightly when not in use
Not suitable for people who have heart disease, high blood pressure, pregnant and / or breast feeding, known allergies to any ingredient, thyroid disease, diabetes, depression, or have difficulty urinating due to enlargement of the prostate gland.
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
What should I do in case of reaction or overdose If you have a reaction or overdose, seek urgent medical attention.
My tattoo artist cleans and rubs my skin with alcohol before working Yes, this is a normal process. On first application, our numbing cream is applied 90-120 minutes before your tattoo session and wiped off prior to your artist working on the area. The skin remains numb for around 4-hours after the cream has been rubbed off.
Does the cream react to ink? Our numbing cream has been specifically designed for tattooing. The cream is safe to use with ink and will not effect the quality of the tattoo ink. The most important factor for a good quality tattoo is for you to be comfortable and calm so your artist can focus on doing their work.
Isn’t pain a part of the tattooing process? This is a common misconception about tattooing.
The art of tattooing can be traced back to 3017 BC with the reason for tattooing being traced to artistic and tribal meaning, and nothing to do with pain. In these good ol’ days tattoos were created by puncturing the skin using a mallet and piercing tool, ouch!
A lot has changed since then with a constant trend towards embracing and developing technology to help reduce the pain of tattoos and improve the environment for the client and tattooist. Ultimately, the less pain, and the more comfortable the client and the tattooist, the better the artistic outcomes.
The first tattoo machine was developed in 1891, and over the decades that have followed, improvements in pain reduction have come largely through physical improvements with developments in machine and needle technology, as well as better healing products post tattoo. Despite all of the developments in machine and needle technology tattoos still hurt!
The cream takes a different approach to achieve what the industry has been trying to achieve for a long time and reduces pain through the application of a cream which provides superior long lasting numbing results.
What is the size of the tube and how far does it go? A tube of “Numb” contains 10g of long-lasting tattoo numbing cream. It may not sound like a lot, though our numbing cream is strong. Each tube is enough to cover roughly 8 inches x 8 inches (20cm x 20cm).
For larger works use multiple tubes and apply the cream in advance of when your artist works on the next area. You should not use more than 3 x tubes in a single daily session.
Do not consume alcohol within 24-hours of using the cream Consuming alcohol within 24-hours of using the cream can negate the numbing effect of the cream. Consumption of alcohol within 24-hours prior to using the cream is likely to reduce the effectiveness for the numbing effect in terms of both pain reduction and period of time that the numb lasts for.
Instructions on using pain free tattoo cream These creams have been used by thousands of people around the world for the ultimate pain free tattoo experience.
Tattoo Numbing is safe and simple to use – just follow these easy instructions and join the pain free tattoo revolution!
Most people experience around 4-hours of numbing effect. The cream can be reapplied for longer sessions.
Step 1 – Prepare your skin
Thoroughly clean your skin by washing and exfoliating the area for your new body art and then dry using a towel. This will create the ideal surface to apply the cream. The hair on the skin should be shaved if necessary.
Step 2 – Apply the cream
The Cream should then be applied to the area that will be tattooed. About 2-3mm thickness to the area is perfect. Then rub the cream into your skin.
Step 3 – Insulate the cream
The skin where the cream has been applied should then be covered and wrapped either using “Wrap” plastic film (cling or saran).
The plastic film creates an insulating barrier that will retain your natural body heat. This natural process will keep the cream moist and facilitate an ideal environment for the numbing cream to take effect. The wrap or film can be held in place with medical tape.
Step 4 – Wait
The insulating wrap should be left on your skin for 1.5 – 2 hours before starting on your new body art. This will give you the best results for long-lasting pain free tattooing.
Step 5 – Remove the wrap and ready for your pain free session
At the time when you are ready for your body art procedure to begin, unwrap the cling film, wipe away any excess cream, and you are ready for your artwork to begin. Your tattoo artist will then prepare your skin following their standard procedures.
It’s simple and pain free!
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