Answered: Common questions about using a numbing cream for skin
Almost everyone dreams of getting a tattoo. But, there is one question that stops many from getting one, which is; "Will I be able to handle the pain?".
Thankfully, tattooing has advanced. This expansion has resulted in some awesome developments in the tattooing industry. One such innovation is lessening the pain by using a numbing cream for skin.
- Why you should use a numbing cream for skin while tattooing
You should use a numbing cream for skin while tattooing if you're getting a tattoo in a particularly delicate place, or if you're getting a particularly huge tattoo. They're also a good idea if you're nervous. If the dread of pain is the only thing keeping you from getting your ideal tattoo, then a tattoo numbing agent should be used. Then sit back, relax, and take pleasure in your new tattoo.
You generally won't require numbing creams if you're getting a tattoo in a non-sensitive area (say your upper arm). With that in mind, if you're sensitive to pain, then it's a good idea to use the numbing cream for skin.
- How long does it have an effect?
For the first 45 minutes to an hour after applying the numbing lotion appropriately, you should feel little to no pain. After that, while the needle works on your skin, you will gradually become aware of its presence. It should be noted that some people claim that the sensation returning is more powerful than if they hadn't used any numbing lotion at all.
- Does the effect stay longer if I apply the cream for a longer time?
Using the lotion for longer lengths of time has no impact and will not increase the effect of numbness. It can have the opposite effect, causing your nerves to become "jacked up", making you feel even more uneasy as the tattoo progresses. So, don't apply the numbing cream for skin for longer periods as it can harm your body.
- What information does my tattoo artist need about the numbing cream for skin?
You should inform your artist will use numbing cream as well as the product's brand. They could want to utilize their product (at a cost). If the artist says so, go ahead with their choice, as they'll know better. As a result, your chances of receiving a great tattoo will increase.
- What if my tattoo artist refuses to use a numbing cream for skin?
If you use a numbing cream, the artist may refuse to serve you. This is because the cream that you're using may be slippery and cause problems for the artist while designing. So, you must discuss the brand of the cream that you'll be using and how you plan to apply it. This will cause any confusion to be cleared up, creating a better experience for both.
- What safety precautions should I take when applying the numbing cream for skin?
Always remember to use a pair of gloves when applying the numbing cream because otherwise, your fingers will become numb. Tell the same thing to your tattoo artist as a tattoo artist with numb fingers is a recipe for disaster.