Numbing Cream for: Permanent Cosmetics, Permanent Makeup, Micropigmentation and Cosmetic Tattoo are terms all describing the same thing; the tattooing of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with needles. Other terms such as "semi-permanent makeup, lineology and dermatology" are sometimes used wrongly to mislead the consumer to believe they are receiving something other than a tattoo .The truth is, any application of pigment into the skin is tattooing. Some might like to suggest that it's not tattooing, but if color is placed in the skin with needles, there's only one thing that can be; a tattoo we are confident in saying that we are the number one in the industry of topical anesthetic cream (numbing cream) on market, specifically targeted towards tattoo shops, piercing stores, laser clinics (tattoo removal) and cosmetic tattooing! Our numbing cream is effective, medically tested, and reasonably priced.
How to Apply the Numbing Cream?
- Purchase a topical numbing cream.
- Wash the area receiving laser treatment with soap and water. Dry area completely.
- Apply a thick amount of numbing cream to the area and rub in thoroughly.
- Now that the cream has been rubbed into the tattoo, place an additional, thin layer of cream over the area.
- Cover the cream with plastic wrap (saran wrap). The heat under the plastic wrap helps activate the cream. And keeps the cream form drying off.
- Leave the plastic wrap on until it is removed by the professional before the procedure.
Tips And Warning
Leave the cream on the skin longer for better result. Don’t remove the saran wrap until you feel the numbing effect takes place.
Tattooing has come out of the closet and into the mainstream. Once considered the "consequence" of a night of heavy drinking while on shore leave tattoos have gained tremendous popularity as works of body art. Nearly 40% of all people - men and women - from ages 18 to 40 have at least one tattoo.
Many of those already inked would like to get more work done but do not want to experience the uncomfortable "pain" often associated with tattooing. Others would like to get their first tattoo but shy away from inking for the same reason.
Inking does not have to extremely painful. In fact, depending on the tattoo artist, the size of the tattoo and use of the following recommendations some tattooing can be virtually painless!
1. The first step in getting a tattoo is truly deciding if you really want one. Remember inking (another term used for tattooing) is usually permanent and you will have your tat for life! (Choose wisely!
2. Inked tattoos become part of your skin for life. Look at images and decided what you want tattooed and where. Some good old fashion advice to those getting a first tattoo starts with a small image. You can always add onto it latter. Tattoo removal is very expensive, painful, and not always 100% effective. So use the motto: "Start small and build big."
3. Your health care provider is a good resource to make sure tattooing is not going to harm any medical conditions you may have. Make an appointment with your regular health care provider (MD, NP, and PA). They know your medical condition best and can advise you if they think that getting inked will negatively impact your health. (There really aren’t conditions that fall under this category, but it is better to wise than foolish.)
4. Request from your health care provider some "numbing cream". Be clear that your are asking for this medication because you are getting a tattoo. This will help the nurse or physician make a better clinical decision and provide you with the correct amount you may need and instructions on how to use it. (Please note: Most insurances will not cover this numbing medication so you need to take that into consideration. Cost vary but a general rule of thumb is about $50 to $75 per tube which may last for several "small" tats or just be enough for one "big" inking.
5. The "numbing cream" consists of lidocaine (like the numbing medication you get at the dentist) and prilocaine (another type of numbing medication). Remember if you ever had an adverse reaction to these medications NEVER USE THEM FOR TATOOING or any other reason.
6. Apply the numbing as directed by your health care provider. Generally, it is applied in a thick layer as opposed to a cream that is rubbed in and covered with clear plastic wrap with the edges taped around the wrap. This should be done at least one hour before your inking.
7. Remove the dressing and wash away the numbing cream just prior to your inking session letting your tattoo artist know.