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Numbing Creams

I am curious about numbing creams. I have heard good and bad comments about them. As a tattoo artist is this something that works? Have you tried this? If it works that is a lot more clients I could have that just don't get them due to their pain meter! Thank you!


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Hush just released a new formula that numbs the skin after the skin has been broken. Working like a strong bactine it, let it sit for about 15 mins n it will numb for a bit.
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you can actuly buy the Benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine 15%\ 5%\ 5% online from the canadian drug store for LESS THEN 20$
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I've used numbing creams and they work great for about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. HOWEVER, when it wears off, the pain is worse. Not to mention, I have skin allergies and those numbing creams made my skin welp up with hives. I couldn't feel the hives because I was numb, LOL, but they were definitely there and my artist had to work around them. If you have sensitive skin, I wouldn't recommend the topical creams. But I heard bactine works great!
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Hey fellas...I have used both Dr Numb and Inkeeze and I am by far a Dr Numb fan. The Inkeeze left a burning sensation on my wrist and eventually my tattoo turned a green color and most of the ink came out. I tried it two different times (the wrist and on my chest piece) and both times they turned this green color, got infected and lost all color and eventually scarred so bad it didn't even look like I had been tattooed. I used Dr Numb on my entire arm sleeve and just recently on my hand; it's amazing stuff. Doesn't affect the color, easy healing as usual and allows you to sit through pretty much the entire tattoo with little to no pain. I was able to have my knuckles gone over three times and it was completely tolerable. I would not have been able to do this without Dr. Numb. Thanks!
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I've tried several products. Same issues. If you use numbing cream, you have to get one with a low ph and it has to be water based - not a paste or greasy. If not, it can affect your skin and ink!! Look for a 4% or 5% lidocaine. The 5% says its for hemorrhoids, but I use it for tattoos. I use a numbing cream out of Hollywood called SoPerfect. I've used it on my ribs, shin and back of my hand. Never affected my ink. I can't find it in any store so maybe their new or only online. Oh, and absolutely follow the directions. No less than 30 minutes or it doesn't work at all. Just type in their name in your search. You'll find them. Peace out.
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theres a guy in our shop who uses an*l ease from the adult toy stores religiously, iv never personally used it for a tattoo but iv seen customer sit well with it and say they have very little to no pain
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I have 8 tattoos and I love them but face it whays up? Hurt so I went three hours in the chair and got half of my last one started well the secou d session my tat guy say try dr dumb and let me tell u I'm sold for life I'll never get another tattoo without it and my color is fine
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I had a coverup done on my thigh last year, and I used a numbing cream about 2 hours into it. By that evening, my tattoo was swollen and oozing ink. The pain for weeks afterwards was incredible – it hurt to wash it, it hurt to walk. I was absolutely miserable until it healed. Fast forward one year, when I had to have the entire tattoo redone because it was so horribly faded. The artist who redid it couldn’t believe it was only a year old. I’m sure some people are fine using it, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Why take the chance?
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Yeah I feared the same thing about using numbing cream, but I cannot stand the pain that comes with tattooing. However, I have been using this bioevolve numbing cream and its been working wonders. I applied it way before like 1-2 hours before getting tattooed and it felt way better all the way thru to the end.
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I know that certain products work differently on every person, and being as I've only used one numbing product guess I can't compare really. But when I got my inner arm done, I used this stuff called blue gel. About 3 hours into the session I put it on and we let it sit with cling wrap around it for about a half hour.( meant to be applied after the skin has been broken) And when we started back up I honestly could not feel anything , it was a very strange feeling , I just felt the pressure of my artist holding my arm but other then that it was completly number , and around the last hour is when it started to wear off (6.5 hour session)
so nearly 2.5 hours it lasted. I don't know much about the product, my artist literally said he wanted to try this new numbing gel out he wouldn't charge me, just let him know how well it worked. also healing went smooth, no issues afterwords from it, healed just as nice as my other tattoos I didn't use anything for..
So like I said I don't have any other expierences with anything else , and I don't even really know all that much about blue gel either , I just know that it really did make my arm completly numb for a sold few hours. I will add that I think it worked so well was because I put it on after my arm had been worked on a solid amount(outline, beginning of the shading). I think that plays a large factor in it . But so all in all I would defiantly at least check it out if your looking for a numbing gel
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I have several tattoos. I just started a sleeve on my upper left arm. The first session I did the outer part of my arm and everything was great. Then I heard about dr numb and how good it works. I bought it from my tattoo artist and geared up for our next session 2 weeks after the first one healed. It worked amazing, did t have too much pain, tattooed for 4 hours! It was great. It has been 6 days since then and I have been in tears from the constant burning where the tattoo was done, it hurts to lift my arm, extend my arm, wear clothing on it. It was swollen and red, not swollen anymore but still aggitated. I noticed yesterday that my arm pushed out the ink in several areas and my skin looks mutilated. Every time I wash my arm more ink literally comes out and skin comes off in chunks. I have never used anything prior. I've always gotten a tattoo the old way, but this dr. Numb stuff is the worst thing you can do for your tattoo. I'm hoping I'll be healed soon but I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel just yet.
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Personally I have used Dr Numb a couple of times, I have a lower leg sleeve and the complete top of my foot done without Dr Numb I couldn't have handled it.
My tattooist done a huge tribal piece all the way down my back, I followed directions but left myself wrapped for 2 hours. I was tatted for 4 hours and only started feeling anything right towards the end.
Awesome stuff will definitely use again, got a chest panel full sleeve coming soon!

Cheers G.
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Ok so i had a tattoo done on my back sitting it probably wasnt the best position cryed the whole time now my boyfriend wants and has bought some kind of numbing cream and wants to use it... Is it safe i read online different thoughts and ideas dangers and what not or should i just suck it up and watch a movie and talk to him while having it done but im afraid he wont want to tattoo me again cause he fears that ill cry again
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I have tried many numbing creams for tattoo the best one is emla cream , bought it online at www.numbing-cream.com for 49 usd.
I have tried before many other cream nothing works better than emla cream

Joe
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