How Do TKTX Numbing Creams Work?
One of the main reasons people avoid getting tattoos is the pain. No one likes pain, but also, many say that beauty is pain, so at the end of the day we’re all just very confused about this concept. However, what if we told you there is a way you can go through the whole tattooing process with the minimum pain and discomfort possible.
Well, have you heard of tattoo numbing creams? These are life-saving for anyone fearing tattoo pain. And let’s be frank, even the most experienced tattoo-owning individuals fear tattoo pain.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of tattoo numbing creams. We’ll see what they are, how they work, and which ones you should buy for your first or next tattoo session.
Nerve deadeners (Lidocaine) – Lidocaine is the holy grail for numbing creams. Lidocaine as a local anesthetic prevents the nerves from recognizing or registering pain. Even if the nerve does register any pain, it is rather subdued and comes in form of a bit of discomfort.
It is important to emphasize, however, the Lidocaine stays on the surface of the skin, which means it won’t be helpful when the needle penetrates the skin during the tattoo session. However, it significantly reduces pain levels and makes them more bearable.
How Should You Use a Tattoo Numbing Cream?
If you’re using a tattoo numbing cream for the first time, here are some steps you should follow for the best, pain-free tattooing session experience;
Step no.1 – Choose The Right Numbing Cream
As you will see in the following paragraphs, not every numbing cream good, and not every cream is suitable for different tattoos. It is essential to choose the right numbing cream if you want it to have any effect. For example, if a numbing cream has only Lidocaine or only epinephrine, then it will not last long enough, or it will not work properly. It is important to choose the numbing cream with the right ingredients and the right use intention.
Step no.2 – Clean the Designated Tattoo Area
Before applying the numbing cream, it is important that the designated area is clean. So, for people receiving tattoos, try to come to your session clean; make sure to take a thorough shower before the session, and try to shave (carefully and gently) the area to be tattooed.
For the tattooists, make sure to also clean the designated area with a water-soap solution, to remove any excess dead skin or oil from the skin. You can use some alcohol cleaning wipes as well.
Step no.3 – Apply the Numbing Cream
After everything is sparkling and clean, it is time to apply the numbing cream. The tattooist should apply a think coat of the cream and let it sit up to 45-60 minutes, or whoever long is recommended on the cream use instructions. Often, the thicker the skin to be tattooed, the longer it will take for the cream to start taking effect. So, make sure to not rush things during this step; this goes for both, the client and the tattooist.
Step no.4 – Remove the Excess Cream
At this point, the cream has taken effect, and the to-be-tattooed area is numb. To start tattooing, the tattooist needs to remove any excess cream and wash the area again, or clean with some alcohol wipes. If any cream remains on the skin, the tattooist increases the risk of it ending up in the broken skin, and in your bloodstream.
Why the Cream Doesn't work well for some people ?
1.People who has Anti-Lidocaine physical quality.
2.People didn't apply the cream well.(Lidocaine is not fully absorbed).
3.Didn't select the right cream or order fake product.
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