Tattoo Session

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How does a tattoo session typically go? Here’s how a tattoo sesh is usually going to go down.

Numbing Gel

Numbing Gel

Applied before tattoo session. Numbs the skin, reduces redness, irritation, and itchiness.

Size

$55.99

The Basic Tattoo Session Timeline

Numb Up: When your placement location is locked in, your artist can apply Tattoo Numbing Gel or Tattoo Numbing Cream to prep for a more relaxed session. Either way, the instructions are the same. You’ll want to give yourself an hour to let this stuff get to work. Simply smooth on a thick layer, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let it do its thing while you (try to) relax.  

Clean Up: Your artist will cleanse the whole area surrounding where your tight new tattoo will go.

Mark Up: Your artist will either mark you with a stencil of your tattoo or freehand a few outlines (freehand is pretty rare nowadays though unless you’re specifically giving the artist creative freedom).

Getting Inked: You’re likely freaking out, but hey — you chose your artist for a reason. If your tattoo artist is chatty, don’t clam up, cadaver. Talk! You’ll feel better and might even have a little fun in the process. At the very least, it will help the time fly by. If (or when) the pain starts getting to you, take a break, and apply Tattoo Healing Spray. It works great post-outline and on broken skin. 

 Break Time: Take a moment to step back and check out the process. Apply our Healing Spray for some extra relief. Eat a snack, scroll through social media, do something to recenter yourself — and then get back to it. Have your tattoo artist use the CBD Foam Soap throughout to help clean up your skin, remove extra ink, and help soothe your skin.

Final Look: Fin! Take a nice long look and make sure there aren’t any final touches you want to add to your new piece of art. Then? Admire, admire, show it off, and admire some more.

Payment & Tipping: Does your artist take cash? Card? Crypto? Make sure you know what you are paying with and don’t forget to tip. Your tattoo artist spent a lot of time on that tattoo. Reward them for their stellar creative effort.

Take Care 💜: Listen carefully to your artist's specific aftercare instructions. Ask if there is anything you don’t understand. Then, don’t forget to check out our aftercare products for a great way to help support your skin’s healing process.

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Products To Bring to Your Tattoo Session

If you’re looking to avoid a little pain (um, yes), then take a look at our products below. You won’t want to head into the tattoo shop without them. 

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Tattoo Numbing Gel

Like your BFF since 2nd grade, this numbing agent is exactly what you want by your side before your first tattoo. Sure, this unique blend of botanicals helps to avoid redness and irritation, but it’s the maximum strength lidocaine in HUSH Gel that will help you keep your cool while getting inked. The water-based, non-greasy formula is just a happy bonus.

Key Features

4% Lidocaine — Clinically proven ingredient to numb skin so your nerves settle.

Paraben and Epinephrine-free — For use with any skin type, no fake ingredients here.

Fragrance-Free — So it won’t aggravate your skin during the tattoo sesh.

Natural Ingredients:

Lidocaine: Causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissue. It blocks targeted nerve endings from sending pain signals to your brain.

Aloe Leaf Extract: A natural moisturizer with soothing properties that helps reduce irritation and boosts collagen production. Aloe’s cleansing properties help protect and cool your skin. 

Menthol: Provides a cool, refreshing sensation on irritated skin. Soothes and improves blood flow.

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Tattoo Numbing Cream

If your skin is more sensitive than the poetry-writing hipster you briefly dated junior year, then this is the cream for you. While our Tattoo Numbing Cream contains a fabulous blend of botanicals to reduce irritation, blocking nerve endings with the maximum amount of lidocaine allowed will push it into BFF status.   

Key Features

 Paraben and Epinephrine-Free — Any skin type can take advantage of this formula

4% Lidocaine — Maximum strength to numb your skin and block nerve endings

Menthol-Free — Great for sensitive skin. 

Natural Ingredients:

Marigold Flower Extract (Calendula): Reduces redness and swelling with natural cleansing properties. Helps support your skin’s healing process. 

Chamomile Extract: Helps tattoos dry and heal quicker. Natural soothing properties reduce swelling and redness.

Green Tea Extract: Polyphenols, alkaloids, and L-theanine provide soothing antioxidant properties. 

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CBD Foam Soap

You know what’s ahead: a sweet blend of ingredients to help calm and soothe your irritated skin. This CBD Extract (Cannabidiol) helps to support your skin health as your new tat heals. Apply right on your new tatoo, let it sit for a full minute to sink in, and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Repeat whenever necessary.

Key Features

Paraben and Epinephrine-Free — So any skin type can use this soap

4% Lidocaine — Lots of lidocaine to dull the pain, your brain won’t know what’s hitting your skin

Menthol-Free — For use even by those with sensitive skin

Natural Ingredients:

Glycerin: Softens the skin and increases moisture.

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate: Removes dirt and lifts oils.

Aloe Leaf Extract: A natural moisturizer with soothing properties that helps reduce irritation and boosts collagen production. Aloe’s cleansing properties help protect and cool your skin. 

Marigold Flower Extract (Calendula): Reduces redness and swelling with natural cleansing properties. Helps support your skin’s healing process.