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Painless Tattoo: Is It Possible?

What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word “tattoo?”

If your answer is not art, creativity, or fantastic, I bet your answer would be pain or painful.

I can’t blame you.

When it comes to creating and having an inked masterpiece on your skin, the maxim “no pain, no gain” hits you like a truck on a freeway.

Since the dawn of time, humans have been inventing things that make life easier.

Man has invented the radio, telephone, television, and even sent someone to the moon.

Surely man could have invented something to make the entire process of tattoo more bearable, right?

Thankfully, the answer is yes!

Painless tattoo is no longer a figment of the imagination.

Nowadays, there are a range of products that you can choose in order to experience painless tattoo.

These products are generally called topical anesthetics and they work by making your skin numb.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the topical anesthetics that are frequently used in tattoos.

Numbing Spray

Anesthetics are introduced to the skin by way of tiny drops or mists.

It works immediately upon skin contact, making it a perfect product in keeping a painless tattoo while the artist is concentrating on creating a mind-blowing masterpiece!

Numbing Gel

Unlike spray, gel disperses its numbing qualities to the skin through a jellylike substance.

Numbing gel is specially formulated to keep the skin from developing redness or irritation.

It is advisable to apply the gel an hour before the needle touches your skin so that it can penetrate deep to the pain receptors of your skin.

What’s great about numbing gel is that its effectiveness can last for about 2 hours even without reapplication!
I don’t know with you but I’ll give it 2 thumbs up!

Numbing Cream

Creams are medical preparation that are semisolid in nature.

Just like sprays and gels, creams temporarily make the pain receptors on your skin numb, making it possible for you to experience a sensational tattoo session.

Which product is best for painless tattoo?

To tell you honestly, there’s not a single product that will work for all.

What may work for me may not work for you so it is advisable to ask tattoo artists and aficionados which products worked for them.

You’d have to check if you are not allergic to certain types of products too.

So a little trial and error would be appropriate to keep the entire process pain free.

Whether its gel, cream, or spray, just make sure it works best for you!