Tattooing, like any other form of body modification, is not without risk. Many people experience pain during the process and there are a number of ways to manage this discomfort. Some artists use numbing cream or even topical anesthetics that can be applied before the tattoo begins in order to reduce the level of discomfort experienced by their clients.
Anesthesia Creams Are Made From Lidocaine, A Local Anesthetic
In order to understand how a tattoo anesthetic cream works, you first need to know what it is made of. Lidocaine is the active ingredient in most tattoo anesthetic creams. It’s a local anesthetic that causes numbness and reduced sensitivity in the area where it’s applied.
Lidocaine has been used for decades in various medical procedures as well as tattooing because it’s safe, effective and easy to apply through your skin without damaging it or causing allergic reactions.
Lidocaine doesn’t cause a loss of feeling or sensation, but it will reduce your pain. Tattoo anesthetic creams are usually applied right before the tattoo artist starts work on your tattoo. Some people apply the product before they even arrive at the shop to help numb their skin and reduce their discomfort during the procedure.
Lidocaine Blocks Nerve Impulses So That Your Body Doesn’t Feel Pain
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that blocks nerve impulses. When you get your tattoo, the artist will apply the cream to the area and then use a tattoo machine to insert ink into your skin. The lidocaine keeps you from feeling any pain as this happens, so you won’t be able to tell if it’s working until after your session is over and done with!
In addition to helping people feel less discomfort during their tattoos, there are other medical procedures that also use lidocaine–including dental work or ear piercing (if done by an experienced professional). Lidocaine has been used safely for decades now without any serious side effects being reported; however, it’s important not to exceed recommended dosages because doing so could cause dizziness or nausea in some individuals who are sensitive towards this particular drug type
The Cream Can Be Applied About 30 Minutes Before You Get Your Tattoo
The TKTX numbing cream can be applied about 30 minutes before you get your tattoo. A thin layer of the prescription medication is applied to the area, which absorbs into the skin. When a second layer is needed, it should be applied at least 30 minutes after the first application.
The dosage depends on how much of your skin needs to be numbed and whether or not any other medications have been taken recently that may interact with numbing agents (such as aspirin). The doctor will advise you on what dosage would work best for your individual case.
Now that you know how tattoo anesthesia cream works, it’s time to get your next tattoo! If you have any questions about the process or just want to chat with someone about what kind of design you should get next, feel free to click here.