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Article: What is Tattoo Numbing Cream?

What is Tattoo Numbing Cream?

Do the terms pre, peri, and post have you scratching your head and thinking WTF is that? Does the idea of applying something that can numb.someones.face. scare you?? WELL, we have some juicy info on tattoo numbing cream for you! While some pain and discomfort is typical during a procedure, you don't want your clients crying and cursing your name because they felt every hair stroke! 

What Are Anesthetics?

Anesthetics to the rescue! Anesthetics are over the counter (or website) drugs that cause a complete or partial loss of feeling. These bad boys are made up of lidocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine. Typically for tattoos and permanent makeup, you will find a combination of the above. They come in creams, ointments, liquids, or gel. Directions for use depend on the manufacturer and type of anesthetic being used.

Pre, Peri & Post

Pre, peri, and post are words that have to do with anesthetics and when to apply!

Pre = Before procedure on closed skin

Peri = During procedure on open skin

Post = Post procedure (helpful hint: the best post anesthetics can be used as aftercare ointment like Numbpot!).

Questions on which one to choose? Shoot us a message.

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