I am going to share with you 7 step process that will give you and your customers Virtually Pain-Free tattoo experience.
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OK here we go!
The first step in getting a tattoo is truly deciding if you really want one. Remember inking is usually permanent and you will have your tat for life! (Choose wisely!)
Look at images and decided what you want tattooed and where. Some good old fashion advice to those getting a first tattoo start with a small image. You can always add onto it latter. Tattoo removal is very expensive, painful, and not always 100% effective. So use the motto: “Start small and build big.”
Make an appointment with your regular health care provider (MD, NP, PA). They know your medical condition best and can advise you if they think that getting inked will negatively impact your health. (There really aren’t condition that fall under this category, but it is better to wise than foolish.)
Request from accredited supplier for some “numbing cream” such as Dr. Numb (one I use and recommend). Be clear that your are asking for this medication because you are getting a tattoo. This will help the nurse or physician make a better clinical decision and provide you with the correct amount you may need and instructions on how to use it. (Please note: Most insurances will not cover this numbing medication so you need to take that into consideration. Cost vary but a general rule of thumb is about $50 to $75 per tube which may last for several “small” tats or just be enough for one “big” inking.
The “numbing cream” consists of lidocaine (like the numbing medication you get at the dentist) and prilocaine (another type of numbing medication). Remember if you ever had an adverse reaction to these medications NEVER USE THEM FOR TATOOING or any other reason.
Apply the numbing as directed by your health care provider. Generally, it is applied in a thick layer as opposed to a cream that is rubbed in and covered with clear plastic wrap with the edges taped around the wrap. This should be done at least one hour before your inking.
Remove the dressing and wash away the numbing cream just prior to your inking session letting your tattoo artist know.
Tattoo Pain Chart
I hope that you find this information useful,
Have a great day,