Obviously we here at GoNumb.com are primarily concerned with tattoo preparation ala tattoo numbing cream, but recently I’ve received a bunch of questions related to tattoo aftercare. This is absolutely critical, as the 1-3 week period of time between getting the ink and it being completely healed is probably the most important time in terms of the long-term appearance of the tattoo. Even though there are dozens of methods out there, and different people may react differently to each, there are some general recommendations that are always applicable when it comes to tattoo aftercare. So, like any good blogger, I decided to make that the topic for today’s post! Continue reading
There’s no doubt about it, getting a tattoo hurts! The degree of pain can vary, and depends on things such as your own pain tolerance, skin sensitivity, and whether or not you used a tattoo numbing cream beforehand. And of course, the specific part of the body getting tattooed will go a long way toward determining the level of pain you might expect. As such, what follows is a list of the top 5 most painful tattoos you can get.
One of the most painful tattoos is any ink applied directly on the eyelid. Not only is this a sensitive area in general, but the layer of skin on the eyelid is ultra thin and therefore does little to buffer the pain. Plus, many people (like me) have some sort of strange phobia for anything near the eye, which tends to magnify the perceived level of pain. Continue reading
If you’re preparing for a cosmetic procedure like getting a tattoo, skin piercing, or waxing, here are some skin numbing options that can help decrease pain and discomfort. Things like numbing with ice, sitting on arms or legs, and using an over-the-counter numbing agent are the most common methods. But not all are created equally! Continue reading
I was reading about laser facial hair removal the other day and remembered that my sister had this problem with facial hair when we were growing up. She had some growth on the sideburn area and above her upper lip. It was something that the other kids noticed and it greatly affected her self-confidence.
Fortunately, our cousin who just got her medical license decided to specialize in dermatology. My sister was one of her first (non-paying) patients and they did about 2-3 laser sessions to completely get rid of the unwanted hair. It’s been more than four years and the effect seems to be permanent. It did wonders for my sister’s appearance and self-confidence, that’s for sure. Continue reading
Why choose to get pierced?
There’s no right or wrong answer here. You can say, for instance, that it significantly improves your image and sense of self-worth. Or that it enhances sexual sensations. Or you’re doing it out of sheer boredom.
Whatever your reason is, it’s always unique and intensely personal for every person who chooses to have a part of his or her body pierced with a cold piece of sterile metal. And then, there’s the ouch factor… Continue reading
Tattoo numbing agents (cream, spray, or gel) are now commonly used in many tattoo shops. If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo and using a numbing product to decrease the pain, there are a few things to consider.
First, it’s not that painful. Most people say that the experience of getting a tattoo is similar to the discomfort you feel with a mild sunburn. If you can tolerate that, using a numbing cream for your tattoo session might not be necessary. The idea is to always use it with caution and moderation, if you need to use it at all. Continue reading
Sugar waxing, or sugaring, a traditional method of hair removal, has experienced some sort of a revival recently. Done at home, it can be an inexpensive and effective alternative to salon procedures like waxing or laser hair removal.
The correct term for this technique is actually ‘sugaring,’ although many publications refer to the method as ‘sugar waxing’ — probably because of its similarity to waxing.
Perhaps, the most basic distinction between the two methods is in the type of paste or gel used. While most salon-based waxing techniques use synthetic substances, the paste used in sugaring is always a mixture of natural ingredients like sugar, water, and lemon juice. Continue reading
If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo, a botox injection, or a hair removal procedure, you might be asking this question: how effective is lidocaine cream as a local anesthetic?
The simple answer: lidocaine (also called lignocaine or Xylocaine) is, in fact, an extremely effective pain-suppressing agent used in a range of applications — from minor surgeries, dental procedures, skin and beauty enhancement operations, to treating severe cases of a jellyfish sting. The burning question is; what makes lidocaine so effective as a pain suppressor? Continue reading
Do tattoos hurt? My young nephew asked me this question recently while I was with him and his brother. If you must know, I was babysitting the kids for the weekend as a favor to my baby sister who has always stood by me through thick and thin.
It may seem like a naive question for those of us who have them, but for other people peering into the lifestyle of those who measure beauty by each inch of painted skin, it’s a valid question. Continue reading
Were you ever getting a tattoo and thinking about how much pain it is? Ever wonder how so many people are able to get tattoos (not to mention body piercings, waxings, cosmetic injections, etc.) without cringing? How did they develop such a high tolerance to pain? Are you the one that turns and runs at the thought of needles? If so, then numbing cream for tattoos is the answer – especially GoNumb’s Insane Numbing Cream, which is a super strong topical anesthetic that will numb the top layer of your skin, without any swelling or distortion, to allow the most pain free procedure possible. Continue reading