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
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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
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
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