3D eyebrow tattooing has been in the fore for many years now. This is the easiest and most convenient way for people with shedding eyebrows to get full eyebrows once again. In 3D eyebrow tattooing, ink is inserted into the layers of the skin, but not as deep as in permanent tattoos. This way the procedure is able to give you the fuller looking eyebrows without having to apply makeup every time before stepping out of your house.

Who should go for 3D eyebrow tattooing?

  • Anyone who wants to change shape of the eyebrows
  • Anyone with shedding eyebrows due to hair loss or other medical situations like chemotherapy
  • Anyone with gaps or patches in the eyebrows, which may never be filled naturally

Well, 3D eyebrow tattooing is a painful procedure for those with low pain threshold. But not to worry.

The following five numbing creams can be used to help you reduce pain during the procedure.

Numb Master

It is a topical anesthetic cream lidocaine cream meant for use in microdermabrasion, for getting or removing tattoos, for bikini waxes, or even for injections or shots. It contains 5% lidocaine as the main ingredient to cause the numbing effect on the targeted area. It is the strongest over-the-counter amount available, hence, perfect for quick, localized treatments that require a bit of pain insensitivity.


LMX 4 contains lidocaine 4% to cause a numbing effect on the targeted area. Apply a layer of LMX 4 and cover the area for some time. It starts to work in about 30 minutes and after that remove, the cream using baby wipes and begin with the skin procedure.


It contains lidocaine 5% as the active ingredient. It is another topical anesthetic with the strongest amount of lidocaine. This cream is equally effective as Numb Master and works quickly to provide the numbing effect. The active ingredient block nerve sensations so that you don’t feel pain while undergoing the procedure.

Numb 520

Numb 520 also contains lidocaine 5% for deeper penetration into the skin and provide the numbing effect for a longer duration. It helps in relieving discomfort and itching associated with anorectal disorders. It kicks in the skin within 3 to 5 minutes and reach maximum numbing effect within 20 to 22 minutes, and will last about 1 hour.


Aspercreme Cream is a topical salicylate pain reliever. It works by reducing swelling and inflammation in the muscle and joints. But it is not recommended if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine; if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.

Even high doses of lidocaine can have side effects like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness. So, consult a doctor before using any of these topical anesthetic creams.