My name is Anna Vergera, recently I got my first tattoo done. But before making up my mind for a tattoo, my biggest concern was the painful procedure that needs to be followed. I have a really low pain tolerance so getting a tattoo was a huge deal for me. However, I really wanted a tattoo for a very long time. While I was consulting people about various ways to reduce the pain associated with tattooing procedure, my colleague suggested me to go for a numbing cream.

When I was searching for a numbing cream, I came across various over-the-counter options that I was really confusing to choose the best one. But with more detailed research, I discovered the following three numbing creams over a wide raange of brands. Even if you are considering getting a tattoo in spite of your low agony limit, this article may be helpful for you to choose the best numbing cream suitable for you.

  1. Numb

It is one of the best topical anesthetics available over-the-counter or onilne. On Amazon, it has a 4/5 star review – that’s given collectively by real users who have taken the product during a tattoo and have reviewed their experience afterwords.

The ingredients of Dr Numb Cream include:

  • Lidocaine 5%
  • Prilocaine 5%
  • Benzocaine 3%
  • With a cream base

Lidocaine is the active ingredient in this cream and it works by temporarily blocking the pathway of pain signals along nerves. It does this by stopping the sodium entering the nerve ending at the site of the pain. It usually takes 30 minutes to 2 hours to work, depending on the person. The effective lasting time is approximately 2-4 hours which is something to be conscious of because if you are still getting tattooed it will start to hurt quite a bit. To apply the product, you need to follow the instructions provided diligently.

  1. NumbSkin

Another good numbing cream for tattoos is the numb skin. It contains 5% Lidocaine and 5 % Prilocaine – the two active numbing agents, which works synergistic-ally with most extreme impact and to relieve pain. This numbing cream is ideal to be used at whatever time you need to dispose of superfluous pain. Numbing cream for tattoos is extraordinarily used for tattoo, waxing, laser and needle injection. It also works by temporarily blocking this pathway of pain signals along nerves. It is able to numb the skin within 15 minutes and lasts up to 4 hours.

  1. HUSH Anesthetic

HUSH Anesthetic is also a well-renowned tattoo numbing cream on the market. It boasts a 3.5/5 star rating with over 700 reviews on Amazon. It takes 30 min – 2 hours to work and lasts up to 30 minutes to 1 hour. It contains 4% lidocaine as the main ingredient to block pain signals in the targeted area. It also contains the natural ingredients for people with sensitive skin.

You can use any of these given numbing creams to get rid of the pain caused during a tattoo session. I used NumbSkin during my tattoo session as it was recommended to me by my tattoo artist. Similarly, you may also concern your tattoo artist, as well as your physician before using any of these topical anesthetics – as some of them may not be suitable for people with allergies or other conditions.