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Can tattoo numbing cream expire?

Can tattoo numbing cream expire? - Toochi Tattoo

Welcome back to Toochi Tattoo, where we unravel the mysteries of pain-free tattooing. Today, we're delving into a time-sensitive topic that often gets overlooked: "Can tattoo numbing cream expire?" Buckle up as we navigate the shelf life, expiration dates, and best practices for ensuring that your pain-free journey is always at its freshest.

The Shelf Life of Tattoo Numbing Cream:

Yes, tattoo numbing creams can indeed expire. Most products typically come with a shelf life of about two years from the manufacturing date. Understanding the expiration date is crucial for ensuring the effectiveness and safety of the numbing cream.

What does this mean?

When we get asked this question ' Can tattoo numbing cream expire?', what customers are normally trying to gauge is whether or not it will go off once the cream is opened.

To answer this question: Yes - tattoo numbing creams (the good ones anyway) are activated once opened. So proper storage is imperative for keeping your tattoo numbing cream fresh. This process of activation is called 'oxidization', which occurs when the cream comes into contact with the air. This is why high quality brand numbing creams will turn brown when it comes into contact with air. 

Here are Toochi Tattoos own storage recommendations:

- Do not open or puncture prior to use
- Keep below 25degrees
- Store out of direct sunlight
- Keep in a dry space. Do no store anywhere near moisture i.e a bathroom cabinet
- Do not store in a seal-able bag, or any bag that could allow heat to trap within

Tattoo numbing creams use active ingredients which means it is imperative to store them correctly.

Once Opened, Use Immediately:

It's not just about the expiration date; once you've cracked open that tube of numbing cream, the countdown begins. The potency of the cream can decrease once the seal is broken. To ensure optimal effectiveness, it's recommended to use the cream immediately after opening.


So what does this all mean?

Basically - Yes, tattoo numbing creams do expire and most have a shelf life of 2 years. And more so than that, for your cream to stay in its best condition, it is very important to follow the storage advice above. Numbing creams are temperamental and require proper storage conditions. But when these are met, you can keep your numbing cream for a long time with no issues!


Ready to experience the relaxing enjoyment of pain-free tattooing? Explore our range of numbing creams at Toochi Tattoo and let every session be a testament to the effectiveness of our products.


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