When to apply to Tattoo Numbing Cream?
When to Apply Tattoo Numbing Cream - Toochi Tattoo's Strategic Approach
Welcome back to Toochi Tattoo, where your journey to pain-free tattooing is our priority. Today, we unravel the question: "When is the optimal time to apply tattoo numbing cream?" Join us as we guide you through a strategic approach to ensure tranquility from the start of your tattoo session.
Pre-Tattoo Preparation: Timing Is Everything
The effectiveness of numbing cream hinges on finding the right moment to apply it before your tattoo session begins. Here's a strategic breakdown to help you pinpoint the optimal time:
Toochi Tattoo's Recommended Timing:
90 Minutes Before Tattooing: The sweet spot for applying numbing cream is approximately 90 minutes before your tattoo session begins. This timeframe allows the active ingredients to penetrate the skin, ensuring that the numbing effects are at their peak as your tattoo artist starts their work.
Coordinate with Your Artist: Communication is key. Inform your tattoo artist about your plan to use numbing cream and discuss the timeline with them. This collaborative approach ensures that both you and your artist are aligned for a comfortable and successful session.
Toochi Tattoo's Top Tips:
Shave the area 24hrs prior to tattooing: Did you know, even gentle shaving disrupts the skins epidermis layer, which can make it more difficult for your body to heal your tattoo? Shaving 24hrs prior allows the skin to fully heal in time for your tattoo.
Apply a warm compress: Numbing creams need to enter the pores of your skin and absorb into top layer of your skin in order to begin working. When the skin is heated prior, the pores are open, allowing the cream to absorb more readily. A hot shower is also a great idea - just make sure to pat the area completely dry.
- Clean the skin well: As the numbing cream absorbs into your skin, so do other lotions / creams / dirt etc on your skin. These will absorb along with the numbing cream, that is why it is very important to give your skin a good clean before AND after applying your numbing cream. Having a hot shower is a two in one then!
- Don't forget to wrap well: Wrapping the numbing cream well is the most important part. Not only does numbing cream need to be body temp to activate, it also needs to stay moist and not absorb completely to reach its full results.
- Remove fully: Most top tattoo numbing creams are designed for optimal numbing - but did you know that they are not meant to enter the bloodstream? Removing your numbing cream thoroughly is very important, as if some is left on, it can easily enter your bloodstream during the tattoo process which is not recommended and can have adverse affects. This is S
So what does this all mean? And how long before your tattoo should you apply tattoo numbing cream? The optimal window of 90 minutes before your tattoo session sets the stage for optimal comfort and ensures a deep numbing.
Ready to time your tranquility? Explore Toochi Tattoo's range of expertly formulated numbing creams at Toochi Tattoo, and let every session be a masterpiece of pain-free artistry.