Use of Anesthetic Numbing Cream before getting Tattooed – Yes or No?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Getting a tattoo has gained popularity and has become quite trendy. In reality, it pains a lot. If you had heard someone telling that they put a tattoo and did not feel anything, then they are just telling you plain White Lies! The extent and degree of pain depend on several factors such as how big a tattoo you want, the type of tattoo, the area of your body that you want the tattoo to be done on, the outline of the tattoo as well as the colour. Relief from the pain of tattooing can be obtained by using an anesthetic numbing cream.  

Should anesthetic numbing cream be used before getting tattooed?

  • Several health Advisors, doctors and any professional tattoo artist in Mumbai advise people to use anesthetic numbing increase before getting tattooed. It is important to apply the numbing cream on top of the skin before the actual tattooing begins. Make sure that the cream is applied over the intact skin.
  • Once the numbing cream is applied, your tattoo artist would suggest whether you can complete your tattoo in just one session, or whether you will have to come for subsequent tattoo sessions.
  • In case you want to go to a tattoo studio in Mumbai to get a tattoo to be done over a sensitive area of your body, then it is important to use a numbing cream on the surface of the skin in that area. Numbing cream should always be applied generously, as the incorrect application comes with its own adverse effects and consequences.
  • When a numbing cream is applied over the area on which the tattoo is going to be done, it will numb both the skin as well as dull the nerve endings. All precautions on the numbing cream are to be followed exactly as well as the instructions given in order to avoid long term effects. Such long term effects would include permanent damage to the skin, skin irritation, discolouration, redness, psoriasis, and even skin cancer.
  • It is best to use an anesthetic numbing cream before your tattoo artist breaks the surface of your skin with tattoo tools.
  • It is important to make sure that the aesthetic numbing cream begins its active effects on that particular area before that tattoo artist starts with the temporary tattoo in Mumbai.  Once the numbing cream is applied, the person will feel less pain or no pain at all for up to 45 minutes or an  Hour. During this time of numbness and absence of pain, the tattoo artist at the tattoo shop in Mumbai will try to complete the tattoo.
  • The effect of the anesthetic numbing cream will slowly reduce once an hour has passed. It will further gradually reduce wood in the next 2 hours.


When using a numbing cream before tattooing, it is important that you choose where you want to apply it. To get its effect, it should be applied to the entire area and the nearby surrounding areas where the tattoo design is going to be done.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]