There's a new tattoo anesthetic in town that's worth knowing: Recovery Numb Tattoo Anesthetic Cream. This newest addition to the Recovery Aftercare line covers the "prep" in their motto "Prep | Modify | Heal". With its 5% lidocaine base, Recovery Numb can prep you or your clients for a more comfortable tattooing experience.
Why Use Recovery Numb?
Some people feel the pain of getting a tattoo is a sacred part of the process, but not everyone can handle it. It's better to offer clients with low pain thresholds a quality tattoo anesthetic then to ask them to power through and battle their cringing throughout the process. Recovery Numb is the perfect option for clients who need pain relief, because it contains the maximum amount of lidocaine the FDA allows in over-the-counter topical anesthetics. It's comprised of a highly-effective formula that reduces inflammation, eases pain for up to six hours, and starts acting within 15 minutes of application.
Recovery Numb Tattoo Anesthetic Cream is a vegan-friendly numbing cream that's manufactured in the U.S. It can be used to numb clients before laser tattoo removal, cosmetic procedures, minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures, and piercings in addition to tattoos. Recovery Numb is available in 2.2 oz. tubes as well as cases of 12 2.2 oz. tubes.
How Recovery Numb Differs From Other Tattoo Anesthetics
Recovery Numb contains the numbing agent lidocaine, which is a nerve deadener that minimizes the initial sting of tattoo needles puncturing the skin. By softening the perceived impact of tattoo needles, Recovery Numb can keep clients from flinching and compromising their tattoos. It works effectively on its own and doesn't require a pain relief booster ingredient like epinephrine, which is a vasoconstrictor used in some topical anesthetic products that can cause tachycardia. (Learn more about tattoo anesthetic ingredients and how they work.)
Get the Most Pain Relief With Recovery Numb
For maximum pain relief, have your clients apply Recovery Numb tattoo anesthetic cream at home before coming in to get tattooed. Alternatively or additionally, you can apply a layer in your shop 15-20 minutes before you start tattooing. It should be applied in the manner described in our Recovery Numb Application Instructions. To help it fully absorb and give your clients the most benefit, wrap the treated area with plastic cling wrap after applying Recovery Numb. Leave the plastic wrap on until you're ready to perform surgical skin prep. Reapply more cream as needed during the tattooing process.