Dr. Numb™ is the only water-based numbing cream on the market. It is a local or topical anesthetic that can be applied to the skin to reduce the immediate feeling of pain and produce numbness. It has been on the market since 1998, and is available over the counter, which means no doctor prescription is needed to buy it or use it. Dr. Numb is used for a variety of dermal applications such as needle injections, tattooing, body piercing, laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, body waxing, and other dermatological procedures. It works by blocking the pain signal sent by the nerve endings on the skin. The best part about using it for Tattooing is that it doesn’t interfere with the ink or the skins elasticity. Dr. Numb is voted as the #1 numbing creams by tattoo artists and cosmetic professionals around the world and we highly recommend it’s use for a pain-free tattoo.
This is a great product I have used many times on clients. It truly works wonders and does not interfere with the tattoo process or healing process at all. Most clients say it lasts from about 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the area of skin being tattooed and your pain tolerance. Once it starts to wean off we use vasocaine and repeat until the tattoo is completed. I recently did 6 hours straight on a clients back and he said it was awesome!
I do carry some in the shop for small tattoos. If you are interested in using this product, call the shop and mention Dr. Numb when you set up your appointment. For larger pieces, I recommend you buy a few tubes for yourself. When you set up your appointment, please mention that you want to use Dr. Numb so we can plan ahead enough time to apply it. It does need to be applied at least 1 hour prior to tattooing, and leaving it on longer is even better. I do need to note that there are many expired or counterfeit Dr. Numb tubes on the market. The only way to guarantee you get an authentic and valid tube of Dr. Numb is to purchase it directly from their website and their website ONLY.