How To Get a Virtually Pain-Free Tattoo
Initially tattoos had a very bad connotation but with the passing time today it is more like a fashion statement. Though getting a tattoo is a very painful process as you have to undergo thousands of pinpricks. The pain is not that important, the important thing is that you should be quite careful and think well before you plan to go for it as the tattoo will remain with you for the rest of your life as removing the tattoo is an expensive process and there is no guarantee that it will be removed totally. However if you have made up your mind but you are scared of the pain then you should get the virtually pain-free tattoo by following these tips:
- First, to be on the safer side, it is recommended to consult your family doctor. Let him know you are getting a tattoo through the painless procedure and for that you will require a prescription for a numbing gel. There are various numbing gels available in the market, which are a combination of lidocaine and prilocaine which are known as topical anesthetics.
- So once you have the gel, make sure you ask the doctor about the duration of the numbing effect. Also it is recommended to consult your family doctor because he would be aware of your family history and would recommend a gel that does not have any elements that may cause allergy on your skin.
- Before you go for the tattooing, apply the gel at least one hour and wrap it carefully with the plastic wrap. After one hour remove the wrap, wash it and pat dry. Ask a family member or a friend to drive you to your appointment as you may not be able to drive properly due to the dizzy effect of the numbing gel.
- Once you will reach your appointment, make sure you let your tattoo artist know that you have applied the numbing gel. Though there he would not use anything extra or less for applying the tattoo but to be on the safer side, you should let him know.
Do not go for these numbing gels yourself as they have a harmful effect on your health so make sure you ask your doctor or at least the medical practitioner before you use these gels.