Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Tattoo Numbing Cream work?

    Tattoo numbing cream & spray works by blocking pain signals in the area it has been applied to from reaching the brain. Tattoo numbing cream works by numbing the surface of the skin for a short period of time (up to 3-4 hours) and offering highly effective pain relief then the numbing spray can be applied to make the entire experience pain free.

  • What else can Tattoo Numbing Cream be used for?

    Our signature tattoo numbing cream and numbing spray is most commonly used for those looking to reduce pain during tattoo sessions. Yet it has a wide range of other uses too, since it is safe to use anywhere on the body. Other uses for this cream include: Semi permanent tattooing, Laser Hair Removal, Waxing, Injections, Blood tests, Vaccinations, Lip Fillers, Permanent Makeup, Piercings and other cosmetic skin treatments. It can be used to numb any area of the skin so the potential possibilities for it are endless!

  • How long does Tattoo Numbing Cream and Spray last?

    The effects of tattoo numbing cream last for up to 3-4 hours after application. It will gradually become less effective and sensitivity will start to return to that area of the skin after this time. Keep in mind that it should be applied at least 30-60 minutes before a tattooing session for it to have maximum effect. This means that timing is crucial when it comes to applying the cream. You don’t want to apply it too late, but also not too early so that it begins to wear off during your session. If you know that your tattoo artist may need some time to set up, it might be a good idea to take your tube of tattoo numbing cream with you to the shop, so you can apply it at the right time. The Numbing Spray can be applied on broken skin and usually lasts about 60-90 minutes and sometimes more!

  • What parts of the body can Tattoo Numbing Cream be used for?

    Some of the worst areas include:

    The armpit

    The ribcage

    Ankles and shins

    Nipples and breasts


    Elbows or kneecaps

    Behind the knee’s


    Neck and spine

    Head, face and ears

    LipsHands, fingers, feet and toes


    Inner bicep

    Tattoos can be extremely painful in certain areas. Usually, the most painful areas are where there are bones or where your skin is thin.

  • Are there any side effects to using Tattoo Numbing Cream?

    Similar to applying any new substance to your skin, tattoo numbing cream & numbing spray can cause some minor side effects, although not everyone will experience them. A mild reaction (paleness or redness of the skin, slight puffiness, initial burning or itching) may temporarily occur in the area where the cream or spray is used. This is not uncommon and should disappear in a short while. If you experience any troublesome or unusual effects, stop using it and check with your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. If you know that you are prone to having sensitive skin, please test just a small amount first. Keep in mind that some minor localised redness is normal with tattoo numbing cream and numbing spray. If you have VERY sensitive skin or allergies, you should consider whether this product is right for you or not.


    You should wash off your tattoo numbing cream after it has been applied for 90 minutes. It will be most effective if you wash it off and it won’t interfere with the process.


    This all depends on personal preference. Sometimes a tattoo artist won’t provide it to their clients simply because it’s an extra cost, or because they feel that pain is part of the tradition of getting a tattoo. The tattoo artists that do use tattoo numbing cream and numbing spray will often get better feedback from their clients as they are giving them a painless experience. Moreover, tattoo numbing cream and numbing spray could potentially make the tattoo better quality as the client isn’t flinching in pain.


    Our tattoo numbing cream and numbing spray are unequivocally the strongest you can get without going through the hassle of getting a prescription.


    48 hours before getting a tattoo you shouldn’t drink any alcohol or caffeine. These substances can thin the blood and make the tattooing process a lot more bloody than necessary. You should apply our tattoo numbing cream 90 minutes before the procedure ensuring that you apply a thick layer and wrap the area in clingfilm. Just before the procedure, wipe the tattoo numbing cream off the skin and relax while your tattoo specialist creates art!


    Most people describe the feeling as a vibrating pricking or pinching sensation. People have compared it to a bee sting or a hot needle being scratched against your skin which most people are fine with for a short period of time but it can become quite painful and draining after a number of hours.