Japanese tattoos are legendary. These beautiful tattoos take an incredibly long time and are more detailed than any type of tattoo in existence. They can take up to years to complete. It is rumored that traditional Japanese tattoo recipients the old way were not allowed to even show the slightest amount of pain. Let’s look at the best numbing cream for getting Japanese tattoos.
Unfortunately, Western culture can’t handle pain quite so well, but we love the look of Japanese tattoos. To remedy this, topical anesthetics have been created to numb the pain just a bit. Two different kinds are the best tattoo numbing creams and sprays on the market today:
Pre-tattoo lotions – These creams are put on the skin and allowed to sit before the tattoo is even started. They are very strong, and believed to work very well. You can often feel your skin going numb when the cream is rubbed into it. These creams are great for shorter tattoo portions, such as a lining in one sitting, that are located in very painful spots, such as the rib cage.
There is one major problem with these when it comes to Japanese tattoos. They are water-based. After three hours of washing and washing the tattoo surface, there is no guarantee that the lotion will still be working. And you can’t put any more on.
Sprays are not applied until during or after the tattoo. These tend to fight the irritation caused by the skin from the needles used. Sprays can be applied at any time and washed off within minutes, so there is no worry about them not working. You can just spray them on again. These are good for long tattoos that have a lot of breaks.
The problem with sprays is that they are useless until the skin is broken. You can’t spray them on for any effect until after the tattoo is started, so you’ll just have to deal with the pain in the beginning.
These are the two best kinds of tattoo numbing creams and sprays. Each has its own pros and cons. Most tattoo artists will support the use of only one or the other, if they support the use of either.
Some don’t support the use of numbing materials at all, especially for traditional-style tattoos because they didn’t have that stuff around then. What you go with all depends on you, your tattoo artist, and most of all, the tattoo you are getting.