My First Time Using Tattoo Numbing Cream

My First Time Using Tattoo Numbing Cream

Part 1: The Decision

I've had my fair share of tattoos. Some of them were a walk in the park—barely a twinge, a little like getting scratched by a particularly enthusiastic kitten. Others, however, had me gritting my teeth and counting every second until it was over. The difference was always the location. Places like my forearm? No big deal. But the underside of my arm, close to the armpit? Pure agony.

When I decided to get a bigger tattoo on my ribs, I knew I was in for some serious pain. Everyone had warned me that the ribs were one of the most painful spots, and I wasn't eager to test my pain tolerance to its limits. My design was intricate and sprawling, a tribute to my late grandfather's stories of sea monsters and ships lost in storms. It was going to take hours.

I casually mentioned my concerns to a friend who has a sleeve and a couple of chest pieces. "You should try numbing cream," she suggested, tapping her inked arm. "I used TN100 from Tattoo Numbing Australia and I didn't feel a thing."

Intrigued, I asked her more about it. She went on to describe how the cream was not only incredibly effective but also long-lasting. "It's a game changer, especially for spots like the ribs. I got the TN100 - 4 Pack Express Bundle. It came with free express shipping, aftercare cream, and tattoo-safe wash. The whole kit was great, and it arrived super quick."

Part 2: The Preparation

I decided to give it a shot. I ordered the TN100 - 4 Pack Express Bundle. True to their promise, it arrived swiftly with everything I needed. The package included clear instructions for application, and I appreciated the aftercare cream and tattoo-safe wash that came with it. They even threw in free express shipping, which was a nice touch.

On the day of the appointment, I carefully read the application instructions again, wanting to ensure I didn't mess up the process. Here’s how it went down:

1. Clean the Area
I washed my ribs with the tattoo-safe wash that came with the bundle. It was gentle on the skin, which was a relief because I wanted my skin in the best possible condition for the tattoo.

2. Apply the Cream
Next, I applied a generous layer of the TN100 numbing cream to the area where my tattoo would be. I covered the entire ribcage area, from just below my armpit to my waist.

3. Wrap It Up
Following the instructions, I covered the cream with cling film. This step was crucial to activate the cream and keep it from drying out. I set a timer for an hour to let the cream work its magic.

I headed to the tattoo studio, feeling a strange mix of excitement and apprehension. My tattoo artist, a burly guy named Mick who’d been doing this for over a decade, asked if I was ready. I nodded, showing him the TN100 cream packaging. He gave me a thumbs-up.

4. Wipe It Off
After an hour, I removed the cling film and gently wiped off the excess cream. My skin felt slightly cool, but there was no tingling or burning, just a comfortable numbness.

Part 3: The Tattoo

As Mick started, I braced myself for the familiar sharp sting. But to my amazement, I felt nothing. Not even a slight discomfort. It was surreal watching the needle dance across my skin without the usual accompanying pain.

Three hours passed, and Mick completed the intricate design without a hitch. I was still in disbelief that I hadn't felt a thing. "This is the first time I've had a rib tattoo that didn't hurt," I told him, admiring the detailed ship and sea monster now inked into my side.

Mick chuckled. "I love it when customers use numbing cream, especially for sensitive areas. You guys don’t move around as much, and I can focus on getting the details right without worrying about you jumping or twitching."

Part 4: The Aftermath

After the session, I used the aftercare cream from the bundle to soothe my freshly tattooed skin. It was hydrating and left my skin feeling soft and not at all irritated. I followed up with the tattoo-safe wash for the next few days to keep the area clean and promote healing.

Reflecting on the experience, I couldn’t help but marvel at how much easier it was compared to my previous tattoos. Using the TN100 cream had turned what could have been a grueling session into a surprisingly pleasant one. I could focus on the art itself, enjoying the process rather than just enduring the pain.

As I looked at my new tattoo in the mirror, I felt a rush of gratitude for that little tube of magic cream. The TN100 had made my rib tattoo experience not just bearable but actually enjoyable. And now, I had a stunning piece of art to show for it, without the lingering memory of pain.

If I ever decide to get more tattoos in those notoriously painful spots, I know exactly what I’ll be reaching for: TN100 from Tattoo Numbing Australia. It truly lived up to the hype and turned my tattoo experience into something I’ll cherish, both for the art and the painless process.

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