Types of Tattoo Pain â€“ Tattoo Numbing Australia
There are many types of tattoo pain that differ depending on the style of the tattoo, and the technique being used such as line work, shading or colouring. At Tattoo Numbing Australia we are familiar with all types of tattoo pain and have the best tattoo numbing cream available to help you avoid them.
The sensation of pain and the location of your tattoo can significantly affect how it feels to get inked.
The below information is not based of any scientific testing but on feedback from the many people we have spoken to, most agree these are the different types of tattoo pain they have experienced.
Being aware of what you can expect pain wise is a smart move prior to getting tattooed, it will give you an idea of what may have to deal with and help to tell when your pain isnâ€™t normal.
The most common types of tattoo pain include:
Burning pain feels like having something very hot searing your skin. It's most commonly felt in areas where a tattoo artist has worked for an extended period of time, causing a combination of raw skin and the repeated trauma from a needle piercing your skin in the same place. It can also be common in areas with more fat beneath the surface of the skin. Burning pain usually isn't intense, but it can be incredibly irritating.
Dull or background pain
Tattoo artists say this is the least kind of pain you could feel while getting tattooed.
When the needle revs up with its loud buzz and the needleâ€™s sharp prick first hits your skin, your bodyâ€™s reaction is to start producing stress hormones like adrenaline. These hormones actually work to numb the pain into feeling like a dull ache in the background.
During your tattoo session, you may feel this dull pain change or intensify at times. Youâ€™re more likely to stay in the dull pain phase if youâ€™re distracted by another activity while being tattooed, such as talking to your artist, listening to music, or watching TV.
Although the scratching pain of getting a tattoo is relatively common, it can be quite intense if your tattoo artist works on the same area for an extended period of time. Additionally, this pain can be magnified when multiple needles are used simultaneously, as is often the case when an artist is adding shading to a tattoo.
Sharp or stinging pain
Sharp or stinging pain can be described as many tiny bee stings. This kind of pain is usually quite intense, and it feels like the needle is poking deep into your skin. Itâ€™s sometimes enough to make you want to move away from the tattoo needle!
This kind of pain is most commonly felt when a tattoo artist is using fewer needles, or just one needle, to add very fine detail or make the outline of your tattoo. Body parts with thinner or tighter skin are more likely to feel sharp or stinging pain, like the wrists and biceps. While experienced tattoo artists know what theyâ€™re doing, itâ€™s possible for newbies to mess up a new tattoo. Sharp or stinging pain thatâ€™s very intense might actually mean your tattoo artist is pushing their needles too deeply into your skin.
This can cause a tattoo deformity called a tattoo blowout, which leads to a tattooâ€™s ink dispersing below just the very top layers of skin that should be tattooed. The end result is a very painful and blurry tattoo.
You can prevent tattoo blowout by using a highly experienced tattoo artist and avoiding tattooing on very thin skin.
You can prevent stinging pain altogether by using a premium numbing cream like TN100 from Tattoo Numbing Australia
You may feel a vibrating sensation when getting tattooed in certain areas, such as the outer wrist, elbows, ribs or ankles. This is caused by the needles penetrating the skin above bone and activating nerves in the bones. The speed of the needles can also affect how intense this feeling is. While it isn't usually too painful, it isn't exactly comfortable either. If you have less fat and skin covering your bones, you're more likely to experience this effect and will require a strong numbing cream.
How to reduce pain
Firstly, if you are at all concerned about the pain you can use a Premium Tattoo Numbing cream such as TN100 from tattoo numbing Australia, this will give you up to 4 hours of Pain free Tattooing.
Here are a few other tips to help reduce tattoo pain and ensure the best possible outcome.
- Ask your tattoo artist to take breaks when youâ€™re having trouble dealing with the pain.
- Be sure to Choose an experienced tattoo artist. Insist on seeing their work first and ensure your tattoo artist should always wear gloves and use sterilized equipment.
- Try not to eat before you get your tattoo if youâ€™re getting your stomach tattooed.
- Follow tattoo aftercare instructions such as washing your tattoo with an ink safe cleanser like out Gentle Foam Wash, wearing loose clothing over your tattoo, and applying a quality aftercare ointment and to reduce the risk of infection when your tattoo is finished.
- Make sure to get enough sleep before your tattoo. If you are tired during your tattoo, it will be harder for you to endure the pain.
- This sounds crazy but you should be sober for your tattoo. Alcohol thins your blood and can cause bleeding and bruising. This can cause additional pain or even ruin your tattoo.
- Stay hydrated at all times, this will help keep your skin supple and tight to reduce the pain of a tattoo.
Things to consider
Tattoos may take minutes to hours to add to your body, but they last a lifetime. The fear of pain should never stop you from getting exactly the style and size tattoo you want. Its much better to apply a generous amount of tattoo numbing cream and still for your artist allowing them to do their best work, than try and be too brave and make it difficult for your art by moving around too much.
The bottom line
Getting a tattoo doesnâ€™t have to be a painful experience for everyone. Today it has become commonplace for people to turn to Premium Tattoo Numbing creams for a pain free tattoo, especially if you are getting a very large tattoo and want to sit still for extended periods or if you are getting tattooed in a sensitive area.
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