Collection: Tattoo Numbing Cream

No more excuses for putting off your next tattoo. Make your next session painless with our signature tattoo numbing creams. Experience complete numbness for up to 6+ hours, take fewer breaks, and enjoy the experience!

Numbed Ink tattoo cream allows you to sit pain-free for your entire session, stopping the needle pain at the source. And it's easy to use - just wash your skin, apply the cream, and wait 60 minutes for your skin to go numb. 

Benefits of using tattoo numbing cream

1. Prevent extreme pain in common locations like the wrist, arm, and chest, as well as more sensitive areas like the ribs, ankles, and chest.

2. Avoid hours of long-lasting pain and suffering in the chair.

3. Make your tattoo experience memorable, whether it's your first or your tenth.

How to use our painless numbing cream

1. Wash & exfoliate your skin to remove dirt and dead skin from the tattoo area

2. Use a glove to apply a thick layer of cream to the area at least 60-90 minutes before your tattoo appointment. Don't rub it in all the way.

3. Cover the area with plastic wrap to prevent the cream from drying out before your session.

4. Enjoy your painless tattoo experience.

How long does it last?

The Signature Numbing Cream lasts for 4-6 hours and is recommended for smaller tattoos and touch-ups. The Signature+ Cream lasts for 6-8 hours and is recommended for larger pieces, half sleeves, and full sleeves. 

Larger pieces require the use of multiple tubes and potentially several reapplications. If the cream begins to wear off, reapply then wait 20 minutes before resuming your session. Because the skin is already broken, absorption will occur much faster.

But don't take our word for it, this is what our customers have to say:

"Used for my foot tattoo, didn’t feel a THING. I swear by this numbing cream and I tell everyone I know about it. I use it for practically all my tattoos and I love it! Definitely works."  Syriah D

"Makes getting beautiful work done so much easier as someone who struggles with chronic pain." Caitlin H

"I loved this cream! I had 3 sessions in total for this tattoo, 1 & 2 session I did without the cream & it was very unbearable for me & my skin would swell up because I was in so much pain. So I decided to get this numbing cream to see if it would help to just get this tattoo done & over with, & I felt nothing at all. My skin didn’t swell up & it made me more comfortable finishing up my tattoo, I used half a tube & it worked great! I will be buying more in the future to finish my entire arm." Jessica S

Read more tattoo numbing cream reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Do tattoo artists let you use numbing cream?

Most artists will let you use numbing creams as it lets them work more effectively without you squirming under the tattoo needle. And because you can't feel anything, you won't have to take any breaks, meaning your tattoo artist can work more efficiently. Just make sure to let them know that you plan on using numbing cream before your appointment.

What are the active ingredients?

Our Signature and Signature+ Tattoo Numbing Creams are nerve deadeners and the active ingredient is lidocaine, a local anesthetic. It works by blocking pain signals at the nerve endings in the skin to prevent pain. Other ingredients include water, glycerin, and butylene glycol, formulated specifically to make the best numbing cream for all skin types.

Other numbing agents like nerve blockers and vasoconstrictors use ingredients like benzocaine, tetracaine, and epinephrine to reduce tattoo pain. Nerve blockers prevent your nerves from sending pain signals to your brain. Vasoconstrictors constrict blood vessels to reduce swelling & bleeding near the area. But these alternatives don't provide effective pain relief and are often unsafe for people with sensitive skin types, low pain tolerance, or blood circulation issues.

Buy Signature Tattoo Numbing Creams from Numbed Ink Co. 

If you're worried about the pain of a new tattoo, numbing cream is your best bet. And our lidocaine-based creams are the best artist-approved tattoo numbing creams, so you can walk into the shop with confidence and out with a fresh piece of ink.