Old 24-12-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hey all im a long time reader and now first time poster. Im after a bit a advice about possible pain relief during a long sitting (6 hours) Im starting a back piece next month and after seeing Dr Numb in this months issue of skin deep ive been interested to see if anyone has any experience of using it. Before the flame war begins i will say i have both arms sleeved so im not shy of the pain but if you can take the edge of the long sittings then why not? Im not sure if Dr Numb makes it harder to tattoo the skin as i dont want it to make my artist's life harder. Are there any other viable options?
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Old 26-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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not sure about Dr Numb but my artist uses Bactine towards the end of long sessions and it is very welcome when your 6-7 hours in and you have fcuk all adrenaline left to keep you going
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Check with your artist before using any pre-procedure creams as some of them don't like their customers using them.

I always take a couple of ibuprofen before a long sitting and then a couple more in the middle.

Bactine is a great help if your artist has it, and some of the total numbing sprays like Vasocaine are divine but they only work on broken skin.

Best to chat to your artist in advance
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Old 27-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies - i spoke to my artist a few days ago with regards to using numbing cream and she doesnt like to tattoo over skin that has been numbed so ill respect her advise and go with the ibuprofen option
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