In a busy tattoo shop, tattoo numbing spray provides a great pain management option for clients who need a topical anesthetic and tattoo artists who need to keep things moving. We offer a variety of tattoo numbing spray options like Ink Eeze, Five Star Vasocaine, Super Juice 3, and Bactine.
Topical Tattoo Numbing Spray
All tattoo numbing sprays work topically, meaning they are applied directly to the skin to provide immediate pain relief. Many must be applied after the skin has been broken to be effective.
Does Numbing Spray Work for Tattoos?
Yes! Numbing spray can provide a more comfortable experience for your clients thanks to the active ingredient lidocaine, a powerful numbing agent. Some include other numbing agents like tetracaine and benzocaine.
Many tattoo numbing sprays also include a vascular constricting agent such as epinephrine to help reduce bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Typically, products that contain epinephrine should only be used once per area of skin.
Benefits of Using a Numbing Spray for Tattoos
Numbing spray can be great for all of your clients, but it’s especially ideal for clients who are nervous about needles, have a low pain tolerance, or will be in the chair for a long time. Depending on the ingredients, topical numbing sprays can offer other benefits too. Some can help reduce bruising, swelling, and bleeding, and others can help kill bacteria and reduce the risk of infection.
Some tattoo numbing sprays can also be an excellent addition to an aftercare routine. If you have a new tattoo that's itchy or otherwise uncomfortable, mist a little on, and you'll get relief within moments. Just be sure to verify the ingredients and usage instructions before you use or recommend a numbing spray for aftercare. Sprays that contain epinephrine are typically not meant for multiple uses.
What’s the Best Tattoo Numbing Spray?
Each artist will have their own preferences, but some popular choices include Ink Eeze Gold Label Numbing Spray and Ink Eeze Black Label Numbing Spray, Five Star Vasocaine, Super Juice 3, and Bactine. Each has its own benefits.
Ink Eeze Gold Label and Five Star Vasocaine both contain epinephrine to reduce bruising and swelling. Ink Eeze Black Label does not, making it appropriate for multiple uses. Super Juice 3 contains three different numbing agents for powerful pain relief and, unlike many numbing sprays, is effective on unbroken skin as well as broken skin. Bactine comes with cleansing agents to help reduce the risk of infection.
Ultimately, choosing the best tattoo numbing spray is a matter of which benefits you care about most. You may even find that keeping multiple brands on hand allows you to pick and choose based on the needs of different clients and different tattoos. Whatever you choose, you can find the industry’s top tattoo numbing sprays and other tattoo numbing products at Painful Pleasures.