It’s true, tattoo removal is painful. According to many, it’s even more painful than getting a tattoo in the first place, which is why most tattoo artists insist that customers are both sober and confident about their commitment before getting inked. After all, it’s supposed to be permanent. Luckily, advancements in laser tattoo removal technology have made complete removal possible. But it still hurts.
So what can you do about the pain? Some tattoo removal shops recommend applying a topical lidocaine before tattoo removal, to numb the pain. While this can help to dull some of the sharpest pinching sensations, it doesn’t take away the pain entirely. It also takes up to 40 minutes to work effectively, so patients are encouraged to apply any lidocaine cream at home before their tattoo removal appointment. Any clinic can offer topical lidocaine before tattoo removal, since you don’t need to be a licensed professional, but it doesn’t really offer the same level of pain-free tattoo removal experience that lidocaine shots do. For the most pain-free option, shots of lidocaine before tattoo removal can offer full numbing to the tattoo area.
As a clinic that prides itself on being pain-free, The Untattoo Parlor offers full lidocaine injections before performing tattoo removal. Our registered nurses and doctor on staff provide helpful and safe injections at the beginning of your appointment to help you have the most comfortable, least painful tattoo removal experience possible.