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Best Numbing Cream For Ear Piercing

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best numbing cream for ear piercing

The numbing cream I’ve used on everything since testing it on my blackout sleeve is by Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. It’s the same cream I used when I stretched my ears to fit 10mm plugs (flesh tunnels).

I can guarantee from my own experience you won’t feel the piercers needle when getting your ears pierced with this cream.

Apply the cream to the ear 30 minutes before your piercing appointment. And you will be numb and not feel your ear piercing at all. It’s the best numbing cream for ear piercings.

Be sure to use a liberal amount of the cream and massage it into the section of the ear getting pierced. Use gloves because you won’t want your hand to also go numb. 

What’s in the numbing cream? 

The cream by Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. contains Lidocaine, Prilocaine and Epinephrine in the maximum allowable amounts of 5%.

Numbing creams are limited to 5% Lidocaine and Prilocaine by law.

Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. have both active ingredients at the legal maximums. It’s the strongest numbing cream on the market.

Most numbing creams only have one numbing agent at 5%. Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. has both lidocaine and prilocaine at 5%. And the added epinephrine helps prevent swelling.

Due to the extra strength nature of the numbing cream the only piercing location I would advise against using this cream is on tongue piercings. Or any piercing in one’s mouth.

The cream is not designed for internal use or consumption. 

What does the numbing cream feel like? 

If you’ve ever been to the dentist and had a shot of lidocaine in your mouth, it’s the same feeling.

That numb feeling you get in your tongue during a dentist visit is similar to applying numbing cream to a body part for tattoos and piercings.

If properly applied to the part of your ear you intend to pierce, you won’t feel that part of your ear for up to four (4) hours.

If you put it on your earlobe you can touch your earlobe and not feel it. It’s as if you’re touching somebody else’s earlobe. It’s a strange sensation. But it’s a lot better than the painful feeling of needles piercing your skin.

I won’t ever get tattoos or piercings again without tattoo numbing cream. You can get the strongest tattoo numbing cream available here.

And you can see my full review using this tattoo numbing cream on a brutal full blackout sleeve.

If you don’t want to feel your ear piercing, get the cream by Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. It’s the best numbing cream for ear piercing. 

Numbing Creams FAQ

What Does A Numbing Cream Feel Like?

While some sites will claim that a numbing cream can be ‘luxury’ or that it ‘feels closer to our favorite moisturizer than a topical anesthetic’ that’s an indication those reviewers haven’t used the numbing creams that they’re reviewing.

A numbing cream correctly applied should start to make the area to which it’s applied begin to go numb in under 5 minutes. Reaching full effect in about 20 minutes.

Should Numbing Creams Include Vitamin E?

As any tattooist will tell you, you should avoid Vitamin E creams before, during and for 2-3 weeks after your tattoo session. 

A numbing cream containing moisturizers and Vitamin E is not advisable for tattoo procedures. 

Is Zensa Numbing Cream With 5% Lidocaine the strongest available?

While Over The Counter (OTC) numbing creams are limited to 5% Lidocaine Zensa numbing cream is not the strongest. 

Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. contains both 5% Lidocaine and 5% Prilocaine. Prilocaine is a second numbing agent. 

Tattoo Numbing Cream Co. also includes 1% epinephrine a powerful vasoconstrictor.

What Does Epinephrine Do In Numbing Creams?

As a powerful vasoconstrictor epinephrine in numbing creams decreases swelling and increases the effectiveness of numbing creams. 

Constricting the blood vessels near the area to which a numbing cream with epinephrine is applied prevents the active numbing agents from being carried away by the blood vessels. 

Creams without epinephrine do not numb for as long as creams with epinephrine. Because the Lidocaine is carried away from the site by the blood vessels. Reducing the effectiveness of creams without epinephrine.

Should I Wear Gloves While Applying A Numbing Cream? 

You should always wear gloves when applying a numbing cream. Using your hand to apply numbing creams will make your hand go as numb as the spot to which you’re applying the cream. 

To avoid the unintended numbing of your hand while applying a numbing cream, wear gloves.

Where Can I Not Use A Numbing Cream? 

Numbing creams including Lidocaine, Prilocaine or epinephrine are not intended for internal use. 

You should not put numbing creams in your mouth or directly onto your eyes. Doing so can have adverse affects.

Are There Contraindications For Numbing Agents?

Lidocaine, Prilocaine and Epinephrine can have undesirable side effects for those with allergies to them. 

You should ensure you have no allergies to topical anesthetics before using numbing creams. 

You should also test all numbing creams including topical anesthetics on smaller areas before applying them to larger bodily surfaces in full for the first time. 

To test for allergies to the topical anesthetics contained in numbing creams put a small dab of cream on your forearm. 

If the area begins do develop a rash you should discontinue usage until you have been tested for allergies by a medical professional. Consult your doctor

**This advice applies to all numbing creams with topical anesthetics irrespective of the brand.**

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