Can I let myself be stunned before tattooing?

Kann ich mich vor dem Tätowieren betäuben lassen?

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Can I let myself be stunned before tattooing?

The answer is clearly "yes, but... "The fact is, an anesthetic before tattooing is possible. But now hand on heart - the pain does not belong to tattoo somewhere? After all, the ink with needles is stuck under the skin, this is hardly possible. Some tattoo lovers are hardly possible Even raving about the pain ... theoretically, it is possible to numb the skin before stinging, but not every tattoo artist likes to see this. If you still want to be stunned, you may even have to do persuasion with one or the other artist - some tattoo artists sting but not at all with anesthesia. If you are interested, simply talk to the artist you trust.

What types of anesthesia are there?

In tattoo studios, anesthesia is sometimes offered by an ointment, less often by sprays. The ointment mostly contains the active ingredient lidocaine and is applied to the place to be tattooed before the jump -off. After a certain exposure time of a few minutes, the skin is stunned locally. By the way, your tattoo artist must not give you a syringe - unless he is also a doctor. Alternatively, some of them also take pain relievers before tattooing, although it must be careful not to dilute the blood. Aspirin, for example, has a blood -thinning effect and would therefore hinder the tattoo artist by increasing bleeding when working. Therefore: Better finger away so that your tattoo also gets really good. On the one hand, why some tattoo artists are reluctant to work with anesthesia is that the medication can change the quality of the skin and the tattoo is therefore more difficult. There is also talk of poorer color absorption and stronger swelling by water accumulations under the skin. Also, the anesthetic only needs a moment to develop its effect. This can take between 10 minutes and an hour, only then will the jump -off begin.

Are the pain when tattooing really that bad?

Unfortunately, this cannot be said in general. For everyone, the sensation of pain is completely different and even different depending on the body. One thing is clear: tattoos are certainly not very painless. In principle, it can be said that areas with little fat and many nerves are more painful than "padded" parts of the body. But as I said - this is completely different from person to person! Just go positively and without fear, then the situation is easy to master. Painful spots in particular are called the arches, the inside of the thigh, head and joints (ankle, wrist, elbow). Less common places such as the armpit or the genital area are also considered to be quite painful. So if you are thinking about your very first tattoo, it would not be wrong to choose a job that does not necessarily fall below the most painful spots. However, do not make your choice of motif dependent, because after all, your tattoo should please you 100%. Bite teeth together and through - pain belongs to tattoos. Many want to calm their nerves in advance by the fact that the skin is stunned. But don't worry, it's not that bad! It is important that you appear to be sleepy on the day of the appointment and have also eaten well in front of it. If the session is scheduled for longer, take snacks and something to drink. Distraction also makes sense, listen to a bit of music, read a book or chat with your tattoo artist (provided, of course, this can also work concentrated). With a little preparation, you can also get through longer sessions.