Is It Painful?
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual's pain threshold.
Everyone’s tolerance for pain is different. The fear of not knowing what to expect may also amplify any discomfort. Caffeine, pregnancy and menstruation can cause increased sensitivity. Taking an ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to your appointment can help ease the discomfort. A numbing cream can be applied to the area 15 minutes prior to the procedure to help reduce pain.
To put this in perspective, thousands of body art tattoos are performed annually, possibly millions. As a rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use any anesthetics for their tattoo procedures. Anesthetics for permanent cosmetics are more of a tattoo service luxury because of the nature of the tattoo location and the fact that permanent cosmetics falls into the beauty treatment category.