Pain free tattooing at Bubblegum Ink

Can A tattoo be pain free ?

The use of anesthetics to treat tattoo pain


If your a bit unsure, or feel that getting a tattoo may test your pain barriers, then you can get an anesthetic from any local pharmacy called EMLA.  It costs about £3 – £4.  Follow the instructions.  the basics are this.  Apply the cream and cover the area in cling film, then tape the edges to make sure that the area is air tight.  Because this area of your skin can not breathe, then the pores open and in so letting the EMLA soak in.  Leave it on for approx 40 to 60 minutes. Make sure it is air tight, as it won’t work other wise and sounds kind of foolish, but if you have wrapped your body part up in clingfilm, make sure blood can still circulate, as other wise that numbing feeling is your arm falling off ! Don’t be fooled into thinking that leaving it on for hrs makes it even more numb.  if you leave it on for over approx three hours then it has the reverse effect and sensitizes the area and its a lot more painful.  Do tell your tattooist that you have applied it, its courtesy and nice for us to know. Also it will wear off once the area has been worked on.  Carry on down the page for another product which is great for use whilst the tattoo is being done.

Here is a more concise writeup on Emla :-

Emla Cream 5% is a local anesthetic cream that can be applied to the skin to suppress the pain of needle procedures. Its formula has been used successfully in GP surgeries and hospitals for years, as well as in the cosmetic industry.  Emla cream contains prilocaine and lidocaine, two ingredients that numb the skin. (The cream is left on the skin for at least 60 minutes to take effect). The result is one you’ll love – less pain when you have a needle procedure.



How does it work? Emla cream is a local anesthetic that can be applied to the skin to help suppress the pain of needle procedures. When Emla cream is applied to the skin, the lidocaine and prilocaine prevent pain signals passing from that area to the brain and so numb the skin. This means otherwise painful procedures can be performed without causing pain. The cream can be used to temporarily numb the surface of the skin before procedures such as injections, taking blood samples and minor skin surgery.You can apply Emla cream at home, prior to a needle involving procedure, to reduce pain and so make it less distressing for your. .Why use Emla Cream? If you hate needles your not alone. Approximately 10% of people have a real aversion to needles. We are not sure why this happens, but the physical pain of the needle may create a psychological fear of needles in the future. There are lots common reasons for needles to be used these days. These can include blood testing, blood donation, vaccinations and some minor cosmetic skin procedures. So if your looking for a less painful needle experience, Emla cream is a great way to help make sure that’s what you get. Over 230 million people worldwide have been effectively treated with Emla and it has been used successfully by hospitals & G.P. practices in the UK since 1996.


Pain free tattooing at Bubble gum Ink UK continues.  Vasacaine is a great product to keep the pain at bay.  it carries on where Emla leaves off.  If whilst getting tattooed, the area that has already been tattooed is getting painful from continual wiping or grazing o9f the artist hand, or the burning sensation from the tattoo is getting to you, then get the artist to spray Vasacaine on and it will have  near instant result.  we usually have some knocking about,but it is expensive at approx £30 a bottle on Ebay.  so sometimes we don’t carry stock, so if you want to guarantee the Pain free tattooing process continues, then buy your own personal bottle, check the product is Okay for you, then get the artist to use it on you in bundles 🙂

The makers of vasacaine make other pain relief products used in cosmetic procedures, although we believe the combination of Emla and Vasacaine, will make for a perfect Pain free tattooing experience at Bubble gum Ink UK.

Tattooing Ashes Into Clients

Tattooing Ashes into clients   The ultimate memorial tattoo.   A lot of studios will frown upon it, but some studios will specialize in it. Tattoos originally were made from ash from the fire being rubbed into a pre designed wound. Here at Bubblegum Ink we...

read more

Dog Ashes Tattoo

Dog ashes tattoo, the ultimate memorial tattoo.   Having a Dog ashes tattoo has been in the headlines lately. Here at Bubblegum Ink, it’s us that have been making the headlines.   We had the great honour to tattoo the ashes of Treo the Hero dog into Dave...

read more

Pain Free Body Piercing

Using Anesthetics to make body piercing easy for all.   Pain free body piercing can be achieved. for some its more of a peevish feeling but for mot it should be pain free. We have been body piercing for over 15 years and have never had an issue with using pain...

read more

Bubblegum Ink Award Winners

More tattoo awards     Daytona Bike Week, Florida, USA While in America Paul and Sandra picked up a few awards on the way!! Awards won for work by Paul  on Sandra               This is a great achievement, winning these awards. To be...

read more

Body Piercing Age Limits

Body Piercing age limits.   There isn’t one, it’s that easy. Environmental health will advise you on age limits, recommending body piercing from 12 on wards with parental consent till 16. Ears on babies come with parental consent as standard and most piercing...

read more

Tattoo Cover ups

Covering over that bad mistake !   There are a vast majority of tattoo studios that won't coverup tattoos.  We love it.  The thing is because either the tattooist or your mate in the kitchen did a very poor job of your tattoo, doesn't mean that you have to live...

read more

Like what you see so far ?

When theres' no pain, whats the excuse?

Click the button below and talks to one of our experienced staff.