Application Instructions

To ensure maximum numbing, please DO NOT DRINK ANY FORM OF ALCOHOL within 24 hours of tattooing or the numbing may not be as effective or long lasting. We recommend doing a patch test before use to ensure there are no adverse reactions.


1. Wash the area receiving treatment with soap and water. Dry the area completely.

2. Apply a thick amount of Speed Numb to the area and rub it in thoroughly. This can be applied like lotion.

3. Apply a heavy, second layer of Speed Numb to the area about 1/8 inch thick.

4. Cover the cream with plastic wrap.

5. Leave the cream and wrap in place for 2 hours before procedure. For long procedures lasting hours over large areas, apply Speed Numb over the entire work area, then remove in sections as the procedure progresses.

TIP: Make sure that the Speed Numb cream is applied thick enough so that it doesn't dry up or turn clear within the 2 hours to ensure its effectiveness. Skin typically remains numb for 1-4 hours once the cream is removed from numbed skin depending on skin type and location on the body.