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Dr. Dumb….uh…Numb’s Spam Cream.

May 11th, 2009 by

Lately, I’m pretty certain, if you are on any of the numerous tattoo forums you have been buried in spammers hocking their newest, and possibly most useless piece of crap to part you from your cash. Even though you will never get to see them, the comments section of Tattoo Blog has been buried with spam from Dr. Numb©. The latest cream to shout about it’s ability to numb your hide prior to getting a tattoo.

Now before the chicken shits out there get all hot and bothered over this stuff let me give you some facts. One this is not the first cream to trumpet this cause. Many wussies have attempted to use Emla Cream©, which is suppose to numb your skin up to 30 to 45 minutes, and here is what happened to them according to real tattoo artists, and people. Not some money grabbing, lying spammer.

The second it wears off the pain of the tattoo actually becomes worse! That’s right, instead of a little pain getting the initial tattoo, you get treated to big and long lasting pain later. According to tattoo artists and collectors who have actually used the product it can also interfere with the tattoo inks causing a shitty tattoo. So now you not only hurt worse, but you’ve also got a crappy colored tattoo as well.

So what does this have to do with Dr. Dumb? A careful check of the active ingredients will show you that they all have the same ingredients. Lidocaine, and/or Prilocaine. In other words, it’s all the same shit and no matter what they claim the results are going to be pretty much the same for each of them. Hell, Dr. Dumb’s FAQ won’t even tell you shit about the product. The only FAQ’s there have to do with their shipping policy….period. If that doesn’t set off your alarm system, nothing will.

So let’s break all this down. The cream has to be applied 30 minutes before you get the tattoo. It will only last for about 30 to 45 minutes, (better be a damn small tattoo). It’s going to hurt worse as soon as it wears off. It may interfere with your tattoo making for bad results that the artist can not do anything about. Then to top it all off, you will have spent an extra $54.00 on top of the price of your tattoo for something that isn’t going to help you.

Tattoos just are not that painful, folks. If you can’t take a little discomfort, then it’s a safe bet you don’t need to get a tattoo in the first place. If you do decide to use this crap, then do not blame your artist for the extra pain and shitty color you’ll probably get stuck with.

As always, the choice is yours.

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