Can I Use Numbing Cream Before Getting a Piercing?

12 March 2020

Highly ineffective, topical analgesics harden and contract the skin, making the procedure much more difficult than it needs to be. Once the numbing cream stops working, the skin relaxes, revealing a piercing that may not be placed correctly. It should be noted that a crooked piercing might considerably hinder the healing process.

The piercing forceps slightly numb the skin and the procedure is quick and relatively painless.

Therefore, to ensure quality work, we prefer not to work with topical analgesics.