Can CBD Make Tattooing Less Painful?
Since the CBD industry has exploded, there seems to be a CBD product for everything! From facials, to bath bombs and now patches and balms created specifically for tattoos to help keep them looking, and feeling, fresh. But what about whilst it’s happening? It’s well known that getting a tattoo can be very painful. For this reason, it’s not uncommon for people to have a few drinks/ (a lot of) shots before getting one done. Although technically that’s not allowed as being intoxicated whilst near sharp tools can lead to some very messy incidents. So what else can help you cope with the pain and anxiety without either being kicked out of the tattoo parlour?
Most people have found that ingesting CBD has the most effect without causing them any issues, CBD is used by people across the USA to help deal with pain according to reviews online. However, you should know that CBD oil for pain
is not something that we recommend here at Balance CBD. The FDA has not cleared CBD medical use, and you should always talk to a doctor before taking CBD oil.
The Tattoo Process
Imagine an embroidery needle carefully weaving thread in and out of delicate fabric to leave a permanent, beautiful marking. That’s essentially what a tattoo is. Except instead of thread, it’s ink and instead of fabric, it’s your skin.
Depending on your threshold for pain, it can be a very uncomfortable experience. This is because the tattoo artist is artfully pricking your skin with a needle. They pierce only the top two layers of skin, the epidermis and dermis, injecting the ink from their tattoo gun into your skin to create your desired design.
The first step is always ensuring that everything is prepared. This means that they first will need to shave the area so that they have a good canvas to work with and sterilise the skin as well as their instruments. Doing this prevents bacteria from getting into the skin and causing infections. Most will also have a stencil created for your design just to prevent anything going wrong. You definitely wouldn’t want a permanent marking of a butt instead of a heart!
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. It’s is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. The extraction process purifies the CBD and isolates it from THC, which means that it’s non-psychoactive. If there are high traces of THC found in the CBD, it would most likely be illegal and if found on your person you could be prosecuted for it.
CBD has become legal in many countries because of the countless medical benefits it’s provided to its users. Check out what CBD is here
CBD and Tattoos
I hope you’ve gathered enough information to decide on whether taking CBD before getting your tattoo is a good idea for you! There are so many reasons for why people get tattoos. For the rush, for the sentiment or just because why the hell not. However, there are also a multitude of reasons for why people don’t get tattoos: Anxiety, for the pain/ if they have sensitive skin, and because they are too drunk to be allowed in.
If your problem is with the design, it’s probably best to go somewhere trusted and make sure that your artist can actually create the design you want.
Dr Elizabeth Blackwell is a double board-certified integrative and family medicine physician. Dr Blackwell expertise lies in functional and holistic medicine.
She is the director of medical services at the Pacific Clinics MD, a comprehensive clinic focused on chronic stress, gut health, decreasing inflammation, improving hormonal imbalance, weight loss resistance and helping women get pregnant. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell also has significant experience in working with cancer, dementia and chronic pain patients.
In recent times Dr Blackwell’s work has focused on exploring the effects of cannabinoid therapies. Dr Blackwell has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Well+Good, Vogue, Healthline, Forbes, Medical News Today, Harvard Health and more.