What is Tag 45 And How Does It Work?

Tag #45 is one of the most popular pain relief gels on the market for Permanent Makeup Artists. It is a gel that you typically use during or after procedures, but you can use it before as well. Typically you would use a different thicker cream beforehand.


Tag #45 is unique in that it is a numbing agent that you use during the procedure on open and broken skin. Tag #45 is only used by and sold to industry professionals, which is important because pain management in clients should only be handled by trained professionals. 

Why is Tag #45 so popular?

What makes this gel formula so popular is that you use it when the skin is already broken. This means that when you make cuts into the skin, or when you start tattooing - you can then use this product. If your client is feeling any kind of discomfort during their Permanent Makeup application, you would then use the Tag #45 gel. 


The gel works almost instantly providing pain relief for your client. This formula also helps reduce swelling and bleeding, which means a smoother tattooing application for the artists as well.


This product has become such a favorite among Permanent makeup artists that there are many fakes that unfortunately circulate around the internet. The fake Tag #45 products look very similar, but you can find the fakes by looking closely at the label. 

How can you tell if your Tag #45 product is fake?

The label will have a 4% lidocaine starburst sticker on the bottle with 4 dots around the label. If there are no dots around that label, then your product is fake. 


There is an app that you can use to scan the label and it will tell you if you have a fake product or not as well. The app you can download is called HiddenTag and it is available on android and IOS. When you download it there will be instructions on how you can scan your bottle and it will tell you if it’s fake or not.


If there is no label at all for you to scan, then your bottle is definitely a fake. 

What are the main ingredients of Tag #45?

The main numbing ingredients in tag 45 are:

  • Lidocaine HCl 40mg per 1 FL OZ
  • Epinephrine HCl 0.4mg per 1 FL OZ

What is Lidocaine?

Lidocaine is a medical ingredient that numbs any area that it is applied to in less than a minute and can last for several hours. If it is mixed with adrenaline, otherwise known as epinephrine, these effects can be prolonged and it will also help reduce bleeding and swelling greatly. Adrenaline actually limits the absorption of lidocaine, which is what makes it last even longer when used in topical procedures.


Lidocaine is an ingredient that has been used for many years. If you have ever had any dentistry work where you needed some numbing agents, it was most likely lidocaine that helped you through the procedure. Lidocaine is considered a very safe medical ingredient and is used in many procedures.

What is Epinephrine?

If you have any severe allergies, you’ve probably heard of epinephrine, as this is the “Epi” part of “Epipen”.


Epinephrine is simply adrenaline. Adrenaline is an important hormone in our body, produced by our brain, which is triggered by being afraid or angry. When these emotions happen, this can trigger our “Fight or Flight” response, and this hormone is released - which allows us to be prepared to fight or run away because more energy and blood is flowing through us.


Now, you may wonder “What does this have to do with Tag 45?” Well, a small amount of epinephrine is in Tag 45, and it helps the lidocaine work better and for longer. While lidocaine is the numbing agent, a small amount of adrenaline is making the skin not swell as much and keeping the blood vessels and veins from swelling as well - making the lidocaine work for a longer period of time. 

Where can I get Tag 45?

You can get Tag #45 from Skincare Supply Store Here!


You can rest assured that our product is a 100% genuine Tag #45 product. All of our products are sourced directly from the manufacturers of Tag #45 and they all come with the proper label that you can verify with the HiddenTag app. 


We also offer a wide range of numbing products that you can use before, during, and after your Permanent Makeup procedures on your clients. You can also see a full list of our products here!


If you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! You can contact us at hello@skincaresupplystore.com or text us at 647 607 4908. 

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