Is Zensa a good numbing cream for tattoos?

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The topical anesthetic in Zensa Numbing Cream helps numb the skin before painful procedures like tattoos or permanent makeup. It works by letting 5% lidocaine get through the skin layers and temporarily numb the area for up to two hours.

Zensa Numbing Cream is hypoallergenic, and the most natural numbing cream you can buy. It has anti-inflammatory ingredients like Vitamin E oil that help reduce redness and itching and speed up healing after tattoos or permanent cosmetics.

The formula has been fine-tuned so that the Lidocaine works at its best, making it the most effective option on the market. The formula has a natural pH, which means it can be used on even the most sensitive skin, like around the eyes and bikini line. It has no vasoconstrictors, so it won't change how the ink settles when it's tattooed, microbladed, or micro-pigmented.

How long do I leave Zensa on?

Clean and put on

Use alcohol wipes to clean the target area. Zensa numbing cream ingredients should be dabbed on target area using a thick layer, avoid rubbing it into the skin. The cream will have a stronger effect if the layer is thicker.


Cover the area with something that won't let air in. It will help it absorb quickly. For tattoos and hair removal, leave the cream on for 30–40 minutes, for permanent makeup for 15–20 minutes, and for injections up to 10 minutes.


Take off the wrap that keeps air out, and wipe off any extra cream before you start the procedure.

What's Lidocaine?

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that numbs the skin in a particular area. It temporarily makes the skin numb and is usually used to treat inflammations that cause itching, burning, or pain. Zensa numbing cream for tattoos has Lidocaine in it. It has 5%, the highest percentage used for painful cosmetic procedures.

Zensa Numbing Cream can be used for many things, from tattoos to long-term skin problems. The main uses are:

  • Tattoos
  • Microblading
  • Microneedling
  • Lip blush tattoos with micro-channeling
  • Micropigmentation
  • Waxing eyeliner, tattooing lashes,

How quickly does Zensa work?

Tattoo numbing creams and ointments numb the area, so the tattoo is painless, even in sensitive places like the inner arm and rib cage.

Put the numbing cream on the tattoo area before the procedure and the client will feel minimal to no pain during the session.

In Zensa numbing cream ingredients, Lidocaine, a local anesthetic that blocks pain signals at the nerve endings in the skin, is the active ingredient.

Process Of Applying Tattoo numbing cream:

  • Prior to the procedure: Test the numbing cream in small amounts on the spot where the tattoo will go to ensure there is no allergic reaction. It is to see how the cream makes your client's skin feel. Also conduct a patch test if needed. Normal is a little redness here and there on the applied area.

  • Also, do not consume coffee or alcohol, for at least 24 hours before the Alcohol will make the numbing cream less effective, which will hurt and cause other issues.

Here are some more tips for getting ready for a tattoo:

Wash and scrub the area

Use soap, water, and an exfoliator to clean the tattoo area and eliminate any dirt or dead skin. Be careful because any debris left behind could make the cream less effective.

Use a glove for a thorough application

Apply the zensa numbing cream for tattoos for at least 30–60 minutes before the procedure (either before the appointment or during the appointment), and wear gloves to keep your fingers and hand from going numb and prevent any cross-contamination.

Apply a thick layer (about 3mm) of numbing cream to the area by dabbing it on target area. Avoid rubbing it into the skin. Don't rub your skin like lotion or sunscreen, it should be thick enough to see on your skin.

To ensure that the whole area works fine, we suggest covering the whole area plus an extra inch on each side.

Wrap In Plastic Bags

Use Saran or plastic wrap to cover the area where numbing cream has been applied.  The wrap keeps the numbing cream from drying out and keeps dirt and other things from getting into the wound. The wrap will be removed by the artist and wiped off before beginning the procedure.

Don't Sit Yet

Depending on the procedure type, a client may need to wait up to 60 minutes after applying for the best results with some pre-numbing creams.

Enjoy Your Pain-Free Tattoo

When you and the artist are ready to start, remove the wrap and use water wipes to  remove zensa numbing cream.

Usually, one application lasts between 2 and 3 hours, which is long enough for most small to medium-sized tattoos. Zensa numbing cream can be re-applied on open skin as a secondary numbing solution as well if needed.

You'll need to re-apply the numbing cream if you're getting a bigger tattoo that takes more time in the chair. As before, apply a thick layer to the target area, leave it on for 20–40 minutes, and then continue the session.

Do you wipe off numbing cream before microblading?

It's just as essential to know zensa numbing cream ingredients and how to remove numbing cream from your clients' eyebrows the right way as it is to use it the right way.

The best way to get rid of primary numbing cream is to use the side of a q-tip stick, stretch the skin at the end of the eyebrow, and gently wipe away the cream starting from the top of the eyebrow.

Then, take a water wipe or cotton pad and pat the treated area gently to get rid of any extra. Also, use a lint-free applicator to comb through the client's eyebrows to see how they naturally grow and pick up any residue.


Zensa numbing cream is the most natural on the market because it is made with healthy ingredients like purified water and Vitamin E, which are anti-inflammatory and have a neutral pH. It is also the most stable topical anesthetic, with a shelf life of three years.