Professional body piercers are often confronted with clients that are afraid of being pierced. Either it is from fear of needles, or just dreading that moment the needle pierces the skin. This fear can cause a client to waffle between ‘Let’s do it’ and ‘Hold on, maybe I want to think about this more…’, and can lead to a lot of wasted time and irritation. Thankfully, there is a new innovation borrowed from the medical field that can be applied to these nervous customers, that actually numbs the skin so that less pain is experienced.
Pain reducing pads used properly can actually numb the skin surface sufficiently so that in most cases less pain if felt during piercing. These pads are applied immediately before piercing, after the skin has been properly disinfected. It takes about 30 seconds for the skin-numbing effects to be noticed on the skin’s surface. Of course, you cannot guarantee to your client that they will not feel any pain, but you can assure them that by using these pads it will be reduced. You can find these pain reducing pads already included in quality body piercing kits or as stand-alone products from a body piercing supplier.