CBD is the New Healing Power for Tattoos
Tattoos can be painful, and when sitting in the chair, your pain threshold can really be put to the test. A lot has changed through the years in the ink industry as the art has become beyond amazing and the artists who are creating it become more talented. There is one thing for sure that hasn’t changed, and that is the pain your may experience. Many people today still won’t get them for the fear of needles and the pain that can be involved.
There used to be a time, many moons ago, when you could slam down a few drinks at the bar to numb you before you headed over to the tattoo parlor for your ink, but those days have long passed. One factor that comes into play that won’t allow this, is that it’s actually illegal. Being under the influence, you’re not really in the right state of mind to be making a decision that is going to be permanent.
Today you have to a sign waiver stating that you are not under the influence, among other things, before getting a tattoo. Also, let’s be honest, most artists don’t want to have that kind of thing hanging over their head as we have come to an age in society where it seems someone will sue your for just looking at them. Today there are new ways for you to get the comfort you need during and after your ink session. So as always, grab a beverage and you know me, I love my coffee, and we’ll talk about CBD.
Opioids: It’s Just Getting Worse
Today we are living in a huge opioid epidemic, and it really doesn’t seem to be getting any better. The rate of overdoses have tripled, and many people who suffer from real health issues can’t even get their needed pain relief due to stricter regulations. Believe me, it doesn’t take long to become addicted, I’ve been there. It can happen to anyone, I don’t care who your are.
With the government starting to really step in many doctors are not freely prescribing pain killers. Some have also started cutting down the prescriptions of patients who depend on them for relief of long term pain. So what’s one to do when this happens? Some who live in states where it’s legal have turned to medical Marijuana and are finding lots of relief. My opinion on that is medical cards are handed out like candy to anyone who complains of any sort of ailment.
What is CBD?
CBD has been around for a bit now and it is gaining a lot of speed in taking over the health industry in many ways and it’s SAFE. CBD is just one of the over 85 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It does not contain the THC that gives the psychoactivity (the high) one would get from marijuana.
Extensive research has been done and is still continuing with CBD and it is astonishing what it can do for you. The body and mind are still the most powerful things on the planet. Through research, they found that we have what’s called the Endocannbinoid System where the body and brain can communicate with each other. CBD works with the endocannbinoid receptors to help block pain and other related issues, such as anxiety.
Tattoos and CBD
I’ll start first with your visit to get your tattoo done. As I shared in the beginning, getting tattoos can have some discomfort, and I won’t lie, It can sometimes be painful. I’m one of those people that doesn’t really give much thought to getting a tattoo. I will show up, and be ready to rock it, yet there have been a couple of times that while sitting in that chair my pain threshold was really put to the test.
The one I can remember most was the right inner forearm to wrist. My artist was just about finished and he began the last of the shading where the wrist connects to the hand. My fist and teeth were clenched so tight and I never thought it was going to end. I must say I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I triumphed.
The anxiety sets in I have friends who have many tattoos but when the appointment is set and the day gets close, anxiety begins to set in due to the thought of the needles and discomfort they know they will endure. Knowing they can’t go in there with any sort of sedative to relax them, they almost jump out of their skin.
With the many products that CBD has, it’s become a popular choice in finding relief. One can take oil drops prior to their session which will relax them and greatly reduce the discomfort during the session. Again, this is without the high.
Tattoos and healing
I wrote an article called tattoo aftercare and how important that is if you want a great looking piece of art when it’s finished healing. One of the most important parts of the healing process is keeping it moist. There are many lotions today that are great for this.
Today many are using CBD lotions because they are a great anti-inflammatory and have tremendous healing properties that will leave your ink looking bright and crisp once the healing is completed. You can also continue to use it on a regular basis a couple times a week just to keep it looking its best.
Your Tattoo Session Never has to be Uncomfortable
The last thing your artist wants is a client who is tense, figity, and nervous. They want you to have an enjoyable experience with minimal pain. So with the help of CBD, you can go in relaxed and worry free. One last reminder, take care of it afterwards and you’ll be getting many compliments on your ink for years.
I hope you enjoyed our chat today, and as always, never hesitate to leave a comment or a thought.
Rock your Journey,
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