Tattoos and CBD; The New Healing Power

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,

David

 

 

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40 Replies to “Tattoos and CBD; The New Healing Power”

  1. Thank you for this great review on tattoos and cbd the new heading power. You are right of course, while tattoos can look amazing….. unfortunately the pain that comes with a tattoo can be the difference between getting a tattoo or not.
    Many people want the tattoo in their mind, but when they have to sit in that chair and go through with the pain, they can often abandon the tattoo mid-session. This can have disastrous consequences. So they leave it altogether or do they come back next week and try again?
    Thanks for providing great option to help people overcome their pain.

    1. Hello Glenys. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I do agree many want tattoos but don’t want to go through some of the pain that may be involved. With CBD drops it can help lower that anxiety and make the session a lot more enjoyable. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.

                                                                                                                                                    Best Wishes,

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  2. Hello David,

    Great article. I’m really happy that there is so much research being invested into more natural remedies that can provide alternatives to opioid based pain relief.

    In your experience, the CBD creams that are on offer, are they in any way negatively affected by the sterilization process before the tattoo is applied?

    Secondly, tattoos depending on their size and complexity can take from a few minutes to many hours to apply, what is the effective time of a CBD application and can it be reapplied during the tattooing process should the effects start to wear off?

    Thanks again for a well researched article.
    Rich

    1. Hello Richard. Taking the time to read my article. cbd oils are used to to lower your anxiety levels when getting a tattoo and the lotions are used for after care in the healing off the ink. hope this help clear this up for you. Thanks for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.

                                                                                   Best Wishes, 

                                                                                               David

  3. Hello,

    I love this article! I am preparing for another tat my self, although I did not find my first one to be very painful I have heard that the location of this new one can be!
    I had no idea that a CBD lotion existed! I will be trying this out for sure, great article and great photographs as always!

    1. Hello Brianne. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. CBD lotion is a great healer for tattoos. More painful areas for getting a tattoo are bony areas of the body. Thank you for visiting and hope you will continue to return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  4. Wow those images with the needles in action is kinda scary for me to get a tattoo but the end result looks very cool. I am still on the fence to get a tattoo. Do you think if I get a small one first. If i get one i think I will put it on my shoulder.

    1. Hello kit. Thank you rot taking the time to read my article. The needles are not that bad. yes I would start small but the shoulder to start can be pain full do to being a bony area. I would start with more fleshy part of your body. Hope this helps and thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  5. Great! I have dozens of tattoos myself and always had to find a way to just stand trough the pain. Most of the times it was bearable but yes there were some moments where I really felt the pain in a bad bad way. I recently came across a natural and organic tattoo numbing cream as I just wanted to experiment and check how much of a difference it makes – and it was mind-blowing! The cream actually took about 50% of the pain away as I just felt a mild-scratch on a body part where I was feeling lots of pain when I first got it tatted.

    1. Hello Simon. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I have never used a numbing cream for any of mine but have heard good things about it. Thank you for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  6. Awesome! I only have one tat but I had some work done to it 15 yrs later and used a cbd ointment during the healing process and it was great! Great info!

    Can I quote you on my site?

    1. Hello Dennis. Thank you for taking the time for reading my article. Yes CBD ointment is great for healing. Yes you can quote me on your site. Thanks for visiting and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  7. This is great, David. I must admit I had never thought of using CBD this way. What a relief for those who get tattoos.

    I’ve heard such amazing testimonials about CBD use, and it’s healing properties would be such an added benefit for those days following a tattoo.

    Thanks for this wonderful article,
    Suzanne

    1. Hello Suzanne. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. CBD is amazing and is breaking down lots of barriers in the medical field. The healing powers a fantastic and are great for tattoo after care and lots of artists are starting to recommend it.
      Thank you for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  8. Hi David, another enlightening and awesome post!

    Seriously, I never stop hearing about the amazing benefits of CBD oil. It seems it is great for almost anything; the pharmaceutical companies must be getting worried 🙂

    Using it for the pain of getting a tattoo is a great idea as I can just imagine how bad it must be if you have a low pain threshold like I do. In fact, it is for sure the thought of the pain that puts me off having one myself. Plus I hate needles!

    We sell CBD oil in the shop where I work and have had such great feedback on it so far, especially in the pain arena; so therefore I can thoroughly recommend it for those wanting to take the edge off a tattoo.

    Keep up the great work!

    1. Hello Stefanie. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. CBD is amazing and yes I’m sure the pharmaceutical companies are worried. Today Doctors are recommending CBD over prescription medications. It’s natural and no risk of addiction. It’s definitely making it’s way into the tattoo industry for pain and tattoo healing. Thank you so much for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  9. Hello David,
    This is good information. I will pass this along to my daughter. She is a fan of tattoos and I’m sure she would love this site. I enjoy looking at the artwork.
    I am glad they are finding better and safer inks to use now. I always worry about my daughter getting and infection from her tattoos.
    Best of luck,
    Devara

    1. Hello Devara. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. And thank you for passing along my site to your daughter. Today artists and shops take every measure to make sure the shop and the tattoos are safe without the risk of infection. Thank you for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  10. Hey David,
    Thanks for enlightening me on the use of CBD oil to alleviate the pain and anxiety of getting a tattoo . I am now aware that CBD oil which is 100% free of THC is legal where I live, which is great news. I may be able to wean myself from some of the opioid pain medication I’ve been taking for years.

    1. Hello Kyle Ann. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Yes CBD is a break through on anxiety and pain. It is legal in all 50 states. I wish you huge success in weaning yourself off opioid pain meds. Thank you for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  11. I don’t have any tattoos yet but am looking into getting one. I glad that I can use a CBD oil to help calm down my anxiety. I’ve always be fascinated with tattoos just never took the plunge. This post has given me encouragement to proceed with getting my tattoo (but not 4 1/2 hours like you, may be soon!)

    1. Hello Stephen. I get many visitors to my website who have an interest in getting a tattoo. CBD oil will definitely help with the anxiety. Ya I never recommend a 4 1/2 hr tattoo as your first start small. Thank you for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  12. David,

    I have always been afraid of needles! I blame my dad for this! (Long story short, we grew up on a farm and the needles that we used for giving the cows their shots (when needed) were ginormous. He used to tease me saying it was time for my shot!) Now that I take insulin shots daily, I have kind of gotten used to pain from needles. I have always wanted to get a tattoo on my shoulder of what looks like an eye popping out of my skin. I am in the process of losing weight. Should I wait to get my tattoo until my skin gets back into shape, so to speak?
    Thank you!

    1. Hello Karin. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Your dad sounds like he was a fun guy to be around. If your giving yourself insulin shots you’ll be OK getting a tattoo. I get asked your question a lot, yes wait until your at the weight your working towards. What can happen as your skin changes it could alter the look of your tattoo as it’s healing. Would love a pic of it when you have it done.
      Thank you again for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  13. It is fantastic that people are starting to see the benefits of other parts of the cannabis plant without focusing on the high. Pain is something no one should have to endure unless they choose to. Just because you want a beautiful piece of artwork on your body should not lock you in to tolerating pain. CBD oil has opened the door for many people who before may have been too worried about the pain to try and get the tattoos that they desired.

    1. Hello Maryann. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Yes CBD oil is a great way to relive the anxiety. Yes many of my friends are going to go get their first tattoo with the help of CBD oil. Thank you for visiting my website and do hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  14. Interesting article. Glad to see the tattoo industry as a whole moving in a positive direction, which I’m sure will continue as customers learn things like this are available. Great service you are doing here. Thank you.

    1. Hello Skip. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Thank you for the kind words. The tattoo industry works very hard within itself to make everyone’s session as safe and enjoyable as possible.
      Thank you for visiting and do hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

    1. Hello Koby. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. CBD Is doing wonders in the health industry and starting to make it’s way in the ink industry.
      Thank you for visiting and do hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  15. Hi David, you are spot on about CBD oil. Not only is it safe, but it is very effective for both pain and healing! I hadn’t thought about it in the context of tattoos until I came across your article, but you make a great point. Getting a tattoo doesn’t have to be uncomfortable and the aftercare can be significantly improved with CBD products. Great post, keep up the good work!
    Christina

    1. Hello Christina. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. CBD is Really starting to make it’s mark in the health industry, and really starting to get noticed in the tattoo industry. Thank you for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

  16. David, this is an excellent article! Because I have never had a tattoo, I wasn’t aware of the anxiety someone could have before getting their ink done. But it totally makes sense! Because CBD oil is good for anxiety, it makes sense why someone should take it before going in for their tattoo to become more relaxed. Taking CBD oil is a perfect solution since you have to sign a waiver stating you’re not under the influence (which, once again, I didn’t know.)

    I know that CBD oil has many great health benefits. Therefore, even after a tattoo is completed and healed, would you suggest staying on the CBD oil?

    Thank you for sharing this great information with your audience.

    Keep up the great work. You’re rocking it!

    Yvette

    1. Hello Yvette. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Yes many people do get anxiety when they’re getting ready to be inked. Those waivers are for the artists protection and my artist has me sign one each time I’m inked.
      CBD is a fantastic way to relax and is all natural, and yes with all the health benefits I would recommend taking it on a regular basis.
      I’m really happy you enjoyed my article and found it informative and hope you will continue to return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

      1. Thanks for the information, David. Staying on the CBD oil seemed like an excellent idea to me as well. So glad to hear about all the health benefits.

        Keep these wonderful articles coming, David! You’re doing an excellent job!

        Have a great weekend,
        Yvette

    2. This is a great article! I have a few tattoos and they were so painful but addicting! I have heard CBD oil being used for so many great health benefits, this is a creative new one!

      Next tattoo, I am definitely looking into this!

      Thank you for the great information!

      1. Hello Spencer. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. CBD oils and lotions have a lot of health benefits and is making a huge leap in the health industry.
        It’s made it’s way into the tattoo industry and is starting to get popular.
        Thank you again for visiting my website and hope you will return for future articles.
        Best Wishes,
        David

  17. David this post is awesome!

    I’ve had 7 sessions of tattoo work done to me. The longest one was 4 1/2 hours. I think I’m one of those strange people that finds tattoo work soothing but even I had my limits with that one. That last hour was rough.
    I fell asleep while getting a small tattoo on my neck though. 🙂
    What’s really cool is watching the whole thing evolve like you said. I did not even think to consider having a little bit of CBD during a session. And I was unaware that there are CBD lotions and I will definitely get some before my next tattoo.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Tina. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. Funny my Harley Quinn tattoo also took 4 1/2 hrs. Yes I have had many people tell me they fell asleep during a session. There are a lot of people not aware of CBD being used in the tattoo world it is still a bit new to the ink industry, but is getting popular. The lotion works really well and your tat looks great after it heals. Thank you for visiting my website and hope you will continue to return for future articles.
      Best Wishes,
      David

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