So…I’m having my permanent makeup touched up on Wednesday. It’s been a couple of years and I’ve had a little fading (absolutely normal and to be expected–especially with facial tattoos since they’re exposed to sunlight so much of the time) and I *think* I’m ready to go a little darker now. I’ll either be under the topical numbing influence of LMX4 (a numbing cream with 4% lidocaine) from The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Merrimon Avenue–they were nice enough to order it for me–or LMX5 (the new 5% lidocaine version of the cream) if it arrives in time from DERMAdoctor.com.

I’ll post my experience as soon as I’m done, and I may even twitter about it when I come up for air, so to speak. (If you’re not already twittering, visit www.twitter.com and start tweeting–it’s fun and it’s challenging to restrict yourself to a 140-character report at any given moment.) 

I’m looking forward to visiting Earleen’s new studio and seeing how the process may have changed in the past couple of years. I’m hoping my new motto will be “no pain with lidocaine!”

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  1. Jay Lindon says:

    are you affraid of the pain?, i got a tattoo done on my vacation in mexico, i guess for a guy its permanent makeup, hahaha……., the price was cheap but the pain was pretty heavy. anyhow, i didn’t finish it the way way i wanted it. then when i returned to canada after a month, i got the rest done and the tatoo artist used some kind of anesthetic called Dr. Numb and i didnt feel anything. it cost me about 40 dollars canadian. the website where i got it was dr. numb

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