It’s little surprise that the tattoo industry took to CBD before others. CBD and tattooing are made for each other. When considering some of the shared experiences in which CBD has helped, there couldn’t be a closer lap over with the problems experienced when being tattooed.
Preparing for a tattoo can be an anxious period. Whether that’s due to the potential pain you may experience or the stress around selecting the right tattoo that will be with you forever. Studies into CBD show the impact it can have on anxiety disorders. Under Project Twenty21 UK patients can now be prescribed medical cannabis for anxiety and this project will observe the results of medical cannabis prescriptions by gathering data and feeding back the results.
CBD can also help with pain relief which is something that many experience when having a tattoo. CBD binds to your glycine receptors which can reduce the perception of pain and offer an analgesic effect.
Possibly, the best known and most researched benefit of CBD is its anti-inflammatory properties. Clinical studies have confirmed that CBD reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibits T cell proliferation, induces T cell apoptosis and reduces migration and adhesion of immune cells. A deeper dive into this can be found here.
In summary, CBD can help through the entire process. It does this by reducing anxiety prior to having a tattoo, reducing pain during and then assisting with the healing process.
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