Is lotion good for tattoo aftercare?

Is lotion good for tattoo aftercare?

Yes! Moisturizing your tattoo regularly is extremely important. A white cream lotion or moisturizer, preferably unscented, should be used! We recommend these fragrance-free, white cream lotions: Aveeno , Curel , and Eucerin .

When can I put lotion on my new tattoo?

It is generally recommended to moisturize for 2 weeks to one month after the tattoo has healed.

Will lotion ruin a tattoo?

Over moisturizing during tattoo care can lead to clogged pores break outs in the skin that can ruin your tattoo. Over moisturizing lotion can also cause oozing and discomfort.

What happens if you don’t moisturize your tattoo?

Without moisturiser, there’s a risk that healing skin will get very dry, tight and itchy, and itchy skin that you can’t scratch – that in fact you shouldn’t touch at all – is not much fun! If you do itch then you risk damaging the new tattoo.

Does Vaseline remove tattoo ink?

It is perfectly fine to use Vaseline and petroleum-based products on a fully healed tattoo. The Vaseline won’t mess up the ink or the skin since the tattoo is no longer an ‘open wound’.

How long does a tattoo take to heal?

Depending on the size of the tattoo, the surface of the skin should be healed within two or three weeks. Complete and total healing of the rest of the tattoo beneath the skin will take around six months.

What is the best cream for new tattoos?

Lidocaine creams and ointments are the best products to use on new tattoos. It does not only help in the fast healing of the tattoo, but also helps in easing the nagging pain of a newly tattooed skin. It has a soothing effect on the skin which provides some relief from the pain.

What to put on tattoo aftercare?

Aftercare starts as soon as your tattoo is done. The artist should apply a thin layer of petroleum ointment over the tattoo, and then cover the area in a bandage or plastic wrap. This covering prevents bacteria from getting into your skin. It also protects the tattoo from rubbing on your clothes and getting irritated.