Using Coconut Oil for Your Tattoo
A testimonial from a fan…
“My journey with skinfare began with our new tats. My other half and I went and got some fresh ink. Upon it being completed I asked the artist if I could purchase some tattoo goo. He informed me that they no longer stocked that item and A&D would be just as good. I was so bummed out. I take pride in my work and like that fresh look to it and A&D just doesn’t give that effect. Luckily I came into work and started reading up about skinfare. We both used it on our ink and they look amazing. They didn’t even scab up or peel. First time ever. We now use it from our tattoos to our daughter’s bottom. She has sensitive skin and we have used almost everything to prevent diaper rash but now we don’t have to try anything else because skinfare is all she needed. Mom’s happy, dad’s happy & baby is thrilled that we found skinfare.”
Why Tattoo Aftercare is Equally as Important as the Artwork Itself
No matter who you’re talking to, the argument of how to care for your tattoo is one that dates back to Sailor Jerry’s days and continues in both social and professional worlds. And for good reason—if your tattoo aftercare isn’t taken seriously, you could end up with a variety of not-so-lovely situations, such as:
Loss of Color or Dis-Coloration
Scabbed and Scarred Skin
(Thunder Cake is the perfect combination of ingredients to safely soothe and protect your tattoo)
Natural Tattoo Aftercare Recommendations:
Every artist should give you a take-home sheet with his or her personal recommendations. However, it is up to you to do the research and decide if you would like to heal your artwork in a natural way, free of the traditionally touted petroleum and chemical based ointments, or use other suggested tattoo aftercare recommendations. Regardless of your decision, may we suggest our all-natural healing alternatives like coconut oil, palm fruit oil, beeswax and castor oil — the base ingredients found in all of our SkinFare sticks! Here is our step-by-step tattoo aftercare recommendation:
Remove Bandage after Two to Four Hours & Cleanse
Rinse Your New Tattoo Indirectly with Warm Water
Apply SkinFare Lightly for optimal tattoo aftercare results. Once your inkwork is good and dry, it’s time to apply something to begin healing and soothing it. And this is where you’ll commonly hear all kinds of artists long-loved tattoo aftercare recommendations differ (read more on this below).
Continue to Wash & Re-apply SkinFare 2-3 Times Daily: we’re constantly coming into contact with dirt and debris in the air, so it’s critical that you keep your new ink love clean and healing so you can show that thang off on your next night out on the town.
Skip the Petroleum-based stuff and Replenish your New Ink with Natural Tattoo Aftercare
In the past, Petroleum Jelly was the bees knees and go-to tattoo aftercare healer for anyone with ink. The staples were Vaseline and A&D ointment and still are by many today. And while petroleum jelly can help damaged skin, do we really want to smear the by-products of crude oil on a newly opened wound? I think not. It’s also notorious for causing breakouts and rashes, clogging pores and eliminates the ability for your skin to breathe, therefore trapping the natural secretion of toxins that would and should be released from an open wound. So skip the breakouts, suffocation, and infection in your tattoo aftercare play-by-play, and lather up your rockin’ new ink with epic natural ingredients from SkinFare!