Tattoo Care

June 8, 2023
Debunking the Plasma Discharge Myth: Why Not All Tattoos Leak Plasma

As a globally recognized tattoo brand, we constantly aim to educate our loyal customer base and anyone interested in the art of tattooing. One such topic that deserves proper clarification is the occurrence of plasma discharge after getting a tattoo. Contrary to popular belief, not all tattoos result in a lot of plasma discharge, and […]

April 5, 2023
Things To Never Use On Your Tattoo

When getting a new tattoo, it is so important to take care of it during its healing process. This will ensure that the end result will remain vibrant, clear, and attractive to look at! In this article, we will be looking at 6 products that you should avoid using on your healing tattoo, even if they […]

March 31, 2023
Tattoo Scarring: What Causes It, How To Treat it, and How To Prevent It

Tattooing is associated with severe skin injuries, hence caring for a new tattoo should be approached seriously and responsibly. Otherwise, the result of a trip to the tattoo artist may not be the dream pattern adorning your body, but ugly scars, infections, or redness! Tattoo scarring can occur for several reasons. A newly-inked tattoo is […]

March 30, 2023
Tattoo Infection: Reasons, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Tattoos are an increasingly popular phenomenon in today’s society and the number of tattooed people continues to rise. However, with that popularity comes to some important risks that arise from not taking proper care of your tattoos and lack of sterility. For a tattoo to be safe and healthy, there are many instructions you must […]

February 24, 2022
What To Do If You Have An Overworked Tattoo - Everything You Need To Know

An overworked tattoo isn’t a pleasant sight, and it’s normal to have concerns about how your ink will heal or whether this could cause greater health issues. A tattoo is a lifetime investment, and overworked skin can introduce problems and complicate the experience. In this guide, we tell you everything you need to know about […]

February 24, 2022
Does Your Tattoo Need A Touch Up? Everything You Need To Know

Whether your first tattoo didn’t heal as you expected or your older tattoo is looking a bit dull, you may be wondering about tattoo touch ups. Touch ups for tattoos are very common and for a newly healed tattoo are often provided for free from the shop. If you think you might need a tattoo […]

February 10, 2022
Sunburn On A Tattoo: Treatment And Prevention

It’s hard to avoid a frolic in the sun, and who can blame us for wanting to soak in a little bit of vitamin D when we are on the beach? But tattooed skin is even more susceptible to UV ray damage as it attracts ultraviolet light, so what happens when we get a sunburn […]

February 10, 2022
How To Protect A New Tattoo From The Sun: How Long Do I Keep My Tattoo Out Of Sun?

You may already know that the sun is the number one enemy of your tattoo. Whether your tattoo is new or old, UV rays can cause significant skin damage and potential distortion of your ink. Protecting your tattoo is essential, and knowing when it’s safe to go in the sun again after a new tattoo […]

February 10, 2022
Why Does My New Tattoo Look Scaly?

Tattoos go through the strangest healing phases that make the tattoo look far uglier before it looks great again. One thing you may have noticed is that your new tattoo looks scaly. But why does this happen, how much is normal, and is there a way to treat it? Don’t worry: we’ve got your scaly […]

February 10, 2022
Hard Lump Under My Tattoo? Cysts Underneath a Tattoo: Causes and Treatment

Have you noticed a hard lump located under your tattoo? Are you worried about the cause and the potential treatment, and whether your art piece will be put at risk? Don’t panic; we’ve got you covered in this complete guide on cysts and tattoos. Table of Contents (clickable)1 What Is a Cyst?2 Why Do Tattoos […]

February 10, 2022
Tattoo Ink Poisoning: What Are The Symptoms, Causes And Treatment For It

Even though we would all like to focus on the beauty and joy of getting a new tattoo, the truth of the matter is that under some rare circumstances, people may experience tattoo ink poisoning. While most terrible reactions are the cause of poor aftercare or infection, some inks are also known to be questionable […]

February 9, 2022
Why Does My Tattoo Look Patchy? Blotchy Tattoos And Ink Loss Guide

If you just got a tattoo and you’ve noticed that it has started to heal a bit patchy, blotchy, or with what appears to be ink loss, you might be in a bit of a panic. Because a tattoo is an open wound that goes through a very diverse healing process, there could be numerous […]

February 9, 2022
Tattoo Redness: Help! My Tattoo Is Red and Inflamed - What Do I Do?

Tattoo healing can look different for all people and all skin types, and sometimes it’s difficult to know what’s normal and what could be cause for concern. Tattoo redness and inflammation is one of those worrying healing stages. While it’s usually nothing to worry about, sometimes it may be the symptom of a greater underlying […]

February 8, 2022
Why Does My Tattoo Look Blurry? Everything You Need To Know

If you’ve just gotten a new tattoo or you’ve had one for a few years and you noticed it has started to look blurry, you may be concerned about the state of your once beautiful ink. There are numerous reasons that a tattoo may look blurry, and some are easier to fix than others. Our […]

February 8, 2022
What Is Tattoo Blowout And Can You Fix It?

Tattoo blowout are two horrible words in the tattooing industry. It’s a result of unskilled and unprofessional tattooing. It can ruin what was once an exciting new tattoo experience, and the worst part is, you won’t even notice it’s occurred until a few days after you’ve left the shop. So what is tattoo blowout, how […]

February 8, 2022
Tattoo Feels Tight - Is This Normal?

Tattoo healing is a different experience for everyone. What may be a simple aftercare process for one person could be a headache for the next. One common issue that people notice with a new tattoo is that the skin in the region is very tight and taut. Why does this happen? And should you be […]

February 8, 2022
Tattoo Leaking Plasma - Everything You Should Know

There are many gross stages that follow the excitement of a brand new tattoo. So many are bizarre enough to make you wonder whether it’s normal or not. One thing your tattoo might do is leak clear fluid called plasma. Should you be concerned if your new tattoo is leaking fluid? Table of Contents (clickable)1 […]

February 8, 2022
Wet Healing A Tattoo - What Is It? Is It A Good Aftercare Method?

With so many aftercare methods available for the healing of your new tattoo, and with so much conflicting information on the internet, you may become overwhelmed when it comes to the best routine for you and your ink. One of the age-old questions in tattooing is whether wet healing is really the best method for […]

February 8, 2022
Savlon For Tattoos - Is It Safe To Use Savlon On New Tattoos?

Savlon is a trusted brand of antiseptic cream for healing cuts and bruises, but is Savlon safe for new tattoos? When you get fresh ink, you need to be careful about what you put on it during your aftercare process, and certain products should only be applied at certain stages of healing. We dive into […]

January 31, 2022
Can You Use Eucerin on Tattoos? New Tattoo Aftercare Help

Eucerin is a brand you’ve likely heard about before or seen on a pharmacy shelf. It’s been around since 1900, and it’s a trusted name for skin soothing and repairing ointments. But when it comes to applying moisturizers to a new tattoo, you can’t be too careful; it’s for that reason that we put together […]

January 27, 2022
Can You Use E45 Cream On Tattoos? Tattoo Aftercare Advice

There are so many tips and tricks to healing a bright and bold tattoo. There are optimal times for putting on moisturizers, and ideal moments in the aftercare process for using certain products. E45 is a trusted brand for dry and flakey skin, but should this be used on new, fresh ink? We dive into […]

January 27, 2022
Is A&D Ointment A Good Choice For Healing Tattoos?

I’m sure you’ve seen A&D Ointment on market shelves, and like many others who are healing a new tattoo, you might be wondering if it’s the best choice for your aftercare routine. Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll give you a complete rundown on whether or not A&D Ointment is the best choice […]

January 27, 2022
Is Bepanthen Good For Tattoos? Using Bepanthen on Tattoos

Tattoo aftercare can be a very complex process. Knowing what is good to put on your new tattoo and when is essential. There are so many ointments, lotions, and creams on the market that it’s difficult to know which are safe for your open wound and which you should avoid. Bepanthen is a product that […]

January 12, 2022
How To Protect A New Tattoo When Swimming

Submerging a new tattoo is a surefire way to cause a healing issue, or worse, an infection. But if you’re a fish-at-heart and you can’t seem to stay away from water, you may be wondering how to protect your new tattoo when swimming. Follow our guide to ensure that you keep you and your tattoo […]

December 22, 2021
Why Do I Have Blisters On My New Tattoo And How Do I Treat Them?

Blisters are not only painful but when they happen on a new tattoo, they can be extremely concerning. There are numerous factors that could contribute to why you’re forming a blister on your tattoo, and some are more worrisome than others. Read on to find out potential causes as well as recommended treatment for tattoo […]

December 22, 2021
Why Do I Have A Rash On My New Tattoo? - Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

Tattoos are thrilling but if it’s a new experience for our body, sometimes it can result in concerning symptoms. A rash can have you worried and anxious for your ink. So what could be causing this redness, and how can you treat it? We narrow down everything you need to know about a rash on […]

December 15, 2021
Why Is My Black Tattoo Turning Grey? - How Black Ink Heals

We need to warn you right off the bat: your tattoo will never look as bright as it did the moment before your artist wrapped it. A raw wound with freshly deposited ink hasn’t gone through its healing process which can dramatically alter how the ink looks, fully healed. This can be especially concerning for […]

December 8, 2021
Help! My New Tattoo Is Bleeding A Lot - What Do I Do?

One of the not so beautiful parts about tattooing is that it is, quite literally, a wound. As such, the nasty parts of having a wound will expose themselves during and after the tattooing process. This includes bleeding from your tattoo. The amount of blood and the severity of the situation depends upon where you […]

December 8, 2021
Help! My New Tattoo Is Swollen - Is This Normal?

A new tattoo is essentially a wound on the biggest organ in your body: your skin. Like all trauma, your immune system will respond to it in ways that could be concerning. One thing that people getting a new tattoo experience is swelling. Table of Contents (clickable)1 Tattoo Swelling: What’s Normal?2 What Causes Tattoo Swelling?2.1 […]

December 8, 2021
Is Aquaphor Good For New Tattoos? - Everything You Should Know

There’s a reason Aquaphor is used by professional tattoo artists and trusted by tattoo fanatics. Since ointments can be used during the weeping stage of a new tattoo, Aquaphor is often trusted as both a hydrating and healing acceleration product. But is it always recommended after getting a new tattoo? Table of Contents (clickable)1 What […]

December 8, 2021
Can You Use Vitamin E On A New Tattoo? - Aftercare Benefits

With so many do’s and don'ts when it comes to the aftercare of a new tattoo, you may be wondering what category vitamin E oil falls into. Vitamin E is known to be moisturizing and regenerating, but like most products, there is a right time to use vitamin e oil on your tattoo. Read on […]

November 30, 2021
White Bumps On Tattoo: What Does It Mean And How To Treat It

You just invested a chunk of money to get the tattoo of your dreams. You’ve waited the long month to have it heal and now you’re ready to show it off. You look at your piece only to see that there are white spots and bumps on your new tattoo! What’s causing them, and how […]

November 30, 2021
Why Does My Tattoo Smell Bad?

A new tattoo may often smell like the antiseptic spray of a tattoo parlor, the cleansing products used to wash it, or the medicinal moisturizers used to hydrate it. No tattoo, under any circumstances, should smell bad. Foul or rotten smells are definitely a cause for concern. Table of Contents (clickable)1 What Does a Tattoo […]

November 30, 2021
Why Does My New Tattoo Feel Like It's Burning?

A new tattoo can bring with it a bunch of weird symptoms and feelings, and some can be more concerning than others. One of the things you might feel is a burning sensation, both while you’re being tattooed and for a few days after. So why does your tattoo feel like it’s burning and what […]

November 30, 2021
Why Does My Tattoo Look Wrinkly? How Long Will It Last?

Every tattoo heals differently, and whether it’s your first or your fifteenth, concerning stages may always arise. A wrinkly tattoo is one of those weird moments during your tattoo healing that may have you searching for answers. We’re here to eliminate any concern you have about this normal process. Table of Contents (clickable)1 Why Is […]

November 30, 2021
Ingrown Hairs On A Tattoo: Is My Tattoo Safe?

Ingrown hairs are a pain all on their own, but with a tattoo they can be extremely irritating and sometimes worrisome. On a new tattoo, you need to be extra vigilant with this problem so you don’t cause any damage to the tattoo itself. On an older tattoo, it’s a bit easier to care for […]

November 30, 2021
Tattoo Bubbling: How to Fix It and Stop It From Happening

Tattoo aftercare starts the moment you step out of the artist’s chair. Throughout the stages of healing, your tattoo requires meticulous care and attention. Sometimes things can go wrong and your scabbing can become quite concerning. Tattoo bubbling is a sign of concern, and though it is usually harmless, it needs to be fixed quickly. […]

November 30, 2021
Tattoo Feels Hot - Is it Normal Or A Concern?

There are so many aspects of the healing process of a new tattoo that can make us feel quite nervous, and a hot tattoo is one of them. You may be wondering if it is okay for the skin on or around your new tattoo to feel hot to the touch or feel as though […]

November 30, 2021
My New Tattoo Is Leaking Ink! Is This Normal?

Getting a new tattoo is always a thrilling process, but after a session, there are some things that can appear during the healing process that can overwhelm or even concern you. Tattoo leaking is one of those strange things that are completely normal but may still unsettle you. We dive into just what tattoo leaking […]

November 29, 2021
Tattoo Bruising Guide - Is It Normal For My New Tattoo To Be Bruised?

A new tattoo is a wound, and as such, your skin has gone through extreme trauma to get this beautiful piece of art. Like any trauma, your skin goes into hyperdrive trying to mend the area. This can result in numerous stages of wound healing, including bruises. Table of Contents (clickable)1 Is Tattoo Bruising Normal […]

November 29, 2021
Is Tea Tree Oil Safe For New Tattoos?

A new tattoo is a lifetime investment, and aftercare must be meticulous. Many people search for organic products to use in their daily cleansing regimen. There are many all-natural solutions, like tea tree oil, that are great for combatting the irritation of fresh ink, as well as managing any potential bacterial infections on the wounded […]

November 29, 2021
Is Sudocrem Safe For New Tattoos? Can You Use Sudocrem on Tattoos?

We all want optimal healing for our new tattoos, and we will often reach for familiar products that are known to be resilient against cuts, abrasions, and severe dry skin. Sudocrem is one of those go-to products. But a tattoo wound is immensely different from regular skin trauma, so is it truly the best choice […]

November 29, 2021
Can I Put Vaseline On My New Tattoo? Is Petroleum Jelly Safe For Tattoo Aftercare?

Almost everyone knows what Vaseline is, and most people are likely to have a tub of it hanging around in a cupboard somewhere in their home. But are petroleum jelly products safe for a new and healing tattoo? Table of Contents (clickable)1 Is Vaseline Safe for My New Tattoo?2 When Should You Use Vaseline on […]

November 29, 2021
When Is It Safe To Scratch My Tattoo Without Causing Damage?

Itchy skin is a torturous part of the new tattoo experience. At the same time, it’s important to keep your hands off your tattoo except to wash and moisturize it. More often than not, itchiness can’t be avoided, but the irritation can be diminished with some helpful tips, and after a certain point in your […]

November 29, 2021
Can I Use Eczema Cream On My New Tattoo? Will Eczema Ruin A Tattoo?

People with skin conditions may wonder if their lives could coexist with a tattoo. Skin conditions such as eczema require specific products such as lotions and creams in order to manage flare-ups and rashes. People may also wonder whether their condition may worsen the healing of a new tattoo or completely distort it. We dive […]

November 29, 2021
Is Cocoa Butter Good for Tattoos? - Ultimate Guide

If you are looking for an all-natural and vegan moisturizing alternative for your tattoos, you may want to consider reaching for cocoa butter. Yes, cocoa butter is the primary ingredient in your delicious chocolate, but it also makes for a fantastic moisturizing agent with numerous health benefits! Read on to know if cocoa butter is […]

November 29, 2021
Can You Put Neosporin On Tattoos? - Aftercare Info Guide

Neosporin is a doctor-recommended go-to brand for cuts, scrapes, and scratches. With rave reviews guaranteeing advanced healing times, it seems logical to want to grab some and slop it onto your new tattoo. Can You Use Neosporin on a Tattoo? Despite being a skin wound, tattoos require a different aftercare process in order to preserve […]

November 29, 2021
Is Your Tattoo Infected? - How To Clean An Infected Tattoo

An infected tattoo is nothing to joke about. It could not only severely distort your tattoo through permanent scarring, but it could also complicate your overall health. If you fear your tattoo might be infected and it's paired with symptoms such as fever, numbness, or chills, speak to a medical professional immediately. If your tattoo […]

November 26, 2021
Is Baby Lotion Good For New Tattoos?

Baby lotion is a specially formulated product that doesn’t have any harsh ingredients or fragrances, making it gentle enough for a baby’s sensitive skin. Babies also experience severe skin dehydration, and baby lotion nourishes this issue, soothing their skin in the process. Knowing how safe enough it is for baby skin, you may be wondering […]

November 26, 2021
Should I Wrap My Tattoo at Night?

When your artist wraps your new tattoo, it is given the safest and most sterile environment during its most vulnerable period. It’s normal to want to replicate that environment when you sleep, when your fresh ink could be exposed to dead skin cells and dirt in your bedsheets. But is it necessary? And is it […]

November 26, 2021
Can You Wet A New Tattoo? - Fresh Ink And Water Safety Tips

New ink aftercare can be complicated and overwhelming, and when it comes to water and a new tattoo, it’s no different. In traditional aftercare for tattoos, it’s normal to get it wet through washing it and daily showering. But is it safe to get your new tattoo wet? Table of Contents (clickable)1 Should I Stay […]

November 26, 2021
Why Does My New Tattoo Look So Shiny? Is It Normal?

Every new tattoo is a completely different experience, and they all have very diverse healing episodes. While some may take only a few weeks to heal, others may take months to be back to normal. Sometimes, a new tattoo experiences a sheen or shininess that is often referred to as “onion skin” and some people […]

November 26, 2021
Can You Wear Clothes Over a New Tattoo?

We often select our clothes to complement our tattoos. But with a new tattoo, we have to be mindful of what we are wearing. Fresh ink is highly sensitive and vulnerable, and different clothes could cause further irritation to our tattoo, permanently distort it, or worse, trigger an infection. Table of Contents (clickable)1 Tight Clothing […]

November 26, 2021
Is It Safe To Wear A Bra With A New Tattoo?

If you have just gotten a new tattoo under your bra line, around your chest, ribs, neck, or back, you may be wondering if it’s safe to snap a bra back on while it heals. Like all tight clothing during the healing phase of a new tattoo, a bra can pose some risks to your […]

November 26, 2021
Will Sweating With A New Tattoo Affect How It Heals? - Your Sweat Safety Guide

Sweating is how your body naturally regulates its temperature, and in some instances, it simply cannot be avoided. So the question is, can sweat ruin a tattoo? While sweating may not outright damage your new tattoo, it could lead to some problematic issues as well as some minor medical concerns. There are a few items […]

November 15, 2021
How To Tan With Tattoos Safely - A Comprehensive Guide

While UV rays are the number one enemy of new and old tattoos, it’s natural to want to get a bit bronzed and get your fill of vitamin D. You may be wondering: are there ways to tan safely? Can I tan after getting a tattoo? How can I keep my tattoo protected? And is […]

November 9, 2021
Can I Shave With A New Tattoo? Will Shaving Damage My New Ink?

When you’ve sat down in the artist’s chair and are ready to begin your session, your artist will shave the area prior to it being tattooed. For personal reasons, maybe at some point in your healing journey you want to have another round of razor-to-skin. But is it safe to shave with a new tattoo? […]

November 9, 2021
What Are Tattoo Wraps And How Long Should I Keep My Tattoo Wrapped?

A tattoo wrap is the sign of an exciting new art piece on your skin! But for first time tattooers, or experienced tattooers who have gotten more elaborate pieces, knowing just how long to keep the wrap on your tattoo can be confusing. Aftercare post-wrap can also become overwhelming. This article covers just about every […]

November 9, 2021
What Happens If You Get A Cut Or Graze On A Tattoo?

A tattoo is an investment into a piece of art on your skin. Whether it’s your first or your fifteenth, the pride of new ink never fades. But nothing can cause more panic than a cut, scratch, graze, or injury on your ink. What do you do to care for it? Will it permanently alter […]

November 9, 2021
Tattoo Aftercare Advice - How Do I Care For My Tattoo?

Caring for a new tattoo begins the moment you step out of the artist’s chair and it continues years into the ink’s lifespan. Optimizing the healing during aftercare and protecting your tattoo to ensure its longevity is the best way to preserve your art piece. You won’t find a more thorough aftercare guide than this, […]

November 8, 2021
Pimples On New And Old Tattoos: How To Treat Them Safely

Just because we get a tattoo doesn’t mean all our other skin concerns vanish; in fact, sometimes they can be escalated by the trauma of a new tattoo. These skin problems, like pimples and whiteheads, could be detrimental to our new ink. There could be numerous triggers for this skin issue, and there are also […]

November 6, 2021
Help! How Do I Stop My Tattoo From Fading? - A Complete Guide

A tattoo is a lifelong investment, and like anything else that is made to last forever, it needs quality care. Tattoos will always experience some aspect of fading, but if you neglect this art piece on your skin, you can bet you’ll have a blurry, dull mess on your hands in just a few years. […]

November 6, 2021
My New Tattoo Looks Milky, Cloudy, And Dull - Is This Normal?

Getting your first tattoo can be an exciting venture or a nerve-wracking experience. You may be asking yourself: Why does my tattoo look cloudy and dull? Is this milky appearance normal? Is this an infection? Don’t panic - this is yet another scabbing stage on your tattoo’s healing journey, and we’ll let you know all […]

November 6, 2021
Why Is My Tattoo Raised? - Everything You Need To Know

At some point in your tattoo’s life, you may notice that it is slightly raised. There can be numerous reasons for why your tattoo may still be raised and, generally speaking, it’s pretty normal. Though in some circumstances, there may be cause for concern. We’ll dive into every reason behind a raised tattoo and help […]

November 6, 2021
Should You Ice A New Tattoo? - Safety Tips For Swollen Ink

A tattoo is essentially an open wound, and your first temptation to reduce the swelling and pain might be to grab an ice pack. Though ice can be a part of the recovery process and may help ease your sensitivity to the skin injury, there are right and wrong ways to apply it. Read on […]

November 6, 2021
Is Chlorine Bad For Tattoos? - Everything You Need To Know

Going to a pool is a perfect excuse to show off your tattoos, but like everything else in a post-tattoo world, there are a few items you should take note of when it comes to exposing tattoos to chlorine. Whether you have a new tattoo or an old tattoo, chlorinated water may pose a few […]

October 31, 2021
How Do I Clean My New Tattoo? - An Ink Aftercare Guide

Careful aftercare is how you ensure the beauty and longevity of your ink. It can become overwhelming trying to keep track of all the tips and tricks given to you when you get a new tattoo, but the most important step begins with washing your tattoo. Fresh ink is essentially an open wound and requires […]

October 31, 2021
How To Cover A New Tattoo For Work - Protecting Your Ink Safely

A new tattoo requires extensive aftercare and protection to ensure it is healing properly, and this also means it needs time to breathe. But sometimes our work requires that we cover a new tattoo. Whether it’s because of regulations and workplace codes, due to a dirty or contaminated environment, or a personal reason, we are […]

October 31, 2021
Can I Put Sunscreen On My New Tattoo? - Sunblock Safety Tips For Fresh Ink

Sun and UV rays are the number one enemy of tattoos, no matter how old they are, so it makes sense that you’d want to get a headstart on protecting your fresh ink. But is putting sunblock on a brand new tattoo a safe bet? Not without extensive precautions; have a look at our article […]

October 31, 2021
How Soon Can You Go Swimming After Getting A New Tattoo?

You just got a new tattoo and you’re excited to show it off. What better way than by the poolside or on the beach. But did you know that submerging your ink is the number one enemy of new tattoos? Have a look at our complete know-how guide to get a thorough understanding of new […]

October 22, 2021
Can I Work Out With A New Tattoo? - Tattoo Safety Guide

When you get a new tattoo, you need to be prepared to make a few sacrifices that help ensure it heals quickly and optimally. For people who have an exercise routine or like to work out, this also means making some adjustments to just how much strenuous activity you can exert on your new tattoo. […]

October 22, 2021
How To Sleep With A New Tattoo - Your Helpful Guide

Like everything else you do following a new tattoo, even sleeping has a few Dos and Don’ts you have to adhere to. While in bed, you could unintentionally rub the tattoo on your bedsheets, or put pressure on your ink and interrupt the natural healing process, permanently ruining your new tattoo. Have a look at […]

October 22, 2021
Can You Shower After Getting A New Tattoo? Tips and Advice

You just took the leap and got yourself your first piece of permanent art: a brand new tattoo. But now you’re having a bit of a panic attack when it comes to your daily shower. The internet said not to soak it, your tattoo artist said to let it breathe, and you’re just unsure how […]

October 22, 2021
That Fresh Ink Look - A Guide On How To Keep Your Tattoos Looking New

Nothing beats that day-one look of fresh ink; it’s bright, it’s crisp, and it catches the attention of everyone who sees it. A tattoo is a lifetime investment, so taking the time to look after it to prevent fading, blurring, and the dulling of colors is the key to continuing to love your tattoo ten […]

October 22, 2021
Do Tanning Beds Fade Tattoos? - How To Get Bronzed Without Fading Your Ink

Sometimes we cannot resist slipping into a tanning salon, especially during those winter months where we need a bit more vitamin D or a mood booster. But did you know that tanning beds can actually fade or prematurely age your tattoos? UV rays are not only dangerous to your health; they can also be your […]

October 21, 2021
Will My Tattoo Get Lighter After It Heals And Will My Tattoo Lose Color Over Time?

As you watch your new tattoo heal, you may have a sudden moment of panic: Why does it look lighter or almost faded? Will it stay this way? And will my tattoo lose color over time? A tattoo will always look different than it did when you were sitting in the artist’s chair, but we […]

October 21, 2021
What Happens If You Don’t Moisturize A New Tattoo?

Moisturizing a new tattoo is an essential step in the aftercare process. It not only hydrates an extremely dehydrated and vulnerable abrasion, but it also adds a layer of protection on your wound as it heals. While some people prefer the dry healing method, we believe moisturizing should be a standard step for your new […]

October 21, 2021
The Tattoo Itch Guide: How To Stop And Prevent Tattoo Itching

The itchy stages of a healing tattoo can be the most frustrating stage for many. It can get so bad that it almost feels more painful than the tattoo process itself. We know that when someone tells you not to scratch, an itch seems to get even more intolerable, but you are not to scratch […]

October 11, 2021
When Should I Start Moisturizing My Tattoo?

Tattoo aftercare can be complex and confusing. Knowing when you can start applying certain products to your new tattoo can be stressful. Moisturization is an essential part of tattoo aftercare, but this step includes some dos and don’ts. Whether you’re new to tattoos or simply need a refresher, in our article, we dive into all […]

October 11, 2021
5 Of The Best Cover Up Makeups To Hide Your Tattoo

Everyone with a tattoo experiences a moment in their life where they are asked to cover it up. Maybe it’s a job interview or a special family event; whatever it is, sometimes choosing certain clothing for coverage isn’t an option or simply won’t cut it. Having tattoo cover up makeup on hand will make this […]

October 11, 2021
Best Sunscreen For Tattoos: Top 6 Choices Reviewed

Sunscreen is not only important for standard skincare but did you know that it also combats tattoo fading and helps improve the longevity of your tattoos? You should consider broad-spectrum SPF protection on all your tattoos when you go outside, as UV rays can hit your skin on even the cloudiest of days. Many sunscreens […]

October 11, 2021
Best Tattoo Aftercare Products - Our Favorites Reviewed

Finding the perfect tattoo product for every stage of your aftercare routine can be an exhausting and daunting task. With so many products on the market, knowing what will keep your ink safe and healthy can be a challenge. Lucky for you, we’ve done all the work so you don’t have to. We’ve compiled a […]

October 9, 2021
Best Tattoo Cream - Our Top Choices Reviewed

Creams are essential for your tattoo aftercare routine. Creams have less water content than lotions and often include more natural oils in their formula. This makes it great for super dry skin, and we all know how valuable natural oils are in healing our tattoos. With so many creams pushed under your nose as being […]

October 6, 2021
Best Tattoo Lotion For Your Fresh Ink - Our Top Picks Reviewed

Lotions, which have a higher water content than creams, are part of Tattoo Aftercare 101. With a lighter and most comfortable consistency, slathering on some lotion to quench your thirsty tattoo is essential; you get hydration to your tattoo while it heals, while also ensuring you’re not adding a bothersome layer to your already irritated […]

October 5, 2021
Best Tattoo Ointments: Top 7 Reviewed

Tattoo ointment is a moisturizing product that you can begin using on day one of your new tattoo. Unlike traditional lotions or creams, tattoo ointments are created especially to be used on an open wound and to assist with infusing your tattoo with the necessary nutrients it requires to heal, while simultaneously nourishing and protecting […]

October 1, 2021
Tattoo Scabbing - Your Complete How To Guide

Tattoo scabbing is a perfectly normal part of the healing process of a new tattoo. But like any wound, your tattoo scab needs proper care, treatment, and, most of all, a thorough understanding of what is considered normal scabbing and what is not. Our complete tattoo scabbing guide will not only calm your nerves about […]

September 27, 2021
The 6 Best Antibacterial Soaps For Your New Tattoo

Tattoo aftercare begins the moment you step out of the artist’s chair and an essential part of this process includes properly washing your new ink. A thorough soap scrub ensures you are ridding your tattoo of excess blood, ink, and plasma, and are keeping it free of bacteria as it heals. But not all soaps […]

September 22, 2021
Dry Healing Your Tattoo - Is It An Effective Healing Method?

While dry healing a tattoo is a method preferred by a few individual tattoo artists and is a favored aftercare option on many tattoo forums, is it a safe or effective healing method for your tattoo? We dive deep into the advantages and disadvantages of dry healing a tattoo and uncover whether it really is […]

September 22, 2021
Can You Use Shea Butter On Tattoos?

Natural skincare products are all the rage, and it’s normal to be curious about what options are best for your tattoo aftercare, especially if you are searching for something with zero additives and wound-healing properties. Since coconut oil is such a safe lotion alternative for your tattoo, you may be wondering if shea butter has […]

September 22, 2021
Can You Use Aveeno On Tattoos?

Using lotions and moisturizing your tattoos are an essential part of your tattoo aftercare process. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is known to be a very simple, accessible, and effective moisturizer that combats drying skin, so you may be wondering: Can I use Aveeno on my tattoos? This fragrance-free option might be exactly what you need […]

September 9, 2021
Is Coconut Oil Safe For Tattoos? - Your Complete Guide To This Natural Remedy

We know that not everything that is advertised as natural, such as aloe vera or olive oil, is good for a new or existing tattoo. But with all the health benefits being thrown around for coconut oil, along with the ingredient being added into skincare products worldwide, you’ve got to wonder how coconut fairs in […]

September 9, 2021
Can You Use Olive Oil On New Tattoos? See What Experts Say

Olive oil: it tastes great, it seems like a natural product, and it’s been referred to as the “nectar of the gods” by ancient Romans, so surely it must be safe to use on that brand new tattoo, right? Well, maybe not so much. There are a few factors to consider before you go slathering […]

September 9, 2021
Can You Put Aloe Vera On Tattoos? A Guide For Aloe & Ink

Are you considering using aloe as part of that moisturization process, whether during healing or afterwards? We're here to help you out! Tattoos are a complex art that permanently alters your skin’s pigment and provides you with a memory that lasts a lifetime. Aloe vera, on the other hand, is a complex plant that is […]

September 6, 2021
Tattoo Peeling - The Least A-PEEL-ing Side of Tattoos

So, you got some new ink - congrats! But now the endorphin buzz is wearing off, you might notice that your skin is starting to look a little alien and snake-like, complete with shedding flakes of skin. You’ve officially come to the worst part of tattoo aftercare, but with the help of this article, it […]

September 6, 2021
Your Tattoo Cracking Rescue Guide - How to Heal and Prevent It

That brand new tattoo that you’ve invested time, money, heart, and soul into always feels like a new pride and joy. The thrill of going out a few days after healing and pulling up your shirt to show off your new sleeve is palpable! And although it’s quite common, there’s nothing more annoying than going […]

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