While most tattoo artists think that you should use A & D ointment to protect your new tattoo for the first three days of receiving new ink, there is much less agreement on which medication to use in the three weeks after that. We know that you need to wash ink skins carefully using mild, odorless soap and warm water.
But what should you apply to your clean skin to protect your new ink and aid in the healing process? With so many best after inked tattoo lotions on the market, it can be difficult to pick or even tell the difference.
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However, there are ingredients in very common lotions that can damage your tattoo, while other elements should be considered an essential part of a good lotion. We will review the ingredients that should not be in your lotion first, and then the ingredients that should be in your lotion.
Many ingredients are great for healing tattoos and should be incorporated into any effective tattoo lotion. One of these is tea tree oil, which speeds healing and helps the skin from the ink heal faster.
Vitamins A and E are also important in lotions because they moisturize and nourish the skin, and vegetable glycerin helps the skin retain moisture. All of these ingredients are essential for tattoo healing and should be included in every lotion you buy.