Getting my forth tattoo this friday on the back of my shoulder. Being as though this will be my first tattoo done in the winter months, I want to make sure the healing process progresses correctly as the skin tends to dry out something awful here in the northeast. After the initial bacitracin or antibiotic applications, what is the best moisturizer/lotion to then apply? I know there are some that are marketed as "tattoo specific" Thanks for the help
Posted by Krystof on 12/06/05 Off the Map, Easthampton MA
Honestly, Lubiderm works great, unless you've ever had a funny reaction to it, but I'd ask your artist because if you put something on that (s)he doesn't recommend, then they can't be responsible if it heals funny or needs a touch up.
I tell people to use Aquaphor as ointment and Aveeno with oatmeal for lotion and the combo works awsome, heals fast without much dry skin or scabs and has healed work within a week and not the 14 days some take to heal.
Posted by Hippieminded from IP: 18.104.22.168 on 03/04/10 Orlando
There is an awesome new product just coming out on the market called, TAT-Totally Awesome Tattoo Lotion used not only for healing new tattoos but for revitalizing and brightening older tattoos. Its an awesome lotion, its fragrance free and doesn't leave a greasy residue. Its also fortified with vitamins A,D, and E and shea butter. You can check it out at www.tatlotion.com.Trust me this product is amazing and it really works!
Posted by needlenurse from IP: 22.214.171.124 on 03/09/10 kiefer, OK, usa
Olive oil. don't laugh- try it faithfully for the duration of one tattoo's heal, and you'll laugh at people who spend a buncha $ on vegan lube or wax. after 48 hrs, use a couple drops in the palm of your CLEAN hand, and gently rub it on(not in- it will soak in within a min or 2)...