Using any sort of Tattoo Cream after having your Tattoo is a great
idea, without tattoo cream your tattoo and yourself will be in trouble.
There are many tattoo creams on the market and we are here to sort out
the bad tattoo creams from the good tattoo creams. The main goal of the
Tattoo Cream is to preserve the tattoo and the color of the tattoo, if
your tattoo cream does not have these properties then it is not worth
using the tattoo cream. Please also read our warnings below when
it comes to ingredients in tattoo creams, stay away from
anything that contains Petroleum, All Fragrances, Tea Tree Oil, Comfrey
Sea Salts, Alcohols, Lanolin or Propellants.
Tattoo Creams and their Rankings:
- #1 Gator Oil Tattoo Cream.
- #2 H2Ocean tattoo cream.
- #3 Ink Fixx tattoo cream.
- #4 Tattoo Goo tattoo cream.
- #5 Lubriderm as tattoo cream.
- #6 Webber Vitamin E as tattoo cream.
Read more about each of these products on our
Tattoo Cream Review pages.
Some Tips to Remember:
1. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. If you do, then it's your own fault
if it looks like shit afterwards
2. Don't go swimming until the tattoo is fully healed. If you need to, contact your artist, he may be able to suggest waterproof bandages to cover your tattoo
3. when you shower or bathe, make sure to not get water directly on the fresh tattoo. Obviously you'll get water on it, but don't go soaking it, or put the shower spray directly on it.
4. Don't go in a tanning bed or suntanning. Tan=bad for ink, especially fresh ink
5. don't go doing weight training/athletic exercise. Sweat WILL irritate the tattoo. Trust me.
6. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. If the tattoo starts pussing, bleeding, or scabs VERY badly, chances are your body isn't liking the aftercare you're doing. In that case, I recommend you immediately contact your artist.
If allergic to any of these ingredients DO NOT USE. If irritation or discomfort occurs stop use and consult your tattoo artist. When searching to heal your tattoo safely, beware of the following ingredients in any tattoo aftercare:
Tea Tree Oil
Comfrey Sea Salts Alcohols
These products do more harm than good. They are not intended for healing tattoos or an alternative for it.
History of Tattoos:
has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. Ötzi the Iceman,
dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BC, was found in the Ötz valley in
the Alps and had some 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on
his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle. These tattoos
were thought to be a form of healing because of their placement which resembles
acupuncture. Other mummies bearing tattoos and dating from the end of the second
millennium BC have been discovered, such as the Mummy of Amunet from ancient
Egypt and the mummies at Pazyryk on the Ukok Plateau.
Pre-Christian Germanic, Celtic and other central and northern European tribes were often heavily tattooed, according to surviving accounts. The Picts were famously tattooed (or scarified) with elaborate, war-inspired black or dark blue woad (or possibly copper for the blue tone) designs. Julius Caesar described these tattoos in Book V of his Gallic Wars (54 BC).
Various other cultures have had their own tattoo traditions, ranging from rubbing cuts and other wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert dyes.
Tattooing in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia, and in the discovery of tatau by eighteenth century explorers. The Polynesian practice became popular among European sailors. As sailors traveled abroad and returned home with tattoos inscribed on their bodies, they began to show up in mainstream European, and eventually North American, figurations.