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Tattoo Aftercare Contradictions
I’ve gotten a lot of email lately asking about tattoo and piercing aftercare, and people wanting to know why there is so much contradiction from one studio to the next when it comes to body art healing. Admittedly, it can be quite confusing. However, there are legitimate reasons why there are so many different opinions out there, and this article will explore those reasons. Many tattoo aftercare sheets recommend washing with anti bacterial soap and treating with A or Bacitracin Ointment for 3 5 days, and then following that up with skin lotion. Some will tell you that Bacitracin is a no no, and just to keep the tattoo clean and use a little lotion. Some old school artists have even advised against using any ointments or lotions at all, as they “are vehicles for bacteria, which can cause infections and scabbing.” Then there are companies out there that make products such as Tattoo Goo and Tattoo Lube that take out all the guessing work and claim their products are designed specifically for aftercare and are superior to any other ointments. There are so many different opinions out there, what is one to do?
Now these different instructions are not just arbitrary guesses by someone that knows little or nothing about tattoos. All of the above links are to professionals with years of experience and who have probably tried several methods of aftercare before coming to a professional conclusion as to what is best. So, why is there such contradiction?
The first thing to consider is local availability. Not all products are available in every country, so you are limited to certain products. And also, people in lands across the world all have varied skin types which will react differently to these available products.
The Evolution of Aftercare
Through the years, as medical technology improves, new products have become available that are better than what was once considered the best method of aftercare. Petroleum jelly was once one of the most largely used products it was highly available, inexpensive, and seemed to do the job fairly well. What has been found since then, though, is that petroleum based products tend to drain the color from a tattoo and also have no healing agents.
Then, along came the over the counter triple anti biotic ointment, Neosporin. It had a healing agent that was good at fighting infection, and it didn’t pull the color out of tattoos like petroleum jelly. After a few years of Neosporin being the 1 product recommended for tattoo aftercare, it soon became apparent that it was falling short of its expectations. Several people were coming up with allergic reactions to the ointment, and were getting tiny red bumps on their tattoos. After these red bumps disappeared, they took the ink along with them and the customer was left with a “spotted” tattoo.
More recently, a new product showed up on the shelves. Bacitracin. Bacitracin showed promising advantages over Neosporin. Fewer people were breaking out with allergic reactions and the coloring results were beautiful. Even to this day, Bacitracin remains one of the most highly recommended products. So, why doesn’t everyone recommend it?
Bacitracin, good as it may be, still has its failings. There are still people having reactions to it, even though the numbers are fewer than with Neosporin. One of the main symptoms of a Bacitracin reaction is a “weeping” tattoo one that leaks a small amount of fluid from the wound even several days into healing. Some people just don’t take well to anti bacterial ointments. If this is the case with you, what else is there? The next page will answer that question.
the Absolute Necessity for Tattoo Aftercare
Anyone who knows anything about the art of tattooing knows that what you do with your tattoo after its on your skin is just as important as what happens while your in the chair. Tattoo is a painful thing to endure and being vigilant about the aftercare of your new tattoo is a tedious but very essential process. There are tons of products with respect to aftercare that are on the market. Some like “Tattoo Goo” are specifically designed and marketed for tattoo aftercare. Others such as: A ointment and Cocoa Butter are versatile products and opinions about their use in tattoo aftercare are varied. In tattoo circles debate has raged for many years regarding what product is best in aftercare. Any one who Googles “Tattoo Aftercare” will see blog after blog with the inkers and the inked debating aftercare products and processes. Well as far as I am concerned with the invention of “Tattoo Cream” from H2Ocean the debate is over! H2Ocean has advanced the field of tattoo aftercare products with their new tattoo cream. This amazingly affordable and all natural product has clearly edged over the competition with its easy use, affordability and nonstaining formula. Also H2Ocean has shown reliability and concern for its customers by designing its tattoo aftercare products for people of various skin types. Tattoo cream is specifically geared toward persons with a dry to normal skin texture. While its counterpart “Ocean foam” is designed for persons with a more oily skin. However both products achieve the desired effect equally. I have personally used Tattoo Cream on my newest tattoo and have seen its results first hand and have viewed its results on a number of friend who have used Ocean foam and was equally impressed.
What sets H2Oceans aftercare products apart from others that are on the market has allot to do with the formula used to create it. Tattoo Cream is full of Vitamin compounds such as Vitamin: A, B, C and E this provides for a healthier and more natural healing process and helps to maintain the natural shine of your skin and preserve the fresh look of the tattoo long after its healed completely. Tattoo Cream is also far superior to products like A ointment in that its not petroleum or waxed based and as a result will not cause your clothing to stick to your skin. Petroleum and waxed based products like A were not specifically designed for use on tattoos and as a result they do not allow the skin to breath which is an all important component of tattoo aftercare. Also these products tend to leave behind a oily residue which can cause airborne dirt and lint from clothing to stick to your tattoo and create a breeding ground for bacteria over your tattoo which is for all intents and purposes an open wound. Tattoo Cream and Ocean foam overcome these obstacles and ensure that your tattoo heals quickly and with as little irritation as possible. On a personal note, I got my new tattoo about two months ago. I used Tattoo Cream for about two weeks and my tattoo looks as great as it did the day I obtained it!