16 February 2009

How to Take Care of New Tattoos Naturally

Written by an EcoDeaf Contributor, Anthony Brucato

Thinking About Your First Tattoo?
Like Getting Inked?
Keep Getting More Tattoos?

The picture of my back arm shown above was taken after the first ink session. The trees were colored and more pictures were added during the second ink session. I have to go for one or two more sessions before the ink project is considered done.

How to Take Care of Tattoos Naturally

Tattooists often recommend their clients to apply the A+D ointment over their new tattoos to prevent their skin from getting bacterial infections. The downside of A+D ointment is that it has petroleum in it. Petroleum is not good for your skin and it is known to have negative impacts on the environment.

Instead of using the A+D ointment, you can use these two natural products:

1) Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel


2) Elaina's Whipped Shea Butter (unscented)

Direction: To naturally take care of your new tattoo, apply Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel on it and let the gel dry for 30 seconds before you apply Eliana's Whipped Shea Butter (unscented) over it. Do it about three or four times daily over two weeks or until the skin heals completely.

Try not to use the sunscreen lotion on new tattoos while you are using Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel and Eliana's Whipped Shea Butter (unscented). It is best not to expose new tattoos under the sun for the next three months anyway. After the skin completely heals, be sure to use SPF 30+ organic/natural sunscreens especially during sunny days. Apply sunscreen lotion often through the day to protect your tattoos from fading or misshaping. If tattoos are taken care of properly, it can look good as new for many decades.

I used the A+D ointment for awhile before a friend told me how to take care of new tattoos naturally. I decided to stop using the A+D ointment because it clogs the skin pores and it smells unnatural and nasty. After I went for my second ink session, I started using Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel and Eliana's Whipped Shea Butter (unscented), I felt a huge difference right away starting with how both of those recommended products smell more natural and pleasant. Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel gives the cooling effect feeling and Eliana's Whipped Shea Butter (unscented) keeps the skin feeling moist through the day.

You can find Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel and Elaina's Whipped Shea Butter (unscented) at a natural food store.

If you are thinking about getting inked in the near future,
go natural on your new tattoo! :)


  1. You Think That Is A Good Tattoo??

  2. Yes my friend. More pictures and colors were added. :)

  3. Wow way to get bitchy over someones tatt...it's unfinished dumb ass

  4. No sweat y'all. After seven hours of ink session that project in the picture is still unfinished. What I have now looks well complete but I want to add a few more pictures down the road. I have to acquire sentimental meanings to new sketches before I get more ink done.

  5. I think that tat is beautiful! I love body art. Everything is not for everybody...