After you get a fresh tattoo, you must leave the bandage on for a specified amount of time.
After that bandage is removed, you must keep it moisturized to ensure that the vibrant colors remain and the healing process does not allow scabbing.
It is important to follow all the instructions of the tattoo artist after you remove you bandage. Keeping the site clean and free of debris is just as important as keeping it moisturized.
A & D Ointment
Many people think that A & D ointment is only good for diaper rash.
However, it has great healing and moisturizing ability for new tattoos.
It also keeps the skin around the tattoo from drying, which can become a problem when new ink is introduced.
This is typically used on babies that have sensitive skin. It is very absorbent and full of nutrients for your skin.
An added benefit to this moisturizer is that it does not have any preservatives, dies, anti-septics, or fragrances.
It contains a high dose of a pro-vitamin B5 that helps the skin recover from the tattoo.
It is thin and breathable, which is a benefit for those who have sensitive skin.
Aquaphor Ointment is very popular among tattoo artists and can be found in many tattoo shops.
It does not have dyes, fragrances, or preservatives. It contains pro-vitamin B5 and chamomile essence.
This will help protect the tattoo from environmental factors when it is not covered.