There are so many methods of tattoo aftercare, yet with one main focus in mind-healing it without infection or loss of ink. Though I've tired many products over the years, I was so impressed with the sample of After Inked that I received at a tattoo convention that I got Derek to give it a try and now we're both on our second tube!
The reasons why I like After Inked is that it's easy to use, feels great and is a product that you can use right after tattooing straight through the healing process to moisturize and help protect the tattoo. I am so anal about the cleanliness of healing a tattoo as I want my color to stay put and to avoid infection...I've seen infected tattoos and it is not a pretty sight. Though After Inked is not antimicrobial (no product can guarantee against a possible infection) it is a good defense along with proper washing and avoiding wearing soiled clothing, laying on soiled sheets/blankets, etc. After Ink also isn't filled with nasty chemicals and is paraben and petroleum free, cruelty-free and vegan. The best part is that it will not stick to your clothes. Hallelujah!
I'm pretty excited about After Inked, but I always advise to talk to your tattoo artist about tattoo aftercare and their recommendations. I've been getting tattoo for several years, so my personal tattoo aftercare is second nature and I am not a professional tattoo artist.
*I am not being endorsed or compensated for this blog post. I just really dig this product!
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