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The Benefits of Vegan Tattoo Aftercare

The Benefits of Vegan Tattoo Aftercare

Why Vegan Tattoo Aftercare is a Gamechanger for Your Aftercare Routine

So you got a new tattoo. Your artist finished the piece (and we are sure it is next level!), so the hard part is over, right? Not so fast. Aftercare is just as important as the process itself. Why? Because you鈥檙e getting a piece of art on your body, and that art deserves the best care possible. Not just during the healing process, but forever after. Intimidating? Nope. You got this. Just make sure you get the right tattoo aftercare routine and the rest will follow.

You鈥檝e probably heard of using products made with petroleum jelly, but those aren鈥檛 the optimal choice for fresh tattoos. There are much better options that allow your skin to breathe during the critical first stages of the healing process. That鈥檚 where vegan tattoo aftercare comes in. Look for these natural ingredients when considering what aftercare to put on your new art: coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. You might be thinking they鈥檙e just fancy skincare buzzwords, but in reality, they鈥檙e just good, naturally-derived ingredients that can nourish and moisturize your skin, especially in this sensitive state.

While you鈥檙e at it, be sure to look out for vegan tattoo aftercare products that are also cruelty-free. When you shop vegan and cruelty-free, you鈥檒l keep your skin feeling great and feel good doing it.

Basic Tattoo Aftercare: Stay Clean, Hydrated, and Talk to Your Artist

Before you get up out of that chair, talk to your tattoo artist about what your aftercare regimen should look like. They know their process, their work, and your specific skin best, and they can help you figure out the important steps: how often you need to moisturize, what to use, and what signs to look out for as your skin starts healing.

We鈥檝e been around the block enough to know they will likely start with two key pieces of advice:

  • Keep your skin clean.
  • Stay hydrated and moisturized.

Keeping the area clean might seem obvious, but you just created a wound on your skin (a beautiful one, but a wound just the same) So, you need to make sure it stays clean and to reduce the risk of infection. If you want to know more about this, check out our complete tattoo aftercare guide.

Then, you have to stay hydrated and moisturized. It鈥檚 not just about what you put on your skin, but also what you put in your body. Whether or not you recently got a tattoo, it鈥檚 just a good skincare habit to drink plenty of water each and every day. This helps your skin stay hydrated from the inside out.

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Why Go Vegan with Your Tattoo Aftercare?

Vegan skincare isn鈥檛 just the future. It鈥檚 the present and it鈥檚 here to stay. Why use synthetic ingredients when you can use naturally derived ones that offer the same benefits, if not more?

Naturally-derived vegan salves and moisturizers can give you deep hydration without clogging pores or irritating sensitive skin with harsh chemicals. But why does it matter if it鈥檚 vegan? Certified vegan aftercare products are made with a commitment to cruelty-free ethics, which means that no animals get harmed in testing new products. Now that鈥檚 something you can feel good about.

Also, going for vegan tattoo aftercare is more environmentally-conscious. When you go for products made with naturally-derived, plant-based ingredients, you鈥檙e making a conscious acknowledgment that we鈥檝e all got skin in the game.

Long story short - vegan tattoo aftercare helps you, animals, and our entire planet. And it鈥檚 becoming a global movement. It鈥檚 no secret - people are looking for tattoo aftercare products that don鈥檛 just soothe their skin, but have a solid sense of ethics behind the way they鈥檙e made.

What Does 鈥淐ertified Vegan鈥 Mean?

If you鈥檙e shopping around for skin care and tattoo aftercare products, you鈥檒l see labels that say 鈥渃ertified vegan.鈥 This certification goes beyond just the ingredients used in the product but looks at the entire production process. Simply put, when you see that 鈥渃ertified vegan鈥 label, you can rest easy knowing that no animals were harmed or exploited to make that product.

Natural Ingredients for Nourishing Tattooed Skin

Let's break down some key ingredients and essential oils found in vegan tattoo aftercare products:

  • Coconut oil: This stuff is like liquid gold for your skin, known to hydrate skin without that greasy feeling. It's a pro at keeping your tattoo vibrant and your skin feeling as smooth as silk.
  • Shea butter: A true MVP in tattoo care, shea butter's got your back since it鈥檚 known to lock in moisture, and keep your skin soft while also packing a punch with its super soft texture.
  • Aloe vera: A lifesaver for soothing - aloe vera is known for its calming properties. But you already know this.
  • Vitamin E: Known to be a strong antioxidant, Vitamin E, when part of an aftercare solution, can help moisturize and nourish wounds as they heal (like a fresh tattoo!).
  • Jojoba oil: This little miracle worker is a match made in heaven for your skin, as it鈥檚 known to mimic the skin鈥檚 natural oils. It's light, it's fast-absorbing, and it's perfect for keeping your tattooed skin feeling great.

The Tattoo Aftercare Products You Need

Here鈥檚 the deal: we only create products with the finest ingredients and formulas that are non-irritating and hypoallergenic. Your tattoos deserve the very best, and we've got your back every step of the way.

Check out a few of our dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free, and vegan tattoo aftercare favorites:

  • Daily Moisturizing Tattoo Balm
    • #1 Artist recommended tattoo butter
    • Designed to be used across the tattoo lifecycle
    • Moisturizing formula made with skin-loving naturally-derived ingredients
    • Soft texture with an addictive tropical scent
    • Sold in two sizes including a travel tub
  • Antimicrobial Foaming Tattoo Soap
    • Multitasking tattoo soap that works before tattooing to clean skin, in-process as a wash, and throughout the aftercare process to maintain tattoo hygiene
    • Cleans skin without drying it out
    • Tough on germs and bacteria but gentle on skin
    • Made with skin-loving naturally-derived ingredients
  • CBD Balm
    • Multipurpose cream that soothes, nourishes, and moisturizes the skin and body to provide comfort and restore vitality
    • Made with 500mg of pure CBD Isolate and no THC
    • Designed to be used across the tattoo lifecycle
    • Feels good when you apply it and smells great
    • Made with skin-loving naturally-derived ingredients
  • Daily Rejuvenating Lotion
    • A tattoo moisturizer meant for you to use once a tattoo is fully healed to give your skin deep hydration and keep artwork looking and feeling its best, forever
    • Skin-loving naturally derived ingredients like Shea Butter, Aloe, and Jojoba Seed Oil replenish your skin鈥檚 moisture
    • Pump design makes it easy to apply and use every day
    • Signature tropical scent will make you feel like you鈥檙e on vacation

The Last Word on Vegan Tattoo Aftercare

Once you鈥檝e got the basics down, it鈥檚 time to dive into some long-term care. The first few weeks are critical, but it鈥檚 all about keeping your tattoo looking and feeling good for life. That鈥檚 why our Hustle Butter products don鈥檛 just hydrate fresh tattoos, but they nourish tattoos at all stages so they stay their best today, tomorrow, forever. Whatever you need, we鈥檝e got it. Our product line includes vegan, cruelty-free tattoo lotions, balms, and soaps designed for before, during and after tattooing.

If you鈥檙e looking for more tips, check out some of our other posts to see what you can expect from your own tattoo aftercare process.