Benefits of Vegan Tattoo Aftercare

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Before we tackle the whole“why” of vegan tattoo aftercare, let's back up a step.

First, let's just clarify what tattoo aftercare is and why it is important. When you have made the decision to invest your time and money to get tattooed, you certainly want to be sure that the finished product is going to look great for many years to come. In order to make that happen, it does require a real commitment to properly care for your tattoo—well beyond those initial weeks while it's healing— to provide the best possible chance for a long and healthy life . Using the right aftercare products is essential, and your tattoo artist is likely a good resource for recommendations. Plenty of people do not even realize that some of the highly recommended aftercare products on the market actually contain toxic ingredients, so taking the time to educate yourself and choosing the right product definitely DOES matter.

The truth is, the market is flooded with literally hundreds of balms, ointments, cremes and lotions that do contain some of the same ingredients as a product specifically made for tattoo aftercare, so it may just seem more convenient to pick up the first one you find in your local health and beauty aisle. That may not necessarily be a dangerous decision, and the product might do an “OK” job in the short term, but if you're looking for the best results for the long term, here's a few reasons why you want to choose a vegan tattoo aftercare over anything else on the market.

Most vegans agree that from a holistic perspective, what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body, so if your bought in to a vegan lifestyle and diet, it stands to reason you'll go out of your way to find vegan options for your tattoo aftercare and overall skincare. Just like vegan foods, most vegan tattoo aftercare offerings are cruelty-free and do not contain any animal products or byproducts. They are formulated primarily from plants, minerals and natural oils. Vegan tattoo aftercare contains simple, gentle ingredients such as:

  • Aloe Butter
  • Calendula
  • Coconut Oil
  • Green Tea
  • Lavender
  • Vitamin E
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary Oil Extract
  • Shea Butter
  • Sunflower, Grapeseed and Rice Bran Oils
  • Variety of Essential Oils and Natural fragrances.

Vegan tattoo aftercare products do not contain any harsh chemicals or synthetic compounds that can be irritating to the area of the tattoo and surrounding skin. Instead, they relieve inflamed and itchy skin and leave your skin feeling fresh and soothed due to their mix of healing and nourishing natural ingredients.

Their natural, clean ingredients can actually help make the healing process happen more quickly, while also decreasing the amount of scabbing that usually happens during the early part of the healing process.

The variety of natural oils and other plant-based ingredients typically work well on all different skin types, particularly for those with sensitive skin, and the chance of allergic or adverse reactions to these products is very low compared to other types of aftercare.

Keeping a tattoo and surrounding skin well-hydrated is an essential component to good healing and ensuring a bright, clear tattoo. Vegan aftercare products are formulated to naturally deliver greater hydration and penetrate deeply, but not smother the skin, since it's equally important that the tattooed skin can breathe.

Hustle Butter Deluxe is a product that can be used before, during and after tattooing, and delivers on all these areas mentioned earlier. It's certified vegan and cruelty free, petroleum, paraben and phthalate free, all natural and fragrance free. It enhances healing with it's healthy nutrients and can be used as a regular moisturizing product long after your tattoo has fully healed.

Despite the overwhelming benefits of vegan tattoo aftercare, it is imperative that anyone with sensitivities and allergies do thorough research and learn how to read the labels and know when it may be necessary to avoid certain natural and vegan products if they contain any preservatives that have been found to cause irritation or allergic reactions. Although a preservative-free product may have a shorter shelf life, it may prove to be a safer bet for anyone with a higher likelihood of sensitivity.

 

About the author: Yaffa Baslaw (@yadeinu) is a Freelance Writer with over a decade of experience copywriting and blogging compelling content. She has written for more than 20 companies in the fields of healthcare, skincare, and retail.