Try the Latest Tattoo Healing Product – Ink Oil
Last year when I finished my sleeve with Tina Bafaro in Seattle I said something very silly to my husband. I said I would not get any more tattoos until both my kids had graduated high school so I could save money and take them both on extravagant graduation trips (London and New York City respectively – what can I say…I’m a dreamer). That would mean that I would get NO tattoos…at all…for six years. That resolve lasted approximately six months until I was lucky enough to book a one day tattoo with Teresa Sharpe at the Tahoe Tattoo Convention. And that “one more tattoo, I swear” resolve evaporated when my husband foolishly left me alone with Ms. Sharpe and in a mere six minutes we biggered my tattoo (yeah, that’s a word) from a one day thigh piece to a full leg sleeve. Technically it’s still “one tattoo” but even I have to admit it’s a bit of a stretch.
Last week I headed out to Richmond VA to visit Teresa in her home shop – Unkindness Art – which I feel will be a familiar haunt for me before too long. Unkindness Art lived up to all my expectations and them some. Such a cool space in a great part of Richmond, top-notch staff (Hey Brandon!) and an array of incredibly talented artists. My leg sleeve is my first experience with large-scale work and I am mentally adjusting to what that entails in terms of time, travel, expense etc. But so far it has already been a delight to work with Teresa and my leg is going to be so amazing I literally may stop wearing pants altogether. ( I know I know – where are the photos!? – Check out Teresa’s Instagram – I’m that sick Hell Courtesan geisha lady)
In preparation for this big tattoo I came prepared with a new tattoo healing product to try out – Ink Oil. The first stage of healing was a full Saniderm wrap to seal in the plasma and other goodies and keep out the dirt, debris, and germs that want to make a mess of your new tattoo. Once I had my wrap on for several days and was ready to remove it I started using Ink Oil.
From their website;
is a proprietary oil blend of organic and Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils for healing tattoos. Absorbed quickly by the skin, soothes and hydrates your new tattoo without leaving a greasy residue.
Each of its carefully selected ingredients have been studies for their medicinal and healing properties. When used with new tattoos, has been shown to reduce swelling and pain, diminish incidence of infection, scabbing and shorten healing times.
Ink Oil comes in a little glass spray bottle and goes on in a fine mist. It immediately quells the itchiness that comes with new and healing skin and quickly absorbs so it does not get onto your clothing. It makes everything feel soft and smooth and allows me to forget about my itchy skin for hours at a go – which is important for me as I am a rabid picker against all my better judgement. I like how light it is and how easy it is to apply. With lotions it is easy to accidentally “overload” your skin which can smother tattoos and lead to distressing things like pimples, rashes, or worse – interrupt the healing process altogether.
I like that Ink Oil is all natural and contains no funky chemicals or additives. I have always wanted to be one of those people who could figure out how to use essential oils to cure many ills etc. Luckily Ink Oil has done all the work for me and developed this high quality tattoo healing product that is making my tattoo continue to heal quickly and cleanly. There are many tattoo healing product s out there but Ink Oil is unique in its holistic and natural approach. I would try this out on your next tattoo – especially if you have sensitive skin and have had a difficult time with a different tattoo healing product in the past. Ink Oil is a true mom and pop (mostly mom) operation and they are readily available to answer questions and give advice. Try doing that with your Lubriderm lotion from CVS!
The woods are lovely dark and deep and I have like a hundred hours to go before this tattoo is done (Bonus high-five to whoever gets that reference) but now I have a one-two healing plan in place that I know will give me beautiful and vibrant results. A Saniderm wrap for the oozy days followed by daily application of Ink Oil on my new and healing skin. Now I have to just convince my husband that it would weird if I didn’t tattoo my other leg as well – so I guess “2” more tattoos? Miles to go before I sleep…
NOTE: Ink Oil is my featured advertiser this month – please check out their lovely ad and click-through to their site to learn more about their other products including Inked Oil for healed tattoos (love it!), Beard Oil, and Ear Oil. The opinions in this article are mine based on my personal experience. You can pay to advertise on my site but you can’t buy my opinion – Ink Oil is great and you should try it!! xxoo