Inside: What is Tattoo Goo?
Tattoo Goo is a brand of skin care products specializing in tattoo aftercare. Their products are ethically sourced, and cater to every type of skin. Their premium Tattoo Goo Aftercare Kit features four different products that work together to take the best possible care of inked skin.
This guide will explain each product in the Tattoo Goo Aftercare Kit, and teach you how and when to use them.
Immediate Aftercare VS. Daily Care
Many people think that tattoo care stops after the first couple months of having your tattoo. It’s not their fault either, most tattoo artists fail to let them know otherwise. However, this is a misconception. The truth is that once you get a tattoo, your daily skincare routine has to change, forever. Inked skin requires a unique skincare routine, and that’s what Tattoo Goo offers their customers.
The key difference between immediate aftercare and daily long-term care, is that immediate care focuses on preventing infection. On the other hand, long-term daily care helps keep the colors of your tattoo vibrant by keeping your skin moisturized. The Tattoo Goo Aftercare Kit provides everything you need for immediate and long-term skincare.
Top Tattoo Goo Products
Deep Cleansing Soap
The Tattoo Goo Deep Cleaning Soap is perfect for keeping your inked skin clean and free from infection. It’s recommended that you use it at least twice a day, maybe three times if your tattoo is in an area that rubs against your clothes. Remember to pat dry the inked area of your skin, rather than rub. It’s recommended that you continue to use the soap for at least two months.
Tattoo Goo Salve
Tattoo Goo’s salve is the perfect skin ointment for immediate aftercare. It is recommended that you apply the salve to your inked skin after using the deep cleansing soap, just make sure your skin is dried properly first. If your skin is hurting after your tattoo, the lavender oil in the salve will soothe your discomfort. Other ingredients contained in the salve include wheat germ oil, olive oil and cocoa butter. These ingredients work together to replenish the natural oils of the skin that are lost after tattooing.
After using the salve for two weeks, start using Tattoo Goo’s signature skin lotion instead. This lotion is perfect for when your skin starts to itch and peel during the healing process. It can take up to two months for your tattoo to heal completely, so make sure you use the lotion every day.
Tattoo Goo Renew
Even after your tattoo has fully healed, you need to keep it moisturized and protected from the sun with SPF moisturizing cream. Tattoo Goo Renew is SPF 30, making it perfect for staying moisturized and protecting your skin.
Tattoo Care On The Go
So, you have a new tattoo, but you can’t just stay at home for two months until it heals. You have a job, family, and other responsibilities to take care of. Luckily, there are ways you can continue to take care of your skin while on the go, thanks to Tattoo Goo. The Mini Tattoo Goo Balm comes in a tiny container, making it ideal to take with you wherever you go.
You don’t even have to use a lot of it to keep your skin moisturized.
Tattoo Goo also produced a version of their standard lotion that is high in panthenol. This variant is a little more expensive, but heals the skin much faster, it’s also more effective when it comes to reducing itching. If you need to work or do chores and want to get rid of skin irritation quickly, it may be worth keeping some of this cream with you when you leave the house.
Basic Tattoo Aftercare Rules
These are a few simple rules you should follow so that your new tattoo heals properly without getting damaged.
- For starters, make sure you don’t remove your bandage too early. Keep your bandage on for two-four hours, or as recommended by your tattoo artist.
- Next, make sure you wash your tattoo regularly, but wash it gently.
- When you dry your tattoo, dab it with a soft cloth instead of rubbing it.
- As your skin is healing, it’s going to itch. Sometimes, you may feel the intense need to itch yourself, but you have to fight this urge, so that you don’t end up damaging your tattoo.
- It’s best to avoid long-term exposure to water, that means not going in pools, hot tubs or jacuzzis for at least a couple months. You also won’t be able to go to the beach during this time.
- Finally, remember to keep your skin well moisturized. This not only keeps your tattoo looking good, but also prevents the risk of infection.
Now that you know all about tattoo aftercare, you’re ready to get your own tattoo.
Learn More About Tattoos
- What is a Tramp Stamp – In the late 90’s tattoos on the lower backs of women became a highly sought after means of expression with a naughty twist. They were highlighted by certain types of clothing and became quite the rave. By the late 90’s the term “Tramp Stamp” became the descriptor for these erotic tattoos. Read more about Tramp Stamps in our article.
- Tattoo Peeling Tips – Tattoo peeling is one of the least fun parts about getting a new tattoo. Don’t worry though, it is a natural part of the healing process and will not have a negative effect on your tattoo long term. While uncomfortable and at times a bit alarming, peeling is no big deal. Read our expert advice on what to do with tattoo peel.
- What is an Autoclave – An autoclave is an important machine in any professional tattoo establishment. It’s purpose is to use steam to sterilize and kill harmful bacteria that could contaminate any of the tattoo tools. It’s job is to ensure a safe and sterile equipment to reduce infection possibilities. An autoclave is a must have tool for every tattoo artist.