Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's the deal with Tea Tree oil and Tattoo Healing?

We feel that tea tree oil and citrus balms may slow the healing process of a new tattoo, causing dryness, scabbing, etc. these items are too harsh and drying for the new "baby" skin that is trying to form, therefore we don't recommend them for use during the healing process. We sell thousands of tattoo aftercare products per week and have happy customers.

Petroleum based products generally clog skin pores which would not allow the tattoo to "breathe" and heal naturally. Normal reactioons from petroleum based products or over application of balms, salves or ointments is a collection of tiny pimples around the tattoo.

We put no color or artificial scent in our healing salve. Both of these unnecessary ingredients can have adverse reactions.