Before you leave the tattoo shop, your artist will go over proper aftercare routine with you. Some artists are sponsored by an aftercare line, and will be able to put their recommendation right in your hand. Others may have a few options on the shelf, and some may just give you some guidelines to follow and make you find your own aftercare from choices at the drugstore. Nearly every artist will recommend that you find an aftercare product that:
*has no dyes or fragrances
*no petroleum products
*no alcohol or other drying ingredients
Tattoo aftercare doesn't seem like it should be a confusing subject, but it is! The FDA does not play much of a role in skincare, so there is no governing body to insist an ingredient is not beneficial or possibly even harmful for tattoo application. Artists from different backgrounds recommend different aftercare techniques depending on how they were taught. They base their thoughts on observation and experience. As a client and fresh canvas, you know that you want to take the artists recommendations because you know he's the expert on ink... but he said something that was opposite of what you'v...