What are the Differences Between Tattoo Aftercare Lotions, Ointments, Butters, and Balms?
Aftercare Butters and Balms
Butters and Balms usually come in a jar or tub. They contain fewer but thicker ingredients which make them less messy to use, especially if you have bigger tattoos. Butters are usually preferred by people who also want to protect their skin against sunburns and other types of damage.
Ointments are similar to balms except that they come in a tube or bottle making application much easier. They absorb into your skin fast without leaving too much grease behind but still provide good moisturizing effects. Ointments are best used on small tattoos since they tend to be messier than lotions/creams/gels which come in pump bottles.
Lotions are the most popular form of tattoo aftercare. They offer more protection than oils but less than balms/butters which makes them perfect for both arms and legs – tattoos that you want to protect but still look good! Lotions tend to be light and fast-absorbing making applications easy and simple.
Gels tend to be thicker than lotions and easier to apply even on larger tattoos (like sleeves). They do absorb into your skin a bit slower however and possibly leave an oily-like residue behind. Gels work well for tattoos that take days or weeks before they’re fully healed as it provides continuous moisturizing effects over time without having any greasy feeling left behind.
Tattoo Aftercare Products Reviews
1. Hustle Butter Deluxe Tattoo Aftercare Tattoo Balm
2. Viking Revolution Tattoo Care Balm for Before, During & Post Tattoo
3. Saniderm Tattoo Aftercare Bandage
4. Tattoo Salve Aftercare
5. Mad Rabbit Tattoo Balm & Aftercare Cream
How to Pick the Right Tattoo After Care Product for you?
FAQ About Tattoo Aftercare
Can I Put Vaseline on My Tatto?
What if My New Tattoo Itches?
Can I Tripple my Antibiotic Ointment on My Tattoo?
No! I’m not a doctor but from the question I can assume neither are you…
We understand that the itching is really annoying but you need to take some time off before reapplying your products. Once or twice can be okay but anything more than that might cause severe damage. Remember, you were just pierced with a needle and need some time to recover. Most importantly listen to the instructions you were given and if you are uncertain – call and ask again!