TAT Has anyone here ever tried Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil as tattoo aftercare?

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  1. Lucien

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    Meaning, using it in place of lotion after the initial day or two of healing.

    I figured a very light layer of either might work as a very good, natural moisturizer. The only downside i could think of would be the possibility of pore clogging, which could be avoided by using only a very thin layer and basic once a day cleansing with anti-bac soap.

    Any thoughts? :dunno:
     
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    I think it'd be way too "greasy"
     
  3. Lucien

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    the olive oil might be, but i think grapeseed oil would rub in quite well.

    I'm just curious as to whether or not it would be any better than lotion for "de-itching" a healing tattoo.

    I've been using plain old lubriderm and it does nothing for the itch.

    My wife's sister used Bactine spray on a recommendation and she said it worked great and her tattoo came out bright and colorful. Considering using that on my next piece. :dunno:
     
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    If it aint broke don't fix it. Healing wounds itch, that's part of it. Lotion is fine.
     
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    Doesnt sound like a good idea, Im using Lubriderm and Im itching like a bastard...oh well
     
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    I've always used lubriderm. Whenever I itch, I just rub more on and it's fine.
     
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    I'm using Aveeno, despite my Artists recommendation of Lubriderm :o I'm on day 4 of lotion and have no itching :hsugh: it's scabbing over, but not itching - yet.
     
  8. Lucien

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    Yeah, i figured something with oatmeal would work much better for the itch, but wasn't sure of it's effect, if any, on the ink itself.

    Let me know how it works out for you. :x:
     
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    What about colour loss?
     
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    I use bipanthemen. I've used it on a half sleeve and a chest-piece and had no problems whatsoever. Still looks great too.

    I think olive oil would feel nasty.
     
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    Well, I'm peeling today, still have some scabs but were the old skins come off you can see the difference. Again, minimal itching (meaning it's practically non-existant). But the color is staying just fine.

    With the grapeseed oil? :confused:
     
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    Well I have always been told t dab off excess lotion to avoid colour loss. I just thought oil would be worse? :hs:
     
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    I never heard that :dunno: I'm not dabbing off any excess lotion, I'm using my lotion frequently because it keeps drying out and cracking/hurting as it's trying to peel/flake off. I'm not noticing any color loss with what's been exposed from the flaking :dunno:
     
  14. deelz

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    my theory is that its the rubbing action and not the actual lubriderm that helps
     
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    i did an experiment when i got tattoo'd last. i got a small tattoo and used aveeno on it and continued lubriderm on my flowers and the smaller one didnt scab at all. color looks good and all.
     
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    once i used some butter and that worked pretty well. you just buy the spray butter and apply it that way. :h5:
     
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    plus that way if you get hungry, you already buttered up. just add mashed potatoes.
     
  18. deelz

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    i might slather some butter on it right now as he sleeps. then he can wake up to me munching on his arm:hehehe:
     
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    i just puked in my mouth.
     
  20. Lucien

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    :rofl:
     
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  23. Mighty_Zeus

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    Have always just used A&D.

    After it's first wash I rub in a thin layer reeeeeeally good. And continue to do so until it's healed. Never scab, never lose color.

    It's always been explained to me that lotions are back because of the acids and alcohols used in them for 'making skin soft', including Lubriderm which contains Mineral Oil. Yuck.
     
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    Everyone I know uses A&D. Works well but I can't stand the smell.
     
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    im telling ya, butter is where it's at.
     

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