Shea Butter For Tattoos

shea butter for tattoos

Shea Butter For Tattoos

If you are a lover of tattoos than you know how exciting it is to get them and how addictive they are.  It is always exciting to showcase a new piece of art on our skin to the world.  But, inorder to keep them looking good and eye catching the proper care has to be taken after the tattoo is done.  The after care for a tattoo is vital because it will make or break how well the tattoo will heal.  To get the best results you should be using an all natural formula/product.  All natural ingredients allow for the tattoo to heal, in comparison to ointments containing mineral oil and petroleum.  These ingredients clog the pores and don’t provide any healing properties.  But, did you know that you can use shea butter for tattoos?

Why Use Shea Butter For Tattoos

100% organic shea butter is great to use for your tattoos because it moisturizes and heals the skin.  And with a new tattoo that is exactly what your skin needs to quickly recover.  Naturally, shea butter regenerates and protects the skin.  Shea butter is high in vitamin A which strengthens the skin and protects against infection.  After you have gotten a new tattoo it is important that you keep it protected so that it does not become infected. Shea butter is effective for keeping it protected and avoiding infection.  If you can get your tattoo to heal with a soft and smooth finish, the better it will look for years to come without it looking old, and needing a touch up so soon.

Shea Butter Stops The Itch

Im sure you know how uncomfortable, dry and itchy a new tattoo can be.  The itching and dryness comes from your skin trying to heal itself.  If this happens to you, your tattoo is telling you that it needs moisture and hydration.  The reason shea butter works so well at providing moisture is because of the amount of vitamin e that it contains.  Vitamin E is also an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which helps to soothe the dry skin on your tattoo.  In this case, your skin is itching and dry because the tattoo is inflamed.  When you use shea butter as a tattoo balm it will calm the skin.

It Contains The Antioxidant, Vitamin C

Dermatologist Howard Sobel stated that “when vitamin c is used topically on the skin, it is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin”.  With that said, when vitamin c is used to heal the skin it looks healthier.  Raw shea butter also has a high content of vitamin c and is a great brightening agent.  This is great news especially for those with bright colors in their tattoos and for those with darker colored skin, that want to their tattoo to “pop” a bit more.  The point is, antioxidants help to keep the skin healthy and youthful.  They help to fight off free radicals that cause pre-mature aging.  Vitamin C is what your tattoo needs to stay looking fresh and new for years to come.

Shea Butter Penetrates The Skin

The moment you massage shea butter into the tattoo it starts working. What I love about it, is that it does not sit on top of the skin like many other tattoo balms and creams that are sold in stores.  It is personally my go to product for any new tattoos.  Shea butter really soaks into the skin and heals on an internal level.  Which is something that you can’t get from a man-made store bought product, because they are filled with artificial ingredients.  The fatty acids that are found in shea butter deeply penetrate the skin.  It is not greasy and does not clog the pores on the outer layer of your skin, like products created with mineral oil and petroleum.  Your tattoo needs to breathe for it to heal as best as possible, which is why shea butter is always a good option for a tattoo balm.

How To Use It

Shea butter is very easy to use.  All you need to do is apply and massage it into your tattoo twice per day.  Once in the morning and at night after you have thoroughly cleaned your tattoo, with an anti-bacterial soap such as African Black Soap.  This way the tattoo will be protected all day long.  We have created a 100% organic whipped shea butter blend which works amazing for tattoos.  It is soft, creamy and easy to apply. This product was formulated to heal scars and burns.  After all, a tattoo is essentially a scar that was created on purpose, so this blend is what your tattoo will love. Your tattoo will benefit from all of the goodness this butter has to offer.  Grab your shea butter blend here, to care for your tattoo properly and watch it flourish.