5 Natural Treatments That Heal Tattoos

If you've ever gotten a tattoo before, you know that the process extends far after your artist of choice has finished up his last bit of your new, gorgeous artwork. Next, comes the hard part: getting your tattoo to heal. These five natural treatments that heal tattoos will get you healthy, gorgeous ink that doesn't give away any of the color of quality of your fab new body art. From simple remedies to homemade recipes, there are natural ways to heal your tattoo that don't involved harsh chemicals or thick, heavily scented body butters.

Speak to most tattoo artists and they'll emphasize the importance of aftercare when it comes to tattoos. From the ins and outs of how to properly clean your new ink to the products that artists recommend, there's quite a bit that goes into figuring out the best method of caring for your new body art. For those who are already on the natural train, sticking to it when caring for your ink may be your best bet.

While making sure you're not messing with the skin peeling around your tattoo, not submerging it in water, and letting it air out are all super important parts of healing your new ink, the products you place on the ink is equally as important. From simple singular ingredients to homemade remedies, these five natural treatments that heal tattoos are here for you.

1. Vitamin E Oil

Cococare 100% Vitamin E Oil, $8, Amazon

Vitamin E oil allows your skin to breathe despite its moisturizing components. This natural oil allows your tattoo to both heal and breathe.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Now Foods Tea Tree Oil, $11, Amazon

Like Vitamin E oil, Tea Tree oil helps moisturize and heal a tattoo without soaking it in moisture and letting it breath. With no color or preservatives, this remedy will heal your tattoo naturally.

3. Make Your Own Ointment

If you're wanting to go fully natural, you can always make your own ointment. A combination of beeswax, coconut oil, mango butter, and sesame oil should do the trick.

4. Try A Natural Salve

Badger Baby Balm Chamomile & Calendula, $8, Amazon

Calendula is a recommended healing agent for tattoos, and thanks to the increase in popularity of all-natural products, finding a totally natural salve on the market is totally possible.

5. Grapeseed Oil

Now Foods Grape Seed Oil, $8, Amazon

Plant based oils are where it's at when it comes to natural treatments for tattoos, and grapeseed oil is a great choice. Moisturizing, good for sensitive skin, and breathable, it's everything you need.

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