In a perfect world, tattoos would never fade, hurt or harm a person’s skin. Sadly, this is not the case.

Even though a tattoo artist may use sterilized needles and pigment—and they should—people need to bear in mind how getting tattoos can affect their skin. Because getting tattooed can dry skin out and make it sensitive, consumers should apply a tattoo lotion to keep their skin moisturized and ensure that tattoos look their best.


After someone gets inked, it is common for scabs to form around the tattoo. In itself, this is not necessarily something to worry about. Typically, scabs will start forming about 3 days after someone gets a new tattoo. They usually look rather dull and are marginally higher than the skin around it. If all goes well, the scabs willstart flaking and peeling after 7 days or so and should fall away by about 10 days (be careful not to pull loose skin away, though—it can reopen a wound and impact how the tattoo looks).

However, thicker scabbing could be a sign of a far more serious problem. More specifically, it could indicate that the tattooed skin has become infected. This is why it is important for artists to use sterilized needles and pigment. Using a high-quality tattoo lotion enables skin to heal quickly and avoid infections too. Still, people with new tattoos should see a doctor right away if they have thick scabs and also experience severe redness, swelling or pain.

Benefits of All-Natural Tattoo Lotion

Using tattoo care products made from natural ingredients can benefit tattooed skin in a variety of ways:

They Soothe Itchy and Irritated Skin

When tattoos start scabbing and itching, a person can feel overwhelmingly tempted to pick and scratch. This is the worst possible thing that someone can do—picking off scabs can remove ink as well.

A good tattoo lotion can reduce the itchiness that people with new tattoos may feel. Consequently, they will feel less tempted to let their scabs run their course.

They Keep Tattooed Skin Nourished and Hydrated

New tattoos can get dry and itchy due to the skin trying to repair itself. Applying a high-quality, all-natural tattoo care salve can rehydrate the skin and allow it to heal faster. The absence of artificial colors and preservatives can keep skin from getting irritated. The nutrients contained in natural ingredients nourish the skin and make the repair process more efficient.

Green Goo’s tattoo lotion features 100% natural ingredients like aloe vera oil, vitamin E oil and beeswax. If softens and moisturizes freshly inked skin and helps minimize fading and scabbing.

About Green Goo

In addition to its premium-quality tattoo aftercare products, Green Goo develops 100% natural skin and personal care products for humans and animals, including natural deodorant, soaps, animal first aid salves and much more.

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